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Condensed milk fudge(milk toffee)

Condensed milk fudge(Milk toffee)made in the microwave.

This Microwave fudge(milk toffee), just might be the best fudge you’ll ever make using just 4 ingredients.

If you’ve never made milk toffee or failed to make condensed milk fudge over a stove, you are going to love how easy it is to make this milk toffee recipe using your microwave.

All you need is a can of condensed milk, sugar, vanilla, a little butter, and the option of adding cashews.

For this milk toffee(microwave fudge), I have skipped using cashews as a personal preference but you can certainly add some.

Review comments from reader’s who’ve tried the milk toffee recipe.

  • Easy peasy 😍 Thank you so much for the recipe.. so yummy melts in the mouth. .couldn’t wait till it set and cut too soon 🤭. original comment on pinterest.
  • Amazing recipe! I have been struggling with rock hard milk toffee this new year season so I thought I will give your recipe a shot. It was my 3rd try and my 3rd recipe. We followed your recipe to a T. It came out perfectly. My goto Kokis recipe is also yours. Perfect kokis and milk toffee every time. Now if you could only come up with the perfect kavum recipe 🙂Original comment on comment section below.

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easy to make microwave fudge(milk toffee). the easiest condensed milk fudge you can make .

Easy fudge(milk toffee)recipe with condensed milk.

Here are some good reasons to try out this fudge recipe.

  • Again, it’s the easiest milk fudge you’ll ever make.
  • It doesn’t take you 40-50 minutes standing in front of a stovetop and constantly stirring until your arms fall out.
  • The taste is the same as the milk toffee you’ll make over a stovetop.
  • The most difficult task of making microwave fudge would be YOU, opening and shutting the microwave door a few times and removing the bowl a couple of times to mix the milk toffee mixture.

microwave fudge(milk toffee, condensed milk fudge).

 Tips to make the best sweetened condensed milk fudge recipe in a microwave.

The working space and tools.

  • You will need two thick mittens or heat resistant pan holders.
  • Clear out space near your microwave.  You will need the counter where you will place the pyrex bowl to be dry of water.
  • When you take the bowl out to mix, it should not come into contact with water.
  • To mix the condensed milk and the fudge mixture you will be using a heat-resistant spatula.
  • Always be aware that you are working with an extremely hot fudge. mix and handle the bowl with extreme caution without any kids or distractions around you. At least the first time you make it so you get a hand of the process involved.

Prep work before making the milk toffee.

  • Always blitz the sugar to powder, this helps to reduce the time in dissolving the sugar crystals. You might have to shake your blender a little(with extreme care)to get all the sugar to a powder.
  • Have a square fudge tray, buttered and ready to pour the milk toffee mixture.
  • Follow the recipe instructions to make the microwave fudge as closely as possible.
  • Be extra careful when taking out the bowl and putting the bowl back in repeatedly inside the microwave.
  • Transferring the fudge mixture from the bowl to the tray takes a little getting used to. Trying to get all of the fudge mixtures to the tray while it’s still hot and avoiding burning yourself while flattening and shaping the fudge at the same time can be tricky(that’s three actions you are trying to do at the same time).  This last process might feel a bit difficult your first time but once you make the milk toffee a couple of times, it becomes easy.
  • Cutting the microwave milk toffee should be done within 5-10 minutes after pouring it onto the tray. 
condensed milk fudge made with a microwave

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RECIPE DIFFICULTY

How to make condensed milk fudge(microwave fudge)

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients.

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

1 small tin condensed milk (390 ml)

3/4 cup sugar(you can use icing sugar or soft sugar)

1 teaspoon butter (extra butter for the tray and to help shape the fudge)

1 tsp vanilla

Method

Butter a flat fudge tray to pour the milk toffee into.

The tray I’m using here is for making fudge so the sides are quite low, unlike the usual cake baking trays.  

You can use a baking tray but spreading it and flattening the edges would be difficult as the tray will be deep and getting the spatula to the edges will be hard but not impossible.

fudge tray buttered to pour the microwave fudge.

Add the measured sugar(3/4 cup,you can use icing sugar or soft sugar) into the blender, and pulse it a few times. 

adding the sugar to the blender to be powdered to make the microwave fudge.

Pulse or blitz until the sugar reaches a powdered consistency.

sugar is powdered to make the milk toffee(microwave fudge)..

Add the condensed milk(1 small tin)to the dry microwavable glass bowl.

Followed by powdered sugar.

Stir the sugar with the condensed milk for a minute or two.

stirring the sugar with the condensed milk to make the milk toffee(microwave fudge)..

 

How to microwave the condensed milk to make the fudge

From this point on, the process of making milk toffee is a repetition of 3 actions.

