How to flavor Ganache aka Ganache Flavor variations
One of the fun things about ganache is that you can flavor ganache a million different ways. These simple, easy and effortless recipes to flavor ganache can make a huge difference to the final outcome of your cake. Here are a few ways on how to flavor ganache or rather a few ganache flavor variations that I love and are popular with my customers.
Dissolve 2 tsp espresso powder in 2 tsp water and add. 2 tsp is about right for every 4 cups ganache
Add 1 cup Nutella to (every 4 cups ganache)
Add 1/2 tsp coconut extract to one batch of Ganache. You can add some toasted coconut flakes for the filling. For coconut ganache from scratch - substitute coconut cream for whipped cream when making ganache and add extract.
Add ½ tsp Orange Extract 1 tsp orange zest + 1 tsp champagne extract to one batch of Ganache.
Add ½ cup pureed Pistachios + ½ tsp Pistachio extract to one existing batch of Ganache.
Salted caramel ganache
Add 1/2 cup caramel + 1 tsp sea salt flakes to your existing batch of ganache. Do not over mix the salt to prevent it from dissolving.
Green tea ganache
Dissolve 2 tsp Green Tea powder in 2 tbsp. water – add to Ganache, add ½ tsp green tea Extract. (You may need to whip to bring to consistency.)
Grand orange ganache
Add ¼ cup Grand Marnier to one batch of white or Dark Ganache For non-alcoholic - just add the Grand Marnier Extract
Irish cream ganache
Add ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream to one batch of white or Dark Ganache. For non-alcoholic - just add the Irish Cream Extract.
Add ¼ cup Drambuie to one batch of Dark Ganache. For non-alcoholic - just add the Drambuie Extract (this is alcoholic lol)
Note about Alcohol -- You can add as little as 1 tbsp. to ½ cup of alcohol as desired. This is what I prefer. You may need to whip the ganache to bring to consistency.