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Classic Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk

Classic Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk

Rich chocolate fudge and no sweetened condensed milk needed! Super quick and easy homemade fudge recipe and only four ingredients.

Fudge is a summer tradition around my house so I am always looking for new and fun ways to make my family fudge.

We always head up to Mackinac Island and spend a long weekend enjoying the quaint town. (If you’ve never been seriously do yourself a favor and plan a trip).

And Mackinac island is world famous for their fudge. I tend to go a little overboard while I am there but it’s always so much fun. And fudge just reminds me of great family memories.

A couple years back I had promised my oldest son we would make some chocolate fudge to celebrate a school event he participated in, but I didn’t realize at the time that I was out of sweetened condensed milk.

By the time I realized my mistake I was already too tired to trudge out to the store to buy some but I made a promise.

So I called my mother and we brainstormed a quick no condensed milk fudge recipe and this is the recipe we came up with!

It’s super rich and oh so sweet and delicious. Prep is fast too which is always a huge win. And best of all, my son absolutely loved helping me make it (and eat it) meaning I was able to keep my promise.

Making Fudge With No Sweetened Condensed Milk

bowl of chocolate chips

So with just four ingredients and no sweetened condensed milk you can have an awesome tasting homemade fudge. The only tools you need are a loaf pan, a mixing bowl, whisk, and a microwave!


  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 8 Tbs. Butter

Start out by putting tinfoil in your loaf pan. You want the foil to go all the way up the sides with a bit of overhang all the way around your pan.

Toss your chocolate chips and butter into a microwave safe bowl and heat it on high for thirty second increments.

You will need to stir it between each thirty seconds and stop once your chocolate is smooth and creamy.

Transfer your chocolate to a mixing bowl and add in your sifted flour and whole milk. Whisk by hand until completed blended.

Pour your fudge into your loaf pan and chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours.

When done chilling cut your fudge up into individual pieces and then serve and enjoy!

Chocolate fudge squares

Classic Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk

Sweet and rich traditional fudge. Perfect for family dessert and parties.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 300 kcal


  • Loaf Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • Mixing Bowl


  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 8 Tbs. Butter


  • Line loaf pan in tin foil.
  • Add chocolate chips and butter to microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for thirty second increments. Stirring between heating until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer chocolate to a mixing bowl and add flour and whole milk. Whisk until well blended.
  • Pour fudge into loaf pan and chill for at least three hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal
Keyword Fudge, No Sweetened Condensed Milk
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Traditional Fudge

This basic chocolate fudge recipe is the perfect base for adding any of your favorite fudge flavors or eating just as it is.

It offers a super rich and delicious chocolate flavor that pairs perfectly with nuts, swirls and anything you can come up with.

Sweetened condensed milk has traditionally been used in fudge recipes. It’s perfect for enhancing the smooth and rich texture of fudge since it has sugar added and water removed from it.


Can I substitute evaporated milk for sweetened condensed milk in fudge?

No. These two milk products perform completely different roles in baking.

What can be substituted for sweetened condensed milk?

Just like in this recipe, combining chocolate and butter is the best substitute for condensed milk when making fudge.

Can I add layers or other ingredients to my fudge?

Absolutely! This chocolate fudge makes the perfect base for all your favorite fudge flavors. You can stir in everything from peanut butter, to white chocolate, caramel, nuts, and so much more.

My boys love adding caramel and sea salt. Another great combo is marshmallow fluff and crushed up candy bars.

Be as creative as you wish, this recipe is very versatile.

How do I store my fudge?

Always store your fudge in an airtight container.

You can keep it in your refrigerator for up to three weeks. Your fudge can also be frozen for up to one year.

Fudge can be stored at room temperature as well. Keep it in your airtight container out of direct sunlight for up to two weeks.