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A glass of white chocolate ganache next to scattered white chocolate pieces.

White Chocolate Ganache

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This is an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make velvety white chocolate ganache! All it takes is two ingredients, a bowl, and the right ratio.


  • 12 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120ml) heavy cream (or heavy whipping cream)


  1. Chop a chocolate bar into small pieces, and place it in a medium-sized heat-proof bowl.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat until gently simmering, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Pour over the chopped chocolate, covering it completely. Place a piece of plastic wrap over top and allow it to sit, untouched, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Use immediately or cool to room temperature.


  • Use high-quality chocolate for the ganache. I prefer chocolate bars, as they melt easier and more smoothly than chocolate chips. You’ll also notice that different brands of chocolate chips may have color variations.
  • If you find the chocolate is not fully melted, pop it into the microwave for only 15 seconds to add a touch of heat to the bowl. However, whenever possible, avoid microwaving a finishing ganache.
  • Color white chocolate ganache using oil-based candy coloring like Color Mill. Water-based gel colors traditionally used for coloring buttercream can cause the chocolate to seize. 


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 132
  • Sugar: 12.4 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.4 mg