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How to Make Vanilla Fudge

How to Make Vanilla Fudge

If you’re looking for a delicious gift for Father’s Day, then look no further than this easy-to-follow vanilla fudge recipe. Fudge is a classic treat that dads love; well, ours certainly do! Plus, it’s really easy to make. You can whip up a batch of this delightful fudge in no time and even add your own ingredients, like chunks of dried fruit or chocolate, to give it a truly personal touch – the choice is yours. If your dad’s a fudge fiend, then this really is the perfect gift for him!


  • 500g of Golden Caster Sugar
  • 410g of Evaporated Milk
  • 150g of Unsalted Butter
  • 2tsp of Vanilla Extract




  1. Line the baking tin with baking paper and then set it aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, add the milk, sugar and butter and heat them on a medium temperature until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Gently stir the ingredients throughout the heating process to prevent them from burning.
  3. Once the ingredients have dissolved and are well combined, bring them to a boil and cook them for 20 minutes, stirring continuously to prevent them from burning. The ingredients should begin to thicken and a golden-brown, glossy fudge mixture should begin to form.
  4. The fudge needs to reach 115°C; using the kitchen thermometer, continue to heat and stir the fudge until it reaches the desired temperature. Continue to heat and stir the fudge at 115°C for 5 minutes after it reaches this temperature, and then remove it from the heat. Allow the fudge to cool in the saucepan for 5 minutes.
  5. Using an electric whisk, beat the cooled fudge until it starts to thicken. The fudge will lose its glossy texture and become gritty. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to the fudge and then whisk it again to ensure the flavour is well combined.
  6. Pour the fudge into the pre-lined baking tin. Leave it to set at room temperature for 3 - 4 hours and then cut it into cubes. Once the fudge is ready, you can package it in a lovely gift bag or box ready for Father’s Day.
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