So you’ve been told that you cannot consume dairy? You’re lactose intolerant or you choose not to eat dairy and follow a plant-based vegan diet. At Call Me Fudge, we want you to know you can still make fudge at home suitable for your dietary needs thanks to our vegan dessert recipes.
You can make vegan dairy free chocolate fudge at home by swapping out a few ingredients from a typical fudge recipe. Use vegan condensed milk instead of dairy based and a dairy free alternative to milk chocolate.
The bitter taste of dark chocolate is right up our alley, and with a few little tweaks from our beloved easy microwavable fudge recipes, we present to you our dark chocolate vegan fudge recipe. You wouldn’t even know the difference.
Read on to find out how you can make your own batch of dark chocolate vegan fudge…
What makes this fudge vegan and dairy free suitable?
The two main ingredients in this fudge recipe are chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. If you’ve been following our recipes for a while now, you will know that these two ingredients are a real staple for us.
Many dairy free products will use plant based milk alternatives to replace the dairy products. We’ve swapped the traditional fudge ingredients with dairy free alternatives, making it suitable both for the vegan and dairy free diets.
Only up until these recent years has vegan condensed milk become readily available across supermarket shelves. It is absolutely bonkers how the world has shifted and things that were hard to source before are in plentiful supply.
We chose to use Carnation’s vegan condensed milk, however there are alternatives such as coconut condensed milk. Using a coconut condensed milk will give your fudge a more tropical creamy flavour.
If you are a fan of that sweet, nutty coconut flavor, then why not add some desiccated coconut to your melted chocolate recipes. The outcome will be a taste sensation, similar to that of a Bounty bar. Yum!
Is vegan fudge hard to find?
Many people are choosing to follow a vegan diet nowadays, and with that comes the demand for vegan products and plant based alternatives. Queue the “free-from” and “vegan” aisles in every superstore.
Fudge makers and fudge companies have certainly tapped into this market too, offering a range of vegan and dairy free fudge that is ready to buy straight from the shelf. Though the range of flavors might be small at the moment, it’s there and available with online businesses offering a selection too.
Although nothing beats making your own homemade fudge. For the best fudge in town follow our great recipe.
A batch of this and you’ll have endless requests for this chocolate fudge recipe.
Dark chocolate vegan fudge recipe
Being vegan or dairy free doesn’t mean you cannot indulge your sweet tooth and nothing compares to fudge!
Discover our vegan dark chocolate fudge recipe, made with as little as 4 ingredients!
This is a silky smooth and melt in the mouth fudge recipe – it’s a “hands off their mine” type so you might want to keep it quiet.
If you are not a dark chocolate love, you can opt to use vegan milk chocolate chips if you prefer. We chose to make this fudge in the microwave but can you can opt to use a stove if you have a medium saucepan or prepared pan. Just make sure you keep a keen eye on it so that you don’t burn the chocolate.
Equipment and tools needed to make vegan fudge
- Large microwave safe bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Silicone spatula
- Fine mesh sieve
- 8x8inch baking tray lined with parchment paper
- In the large bowl tip in the chocolate chips and pour in the vegan condensed milk.
- Place into the microwave and set high for 40 seconds. For every 40 seconds until the chocolate has melted you must stir making sure that chocolate has not burned.
- When the chocolate has melted continue stirring with the silicone spatula until it is smooth. The consistency will be thicker than a cake batter; not as thick as our other chocolate fudge recipes. (This isn’t something to be worried of, the fudge will set up).
- Add in the corn syrup and give it another stir to combine.
- Sieve in the powdered sugar too and stir again until it has been completely combined.
- Now you are ready to stick the fudge mixture into the prepared baking tray.
- Use your spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and smooth the chocolate fudge evenly.
- Let it cool completely at room temperature before placing it into the refrigerator.
- Once cooled, let it set up firmly for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
- Cut and serve. This recipe should give you 36 pieces of fudge.
Does vegan fudge need to be refrigerated?
Depending on the vegan fudge you decide to make, will determine whether or not it needs to be refrigerated. Say if it was a traditional sugar and cream based fudge recipe it would not have to be refrigerated.
However, if it was a simple chocolate and condensed milk recipe like this one, then it is highly recommended that the fudge should be refrigerated.
Does vegan fudge taste different?
Vegan fudge will try to emulate the same tastes and textures as traditional fudge creations. Some will be hit or miss. It is definitely down to personal taste, which is why making your own is highly advantageous.
If you’ve got a friend or family member who is a vegan or suffers with dairy intolerances, then we strongly advise that you give this a go. We’re sure they’ll appreciate the grand effort you’ve put in by making this fudge especially for them.
Now everyone really is catered for here at Call Me Fudge!
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