Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

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Recently Carnation launched a Vegan Condensed Milk and it inspired me to attempt to make a real vegan fudge. I’ve already made a Vegan Coconut Fudge using condensed coconut milk but I wanted to create something with different flavours or as authentic as our typical Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge.

What is Carnation Vegan Condensed Milk like?

The Carnation Vegan Condensed Milk Alternative is, as the name suggests, an alternative to condensed milk that works in the same way as condensed milk, to offer a great vegan substitute for condensed milk in recipes.

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

Unliked condensed milk, the Carnation Condensed Milk Alternative is made from oat flour and rice flour. Because of this, the only similarity to condensed milk is the consistency. It doesn’t taste the same and doesn’t look the same – which isn’t surprising as it doesn’t have milk in it.

Because the Vegan Condensed Milk isn’t quite the same as the typical condensed milk we would use, the slow cooker fudge that we’ve created isn’t the same as non-vegan fudge. You couldn’t create an exact replica without using some sort of milk in it.

But, having said that, it is a really delicious alternative and if you like vegan chocolate then you will like this vegan chocolate fudge. It’s a great dairy free option for people that can’t have fudge with milk in it.

What chocolate do you use for this dairy free fudge?

Dairy free chocolate generally has more cocoa solids than chocolate with dairy in it so I’ve had to try this recipe a few times to get it right. If you use all milk chocolate the fudge will turn out quite rich as if you’d used dark chocolate so for a more milk chocolate fudge consistency you need to use a mix of milk and white chocolate.

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

For this dairy free fudge it doesn’t make a difference if the chocolate is at room temperature or used straight from the fridge and you can use bars or dairy free chocolate chips, whatever you prefer or have to hand. For reference, we used Free From Kitchen chocolate for this recipe.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This vegan slow cooker fudge keeps well in the fridge, in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. The flavour matures over the first couple of days of it being in the fridge so you get the full flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

Can you make this fudge in the microwave?

Many people make fudge in the microwave but I much prefer the control I have when I make it in the crock pot or slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker, make it in the fudge by putting the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heating on short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between. Then follow the instructions as per the recipe below.

Do you cook slow cooker fudge high or low temperature?

We always cook fudge on a high slow cooker temperature setting and it takes around 40 minutes in total. You could make it on the low setting but it would take longer and would still need to be stirred regularly. You may as well keep the slow cooker on high and be done in under an hour! Don’t worry, as long as you stir it regularly it won’t burn.

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

When cooking, is the slow cooker fudge lid on or off?

When making this slow cooker fudge, you need to remove the slow cooker lid otherwise excess moisture would be retained in the slow cooker pot and the fudge wouldn’t thicken as it needs to.

If you’re looking for other fudge flavours to try, why not give our Parma Violet Fudge, Oreo Fudge or Love Hearts Fudge a try? You can see all our fudge recipes to date here.

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge doesn’t need any special equipment to make it, and you probably already have everything you need at home, but this is the equipment we use:

Once you’ve got everything you need to make the fudge you can just keep making it again and again – in so many different flavours too!

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

So here’s our super easy slow cooker dairy free fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin Carnation Vegan Condensed Milk
  • 200 g dairy free/vegan milk chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips
  • 300 g dairy free/vegan white chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When completely melted, thick and well combined, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

If you’d like to pin or print this Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge recipe for making fudge later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

This is a great vegan slow cooker fudge option for people that can’t have fudge with milk in it. Using vegan condensed milk and free from chocolate.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 397 ml Carnation Vegan Condensed Milk
  • 200 g dairy free/vegan milk chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips
  • 300 g dairy free/vegan white chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When completely melted, thick and well combined, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Slow Cooker Vegan Fudge

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