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This rich, creamy ganache is perfect when you don't have any heavy cream in the house. It is a combination of 2 % milk, butter and dark chocolate.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
resting time5 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate ganache, ganache, ganache recipe without heavy cream
Servings: 10 tablespoons
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks I did Hershey's dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk I had 2% in the fridge, use whatever you have.
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Place chocolate in a small bowl.
    Heat butter and milk over medium heat on cook top in small saucepan. You will want to bring this to just under a boil.
    Pour milk mixture over chocolate. Allow this to sit for about 5 minutes. Once it has set and the chocolate is starting to melt, whisk. Get it nice and smooth. You might need to throw it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Get it nice and smooth.
    It is ready to go at this point. I let mine cool just a touch, so it was a little thicker when I spread it on.
    Now, sit back and enjoy! You deserve it!