1/ microwaving the condensed milk to the exact timings mentioned here.

2/ opening the microwave door and letting it settle back to avoid the condensed milk spilling over.

3/ taking out the milk toffee mixture to stir for 3-4 minutes, which helps in giving it a smooth texture as well as removing a little heat as you microwave it.

1st step

Place the bowl with the mixed condensed milk and powdered sugar in the microwave.

Microwave for exactly 3 minutes.

microwaving the condensed milk with powdered sugar for 3 minute.(microwave fudge).

Use the mittens or heat-resistant pan holders to carefully take out the hot mixture.

Place it in a dry place and stir for 3 minutes.

Use mixing and pouring actions to remove heat as much as possible.

2nd step

(allocated microwaving time, 2 minutes)

Place the bowl back in the microwave.

Microwave again for exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Open the microwave door. You will notice that the mixture would have risen close to the lip of the bowl.

Leave the microwave door open and let the mixture completely settle back(30-50 seconds).

Close the microwave door and microwave for 30 seconds.

Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir for 3 minutes to reduce heat (again using pouring and stirring action).

microwaving the condensed milk to make the microwave fudge.

3rd step

(allocated microwaving time, 2 minutes)

Place the bowl back in the microwave.

Microwave again for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Open the door and let the mixture settle back for(30 seconds)and then microwave the last 30 seconds.

Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir for 4 minutes to reduce heat. repeat pouring and stirring action to reduce heat as much as possible).

thickening condensed milk as it cooks in the microwave to make the fudge.

4th step

(Allocated time, 2 minutes)

Microwave for exactly 1 minute, open the door, and let the mixture settle back(30-40 seconds).

the microwave fudge mixture turning thick as it cooks down.

Close the door and Microwave for 30 seconds.

Leave the door open and let the mixture settle back(30 seconds)and then continue to microwave for another 30 seconds.

thick microwave fudge mixture just out of the microwave ready to be mixed.

Remove from microwave, add butter(1 tsp), vanilla(1 tsp), and stir for 1 minute to remove heat as much as possible.

adding butter to the microwave fudge mixture.

5th step.

Allocated time 2 minutes.

Microwave for 1 minute.

Open the door and let the mixture settle(30 seconds).

Close the door and then microwave the remaining 1 minute.

mixing the condensed milk to make the milk toffee

Stir to a smooth mixture for a few seconds.

How to transfer the milk fudge mixture to the tray.

Remove the fudge mixture from the microwave.

Stir vigorously to smooth out the mixture for 5 seconds and then immediately pour it onto the tray.

As mentioned in the beginner’s notes, pouring the milk toffee mixture will be a little difficult with you trying to handle the heavy glass bowl.

Try to pour most of the mixture into a corner of the tray, then use the spatula to scrape the rest from the bowl to the tray and flattening the fudge mixture.

You will have a few minutes to pour the mixture and begin flattening and spreading it before the milk toffee mixture hardens. 

I have a trick for this, once you have the mixture all on the tray and flattened it out, brush a little butter(this should be less than 1/4 teaspoon, do not add more!).

Brush it over the fudge surface quickly, and use the spatula to smooth it out.

Let the milk toffee cool down for 5 minutes. You’ll notice the surface of the milk toffee lose its shine as it hardens.

mixing the microwave fudge mixture a last time.

Let the milk toffee slab cool for another 2 minutes and then cut them into slices using a thin sharp knife, start from the outside edge.

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Condensed Milk Fudge(Milk Toffee)

Condensed Milk Fudge(Milk Toffee)

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Condensed milk fudge(Milk toffee)made in the microwave.

This Microwave fudge(milk toffee), just might be the best fudge you’ll ever make using just 4 ingredients.

If you’ve never made milk toffee or failed to make condensed milk fudge over a stove, you are going to love how easy it is to make this milk toffee recipe using your microwave.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 1 small tin condensed milk (390 ml)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter (extra butter for the tray and to help shape the fudge)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Butter a flat fudge tray to pour the milk toffee into.

The tray I’m using here is for making fudge so the sides are quite low, unlike the usual cake baking trays.  

You can use a baking tray but spreading it and flattening the edges would be difficult as the tray will be deep and getting the spatula to the edges will be hard but not impossible.

Add the measured sugar(3/4 cup) into the blender, and pulse it a few times. 

Pulse or blitz until the sugar reaches a powdered consistency.

Add the condensed milk(1 small tin)to the dry microwavable glass bowl.

Followed by powdered sugar. Stir the sugar with the condensed milk for a minute or two.


HOW TO MICROWAVE CONDENSED MILK TO MAKE THE FUDGE.

From this point on, the process of making milk toffee is a repetition of 3 actions. 

1/ microwaving the condensed milk to the exact timings mentioned here. 

