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Delicious Homemade Vanilla Fudge

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 1 hour Cooling takes 2-3 hours

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lots of delicious fudge!

A simple and easy tasty treat to make at home - no cooking skills needed!

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  • 410g of Evaporated Milk
  • 500g Caster Sugar
  • 150g of Butter
  • 2tsp of Vanilla Flavouring


  1. In a reasonably large pan with a thick bottom, pour the evaporated milk, sugar and butter. (Tip: cut your butter into small cubes so it melts quicker.)

  2. Heat the mixture on medium heat and stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted.

  3. When it bubbles and is boiling, cook at exactly that heat for around 20 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring.

  4. When the mixture is quite thick and a glossy, golden brown colour, turn off the heat. If the mixture starts to look brown in some places, take it off the heat immediately and stir vigorously till the brown bits are gone.

  5. Cool for 5 minutes.

  6. Then beat it with an electric mixer until it loses some of its gloss and becomes thicker. This should take 5-10 minutes.

  7. Then, add your vanilla essence. Whisk again so it is no longer visible and pour into a tin lined with tin foil or grease proof paper.

  8. Leave to cool for 2-3 hours, and then slice into cubes and enjoy!

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24th May, 2020
Excellent recipe! Takes a bit of patience but the end result was worth it. So easy!
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Kelly-Anne Patullo
15th May, 2020
I've tried to make fudge so many times and have always been told NOT to use evaporated milk. Well this recipe is great! I've made it twice and it was perfect both times!! I will use this again and again.
25th Apr, 2020
Great recipe! I’ve made fudge in the slow cooker successfully many times but never on the hob as my sugar thermometer just isn’t great. This recipe totally took that necessity away. It’ll work if you follow to the letter and really persevere with the 10 minutes beating at the end - it’ll suddenly go really thick and hold its shape on the whisk
23rd Dec, 2019
I have tried a couple fudge recipes and never gotten it right till now, this recipe is less complicated than the others I tried and it works. I was a bit sceptical because of the simplicity but have been pleasantly surprised
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22nd May, 2020
I'm not to sure but it could be that your fudge was not on a high enough heat on not on for long enough. A good test to check if the fudge if the fudge is ready is to put a blob of it in cold water just after you take it off the heat. if it doesn't harden or it sticks to the side of the glass you need to heat it for a bit longer, if it turns into a ball you can mold in your hand then you know it''s ready.
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9th Jul, 2020
Not sure what I did wrong as this ended up just a sticky mess for me.
Oliver 123
13th Oct, 2018
I'm not sure what has happened but my fudge I made using this recipe has not set at all and it has been in the fridge for five hours. Do you know what could have happened?
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