Vanilla whipped ganache

I love whipped ganaches because they are easy to make and you can use them for different purposes: you can pipe them on a tart, use them as a mousse or simply eat with a spoon 🙂

While fairly easy to make, you will still need to follow a few rules to make sure you will succeed:

 

1 – Make sure you are using good-quality chocolate. The better the chocolate, the better your whipped ganache will taste. 

 

2 – Divide your whipping cream into two parts. One part will be heated up, while the other one will stay in the fridge. This is important because when heating up your whipping cream, the molecules that are necessary to whip it are destroyed. You need at least half of the cream of that ganache to be cold to make sure you will be able to whip it properly.

 

3 – Melt your chocolate in advance! This way it will be easy to blend your chocolate with hot whipping cream.

 

4 – Let the ganache rest in the fridge for 6 hours as recommended! I know it is tempting to go faster but if you don’t let the cream settle, the chocolate inside will not have time to stabilize the ganache. When you try to whip it, it will not work.

 

5 – Gelatin or not gelatin? It really depends on what you want. In this post, I will give you two recipes. One with, and the other without gelatin.
In a whipped ganache, what gives it the texture and helps holding the ganache is the white chocolate. The more white chocolate you use, the more stable your ganache will be. But be careful, the more white chocolate you put in, the sweeter and chocolatey it will be. In a whipped ganache without gelatin, the flavor of vanilla or any other spice you use will be masked.

In the gelatin version, there is less white chocolate because the gelatin will replace white chocolate for the stability of the ganache. The ganache with gelatin will be less sweet, less chocolatey, and lighter. I personally use fish gelatin, but any gelatin will work (pork, or beef).

 

6 – The perfect texture. It all depends on what you want to do. If you want to use a whipped ganache for a mousse cake, do not overwhip it. It should be whipped just enough to hold. The less you whip your ganache, the airier and lighter it will be. On the contrary, if you want to pipe it on a tart, for example, it’s better to whip a little bit more. The more you whip your ganache, the more compact it will become and it will be easier to pipe it.

 

Whatever you do, make sure you keep the ganache cold at all times before whipping it. If you try to whip it while it’s at room temperature, it just won’t work.

The video recipe is in my reels on Instagram.

First, here is the recipe for the whipped ganache with gelatin, the recipe without gelatin is below

Vanilla whipped ganache with gelatin

5 from 1 vote

Equipment

  • immersion blender
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g whipping cream (1) at least 33% fat to heat
  • 450 g whipping cream (2) at least 33% fat keep in the fridge
  • 7.5 g gelatin I use gelatin powder, use the same amount for sheets
  • 45 g water for gelatin
  • 190 g white chocolate
  • 1 vanilla pod 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • If you use gelatin powder, bloom it with water and let it rest in the fridge for at least 20 min.
  • Heat up the whipping cream (1) to a boil with one vanilla pod. Let it infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Melt your white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and pour in a large bowl.
  • Remove the vanilla pod from your whipping cream (1) and heat it up again to a boil. Add gelatin and pour onto the melted white chocolate. Whisk until it becomes homogeneous. Add the cold whipping cream and mix with an immersion blender until it becomes homogeneous. Let it rest in the fridge for 6 hours at least.
  • Whip to the desired consistency.

Vanilla whipped ganache without gelatin

5 from 1 vote

Equipment

  • immersion blender
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g whipping cream (1) at least 33 % fat to heat
  • 300 g whipping cream (2) at least 33 % fat keep in the fridge
  • 200 g white chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the whipping cream (1) to a boil with one vanilla pod. Let it infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Melt your white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and pour in a large bowl.
  • Remove the vanilla pod from your whipping cream (1) and heat it up again to a boil.
  • Add the cold whipping cream and mix with an immersion blender until it becomes homogeneous. Let it rest in the fridge for 6 hours at least.

 

Share this post

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Asa

5 stars
Hello Chef,
Thank you for the useful tips and the recipe. I have 2 questions
First, where I live just find 30% cream and I don’t have access to the real white chocolate, just some white baking bars available☹️ Can I add more gelatin or cacao butter to reach the same consistency? If yes, how much?
Thank u in advance

Jayna Mistry

Hey there 🙂
Would this recipe be enough to fill a 3 layer 8″ cake and cover the cake?

Meena

Hello! So happy to have found this web page! Love it! .. also is there a way to make this vegetarian friendly by using Agar Agar?? Or would it just be better to do the version without gelatin?
Thank you!
Meena

Related articles

Saïd M'Dahoma

Pastry creator

I am a French-Comorian baker helping you succeed in your pâtisserie journey!

Saïd M'Dahoma

Western Canada Foodie of the year 2021

My personal favorites
Sponsor

Ad

Have your ad here
Explore