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bowl of thickened ganache

How to make the best 2 ingredient vegan ganache in 2 minutes! (No coconut cream!)

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  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 32 tablespoons 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to easily and quickly make this decadent 2 ingredient chocolate ganache! Coconut free and dairy free, this vegan ganache is the perfect cake topping, cupcake filling, and ice cream sauce!


  • 1 cup (225 g) vegan butter or vegan heavy cream* (see notes on heavy cream)
  • 1 cup (170 g) vegan chocolate chips (see notes for choices


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the vegan butter for 45 seconds until melted and hot.
  2. Remove from the microwave and add in the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips have completely melted into the vegan butter (about 1 minute). 
  3. Allow the ganache to cool before using on top of a cake or cupcake, or adding into vegan chocolate buttercream. If using on top of ice cream as a vegan magic shell, you can just pour the ganache as is!
  4. Store in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to a week. To reuse, simply heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until you reach the original texture.


Vegan Butter: for regular vegan ganache, I recommend using Miyoko’s vegan butter. For Paleo vegan ganache, I recommend using Miyoko’s vegan butter. For nut-free vegan butter, I recommend Violife Plant Butter or Miyoko’s oat milk vegan butter.

Vegan heavy: For a really soft ganache, I use Plant Crock Vegan Heavy Cream (or Califia or Silk both work great too). You can also use cashew cream. I would do 1 1/2 cups (360 mL) vegan heavy cream and same amount of chocolate if you’re using for a frosting on a cake. A two-tiered 6″ cake will need 1 batch, while a three-tiered 8″ cake will need 2 batches.

Vegan Chocolate: I use Lily’s Sweets vegan dark chocolate chips. Other options that work great here are Enjoy Life, Pascha chocolate (100% for Paleo vegan version and keto version), or a 72% or higher grade high quality chocolate (that’s dairy-free).