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.

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Ultimate Fudge is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 348.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tricky recipe! This fudge recipe is a secret tough one. You have to be patient and diligent. I've made this recipe 5 times now, a few times using golden brown sugar as a substitute, and I have made the perfect fudge three out of five times! Keep that flame on medium low and do not remove the fudge from the heat until it reliably soft-balls no matter what the thermometer says. It also may actually take longer than the recipe says for the fudge to achieve the perfect thickness, so I recommend using a hand mixer to take the stress of your poor bicep. It's hard to judge exactly what level of thickness makes your preferred fudge after it sets, so you will just have to figure that out on your own after making it a few times.
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from More caramel than fudge! Recipe doesnt work, the fudge never set and I made it twice and followed the instructions fully. Really disappointed as I was making this for my daughter who had been unwell. It never set on both attempts and was too sweet to eat. Waste of time, money and effort.
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my gosh, amazing fudge This fudge is amazing, I’m trying to stop myself from eating it, and saving some for my family to try lol. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Delicious I’ve made this fudge a few times now and it tastes sooo good! I’ve added different things like nuts, rum soaked raisins, baileys plus many other flavourings and each one has been just as nice as the last. I recently made a batch for my friend who is a care home manager, for his staff and residents who have dementia and Learning Disabilities and it went down a treat! He’s said everyone keeps asking when he will be taking more in as it was so nice. Definitely a winning recipe that I’ll use time and time again. One thing I will say though is it is very sweet so you don’t need to eat much, but it’s definitely worth the time and effort to make :)
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite hard to make It’s quite hard to make and I switched out the sugar used in this recipe for brown sugar as I didn’t have the other sugar. I’m making this for Father’s Day and I think it’s turned out great! Clear instructions and ingredients lists. If he enjoys I will definitely make again.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to customise! I love trying adding different things before the beating stage. Whisky is great, rum and cherry was also amazing. Basically alcohol! Great recipe, very easy to follow, 5 star!
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab u lous I made this with locally handmade butter it was delicious
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great easy fudge This fudge was super easy to make and the instructions are very clear. It was only my 2nd time making fudge and it turned out perfectly. I also added some vanilla which I think really boosted the flavour :)
Date published: 2021-05-30
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