What can I substitute for 1/2 a cup of whipping cream when making a ganache?

  • Posted by: Fallan
  • March 25, 2012


spiffypaws March 27, 2012
I've used coconut milk.
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I have used a puree of cashew and water to make vegan fake cream with smashing results. I think there is a commercially available one called mimic cream.
Fallan March 27, 2012
I was using it as a glaze for cupcakes & ended up using a combination of whole milk & unsalted butter which worked great.
LeBec F. March 27, 2012
what is the ganache being used for? heavy cream or sour cream or creme fraiche could all be used in place of whipping cream. if you're using it for a cookie filing or a cookie glaze, i make my ganache 50/50 with 70% chocolate and unsalted butter.
HalfPint March 27, 2012
Darn spell check, it's creme, dang it! Creme!
HalfPint March 27, 2012
Sorry. That should be crime fraiche
HalfPint March 27, 2012
Maybe sour cream or crime fraiche
rt21 March 25, 2012
I first saw this on food52.com, for every 8oz of 70% bittersweet chocolate you add 8oz of water technically it's chocolate mousse but hey!!!!!
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