2/ opening the microwave door and letting it settle back to avoid the condensed milk spilling over. 

3/ taking out the milk toffee mixture to stir for 3-4 minutes, which helps in giving it a smooth texture as well as removing a little heat as you microwave it. 

1st step

Place the bowl with the mixed condensed milk and powdered sugar in the microwave.

Microwave for exactly 3 minutes.

Use the mittens or heat-resistant pan holders to carefully take out the hot mixture.

Place it in a dry place and stir for 3 minutes.

Use mixing and pouring actions to remove heat as much as possible. 

2nd step

(allocated microwaving time, 2 minutes)

Place the bowl back in the microwave. 

Microwave again for exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

Open the microwave door. You will notice that the mixture would have risen close to the lip of the bowl. 

Leave the microwave door open and let the mixture completely settle back(30-50 seconds). 

Close the microwave door and microwave for 30 seconds. 

Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir for 3 minutes to reduce heat (again using pouring and stirring action).

3rd step

(allocated microwaving time, 2 minutes). 

Place the bowl back in the microwave. 

Microwave again for 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

Open the door and let the mixture settle back for(30 seconds)and then microwave the last 30 seconds. 

Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir for 4 minutes to reduce heat. repeat pouring and stirring action to reduce heat as much as possible).

4th step

(Allocated time, 2 minutes)

Microwave for exactly 1 minute, open the door, and let the mixture settle back(30-40 seconds).

Close the door and Microwave for 30 seconds.

Leave the door open and let the mixture settle back(30 seconds)and then continue to microwave for another 30 seconds.

Remove from microwave, add butter(1 tsp), vanilla(1 tsp), and stir for 1 minute to remove heat as much as possible.

5th step.

Allocated time 2 minutes.

Microwave for 1 minute.

Open the door and let the mixture settle(30 seconds).

Close the door and then microwave the remaining 1 minute.

Stir to a smooth mixture for a few seconds.

HOW TO TRANSFER THE MILK FUDGE MIXTURE TO THE TRAY. 

Remove the fudge mixture from the microwave.

Stir vigorously to smooth out the mixture for 5 seconds and then immediately pour it onto the tray. 

As mentioned in the beginner’s notes, pouring the milk toffee mixture will be a little difficult with you trying to handle the heavy glass bowl.

try to pour most of the mixture into a corner of the tray, then use the spatula to scrape the rest from the bowl to the tray and flattening the fudge mixture.

You will have a few minutes to pour the mixture and begin flattening and spreading it before the milk toffee mixture hardens.  

I have a trick for this, once you have the mixture all on the tray and flattened it out, brush a little butter(this should be less than 1/4 teaspoon, do not add more!).

Brush it over the fudge surface quickly, and use the spatula to smoothen it out. 

Let the milk toffee cool down for 5 minutes. You’ll notice the surface of the milk toffee lose its shine on the surface as it hardens. 

Let the milk toffee slab cool for another 2 minutes and then cut them into slices using a thin sharp knife, start from the outside edge.

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Shay jay

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Amazing recipe! I have been struggling with rock hard milk toffee this new year season so I thought I will give your recipe a shot. It was my 3rd try and my 3rd recipe. We followed your recipe to a T. It came out perfectly. My goto Kokis recipe is also yours. Perfect kokis and milk toffee every time. Now if you could only come up with the perfect kavum recipe :)

jehan

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Shay Jay, Thank you for your kind words and for trying out my recipe. trust me when I say that I made this milk toffee a dozen times before I had the timing and method correct(was worried my kids would get a cavity with so much milk toffee around the house). I was confident I had the timings and method right but having a reader trying it and confirming it helps a lot. So glad the kokis recipe is working for you. will start working on the kavum recipe, I should have a few more of the traditional Sinhalese Tamil new year sweets done by next year. Here's wishing you and your family"suba aluth Avurudak". If you don't mind please do rate the recipes so others can find the recipe as well. Thank you so much again for your feedback, Stay safe and blessings, J

Madhusudan H

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Hi, i enjoy your website a lot, thank you for such a great collection of recipes, Can you please tell details of what settings microwave should be, as in 150,300,600,900 , you have just mentioned the time in the above mentioned recipe for milk fudge

jehan

Friday 27th of November 2020

Hi Madhusudan, thank you for your kind words and glad the recipes are helping you. Regarding the microwave fudge, unfortunately, my microwave does not have a setting as you have given(150,300,600,900)but to find out I did the boiling point test(will add this test on the recipe when time permits). my cup of water boils within 2 minutes so I believe it is 900. I apologize for not being able to give you the exact setting but a guess since my microwave runs on one setting which I believe is high. If you do make the recipe please let me know, how the results were. Stay safe and regards J

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