This creamy orange fudge recipe with sweetened condensed milk is a new one for me. One of my readers asked me if I could post a recipe for it.
Fudge That Tastes Like a Creamsicle
So I took this basic fudge recipe, swapped out some of the ingredients, and came up with something wonderful.
I had no idea what to expect, but I think it turned out really good. After I make it a few more times, I’ll probably tweak it some more … because that’s what I do.
I used to get teased about not letting things go when they were good. My argument is that it’s good now, so let’s make it even better.
Anyway, I brought some of this to my daughter and son-in-law’s business.
One of their employees said it tasted like a Creamsicle. Obviously, that’s a good thing because who doesn’t like Creamsicles?
Update: I made this again, and again, it turned out good. However, I still need to tweak it a bit more.
As is the case with all of my fudge, you don’t need many ingredients for the creamy orange fudge. The main ingredients are white chocolate chips and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
For flavor, add orange extract. And since there is no color, you’ll need food coloring (orange or a mixture of red and yellow), and orange zest.
For exact measurements of each ingredient, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by clicking on the “print” button.
How to Make Creamy Orange Fudge
In order for everything to fall into place without the candy hardening before you’re ready, go ahead and zest the orange.
Set the zest aside to add later.
Since this will be marbled, you’ll need to have two separate bowls—one medium and one small.
Pour 2/3 of a can of sweetened condensed milk into the larger bowl. Then pour the remaining sweetened condensed milk into the smaller bowl.
Now add 2/3 of the white chocolate chips to the larger bowl and the rest of them to the smaller bowl.
Stir the larger bowl and heat in the microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes. Remove the larger bowl and repeat with the smaller bowl.
If the chips haven’t melted, return the bowls to the microwave in 30 second increments.
After the chips have melted, add 6 drops of orange food coloring (or 4 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow) to the larger bowl.
Or if you want more white, do the opposite and add food coloring to the smaller bowl. If you choose to do that, you’ll need less food coloring.
So I would decrease it to 2 drops of red and 1 drop of yellow.
There are 2 ways to marble the fudge. You can swirl the orange mixture into the white mixture before pouring it into the pan.
That was what I did last time. However, I thought I’d do something different this time because I thought it would provide more color contrast.
So I poured the orange mixture into the pan and then added the white mixture before swirling it.
I really couldn’t tell much difference.
So try it either way. I’m sure it will turn out at least as good as mine did.
I think it’s a tad easier to swirl it in the pan. After I poured in the white fudge, I swirled it with the knife.
Allow the mixture to cool and set before cutting. I put mine in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
Garnish Your Creamy Orange Fudge
You can add more orange zest on top of the fudge, or you can garnish it with candy.
I used the candy orange slices the first time I made it, but you can also use little candy pumpkins or sprinkles.
The second time I made it, I didn’t add any garnish. After all, the candy is pretty as-is, and it really doesn’t need anything else.
This is your fudge, so decorate it however you like. Check out these fun candy decorations from Amazon.
- 1-1/2 bags of white chocolate chips
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 3 tablespoons of orange extract (more if you want a stronger orange flavor)
- 1 tablespoon of orange zest
- Orange food coloring (or mix yellow and red to make orange)
- Line an 8” x 8” baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Zest an orange until you have 1 tablespoon of zest.
- Pour 2/3 of a can of sweetened condensed milk into a medium-size bowl that’s microwavable. Pour the remaining 1/3 into a smaller bowl.
- Add the food coloring to the contents of the smaller bowl and stir until blended.
- Pour one bag of white chocolate chips into the larger bowl and 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips into the smaller bowl.
- Microwave each of them on high for 2 minutes and stir.
- Alternate microwaving each bowl in 30-second intervals until all of the chips have melted.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the orange extract to the larger bowl and stir. Add 1 tablespoon of the orange extract to the smaller bowl and stir.
- Carefully pour the orange contents of the smaller bowl into the white contents of the larger bowl and swirl with a blunt knife. (Another option is to pour the contents of the larger bowl into the pan and add the contents of the smaller bowl. You can swirl it in the pan.)
- Allow your fudge to set for a couple of hours before cutting.
It takes about 2 hours to set if you place it on a countertop. You can quicken the process by putting it in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 1g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.