Would you like to learn how to make Vegan Chocolate Ganache? You just need two ingredients…let me show you the simple, step-by-step directions. Ganache is easy to make and can be used in so many desserts. To make regular ganache, you only need two ingredients: dark chocolate and cream. Vegan ganache also only needs two ingredients and it’s a simple swap.
Instead of heavy cream, we use coconut cream. It works like a dream and gives you a dairy-free, vegan chocolate ganache that is simply wonderful.
Chocolate ganache is usually made using a 1:1 ratio of dark chocolate to cream. I found using a ratio of slightly more chocolate worked better for this vegan chocolate ganache.
I use 10 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate and 8 ounces (1 cup) of coconut cream. Pro tip: Chop your chocolate finer than this picture shows. It still works when it’s this big, but after making it several times, the finer you chop the chocolate, the better this works. I also tested dark chocolate chips, and those work as well.
This ratio allows the chocolate flavor to overwhelm the coconut flavor. I didn’t want the coconut flavor to take this over. It’s still there, but it’s more subtle.
My husband Tim doesn’t love coconut flavor in his desserts, but he still really enjoyed this vegan chocolate ganache. Let me show you how easy it is to make this!
How to Make Vegan Chocolate Ganache
Step 1: Heat your coconut cream on the stovetop.
You don’t want it to come to a boil, but get hot enough that it’s just about to simmer. If it gets too hot, it will burn your chocolate, but if it’s not hot enough it won’t melt it properly. You should be able to put your finger in the coconut cream without it hurting.
Step 2: Pour the coconut cream over the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
Step 3: Allow the chocolate and coconut cream to sit for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Stir the chocolate and coconut cream until smooth.
Keep stirring, folding the chocolate and cream together. Eventually, the hot coconut cream will melt the chocolate.
This works faster with more finely chopped chocolate, but it’s okay if you’ve cut corners like me. Keep stirring! If the chocolate does not melt, you can gently heat the coconut cream and chocolate together over a double boiler on the stove. But you shouldn’t need to do that. Eventually, you’ll get here:
At this point, it’s perfect consistency for a pourable glaze. Or to just eat with a spoon. I won’t judge you. I’m not judgy at all.
This consistency also works very well for chocolate covered strawberries.
The Vegan Chocolate Ganache hardens nicely when cooled and is SO SO good. It’s not quite a hard shell that you might be accustomed to, but equally delicious. Make some for your love on Valentine’s Day!
You can also use this Vegan Chocolate Ganache as a vegan frosting. Two ways to do this: let it stand at room temperature for at least and hour and then whip it with an electric mixer.
OR, if you’re in more of a rush, stick it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes and then it’ll be thick enough to spread onto a cake. This recipe makes the perfect amount for a two-layer cake, like this Vegan Chocolate Cake:
Guys, today I’m showing you how to make Vegan Chocolate Ganache, but really, it’s all for this Vegan Chocolate Cake. I’m sorry to tease you, but this cake is worth the wait. Recipe coming very soon. Come back on Monday and you can make ^ THIS ^ for your love on Valentine’s Day. Another great idea. 🙂
For now, I’ll get to the printable recipe. Let me know if you try this!Print
How to Make Vegan Chocolate Ganache
This Vegan Chocolate Ganache is simple to make with just two ingredients and you can use it in so many ways!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 10 ounces good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 8 ounces (1 cup) coconut cream
- Heat your coconut cream in a small saucepan over medium low heat. You don’t want it to come to a boil, but get hot enough that it’s just about to simmer. If it gets too hot, it will burn your chocolate, but if it’s not hot enough it won’t melt it properly. You should be able to put your finger in the coconut cream without it hurting.
- Pour the heated coconut cream over the finely chopped chocolate and let it sit for two minutes.
- Stir the chocolate and coconut cream, folding them together. Keep stirring until the chocolate is melted.
- Use at this temperature for a pourable glaze or to dip fruit. Allow to cool to use as a vegan frosting.
*If your ganache gets too hard at any point, you can always gently reheat it to soften.
- Calories: 266
- Sugar: 13.4 grams
- Fat: 20 grams
- Carbohydrates: 19.4 grams
- Protein: 2.5 grams
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