Want to use your chocolate ganache later, but don’t have time to prepare it now? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to freeze ganache so that you can use it anytime.
What is Ganache?
Ganache is a smooth, chocolatey mixture made from chocolate and cream. It’s often used as a filling for cakes and pastries, or as a frosting or glaze. You can freeze ganache so you can have it on hand anytime you need it.
To freeze ganache, first make sure it’s in a container that’s freezer-safe. Then, place the container in the freezer for about two hours, or until the ganache is firm. Once it’s frozen, you can store it in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to use the frozen ganache, let it thaw in the fridge for several hours, or overnight. Then, stir it well before using it as desired.
How to Freeze Chocolate Ganache
Assuming you have already made your ganache, here are the steps to freezing it:
1. Let the ganache cool to room temperature. If it was in the fridge, let it sit out for a bit until it reaches a spreadable consistency.
2. Scoop the ganache into an airtight container. You can use plastic wrap or parchment paper to help seal in the freshness.
3. Place the container of ganache in the freezer and let it freeze for several hours or overnight.
4. When you’re ready to use the ganache, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for about an hour before using as desired.
How Long Can Frozen Chocolate Ganache Last?
Assuming you store your frozen chocolate ganache in an airtight container, it can last for up to 3 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, simply thaw the ganache in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours. Once thawed, give it a good stir before using as normal.
If you find that your thawed chocolate ganache is too thick, simply microwave it in short bursts until it reaches the desired consistency.
Other Ways to Store Frozen Chocolate Ganache
If you don’t have time to make chocolate ganache ahead of time, you can also store it in the freezer. This will allow you to have it on hand whenever you need it, without having to go through the process of making it each time.
To freeze chocolate ganache, simply place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When you’re ready to use it, thaw the ganache in the fridge overnight and then use it as normal.
One thing to keep in mind is that frozen ganache can be a bit more difficult to work with than fresh ganache. It may be a little thicker and harder to spread, so you may need to heat it up slightly before using it. But other than that, frozen ganache will work just as well as fresh ganache in any recipe.