Chocolate Ganache

decadent, rich, super smooth chocolate sauce
chocolate ganache in jar

When you need a decadent, rich, super smooth chocolate sauce, then chocolate ganache is the answer.

Made with just two ingredients and no additional sugar, it is super simple to make and could be used for topping many things from simple whipped cream, ice cream, trifles and low carb cakes to biscuits.

For a thicker ganache, allow the ganache to cool and set more. For a more runny sauce to drizzle on top of ice cream, use when just made.

This ganache can be made then poured into a jar to set and kept in the fridge to top GD friendly puds and desserts.

chocolate ganache in jar

Chocolate Ganache

decadent, rich, super smooth chocolate sauce
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: French
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate sauce, nut free
Free or Membership Recipe: Free Recipe
Nut Free Recipe: Nut Free
Calories: 943kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 100 ml double cream
  • 100 grams 70% or more dark chocolate


  • Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces and add into a small saucepan
  • Pour in the double cream on top of the chocolate pieces
  • Heat the pan on a medium heat (do not overheat or boil) and stir continuously. As the chocolate melts it will combine with the cream and emulsify. Keep stirring until you create a thick smooth chocolate sauce, then set aside to cool
  • Once cooled to your liking, stir well and it is ready to use


This recipe can be changed to use coconut cream or Elmlea plant based double cream instead of dairy double cream to make a vegan and dairy free alternative
Dark chocolate is recommended as it is lower in sugar than other chocolate. 70% cocoa solids chocolate works great for this recipe, any higher and it will have less carbs but can be slightly bitter. Lower than 70% cocoa solids and the carbs are higher, making it more difficult to tolerate
The nutritional info. provided is based on the total amount made


Calories: 943kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 80g | of which saturates: 48g | Fibre: 11g | of which sugars: 24g

Nutritional info. is based per serving unless stated otherwise and is only a guide. The nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients used

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