Easy Ginger Fudge (Video)
I first tried Ginger Fudge on a recent trip to St. Lucia(check my highlights on Instagram if you want to see what I did and ate) where I had the pleasure of celebrating their Independence Day. The spicy ginger flavor went well with the sweet milky fudge. We stayed at Sandals Regency La Toc and they celebrated with the day with a feast of local food, masquerade, steel pan music and a exhibition of local dancers – it was amazing!
The food was great, I specially enjoyed the local green fig salad, roast bakes and saltfish, pork souse. There was wide array of desserts as well but the ginger fudge stole my heart. I first had flavored fudge in Trinidad and loved it! I’m a lover of ginger and fudge as well so this was right up my alley. Once I returned home, I headed into the kitchen to recreate it and it turned out great. I’m going to share a few tips on how to be successful at making fudge.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE GREAT FUDGE
- Use a wider pot such as a 12 inch pot, this will reduce the cooking time.
- Make sure the sugar has melted completely before bringing to a boil.
- Use low to medium heat, do not use high heat or the sugar will burn.
- Stir, stir, stir and do not step away from the fudge as it burns quickly.
- Think ahead by having a cup of cold water ready, prep the pan and have all necessary utensils nearby.
Get the Recipe GINGER FUDGE (video)
- 12 0z can evaporated milk
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp of finely grated ginger*
- Place milk, sugar and butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium to low heat and melt sugar while stirring, about 10 mins. Next bring to a boil then add finely grated ginger. Allow the fudge to simmer for about 15 minutes while stirring constantly.
- Test the fudge to by dropping a small amount in a cup of cold water to see if it has reached soft boil stage. You can also use a candy thermometer and remove from heat at 240-250 degrees.
- Remove from heat an let sit for about 3 minutes before mixing vigorously until the fudge has thickened, this should take about 10 minutes. You can also mix with a hand mixer.