Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

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Regular readers may think that I have a bit of a slow cooker fudge addiction having published half a dozen fudge recipes over the last few months. I just love making fudge, and this recipe is the grand finale.

You see, when I was making all the previous recipes I realised that it wasn’t suitable for anyone that was dairy free so I wanted to make a dairy free, vegan alternative so that more people could enjoy slow cooker fudge.

Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

How do you make Dairy Free Vegan Slow Cooker Fudge?

When putting together this three ingredient vegan fudge recipe I was searching for an alternative to traditional sweetened condensed milk and I found condensed canned coconut milk.

This meant I had to stick with a coconut flavour to the fudge and ideally I’d love to find a more neutral flavour condensed milk so that I can make different varieties of fudge. If you know of any alternatives please do let me know. I’ll share more vegan fudge recipes when I’ve found an alternative.

Since the time of writing, Carnation have launched a vegan condensed milk alternative which I’ve made a more traditional flavour fudge using. You can see that recipe here.

The recipe then just uses delicious dairy free white chocolate and dessicated coconut. I used Sainsburys Free From chocolate but you can use any vegan chocolate or milk free chocolate that works for you although I’d stick to white chocolate as it compliments the coconut flavour in this vegan chocolate fudge recipe perfectly.

Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

When cooking this super easy dairy free fudge it doesn’t have the same consistency as our typical slow cooker fudge so, if you’ve made normal condensed milk fudge previously this is something to be aware of.

As we used coconut milk it’s very oily and the fudge has a really oily consistency whilst cooking in the crock pot and it’s only right at the end that the mixture transforms into a nice, creamy consistency. Bare with it until you get through the coconut oil phase – it’s worth it!

Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This slow cooker home made 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.

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker fudge works because condensed milk has a really high sugar content, needed to create that beautifully rich fudge. Evaporated milk isn’t the same, doesn’t have that sugar content and isn’t thick enough to help the fudge thicken and set. You can’t use evaporated milk in these recipes – so get some condensed milk instead.

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!

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

When making 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.

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge doesn’t need anything special 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!

So here’s our Vegan Dairy Free Fudge recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Break the dairy free 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 thick and well combined, stir in the dessicated coconut
  • Pour 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 Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge recipe for later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

This is a super simple vegan and dairy free slow cooker fudge recipe with a lovely consistency and so much coconut flavour.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 ml condensed coconut milk
  • 400 g dairy free white chocolate – can be bars or vegan chocolate chips – at room temperature
  • 50 g desiccated coconut

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 thick and well combined, stir in the dessicated coconut
  • Pour 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.

Vegan Dairy Free Slow Cooker Coconut Fudge

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