Try making this warming spiced gingerbread fudge, made fast in the microwave

My latest fudge flavour was inspired by a delicious Guinness ginger cake I made (a Nigella Lawson recipe – I love her recipes as they always work so well). Adding the warming spices of ginger, cinnamon and cloves to the fudge really evokes memories and looking forward to autumn and winter. But it was just as tasty in summer, and not really a flavour you’d expect to have.

Easy microwave gingerbread recipe

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I was pleased it worked really well, but you do need to be careful with how much spice you put in – cloves can be very strong, so don’t go too overboard. Err on the side of caution, so definitely a flat level spoon rather than heaped.

As with all my fudge, I like to make it in the microwave the easy way – with a base of just condensed milk and chocolate. Choose your chocolate as you wish – I prefer milk chocolate. If you’re using white you might end up with a slightly off white colour, and you might find you need to add a little more chocolate to the mix if it’s not setting very well. But for me, milk chocolate is the best.

gingerbread ingredients

Apart from a microwave, microwavable jug or bowl, baking or greaseproof paper and a tin or shallow container to set it in, you don’t need much else. And no major washing needed as when you cook the fudge in the microwave, it comes away really easily from the sides (I use a plastic jug)

slabs of gingerbread fudge

Fudge is great to eat at home – I think this gingerbread fudge would be great around halloween and in the run up to Christmas. Why not give it as a hostess present or thank you if you’re off to a party, or want to give a token gift. It just needs a few pieces in a pretty little tin or in a cellophane gift bag, tied with a ribbon. You’ll likely need to keep it in the fridge, as it will become softer if it’s left out in a warm kitchen.

close up of gingerbread fudge

Ingredients for gingerbread fudge

  • 397g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 400g milk chocolate (you can use white if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅕ tsp ground cloves

Ingredients

Pour the condensed milk and broken up chocolate into a microwavable jug or bowl. Microwave in short bursts until the chocolate is nearly melted.

When it’s nearly all melted stir in the spices. Heat until chocolate is fully melted. Mine takes around 1-2 mins (900W microwave).

Pour or spoon into a baking paper lined container or 20x20cm tin.

Put in the fridge to set for around 3 hours.

When set, remove from the tin using the lining and cut into 1 inch (ish) pieces. Store the uneaten fudge in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

I tend to split my tin of condensed milk into two, so I make one flavour and store the rest in the fridge. Just half or increase the ingredients as needed. Half will fit nicely in a plastic takeaway size box. You want the fudge to be around 1.5-2cm maximum depth so bear that in mind if you’re opting for a tin smaller than 20-22cm square.

If you don’t have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate and condensed milk together in a bain marie (double boiler), or on the hob in a pan over a gentle heat until it started going a bit matt in texture, and coming way from the side of the pan.

squares of gingerbread fudge on a star plate

Gingerbread fudge

Easy microwave gingerbread fudge recipe, bringing Christmas flavours all year round

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword fudge, microwave
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Author Emma

Ingredients

  • 397 g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate or white if you prefer
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Pour the condensed milk and broken up chocolate into a microwavable jug or bowl. Microwave in short bursts until the chocolate is nearly melted.

  2. When it’s nearly all melted stir in the spices. Heat until chocolate is fully melted. Mine takes around 2 mins (900W microwave).

  3. Pour or spoon into a baking paper lined container or 20x20cm tin.

  4. Put in the fridge to set for around 3 hours.When set, remove from the tin using the liningand chop into 1 inch (ish) pieces.

  5. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

What flavour fudge is your favourite?

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2 Comments

  1. I saw your link at the Lou Lou Girls Link Up. This fudge looks amazing! The kids and I will enjoy making this one. Pinned for later!

    • Emma

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m a bit obsessed with this easy fudge and all the different varieties. It’s not good for the waistline though!

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