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Dairy-free chocolate ganache in a bowl.
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache That Is Decadent and Easy!

This is the easiest, creamiest chocolate ganache icing recipe! Use this on your favorite cakes, cupcakes, donuts, baked goods or even as a coating for truffles! Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 165 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I like mini, non-dairy chips)
  • 6 tbsp coconut cream (this is the cream from a can of full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Open a can of organic coconut milk, scoop the cream, discard the water (or better save for smoothies)!  Place the coconut cream in a saucepan and melt over medium heat.

  2. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.  I like to use a glass mixing bowl.

  3. Pour the melted coconut cream over the chocolate chips to melt.  If they don't melt completely, you can put them in the microwave for a few seconds.  Mix the chocolate chips and coconut cream together until smooth.

  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. 

  5. You can use the ganache icing now or let sit for a few minutes.  As it sits, it gets slightly harder.  Use when it meets your consistency requirements.

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache That Is Decadent and Easy!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.