This three ingredient Microwave Nutella Ganache comes together in just five minutes. It’s amazing on its own as a dip for fresh fruit or other snacks and also makes for a delicious glaze, sauce or filling for your favorite dessert.
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With four young children, it’s interesting to see what their tastebuds deem as their favorite foods. My oldest and youngest will eat nearly everything I set in front of them without a second thought. The middle two? Those are the picky eaters. They have distinct favorites and make them absolutely known to me and the rest of our family on a daily basis.
Our eight year old daughter’s current obsession is anything and everything Nutella. She loves it slathered on toast and as the filling for my Nutella Sour Cream Coffee Cake. She’s definitely the inspiration behind this Microwave Nutella Ganache.
What is Nutella Ganache?
This three ingredient Microwave Nutella Ganache comes together in just five minutes and is amazing on its own as a dip for fresh fruit or other snacks. It also makes for a delicious glaze, sauce or filling for your favorite dessert.
How to make Nutella Ganache
Using my Microwave Chocolate Ganache recipe as a jumping point, this Microwave Nutella Ganache calls for only Nutella, dark chocolate and whipping cream. If your house is anything like mine, you likely have all the ingredients already in your kitchen.
The addition of dark chocolate to this recipe allows the ganache to set up correctly but doesn’t distract from the distinct Nutella flavor.
All three ingredients are added to microwave safe bowl and then heated for a minute to allow the chocolate to begin to melt and the whipping cream to heat. Then everything is whisked together until smooth.
Don’t be concerned that when you begin whisking, it seems like a large chocolate mass and then whipping cream surrounding it. As you continue to whisk the mixture together, it becomes a silky, delicious chocolate sauce.
Although some ganache recipes use milk or butter, I’m of firm belief that this Microwave Nutella Ganache with whipping cream is the only way to go. It’s the reason for the decadent creamy texture of this ganache. It’s also likely the reason why I continue to up the amount of whipping cream in my weekly dairy order.
Microwave Nutella Ganache
- 1 1/2 cups Nutella
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups whipping cream
- In a microwave safe bowl, add Nutella, dark chocolate chips and whipping cream.
- Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
- Whisk together until completely combined.
- Store any unused ganache in refrigerator.
Looking for more ways to use this Microwave Nutella Ganache? It would be a great substitute in these Cocoa Cupcakes with Ganache Filling, Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Dark Chocolate Ganache and these Chocolate Ganache Cups.