Condensed Milk Fudge recipe

Preparation Time: 2 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

This delectable fudge combines all the traditional flavours of fudge with the ease of using only four ingredients. Make up a big batch and then box up any leftovers to give as Christmas presents. Feel free to add some liquor or some roasted nuts to the basic mixture to mix up the flavours a little bit.


  • 400g tin condensed milk
  • 450g brown sugar
  • 150ml milk
  • 115g butter


  1. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin.

  2. Heat together the milk, condensed milk, butter and sugar over a low heat in a non-stick saucepan for 10-15 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan often, until the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into a glass of cold water.

  3. Once the mixture reaches this stage, remove it from the heat and beat it for ten minutes until it becomes thick and grainy.

  4. Pour it into the baking tin and leave it to cool completely before serving.

Once the fudge is cooled, either cut it into small squares or break it apart with your hands. This recipe will yield around 20 portions of fudge.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Louise on 5th July 2014:

So my partner tried this recipe last night and it tasted fine but there were problems that have been mentioned before - I.E it did not set. I tried again today and adjusted some of the heating times (heat and stir for 1 hour and 15 mins) which seems to have done the trick. It's currently setting but it looks a lot more like fudge should look.

I should add we don't have an electric whisk which may have affected the timing.

Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Mike Higgins on 7th June 2014:

I have made this twice, the first I threw away it just would not thicken. So started again and again would not thicken. What am I doing wrong?

Comment by Linda Lyall on 2nd December 2013:

How long will it keep?

Comment by Jane G on 21st August 2013:

I have made this twice and followed the instructions exactly but it sets like soft toffee with a bit of crystalisation on the top. Tastes lovely but no good for cutting and boxing. Am I not beating it long enough? HELP

Reply by Andy F on September 7th, 2013:

Jane G Stir constantly for about 20 mins in saucepan then use electric whisk until it starts to thicken and stick a little to side of saucepan.

Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Opel on 4th May 2013:

This is a great recipe. You do have to boil gently for about 15 mins until you can roll a bit of the mixture into a ball(ish) between your fingers when it is dropped into iced water. Then whisk until mixture is thick and just starting to set, then pour out. Delicious!

Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Fergal on 28th February 2013:

Absolutely AMAZING! It is really easy to do and tastes perfect. I did it in a circular tin and it crumbles a bit but the best fudge I have ever tasted.

Condensed Milk Fudge photo by Kim
Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Kim on 15th October 2012:

I tried this recipe and loved it was the first time I had made fudge and it worked perfectly however I would say leave the fudge for a day in the fridge once its set and it tastes so much better and not as condensed milk tasting.
I did use a thermometer and don't think It would of worked without one as I wouldn't of had it on the heat for as long as I did.
I also found a tip someone else that said to test it you drop a bit into a glass of cold water which recipe states but to then take it out the glass and roll it into a ball in your fingers if you can do this without it sticking then its ready and it worked perfectly for me.

Comment by Kim on 2nd October 2012:

What kind of butter do you use? can't wait to try making my own fudge :-)

Reply by Upsydaisy on January 8th, 2014:

Any good butter.

Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Samantha on 30th September 2012:

Just tried this receipe, I didn't have a sugar thermometer so i just followed the instructions to the T. I used an electric whisk and beat it for a good 10 minutes once i had removed from the heat & added Vanilla at this stage as well, it seems to be setting quite well and tastes like fudge! so it seems to have worked :)

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Condensed Milk Fudge Review by Kiera on 25th July 2012:

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