I buy exactly one can of sweetened condensed milk a year. Just one. And sometimes I buy it as early as September, yet I save it for December. I make fudge once a year. In December. With sweetened condensed milk. Was that not clear?
But, since I bake small batch recipes, one can of sweetened condensed milk makes two batches of fudge. Yessssss. Two flavors!
I made you Chocolate Amaretto Fudge and Orange Creamsicle fudge.
This fudge couldn’t be any easier. You almost feel guilty when people shower you with compliments when it’s this easy to make. Almost.
It’s two ingredients–sweetened condensed milk + chocolate chips. You can add any flavorings you like. I added an excess of almond extract to make Amaretto fudge, and the zest of 2 big oranges to make creamsicle fudge. You can also stir in vanilla, peppermint, or lemon extracts. Or any other extract or booze you like. Take this two-ingredient fudge recipe as a base, and put your own spin on it.
I pressed the chocolate almond fudge into a mini 6″ cake pan, and then I poured the orange creamsicle fudge into a standard 9×5″ loaf pan. Both make a small batch of fudge. I’m not exactly sure about the appropriate serving size—whether this serves 2 or 4 or 6, but let’s leave it at ‘small batch.’ If you’re nervous to make a big batch of fudge, start here. And then go up. Share your easy 2-ingredient fudge prowess with the masses! You’ve always wanted to be popular-here’s your chance!
Oh! One thing I love about fudge that I should mention is that it’s gluten free. I have quite a few friends on my list that can’t have gluten, and I would never want them to feel like they were missing out on the holiday baking fun! As for your Paleo friends, I got nothing. Kidding! I have these Healthy Chocolate Truffles. Just don’t tell them the secret ingredient!