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Easy Vanilla Fudge

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Two ingredient vanilla fudge is rich, creamy and delicious. Best of all, it is super simple to make. You don’t need a candy thermometer, just a microwave or a double boiler.

Pyramid of vanilla fudge squares with white chocolate chips scattered around.

If you are a fudge lover, but don’t like messing with having to get it to the perfect temperature, this is the treat for you. This easy vanilla fudge recipe takes just a couple of minutes to put together and it is super creamy thanks to the addition of sweetened condensed milk.

This microwave vanilla fudge is beyond easy to make. You don’t even have to measure the ingredients, that is how simple this treat is.

Hand holding piece of cream colored vanilla fudge, ready to eat.

If you have a glass bowl and a spatula, you can make it happen.

However, you can also make it in a double boiler on the stove. Or just put a large glass or metal bowl over a saucepan with some water in it and make your own double boiler.

Of course when I think of fudge, I think of Christmas. It would be perfect for the holidays as is or with some red and green sprinkles on top.

Pouring can of sweetened condensed milk into a bowl of white chocolate chips.

But this creamy fudge is really good any time of year. You could add pastel sprinkles for Easter or make it match the theme of any occasion.

Tips and Tricks

Lining your pan with foil or parchment paper is not absolutely necessary, but it allows you to lift out the block of fudge to cut it into cleaner squares. If you want to serve it straight from the fan, feel free to skip this step.

The easiest way to line the pan with foil is to smooth it over the bottom of the pan first. Then turn pan over, and gently fit shaped foil into pan.

For parchment, try to crease the corners to hold it in place.

Square pan lined with parchment paper and filled with vanilla fudge mixture.

When fudge is cooled completely, lift out of pan by the foil or parchment. Then just peel off the liner and cut into pieces.

Feel free to add chopped nuts or candy, such as peanut butter cups, to the mixture before spreading in pan. We love making cookies and cream fudge with bits of Oreo inside.

Pour the fudge directly into cookie cutters or cute tins to make an easy gift.

Storing Fudge

Fudge should be stored in an airtight container. It holds well on the counter at room temperature and will last there for at least a week.

For longer storage, put your airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

3 Pieces of smooth vanilla fudge stacked on top of each other.

More great fudge recipes:

If you want a classic cooked fudge recipe, chocolate marshmallow fluff fudge is for you. Follow my aunt’s tips to make this recipe fail proof.

Make black and white layered fudge with just a couple of extra ingredients. It has a layer of classic chocolate fudge and a layer of vanilla fudge together in each bite.

If you are ready to expand into 3 ingredient recipes, you can make creamy peanut butter fudge. It is still super simple and oh so good.

Check out my collection of candy and fudge recipes for more sweet inspiration.

Cubes of creamy ivory vanilla fudge stacked on top of each other showing smooth texture.

Easy Vanilla Fudge

Servings: 16 Servings
Author: Carlee
Two ingredient vanilla fudge is rich, creamy and delicious. Best of all, it is super simple to make. You don't need a candy thermometer, just a microwave or a double boiler.
5 from 1 rating
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 7 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces white baking chips
Makes: 8 x 8inch rectangle

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Place the white baking chips in a medium mixing bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. They won’t be fully melted, but that’s fine.
    12 ounces white baking chips
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk to the bowl with the partially melted chips and microwave for another 20 seconds, then stir. Keep microwaving in 20 second bursts until the mixture stirs smooth.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten.
  • Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • Be careful to not overcook the baking chips. They scorch easily. Do short bursts in the microwave with plenty of stirring between.
  • If you don’t like using the microwave, you can melt the white chocolate chips and condensed milk together in a double boiler.
  • Store fudge in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a week. You can refrigerate it for up to 3 weeks. Or freeze it for several months of storage. 
  • Try different flavors of chocolate chips to change up the flavor of the fudge. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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