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Water Ganache Recipe

How to make water ganache using water instead of cream. Easy to do and tastes great! Can be used for making drip cakes or let it cool to peanut butter consistency and ice your cakes. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword water ganache
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 7 oz
Calories 130 kcal


White Chocolate Water Ganache

  • 6 oz white chocolate I prefer guittard white chocolate wafers
  • 1 oz warm water

Dark Chocolate Water Ganache

  • 6 oz chocolate I use guittard semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1.5 oz warm water
US Customary - Metric



  1. Melt your white chocolate in a glass bowl over a double boiler or in the microwave. Do not over-heat

  2. Stir in your water until combined and smooth. Add in colorings as desired. 

  3. Let cool to 90 degrees before piping onto the cake or if using to frost your cake, let thicken to peanut butter consistency before using. 

Nutrition Facts
Water Ganache Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.