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Chocolate Ganache Without Heavy Cream Recipe

Substitute milk or sweetened condensed milk (with butter) for this creamy ganache. Great as a frosting or filling.
4.85 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 125 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan


  • 2 Cups Chocolate Finely Chopped
  • 1⅓ Cups Whole Milk or Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Cup Unsalted Butter


  • Put finely chopped chocolate in heat safe bowl. Set aside.
  • Add butter and milk to saucepan and bring to medium heat. Stir until butter is melted.
  • Turn up heat to medium high. Bring mixture to a light boil and immediately remove and pour over chocolate.
  • Let stand for two minutes.
  • Hand stir until creamy.
  • Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.


  • Ganache can be stored for up to five days in your refrigerator.
  • If softer ganache is desired, set at room temperature for about five minutes before using.


Calories: 125kcal
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate Ganache
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