Strawberry Fudge

I’m so excited to share this Strawberry Fudge that I made my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, as it is absolutely yummy! I have made fudge a few times now. At Christmas I made vanilla and Baileys flavours as gifts to my family and my boyfriend. Once he had devoured the Christmas fudge (most of it before Christmas Day!) he asked if I could make him some Strawberry Fudge one day. I had to create my own recipe as a lot of fudge recipes use marshmallows (especially strawberry ones for some reason), and my boyfriend is a vegetarian so he can’t eat them because they contain gelatine. This turned out to be one of the best fudges I have ever made!

Jump straight to the recipe!

I started with caster sugar, butter and evaporated milk on a low-medium heat in a large pan. I stirred gently until the sugar and butter dissolved fully.

Then I added food colouring until it turned a nice light pink colour. Followed by strawberry flavouring, I used about 8 drops.

I used Sugarflair in Baby Pink and LorAnn Strawberry flavour oil.

Then I turned up the heat! I boiled the mixture for 10 minutes and stirred constantly. It does bubble away quite a lot and the mixture rises in the pan – use a bigger pan than you think you’ll need! A silicone spatula for stirring is also a must.

Once it was done I took it off the heat and stirred in white chocolate.

Finally I beat the fudge for about 10 minutes with a wooden spoon. This means stirring it quite aggressively! It will thicken up and start to lose it’s glossy finish.

Then I poured it into a square 8×8 tin lined with baking paper.

I sprinkled freeze dried strawberry pieces on top for an extra punch of fruity flavour, it looks really pretty too! Gently, I pressed the pieces into the fudge with my whole palm to make sure it stuck and so as not to cause any dents in the fudge.

I left the Strawberry Fudge to cool overnight in the tin, then took it out and sliced it in the morning. My boyfriend loved this and started munching on it straight away! I’m really pleased with how the recipe turned out and I am going to make more fudge in the future with different flavours and colours. This recipe is completely versatile and you can add any colour or flavour you fancy!


Strawberry Fudge

Yummy fudge with strawberry flavouring and freeze dried strawberry pieces

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Fudge
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 500 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Butter
  • 400 g Evaporated milk
  • Pink food colouring
  • 8 drops Strawberry flavouring I used LorAnn
  • 200 g White chocolate
  • 18 g Freeze dried strawberry pieces


  1. Heat the caster sugar, butter and evaporated milk on a low heat in a large pan. Stir gently until the sugar and butter dissolve fully
  2. Add enough food colouring until it turns a nice light pink colour. Then add 8 drops of the strawberry flavouring

  3. Turn up the heat and boil the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring constantly
  4. Take it off the heat and stir in the white chocolate
  5. Beat the fudge for about 10 minutes with a wooden spoon
  6. Pour it into a square 8x8 tin lined with greaseproof baking paper

  7. Sprinkle the freeze dried strawberry pieces on top and press the pieces into the fudge gently with your palm or the back of a spoon
  8. Leave the fudge to cool completely in the tin, then take it out and slice into squares
  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 weeks, or in the fridge for up to 3 weeks

If you like this, check out more of my Fudge recipes!

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Yum!!!! MUST make some strawberry fudge…..Love the colour. I always find it quite scary when it nearly boils over. Like it's going to take over the kitchen! You're right ….. you need a huge pan!!!!!

  2. I have been eyeing those freeze dried strawberries and raspberries and trying to come up with an excuse to use them! I love the idea of them on top of this amazing looking strawberry fudge! Yum! I wish someone would make this fudge for me! You have a lucky partner!

  3. Nice to see you back! I totally never knew that a lot of fudge recipes contained marshmallow, how strange! This fudge looks delicious, such a nice colour and looks so pretty with the freeze dried strawberries.

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