South African Nestle's Fudge

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have lost and found this recipe so many times I am finally committing it to Zaar. From Fair Lady, May 14, 1986

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sugar and water into a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the butter and syrup and stil until the butter has melted.
  4. Add the condensed milk and stir until it comes to the boil.
  5. Boil very slowly, stirring all the time, until soft ball stage.
  6. Remove from the stove, add the vanilla and beat until it thickens.
  7. Pour into a greased pan and leave to cool.
  8. Cut into squares when cold.


Most Helpful

Recipe turned put very well! I would just suggest at the beginning, adding half a tsp of cream of tartar and a little bit more water than suggested to make the dissolving of the sugar more successful. Otherwise the reat of the recipe turned out fine and the end result was delicious!

Georgina T. October 02, 2016

First time "fudge maker"...and I recall some saying "it's eeeeeeeasy, man!" Maybe they had a different recipe! Maybe my understanding of "slowly", "very slow" and "low heat" is just wrong. I struggled for about 2.5 hours. The sugar just wouldn't melt. Eventually, I resorted to Google and added more water. It helped a bit, but in the end it was still grainy and didn't set. Maybe I should throw it back in a pot and "slowly" bring it to the boil on "low heat" again?? Or just hand everyone a spoon! Your recipe sucks and so does your instructions! So much for Googling an "easy fudge recipe"!

nvliebetrau October 29, 2015

I found that replacing the sugar with icing sugar guarantees a very fine fudge every time! Just make sure that there are no lumps in the icing sugar but if there are, just pass it through a sieve. If it makes lumps in the fudge, use a mixer to remove them. Cook until caramel colour and only add the vanilla essence once the hot fudge starts falling away from the pot wall. Enjoy!!

adrian March 13, 2015

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