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Easy Creamy Fudge Dairy Free

Delicious dairy-free fudge, just 6 ingredients, & super quick!

Pretty much fail-proof with our handful of helpful tips.

It’s especially easy to make in your stand Kitchen Aid mixer.

See the fudge recipe and a quick video below!

Easy Dairy-Free Fudge Recipe With Kitchen Aid Mixer

 

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As a self-professed chocoholic, it’s no surprise that my determination to make allergy-friendly fudge has been unwavering over the past 14 years.

Before food allergies, I was all over the marshmallow fluff fudge recipe.

I even mastered a microwave version.

Then baby came along, with milk and egg allergies.

No egg meant buh-bye to marshmallow fluff. So mama had to compromise, big time.

I settled on some 2-ingredient fudge using dairy-free chocolate chips and a tub of icing.

It got the job done.

But you better bet when canned coconut milk made its way into my life…

mama figured out how to make some REAL dairy-free fudge. Creamy, rich, and delicious! 

With creamy fudge on scene, 2012 was golden. 

Then in recent years, our community has gone gaga over dairy-free culinary milks available in almond and coconut. 

And yep, they do work in our favorite chocolate fudge recipe, too.

But really, the canned coconut milk is still my favorite. 

I’d love to share the recipe with you below.

Also be sure to see the quick helpful video in this post.

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Easy Dairy-Free Fudge Recipe

MAKE FUDGE IN YOUR KITCHEN AID MIXER

Let me tell you one quick, time-saving, arm-saving tip.

This is the perfect recipe for your Kitchen Aid Mixer!

Stirring fudge by hand is rough, and mama ain’t got time for that.

You will LOVE the ease of making this in your stand mixer!

IMPORTANT FUDGE MAKING TIPS

Here are three important tips that I’ve found help make the best, creamiest fudge.

 

  • Make sure the almond or canned coconut milk are shaken or stirred well before measuring 1 cup. It should be a creamy, thick, liquid.

 

  • Put the butter and milk in an unheated pan together before bringing them to medium heat. If you first heat the butter and then add the milk, the perfect temperature will not be reached and your fudge may not set.

 

plate of dairy free vegan fudge 

IF YOUR FUDGE DOES NOT SET

If your fudge does not set quickly, doesn’t loose it’s shine, and doesn’t become solid in the 30 minutes, place it in the refrigerator for an hour.

If it still hasn’t set, place it in the freezer for another hour. This should help.

Remember to cook the butter and milk appropriately (see above) to help ensure it sets well next time.

Now here’s the easy recipe!

plate of dairy-free fudge

CHOCOLATE FUDGE DAIRY-FREE

Makes an 8×8″ or 9×9″ pan of fudge.

Here are our favorite dairy-free chocolate chips to use.

Here’s our favorite canned coconut milk (affiliate).

And here’s info on dairy-free butter we use. 

INGREDIENTS

3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup almond cooking milk or full fat (not lite) canned coconut milk (affiliate)
1 tablespoon dairy-free butter

DIRECTIONS

Grease a 9×9″ dish with dairy-free butter.

Place 3-1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1/4 c. cocoa, and 1 c. chocolate chips in your mixing bowl, with chocolate chips on top.

Shake almond or coconut milk well. 

Place 1/2 c. almond or coconut cooking milk and 1 tbs. dairy-free butter in a medium saucepan, unheated.

Heat the milk and dairy-free butter on medium heat, while stirring, only until it starts to bubble. 

Remove the milk mixture from the stove and pour it over the chocolate chips in the mixing bowl.

Let the hot milk melt the chocolate chips for a couple minutes before mixing.

Once the chocolate chips are mostly melted, mix the entire mixture vigorously for a few minutes until very smooth.

Quickly pour the mixture into the prepared, greased dish. 

Smooth the fudge with a spatula while it’s still pliable.

Let the dairy-free fudge set for about 30 minutes.

If it looks like it’s gooey and not setting, set it in the refrigerator.

If it still not setting well, the freezer for an hour helps, too.

Cut 1 inch squares and store in an airtight container. Or cover the dish with foil. 

Hope you enjoy this deliciously easy, dairy-free fudge as much as we do!

 This was originally posted in December 2012.

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Bobette

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

It looks great! I will try it. Thanks for the recipe. Be careful about almonds as they're super high in oxalates and can cause kidney stones. I just had one surgically removed. I've completely switched to oat milk. A little fat can make oat milk richer for recipes. Silk makes a great oat milk creamer, which is thick and luscious like half and half. Merry Christmas! I hope you and yours have a great one.

Jessica

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I made this last night and it turned out really good! I did not have the Thai brand of coconut cream, but I used another full fat one from Target. The texture is perfect like regular creamy fudge. I will say it’s a bit bitter for my liking, but still very good! I’m just happy to have a dairy free fudge to eat for the holidays. I used vegan dark chocolate, chocolate chips so I’m wondering if it would be better without them or if I can find regular vegan chocolate chips. I’d make it again! I think next time I’ll add some mini marshmallows, nuts, or both :)

Jamie Kaufmann

Friday 18th of December 2020

Hi Jessica! The dark chocolate chips probably made it bitter. Semi-sweet will make a difference! :)

Corbin

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

I forgot to shake the coconut milk and just used the cream part. It felt as though it needed a bit more liquid but turned out well and tasted great. Next time I'll remember to shake the can!!! I like when some of the marshmallows don't melt and I add walnuts on the top - it's like rocky road fudge!

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

I'm so glad it worked! :) Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Does this fudge freeze well?

Jamie Kaufmann

Saturday 14th of December 2019

We have not tried, but I imagine it would, Carolyn! If you try, let us know!

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Sunday 13th of December 2015

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Alisa! :) Agree, Thai Kitchen is where it's at.

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