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chocolate ganache in a bowl with a spoon.

Vegan Ganache

This easy vegan ganache is made with just 2 ingredients. Use it to decorate drip cakes, for chocolate truffles, or whip it up into frosting for cakes and cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 (500g)
Calories 221kcal



  • Finely chop the chocolate using a serrated knife and place it in a heat-resistant bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan over a medium heat until gently simmering, but not boiling.
  • Pour the heated coconut milk over the chocolate and allow it to sit uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the mixture with a metal spoon until completely smooth.

Ways to Use Ganache

  • Ganache drip/sauce: Use immediately as a drip for cakes, or as a pouring sauce for ice cream or pancakes.
  • Frosting: Allow the ganache to sit at room temperature for 2 hours, until thick and spreadable and use to fill and/or frost cakes.
  • Whipped ganache: To make a whipped frosting for cupcakes, allow to ganache to cool to room temperature for 2 hours. Then place it in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer and whisk with an electric mixer for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.


  • Store in a bowl covered tightly in plastic wrap or in an airtight container and refrigerate. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
    You can freeze it once covered airtight for up to 3 months. Allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight before using.


  • Refrigerate the tins of coconut milk overnight, then only use the thick cream from the top of the can. Depending on the brand, you will need 1-2 400ml cans, I find Biona and Nature's Charm have the best yield of coconut cream.
  • If using plant-based cream, it needs to be double cream and not single cream. I use a brand called Emlea.


Serving: 42g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 4mg