Classic Chocolate Fudge Recipe

classic chocolate fudge recipe {made with real milk!}

She spent weeks in the kitchen whipping up her famous fudge, divinity, peanut brittle, pies and breads to gift to friends and family.

classic chocolate fudge recipe {made with real milk!}

While the holidays are coming to a close, why not make homemade gifts? I personally find that gifts are most appreciated when unexpected. 

classic chocolate fudge recipe {made with real milk!}

So I’ve whipped  up a batch of chocolate fudge to gift to friends and family, just because. It’s the perfect surprise for Valentine’s Day, too. Let’s continue to spread the love beyond December.

classic chocolate fudge recipe made with real milk!

And just like Grandma, I’m using the best ingredients. You may feel better knowing that because I use fairlife milk, it’s a source of 9 vitamins and minerals. Added protein never hurts either.


classic chocolate fudge recipe {made with real milk!}

Making fudge is an art – don’t forget to use a wooden spoon and a candy thermometer for the best results. “Once it reaches about 236-238 degrees  (the “soft-ball” stage), do not stir it or even shake the pan. Why? Stirring at the wrong time causes the sugar to form large crystals.” – All Recipes. Resist the temptation and you’ll get yummy classic chocolate fudge, every time.

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Serves 25     adjust servings


  • 4 c sugar
  • 1 c cocoa powder
  • 2 c fairlife milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla


  1. Prepare a pan with butter and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, stirring continuously.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer and do not stir until it reaches {240 degrees using a candy thermometer}. You can also test a little of the fudge mixture in a glass of ice water and if it forms a ball, you're good to go.
  4. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla.
  5. Beat with a WOODEN spoon until the sheen looks dull {consider it your workout}
  6. Pour into a prepared pan and allow it to spread. Allow it to cool before cutting.



I’ve really enjoyed working with fairlife milk this year and hope you have, too! You can see all of my fairlife milk posts here. This post is in partnership with fairlife. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible to bring you fresh content and products that I’m passionate about to you regularly!


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entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner


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