I had read about making fudge with condensed milk, so thought I’d give it a whirl with dulce de leche. Dulce de leche is like condensed milk, just cooked longer, further condensed until the point of caramelisation after all. This really is the easiest recipe for dulce de leche fudge. A big bonus is that it can be made with cupboard staples, ingredients you can keep to hand and whip up a fudge when occasion calls for it
Getting started with our Dulce de Leche fudge
Well the 3 ingredients are so simple: white chocolate, dulce de leche and a little butter. The butter helps keep the texture of the fudge nice and silky, but if you don’t have butter actually you can still make this dulce de leche fudge without it.
- 500g White Chocolate
- 400g Dulce de Leche
- 15g butter
Now you have your ingredients lets get started!
First melt the white chocolate very GENTLY to avoid it separating or burning. I broke up the chocolate bar and microwaved it for intervals of 30 seconds. Between each 30 seconds I gave it a stir until it was all melted.
Next, combine with the dulce de leche. I must admit I expected the texture to be unworkably sticky. I noticed the texture in actual fact to be gritty and very difficult to stir.
I then added in 15g melted butter and the texture changed completely with this addition. The mixture became silky and started to hold together, so with each stir the whole mixture acted as a single lump and could be lifted into the air.
The whole process has only taken about 10 minutes. When your mixture looks like this…
…you are ready to proceed
So next you’ll need a tray of some type. It is useful it is has sides to help contain your fudge while it is setting. But if you don’t have one, even a chopping board or plate would do.
Place the mixture into the tray and spread out evenly using a knife. As an optional extra you might like to pre mix in walnuts or other fillings but its delicious on its own too.
Once spread evenly spread a thin layer of dulce de leche over the top (optional) and use a skewer or fork to make patterns of your choosing.
Refrigerate until solid, typically a couple of hours. When your fudge is solid you can slice it into cubes and its ready to serve. This dulce de leche fudge makes a great gift or sweet for after dinner.
We recommend Onda-Onda dulce de leche for this recipe, you’ll need 2 jars