Learn how to make fudge with just 2 ingredients! NO dairy, NO butter, and NO powdered sugar, yet it’s the most creamy and smooth fudge ever.
We love our desserts with few ingredients.
They are simple to make, and we usually have everything on hand. Some of our go-to recipes include 3 ingredient banana bread and 3 ingredient chocolate chip cookies, but when the chocolate cravings strike, we always make fudge.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Just 2 ingredients. As the title states, this recipe could not be any more simple.
- No dairy needed. Traditional fudge is made with butter and condensed milk but not this one! Using coconut condensed milk alleviates all of that.
- Three flavors. You can either use white, dark, or milk chocolate.
- Quick and easy. With less than a minute of hands on time, the hard part is waiting for the fudge to firm up!
The texture is smooth, creamy, and melts in your mouth. It’s sweet and can be made with three kinds of chocolate. As a family who all have different chocolate preferences (I’m partial to the white), this works as an absolute treat!
You’ll love the very basic ingredient list to make this recipe. Find coconut condensed milk at most grocery stores, online, or at Asian supermarkets. Here is what you’ll need:
- Chocolate– White chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate.
- Coconut condensed milk– You can also use traditional condensed milk if you don’t follow a vegan or dairy free diet.
How to make 2 ingredient fudge?
Step 1- Melt the ingredients
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine your chopped chocolate (or chocolate buttons) with the coconut condensed milk. Microwave in 20-second spurts, until the chocolate begins to melt. Once the chocolate has mostly melted, whisk it into the warm condensed milk until completely smooth.
Step 2- let it set
Now, transfer the fudge mixture into a lined 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Use a spatula to smooth out the top and refrigerate it for at least an hour, to firm up.
This fudge all follows the same instructions, you only change up the chocolate you use! Here are also some tested mix-in ideas to take it up a notch!
2 Ingredient white chocolate fudge
- White chocolate– Vegan white chocolate buttons (or chips), sugar free white chocolate, or standard white chocolate.
- Mix-in ideas– Dried unsweetened cranberries or raspberries.
2 Ingredient milk chocolate fudge
- Milk chocolate– Vegan milk chocolate or standard milk chocolate.
- Mix-in ideas– Roasted peanuts, walnuts, or hazelnuts.
Dark chocolate fudge
- Dark chocolate– Any dark chocolate bar with a cocoa content of at least 70%. As the condensed milk is already sweetened, you can even use an unsweetened chocolate bar (also referred to as bakers’ chocolate).
- Mix-in ideas– Chopped almonds and sea salt.
Tips to make the best recipe
I’ve made this fudge countless times (seriously, since I was three years old!). Here are the top tips for fool-proof fudge every single time.
- If possible, use a chopped up chocolate bar as opposed to chocolate chips. The latter tend to lack the creaminess, as they are designed to hold their shape.
- Microwave makes and models vary. Keep an eye while the chocolate/condensed milk is heating up, as you may not need to microwave it as long as I did!
- If you don’t own a microwave, you can use the double boiler method and make this fudge stovetop.
Storing and freezing microwave fudge
- To store: Fudge should always be stored in the refrigerator, covered. The fudge will keep well for up to 4 weeks.
- To freeze: Place leftover fudge in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve ever used condensed milk before, you’ll notice that it is thick and extra sweet, and perfect for candy, iced coffee, or a simple dulce de leche. Coconut condensed milk is essentially the SAME thing, minus the dairy! It’s also suitable for those on a vegan or paleo diet!
When you make fudge in the microwave, you need to be sure to microwave the mixture in 20-second spurts. Any longer than that and you risk the chocolate overheating and once it mixes with the condensed milk, it begins to yield a grainer texture.
The best fudge prep requires mixing the ingredients very slowly to prevent air pockets from appearing. This in turn yields a creamy and rich fudge.
2 Ingredient Fudge | No dairy, No butter, No powdered sugar
- 1 14 oz can coconut condensed milk
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons chocolate of choice chopped * See notes
- Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add your coconut condensed milk and chopped chocolate. Microwave it in 20-second spurts until the chocolate has just melted. Remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk the two ingredients together until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into the lined pan and refrigerate for at least an hour, until it has firmed up. Slice into pieces.
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