Mint Ganache

  • 100 milliliters (3.4 fluid ounces) heavy cream (33%)
  • 200 grams (7.1 ounces) white chocolate
  • 20 grams (0.7 ounces) fresh mint leaves


  • Saucepan

    Choose a heavy-bottomed saucepan to ensure even heating and prevent scorching the cream and mint mixture.

  • Blender

    Using a high-speed blender will help you achieve a smooth and well-emulsified ganache.

  • Glass Bowl

    Opt for a heat-resistant glass bowl for mixing the hot cream and white chocolate.

  • Container

    A sealable, airtight container is ideal for storing the ganache while it thickens in the fridge.

  • Mixer

    An electric mixer or hand blender is essential for that final whip to achieve the perfect ganache consistency.


Step 1

Step 1: Pour the cream into a saucepan and add the mint leaves. Place the saucepan on low heat and bring it to a gentle boil. This method releases a richer flavor from the mint. Ensure you maintain a low heat to avoid scorching the cream.

Step 2

Step 2: Once boiled, remove the mixture from heat and use a blender to whip it until smooth with small mint pieces. Blend thoroughly to ensure a uniform texture.

Step 3

Step 3: Pour the hot cream mixture over the white chocolate in a glass. It is crucial to do this while the cream is still hot to help melt the chocolate thoroughly. Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces before adding the cream for easier melting.

Step 4

Step 4: Blend the cream and melted chocolate together until smooth and well emulsified. This step is crucial to achieving the right consistency. Use an immersion blender if available for better results.

Step 5

Step 5: Pour the prepared ganache into a container and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or ideally overnight, until it thickens. Cover the container to prevent the ganache from absorbing refrigerator odors.

Step 6

Step 6: Before using, whip the ganache again with a mixer or blender to achieve a creamy texture. This step ensures the ganache is light and airy for use as a filling or topping.


This mint ganache is a versatile delight that can turn any ordinary dessert into something extraordinary. Picture this: a luscious layer of mint ganache sandwiched between fluffy layers of chocolate sponge cake, creating a harmoniously balanced mint-chocolate sensation. Or how about using it as a filling for delicate macaroons? The vibrant mint flavor cuts through the sweetness, leaving your taste buds dancing. For a more everyday indulgence, drizzle it over a bowl of fresh fruit. The creamy texture pairs beautifully with the crispness of apples or the tang of berries. And let's not forget about breakfast; swirl a dollop through warm oatmeal or spread it on toast for a decadent start to the day. You can even use it as a dip for pretzels and experience the delightful contrast between the salty crunch and sweet creaminess. The possibilities are truly endless!


To make this mint ganache recipe gluten-free, simply ensure that all ingredients, particularly the white chocolate, are certified gluten-free. As for a vegan variation, swap the dairy cream with a plant-based cream like coconut or almond cream, and use dairy-free white chocolate. The process remains the same, but the end result will be a vegan-friendly minty treat that's just as delicious!


  • Why is my ganache not smooth?

    Ensure that you use a high-speed blender to achieve a smooth consistency. If lumps remain, gently heat the mixture again and blend until smooth.

  • Can I use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?

    While you can use milk chocolate, white chocolate pairs uniquely well with mint, creating a balanced and vibrant flavor.

  • Can I freeze the mint ganache?

    Yes, you can freeze the ganache. Store it in an airtight container, and thaw it in the fridge before use. Whip it again to restore the texture.

  • Can I use dried mint instead of fresh mint leaves?

    Fresh mint leaves are recommended for their vibrant flavor, but you can use dried mint. Just use a smaller amount as dried herbs are more concentrated.

  • My ganache is too thick. How can I fix it?

    If your ganache is too thick, simply add a bit more warm cream and blend again until you reach the desired consistency.

  • How long can I store the mint ganache in the fridge?

    The ganache can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Always whip it before use to regain its smooth texture.

Nutrition facts

Mint ganache
Recipe Yield:Serves 8
Calories:Each serving contains approximately 500-550 calories.
Calories (Min - Max):500 - 550
Total Fat:35g
Saturated Fat:21g
Total Carbohydrate:41g
Total Sugars:38g