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A tablespoon of sloe gin

Sloe Gin Fudge

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A delicious recipe combining homemade sloe gin and fudge.

Homemade sloe gin fudge is the perfect Christmas present ~ if you can bear to give it away!

Alternatively, if you have any sloe gin left over after Christmas, maybe the odd dribble left at the bottom of a bottle, then this sloe gin fudge recipe is perfect for that remaining thimbleful.

Total Time 1 hour


  • 397 g condensed milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp liquid glucose
  • 1/4 cup sloe gin Homemade sloe gin if you have it.


  1. Add all the ingredients, except the sloe gin and butter, to a non-stick pan.

  2. Preferably use a pan that has high sides. The fudge mixture will rise up when it reaches a certain temperature and can boil over and make a mess of your cooker top if your pan is too shallow.

  3. Stir constantly over a medium heat while the sugar granules dissolve completely until the mixture comes to a boil.

  4.  Take care not to let the mixture catch on the bottom of the pan and burn.

  5. The mixture needs to reach 115c. Preferably use a sugar thermometer. It saves a lot of time and hassle over the soft ball method.

    Fudge boiling at 115 degrees
  6. Don't rush this stage. Keep stirring. It will feel like an eternity to get to the magic 115c. But probably only about 10 mins.

  7. When your mixture has reached 115c (a higher temperature will result in a harder fudge) remove from the heat and cool in the pan until the temperature has dropped to 70c.

    A tablespoon of sloe gin
  8. Add the homemade sloe gin and butter.

  9. Alcohol has a boiling point of 78.2c. Don't be tempted to add your gin before your mixture has cooled below this point. It will simply evaporate and your fudge will taste less 'ginny'.

  10. Beat your mixture as it cools to avoid your fudge developing a grainy texture. It is perfectly acceptable to use an electric whisk ~ unless you have masochistic tendencies.

  11. As soon as your sloe gin fudge starts to thicken (it will become paler and more matt) pour it into a container. My favourite is a square silicon one.

  12. Let your fudge cool in the fridge then cut into squares

    sloe gin fudge

Recipe Notes


For a recipe on how to make homemade sloe gin please click here.

And for some deliciously easy autumnal sloe gin cocktails click here.



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