Super-Easy Chocolate Ganache or Gelato

Recipe by 2Bleu
READY IN: 11mins




  • Place heavy cream, butter, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until just simmering and sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla extract. Stir well until smooth and chocolate is melted through.
  • FOR GANACHE: Let cool, stirring occasionally. When cooled completely, refrigerate until needed. You can make truffles by scooping out little melon-sized balls of ganache and roll in coconut, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts. To make cake icing, beat mixture until thick and creamy, to your desired spreading consistency.
  • FOR GELATO: Let cool, stirring occasionally. When cooled to room temperature, add eggs and milk, whisking to incorporate. Return to a medium heat and cook, while continuing to stir or gently whisk, until warmed up again.
  • Remove from heat and let cool, stirring occasionaly. When cooled to room temperature, place in a freezer container and freeze for at least 2 hrs before serving.