Ultimate fudge
Ultimate fudge

Ultimate Fudge Recipe

Time
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Difficulty
Bit Tricky
serves
Serves: 36

Our ultimate fudge is one of our oldest and most treasured recipes. Loved through the generations, it makes a great homemade gift for your family and friends. Made with our delicious Carnation Condensed Milk, this fudge recipe promises to be your creamiest yet.

Ultimate Fudge
'Best tasting fudge ever! If you follow the instructions to the letter it is the best fudge you'll ever make. It's so easy too!'
Nick

Milk

150ml

Demerara sugar

450g

Butter

115g

You will also need...

20cm square tin lined with baking parchment

Step 1 of 6

Watch our quick video to see how to make our Ultimate Fudge!

Step 2 of 6

Ultimate Fudge Recipe

Place the ingredients into a large non-stick saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Step 3 of 6

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Bring to a steady boil for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan to prevent it from catching. 

The mixture should reach 113-115°C on a sugar thermometer if you have one.  If you don't you can drop a little mixture into a bowl of ice cold water - if it forms a soft, round ball that doesn't stick to your fingers then it should be ready.

Step 4 of 6

Remove the fudge from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. 

If you want to add other ingredients and flavours - add them before you start beating the fudge. After cooling try mixing in nuts, natural flavourings or chocolate chip for added texture and flavour that will make your fudge utterly delicious.

Step 5 of 6

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Beat the mixture until it just loses it's shine and becomes very thick (this should take about 5-10 minutes).  The longer you beat once it starts to thicken then the more crumbly the final fudge will be.  If you like it smooth - beat it only until comes away from the sides of the pan and sticks well to the spoon.

Step 6 of 6

Press into the prepared tin with the back of a spoon and leave to set before cutting into squares.

The fudge will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

Have you tried making this delicious recipe yet?

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Ultimate Fudge is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 378.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Fudge! Made this as a gift for a friend who is a fudge aficionado and this did not disappoint. Yes you need to be patient and stir constantly (it gives you an excellent upper body work out) but it is really worth it. My friend declared it some of the best fudge he's had. Believe me, he would also have been very honest if it didn't pass muster! I added some good quality vanilla extract, but other than that, no other flavours. Will try other varieties of this for gifs for Christmas.
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sandy I followed to the letter , I used my sugar thermometer I wanted smooth not crumbly I honestly think once it got to temp if I had of gave a quick stir and poured in to tin it would of been perfect, however I followed instructions about stirring until comes away from pan etc … it’s awful now like sand , what a waste of ingredients
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic fudge Made this recipe a few times now and experimented with different flavours. So easy to do just takes time and patience
Date published: 2021-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Recipe I have made this fudge dozens of times over the years and it’s never let me down! I’d tried other recipes before this one and always ended up with a burnt or curdled mess. This time around I found I’d only got a tin of Carnation Caramel in the cupboard but I whacked it in anyway and came out perfect yet again!
Date published: 2021-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Fudge ever according to my kids I have tried this recipe twice, the first time it set really quickly and went more crumbly. The second it took a lot more beating to get it to set at a smooth consistency, so a little hit and miss. My children have been delighted both times though. My main complaint is the statement “will keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks”. That is a downright lie. It’s all gone in 24 hours. It will never last 2 weeks!
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic recipe! I found this recipe when trying to make Easter fudge and it has been my go to sweet treat to take places or when we have people over since. I have had so many compliments about it. I have also made for gifts for people. I always add a little vanilla essence but other than that it is perfect as it is. We like it soft but it can end up more like tablet if boiled too long - I changed pan and found I needed to reduce the boiling time to just 10 mins and not beat too long. I now have to have condensed milk in at all times and am steadily working my way through the rest of the recipes on the website which so far have all been good.
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding recipe I have tried many other recipes in my life but this was absolutely the winner! If there is one tip from me - you need to cook this for way longer than what the recipe suggests and if you take it off the stove and start mixing it after it has cooled down, don't be afraid to reheat the ingredients and try boil it again to make the consistency a bit thicker. I was so happy with this and I hope you all are too!
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanilla fudge I made my fudge last night,it didn't set at first,so I put it in a bowl on high and put it in the microwave for at least 15 mins,stirring in between,afterwards I used my hand whisk,and it came out perfect in the end.It was all about not being hot enough when I first made it.had a few compliments today,saying how lovley it was.so thank you to carnation
Date published: 2021-09-27
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