Susan_cakes Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 1:26am

I am hoping someone may have a recipe for lactose free ganache. I am able to find chocolate without milk, 70% cocoa. However, the heavy cream that is used for ganache is not lactose free. I do have lactose free milk. Would it work to use milk, in lieu of cream, in a smaller ratio than the usual 2:1?

Thank you for any suggestions,

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BakingIrene Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 1:43am

Is clarified butter lactose-free enough for your need?

Because you can use clarified butter and any liquid like juice, alcohol, tea, lactose-free milk, you name it. 1 volume of clarified butter and 2 volumes of liquid to approximate the heavy cream.

HappyCake10609 Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 1:50am

When my son was a baby and had a milk intolerance I discovered that I could make a ganache using almond milk. It was a few years ago now so I don't remember the ratios exactly but I think it was close to 2:1 and it would stay spreadable but not runny- kind of like peanut butter...

scp1127 Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 1:58am

I use vanilla soy milk, but replace some of the milk with Earth Balance margarine. It works beautifully. I use it on my most expensive home style cake (GF German Chocolate Cake on my site). If you need ratios, let me know in a PM. I will look it up.

Jennifer353 Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 2:35pm

I've never tried it but would coconut cream work?

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 6:24pm

ThreeLittleBlackBirds has a post in this thread about making it with coconut milk.

Susan_cakes Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 10:18pm

Thank you all so much for your suggestions!

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