2 Ingredient Fudge


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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.

2 ingredient fudge

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! 

Ingredients needed

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. 

two ingredient fudge

Flavor variations

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. 
microwave fudge

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is coconut condensed milk the same as condensed milk? 

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!

Why is my microwave fudge grainy?

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. 

What is the secret to perfect fudge?

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 recipe.

2 Ingredient Fudge | No dairy, No butter, No powdered sugar

5 from 621 votes
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.
Servings: 24 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes



  • 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.


* White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate. I used vegan versions of all three chocolate bars.
Check out the body of the post for mix-in ideas. 
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. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSodium: 4mgVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 1mgNET CARBS: 7g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I know it isn’t likely to come out quite the same, but I use carob instead of chocolate, and I have a can of condensed coconut milk…hmmm, wheels are turning here. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe out a few months ago and it’s so easy & quick! Tastes really good too, especially if you use some decent chocolate liked lindt dor, yummy…🍫🍫🍫

  3. the recipe calls for 14 oz of condensed coconut milk, but clicking on the link for it, the can shown is 11.25 oz. is it ok to use only 11.25 oz? Also, is it sweetened or unsweetened? thanks for the recipe! can’t wait to try it once I know what to buy.

    1. Hi Deb! Not sure why it’s showing that, I’ll look into it. I don’t see why not, the fudge will be a little more dense 🙂

  4. Sweetened condensed MILK is DAIRY!! This recipe is misleading. Especially for those who need to eat a dairy free diet. Change your recipe title!

    1. Clearly you made no effort to read the post, as it states that coconut condensed milk was used. Even a picture of the can was included.

  5. 5 stars
    The recipe calls for a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, but the link leads to an 11.25 oz can, which is what I had on hand. I went ahead and used it and the Fudge came out perfect. I did add some vanilla, nuts, and sea salt to mine.

  6. This looks really great. I can see some Rocky Road happening here! Just add some walnuts and mini marshmallows. Once i made some aqua faba marshmallows. They world be great here. Thanks for the recipe.