Creamy Vanilla fudge

An easy-to-make creamy vanilla fudge makes a treat to tempt a sweet tooth or a lovely gift
By Clodagh McKenna
Creamy Vanilla fudge
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  • Serves: makes 36-48 squares
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 350 g caster sugar
  • 80 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Lightly butter a shallow baking dish.

2. Pour the milk and cream into a heavy-based saucepan, add the sugar and butter and bring the mixture to a boil over a medium heat.

3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring continuously, until the mixture registers 115C on a sugar thermometer (this is called the soft ball stage).

4. Stir in the vanilla extract; remove from the heat and leave to cool.

5. Beat the mixture with a whisk until thick, before pouring into the prepared dish to set. Cut into squares to serve.

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