Chocolate ganache ratios

Whipped Ganache Frosting

Contributor: Maria Siriano

I guess your teacher was right; you will use math in everyday situations! Good thing ganache ratios are super easy to calculate.

  • Author: Maria Siriano
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave in 30 second intervals and stirring in-between. The cream is ready when it reaches 200°F, right below the boiling point. You can tell the cream is warm when it begins to bubble and is hot to the touch.
  2. Remove the cream from the microwave and pour the chocolate chips in. Stir gently until smooth and no chunks of chocolate remain.
  3. Place in the fridge for 1 hour for the ganache to set.
  4. Using an electric mixer whip ganache until light and fluffy. Decorate.