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Vanilla fudge recipe

This delicious vanilla fudge has a great milky vanilla taste that will keep you coming back for more. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 300ml milk
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Line a slice tin with baking paper and set aside.

In a small non-stick saucepan, heat the milk, sugar and butter, stirring until all is dissolved.

Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring constantly for for 15-20 minutes or until it reaches soft ball stage ( 115°C-118°C).

Remove from heat and pour in vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken. Pour into the slice tin and cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours and remove from the tin and slice into squares.


  • This fudge tastes like old-fashioned lollies called milk bottles.
  • The only way this recipe will work is if you do not have the heat too high and you stir and stir it.
  • If it catches on the bottom of the saucepan it is salvageable. Just run it through a strainer before you put it into the tin.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.


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