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How to Make Fudge Without Condensed Milk

When it comes to desserts, fudge is a real classic. There are so many delicious flavors and it can be made with or without condensed milk. In this article, we will show you how to make fudge without condensed milk along with some other fudge tips and fun facts.

Fudge Flavors

Nowadays, people have come up with different fudge variations and flavors that are fool-proof and beginner-friendly. Some have used corn syrup, condensed milk, or marshmallow creme, which made it now easier to make fudge even in the comforts of your home.

Flavor variations for fudge nowadays include marshmallows, nuts, hard candies, and sometimes, even small cookie pieces. You can also add fruits such as cranberries, coconuts, and a vegetable such as a pumpkin. Fudge is a simple treat and this has also made it a versatile dessert to pair with other foods or flavors.

Fudge Storage

If you store fudge in an airtight container, it can last to 1 to 2 weeks if kept at room temperature, and putting it in a refrigerator can make the fudge last for 2 to 3 weeks. It has also been said to be better eaten on the day that it was made.

How to Cook Fudge

 There are two main ways to make fudge and those are through the stovetop or the microwave.

  • Stovetop: You put all the ingredients in a pot and let it heat and boil slightly. You must not let it boil too much or else you will burn the mixture and will harden very quick. After heating up, let it cool down for a bit then you can use a spoon to mix the liquid until it thickens. Once it has thickened, you can then pour it into a tray and put it in the fridge to completely cool down and settle.
  • Microwave: Using a microwave to make your fudge takes lesser time to make. For microwave, you will need to melt all the ingredients using the microwave. We would suggest melting each ingredient one ingredient at a time and adding the remaining ones to melt. Once all the ingredients have melted, you can now spread the fudge on a pan and put it in the fridge to cool down.

 

Fudge Fun Facts 

This simple dessert has had a long history and with the years passing by, a lot of people have broken records that stood the test of time. We have listed down different facts to share about fudge that some of you may find weird or quirky.

  • We celebrate “National Fudge Day” every 16th of June
  • Harry Ryba, a fudge master in Mackinac Island offered fudge lovers to pay $2,250 to avail his service of a lifetime supply of fudge.
  • In Ontario, Canada, the largest portion of fudge was made on 23 October 2010 and it had a total weight of 5,760 lbs. They prepared to make the fudge for 1 week and the slab also contained different flavors such as maple, chocolate, and vanilla.
  • After the invention of fudge, the word fudge had changed its meaning. Before the fudge invention, the word fudge meant “to adjust or fit together”.

How to Make Fudge Without Condensed Milk

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 minutes
  • Total time: 7 minutes
  • Servings: 64 pieces

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter

Instructions:

  1. Make sure to prepare a pan or a tray to put your fudge mixture in. Spray the pan with some butter or a cooking spray then you can set it aside.
  2. Put the sugar, milk, and cocoa in a pot or a saucepan and combine them. Let the mixture boil while constantly stirring it.
  3. Reduce the heat and let it simmer. There is no need to stir the mixture in this step.
  4. Use a thermometer to check and ensure that the temperature is 238°F(114°C).
  5. Take the saucepan from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it loses its glossiness. Make sure to not overbeat it.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the tray and let it cool down.

How to Make Fudge Without Condensed Milk

Makes 64 pieces
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups White sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp Butter

Instructions
 

  • Make sure to prepare a pan or a tray to put your fudge mixture in. Spray the pan with some butter or a cooking spray then you can set it aside.
  • Put the sugar, milk, and cocoa in a pot or a saucepan and combine them. Let the mixture boil while constantly stirring it.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer. There is no need to stir the mixture in this step.
  • Use a thermometer to check and ensure that the temperature is 238°F(114°C).
  • Take the saucepan from the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it loses its glossiness. Make sure to not overbeat it.
  • Transfer the mixture to the tray and let it cool down.

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