Strawberries and cream fudge is a take on a quintessentially British favourite. Heading into summer, we enjoy the flavour combination in a more often variety of ways. From classic Victoria sponge cakes to enjoying it on scones, the two flavours are just meant to go together! 😊
This is a shout out to all of you strawberries and cream lovers! This post is especially for you! 😍
What does it mean to you?
When you think of strawberries and cream, what comes to mind?
For some people, strawberries and cream represents summer, with warmer beautiful sunny lazy days enjoying a bowl of cold strawberries and cream (lightly whipped or otherwise!). Here in the UK, strawberries and cream has become synonymous with Wimbledon, as it has been enjoyed by spectators of the sport since the first tournament in 1877.
Others think of Valentine’s day when they think of strawberries and cream: the delicate combination of the two flavours coupled with the beautiful colours making it a sweet treat to share with your sweetheart 💕
For me, strawberries and cream make me think about summertime and baking. My family and I have a brilliant time every year going strawberry picking locally for the sweetest berries we can find. After this, we usually rush home to enjoy them with some crushed meringues and softly whipped cream. Yum!
Mixing it up
Me being me, I like to keep the flavours and memory of summertime going all through the year. This means getting creative in the kitchen and bringing all the beautiful tastes and memories of childhood and strawberry-filled summer days together. Some of the ways I do this is in cakes, like a Victoria sponge, scones, cheesecakes or even in ice cream! All amazingly delicious!!
For today’s post, I’m sharing one of these ways: fudge! The strawberries and cream fudge I’m sharing today is beautifully creamy, without any risk of crystallised sugar, and all the yum of strawberries and cream. Perfect!
And if you’re a fantastic fudge fan, don’t forget to check out the other easy scrumptious fudge recipes I’ve shared with you too: cookies and cream, Biscoff, rum and raisin, and gingerbread. Do check them out, they’re all just as easy to make! 😊
This is not your traditional fudge
To make a basic traditional fudge, milk, double cream and sugar are heated together until it reaches the soft ball stage, then chill to set. Luckily for you, today’s strawberries and cream fudge is really quick and easy to make. In actual fact, I prefer the creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture of this version to the traditional one (shhh don’t tell anyone!). And as an added bonus, it is waaaaay less time-consuming to make!!
To make this gorgeous fudge, you just melt white chocolate down before stirring in the condensed milk. After it’s well mixed, tip about ⅔ the mixture into a lined pan, spreading it out evenly into a flat layer. Finally, the remaining fudge mixture is combined with strawberry jelly and then swirled over the cream layer in the pan.
A little note to remember too: avoid light condensed milk, as I find it doesn’t set the fudge as well. Go for the non-light version for the best results!
At its basic level, that’s the fudge done! Thanks to my love of all things pretty, it isn’t a surprise that I like to finish this fudge off with an additional sprinkling of freeze-dried strawberries. Pretty and delicious, could you ask for more? 😘
And that’s it! Super quick, crazy easy, absolutely divine strawberries and cream fudge. No need for Wimbledon or any other special occasion to whip this up, just enjoy anytime! 😊