Old Fashioned Fudge

Ah, the Old Fashioned Fudge – a timeless classic that has graced our tables for generations. Originating from the American kitchens of the 19th century, this dessert was a testament to the art of simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers created a velvety chocolate treat that melted hearts and brought families together. Over the years, the recipe has seen various adaptations, but the essence remains the same – pure, unadulterated chocolate goodness. Today, as we dive into this Vintage Velvety Chocolate Delight, we not only savor its rich flavor but also celebrate the culinary traditions that have been passed down through the ages. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a nostalgic journey of taste and memories!

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Old Fashioned Fudge

  • Author: Marsha



Granulated sugar 2 cups

Unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup

Whole milk 1 cup

Unsalted butter 1/4 cup

Pure vanilla extractt1 teaspoon

Salt 1/8 teaspoon


In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa, and whole milk. Stir them together until well mixed.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent it from burning.


Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer without stirring until it reaches the soft ball stage (when a small amount of the mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball).

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the unsalted butter and pure vanilla extract. Do not stir yet.

Let the mixture cool for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature.

Once cooled, add the salt and stir vigorously until the mixture thickens and loses its gloss.

Pour the fudge into a greased square dish and let it cool and set for several hours.

Once set, cut the fudge into squares and serve. Enjoy the velvety texture and rich flavor of this classic treat!

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