What’s not to love about fudge? It’s sweet, it’s chocolatey (not always), and it’s the perfect treat to share with friends or keep all to yourself. But like any other dessert, there are different ways to enjoy it.
This sweet, creamy treat is impossible to resist. There’s more to eating fudge than just popping it in your mouth. With the right toppings and complementary delicacies, fudge can be even more delicious.
Looking for some fudge inspiration? This blog post will show you some fun and delectable ways to pair or top your favourite fudge.
What exactly is fudge?
Fudge is a type of confectionery that is made from sugar, butter, and milk. It is usually flavored with vanilla, chocolate, or nuts. It is made by combining these ingredients and heating them until they form a thick paste. This paste is then cooled and formed into squares or other shapes – similar to brownies.
Chocolate flavored fudge is the most popular, followed by vanilla, but if you are looking for more extravagant flavors and ingredients then check out our recipes. Whether you like fruit, nut, butterscotch or whiskey added to your fudge, then our range of easy to follow recipes will have your taste buds drooling.
We’ve got a more detailed post about What Is Fudge?, learn more there.
What can I do with fudge?
What can I eat fudge with?
Fudge is a delicious, sweet treat that can be enjoyed in many different ways depending on your mood. It can be eaten on its own as a sweet treat, or you can pair it with other complimentary foods such as fresh fruit including raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or even pineapple.
For those with a really sweet tooth, why not smoother it with a creamy chocolate spread or a large dollop of cream?
What drinks can I pair fudge with?
Chocolate fudge, is the perfect accompaniment to a comforting cup of tea or creamy hot cocoa, whilst traditional fudge works well with a fruity milkshake, decadent dessert wine or freshly poured juice.
And if you want to switch off and relax after a hard days work, why not settle down with a plate of fudge and an ice cold glass of whiskey? The smoky flavor of the whiskey works well with the sweetness of the fudge to create utter perfection. Like the sound of whiskey? Check out our Whisky fudge recipe!
There are many different things you can do with fudge. One option is to crumble it on top of ice cream or other desserts such as chocolate sundaes. You can also bake it into cakes or cookies.
Fudge is so versatile that it makes the perfect gift for friends and family members. It is a great treat to give during the holiday season or on someone’s birthday. If this is something you know someone would love to receive, why not check out our fudge making kits? Perfect for DIY gift giving!
What happens if you melt fudge?
If you melt fudge, it will become a liquid. This liquid can be poured over ice cream or other yummy desserts or used to decorate pastries and cookies.
We’ve got a fabulous fudge sauce recipe, How To Make Hot Fudge Sauce.
Fudge starts melting at around 239 °F/ 115 °C, so it is important to keep it cool, or ideally stored in the refrigerator in order to ensure that it doesn’t melt.
How long does fudge take to cool?
Fudge usually takes about two hours to cool. It is important to let it cool completely before cutting it into squares or other shapes. If you cut it while it is still warm, it won’t have set correctly so will be messy and difficult to eat.
How long does fudge take to cook?
Most of our fudge recipes allow around 25 minutes for the fudge to cook. It is important to keep a close eye on it and to constantly stir the mixture so that it does not burn. If it is overcooked, it will become tough and chewy. Over evaporation of the water can also cause fudge to become too hard.
What happens if you add too much milk to fudge?
If you add too much milk to fudge, then it will become overly thick and creamy. This will make it difficult to shape into squares or other pieces. It can also cause the fudge to spoil more quickly.
How do store fudge?
If you are not going to eat the fudge right away, it is important to store it properly. Fudge should be stored in an airtight container. Freezing fudge will help to keep it fresh and prevent it from becoming dry or crumbly. Fudge can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Learn more about storing fudge here, How To Store Fudge.
Now that you know all about fudge, it’s time to try the recipes for yourself. If you want a ready-made piece, head to your local grocery store or confectionery and pick up a few pieces. Then, enjoy it with your favorite drinks and snacks. Fudge is a delicious, versatile treat that everyone will love.
Know that you know what you can pair fudge with, let’s make some! Check out these recipes: