Friday, March 3, 2017

Easy Chocolate Ganache

Silky smooth chocolate hazelnut ganache with just 2 ingredients. It really doesn't get easier than this. This recipe is ready in 3 minutes and it is one you will be pulling out again and again.It is perfect for fondue, ice cream topping, dipping cupcakes, frosting cakes and even making truffles. You are going to love it.

Simple is really my motto these days. Life gets so busy and the easier things are the more likely it is that it will get made. Years ago I would stand over a hot stove stirring chocolate over a double boiler for 10 minutes. I honestly would rather sit down with my family and enjoy their company for those 10 minutes and take a few shortcuts in the kitchen.

I believe that simple cooking should taste great and that is where International Delight comes in. I am hooked on International Delight coffee creamers and have been for some time (check out our 35+ International Delight recipes) and the Fat-Free & Sugar-Free Toasted Hazelnut flavor has really been rocking my world lately.

Adding the creamer to this recipe in place of heavy cream, not only saves on sugar and fat grams (a nice addition), it really packs a wallop of flavor.  This chocolate hazelnut ganache comes together in just 3 minutes and cooled to room temp it is scoopable. 

Now please excuse me while a take a moment with my ganache and fresh strawberries.

I really try to make some smart choices to save a few fat grams here and there and this Easy Chocolate Ganache is the perfect way to save those grams so I can enjoy a treat without the guilt.

So tell me, how do you keep your self in check? What little things do you do to make a better you?


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 


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Easy Chocolate Ganache

SERVES 1 (8 ounces)  |  ACTIVE TIME 3 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 3 Min

8 ounces chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
1/4 cup (2 ounces)  International Delight Fat-Free & Sugar-Free Toasted Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring between each time. Repeat until mixture is smooth.

Use to top cake, cupcake or just eat it with a spoon!

COOK'S NOTE: Recipe can be doubled. Simply double the ingredients. Try different flavors by using different International Delight varieties.

I prefer milk chocolate, but you can use your favorite.

To heat on stove top place a heat safe bowl over a pot with 1" of water to create a double boiler.  Stir until mixture is smooth.

The cooler ganache gets the thicker it becomes.  Try these tasty ideas:
  • Drizzle warm over ice cream for a fabulous hot chocolate sundae or use use as chocolate fondue.
  • Allow it to cool to room temperature for thick ribbons, perfect for dipping cupcake tops.
  • Refrigerate 30-60 minutes and allow ganache to thicken, then whip with an electric mixer. You will create a divine chocolate frosting that is perfect for your favorite dessert.
  • Refrigerate over night to get a 'scoopable' consistency.  Roll balls into cocoa powder for tasty truffles or drop balls into cupcake batter for a yummy filling.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

Originally published 2/4/15


  1. Unfortunately living in Canada we are very limited to our choices of products...hell we can't
    even buy grits up here..........

    1. international creamers (hazelnut) is available here in Alberta ;)
      now grits.. I get sent to me or buy it when I am south of the border... ;)

  2. I love it! We always have some of those creamers around. Easy chocolate sauce is one of life's necessities.

  3. Oh my!! How delightful, a lower calorie ganache! Now I won't feel so guilty when I eat it as the main course.... LOL

    Thanks, Donna!! :)

  4. What a great idea! I never would have thought to add coffee creamer. Now I'm imagining the possibilities!

  5. The ganache looks amazing! How wonderful that it is guilt-free!

  6. I love making bundt cakes but haven't found a good recipe for a chocolate ganache and I am going to try yours next. It looks delicious, easy and healthy!

  7. Love this idea, I always have creamer!

  8. Interesting approach. I've never tried these creamers. You're tempting me. :-)

  9. I always have this creamer can you use the regular creamer or must it be sugar and fat free??

  10. Brenda B Can you use the regular creamer??

    1. Hi Brenda! You can absolutely use the regular creamer. You can change it up and try different flavors too. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  11. Hi Brenda , thank you so much for all your recepies i try a lot and love everything for now , for this recipe i try with butter and pacane and it is so good i can't stop to put on every chocolat dessert ... sorry if i make mistakes , i'm french and my English i learn it on your site


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