Old Fashioned White Fudge Recipe

It’s that time of year again.  I break down and start cooking with sugar.  Lots of sugar.  Read through this latest offering.  I don’t ferment anything at all!  I do slip in a little salt.  People don’t realize the importance of salt in recipes.  Just a little goes a long way.  Most “fudge” recipes call for evaporated milk and miniature marshmallows.  MY recipe for Old Fashioned White Fudge is much closer to fudge than the “easy” recipes can offer.  I think the end result tastes more like old time fudge, not marshmallows.

2 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. dairy sour cream
1/3 c. white corn syrup
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan; bring to a boil slowly, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Boil, without stirring, over medium heat, to 236 degrees on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Do not stir.

Add flavoring, beat until mixture starts to lose its gloss (about 8 minutes). Line a bread pan with wax paper to use as a mold.

Let the candy cool for a couple of hours and then cut it into bite sized pieces!

Cut the Old Fashioned White Fudge into squares.  Serve immediately.  This stuff keeps really well because it’s mostly sugar, but a covered candy dish or tin will keep it nicely moist and just a little chewy.  You don’t want it to dry out entirely because it will eventually turn into little bricks.

About John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.


  1. I am Soo soooo impressed thank you so much for sharing!!! I passed over Martha Stewart’s recipe for this I have never had good luck with her recipes and I’m so glad I did!!!

  2. I’ve been looking for a white fudge recipe my older sister used to make in the late 50’s.
    It was from a cookbook my mom had. It was the best ever….never tasted anything like it since. Don’t know what happened to cookbook when mom died but I sure wish I had it. Sister made it lots. Not made with sour cream, I do remember that. But, worth a try.

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