How to Make Nutella Ganache. This easy two ingredient chocolate ganache recipe is perfect for using as a frosting over almost everything!
There is nothing better than Nutella Ganache for topping sweets. I use it on topping cakes, cookie pizzas, ice cream, and even mini muffins. It's easy to make and utterly addictive!
Welcome to Day 3 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started was something I started way back in 2012. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event.
I freaking adore Nutella. It's SO good. I could just eat it right out of the jar. And often do. I also love making recipes with it.
More Great Nutella Recipes:
- Nutella Muddy Buddies
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Microwave Nutella S'mores Fudge
- Peanut Butter and Nutella Swirl Cookies
- Easy Nutella Pop Tarts with Nutella Ganache
It seems fitting to make some Nutella Ganache for Christmas Week. It makes such a fun gift for friends and families. I love giving away jars of it. People love this stuff. If you give this to people they will be eternally grateful, I promise you that. Nutella makes people super happy.
This is wicked easy to make. You can add vanilla extract to it if you really wanted to. I like to keep it simple most of the times I make it. But I've dressed it up with extra chocolate and also flavoured extracts. You can adjust it really easily. It's a bit fun to play with.
I also love that it keeps well in the fridge. I make it in large batches on occasion then pop a couple of extra jars in the fridge. It keeps for a couple of weeks. You just pull it out and heat it up in the microwave. Super easy and it reheats absolutely beautifully. You will be impressed, I promise you.
Whip up a batch, or three, and let me know what you think of it. It's one of those recipes you want to keep as a staple in your fridge. It's useful for so many things. I top everything from muffins to cake with it. Sometimes I even just drink it from the jar. For real. It's happened and I'm not ashamed of it.
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- ¾ cup Nutella
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Measure out the Nutella, and scoop into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan warm the heavy cream until it begins to boil. You want it to just start to bubble up around edges of the pot for about a minute or two, so it's warm but not at a full boil. Take off the heat and turn off burner.
- Pour the heated heavy cream over the Nutella you set aside in the bowl earlier. Whisk the mixture until it's smooth and begins to thicken. It takes some time so just keep whisking until it starts to thicken up. It takes about 2 to 4 minutes to get it smooth and thick. If it's not thick enough add a little more Nutella, 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired thickness you like.
- Pour into a container or mason jar and store in the fridge until needed.
- When you're ready to use it just microwave it for 30 to 60 seconds to warm it up.
- It keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge. I keep some on hand all the time. It reheats beautifully.
- You can double this recipe easily.
- You can use it over ice cream as a hot fudge sauce, over cookie pizzas, pop tarts, muffins, or anything else your little heart desires.
- Serve with a big old Nutella loving smile!
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Looks positivly scrumptious!
Love this idea of a giveaway and the recipes are all amazing. Who doesn't like nutella? Grazie and buona festa
Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Oh, yum! Yes, this is one of those staples that should be kept on hand at all times!
I like to bake gingerbread cookies!
Well, I'll definitely be making this ASAP! I'm learning to make truffles which I'm sure will soon be a holiday tradition 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
HOW HOW HOWWWW have I never made nutella ganache???! I seriously must remedy this! pinned!
I love eating peppermint bark and making drinks that include rum and egg nog!
This is making me drool,at 4:40 in the morning.
My favorite sweet treat to make for the Holidays is buckeyes. My sisters and I make tons of candies and cookies this time of year.
Kirsten (please delete)
This looks fantastic! I was at a monthly Creative Cooking Club luncheon yesterday and after an amazing appetizer spread, elegant entree, and before the coffee and fantastic platter of homemade Italian cookies . . . our (Italian) hostess served liqueurs that she'd made. A limoncello which got raves, and the one I tried--a chocolate liqueur made with Nutella. OMG it was good.
I never knew Nutella was so versatile!
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Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Nutella ganache is absolutely BRILLIANT! Give me a big old spoon and I will be happy. And yes, you can shove my face in there 😉
Angela | Mind Over Batter
I have a slight nutella addiction. Nothing to worry about. It's small. But after this Nutella Ganache, I'm not so sure. I'm going to need rehab.
Oh my gosh-- this is the first post I've seen of yours and I think I'm hooked on your blog. Nutella Ganache?! I'm so glad In Katrina's Kitchen re-tweeted about this.
Anita at Hungry Couple
I usually make gingerbread for the holidays but I'm just as happy spooning Nutella into my face while standing up in the kitchen.
My 6 year old niece is a total Nutella fanatic! She will probably want this on her morning toast, or cereal, or celery sticks! You are right about it making a great gift, I don't want to know the person who wouldn't like this Nutella Ganache!
I used up the last of my heavy cream yesterday, but the store has more:) Nutella ganache would be worth the extra trip to the gym.
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
Ooo this sounds like it would be good on SO many things! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
Thanks so much Amanda. I love this stuff. It's perfect to keep on hand over the holidays.
Thanks for hosting. Much appreciated.
I used this over a chocolate pound cake and it was gorgeous! My 27-year-Old daughter has already asked for the “exact same cake” ... more than once and I plan to make it again tomorrow. One question ... after I poured it, it was as shiny as a mirror glaze for hours, but by the next day, the shine was gone. Is there some amount of corn syrup that can be added to keep it shiny?
Hi Laurie. Thanks so much for trying it and glad you liked it. Did you store the cake in the fridge? I find that ganache always dulls when it is refrigerated. Once it gets cold it will dull. If you're serving it at a party the next day try to wait till the day of the party to glaze it so it stays shiny. Usually you never glaze a cold cake either. Room temperature is best. Let me know if that helps or if you need more advice. Happy to help. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been off work for a long time so trying to catch up on comments.
You’ve explained it. The glaze was shiny until after we ate it the first night and I subsequently stuck the cake in the fridge.
That makes sense. The cold dulls the shine, unfortunately. I should do a recipe for a mirror glaze that stays shiny longer.