June 16, 2020

Most people would agree that there’s something special about smooth and creamy fudge. It is easily one of the best fixes for sweet cravings.

However, it is so rich that most people don’t eat much of it in one go. As a result, most people often end up with leftover fudge. 

Hence, many people wonder, can you freeze fudge to enjoy later on? Let’s find out!

I got some fudge for my birthday this year. It was amazing but it was also way too much. 

I just couldn't eat it fast enough. Thankfully, it is super easy to freeze fudge but you do need to follow the proper steps.

By the way, an important lesson learned is to defrost the fudge properly.

Can You Freeze Fudge?

If you are worried about your fudge going bad, we have good news for you. You can certainly freeze fudge!

When stored correctly, frozen fudge can last in the freezer for a long time, which means you don’t have to throw away fudge ever again. 

Without further ado – let’s take a look at how to freeze fudge.  

How to Freeze Fudge

Storing fudge in the freezer is easier than you may have imagined. The secret lies in the packing!

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to store fudge in the freezer. 

Step 1— Cut Individual Blocks  

When prepping fudge to freeze it, the first thing you should do is divide it into smaller portions. This approach is better than freezing the entire block as it makes it easier to defrost later. 

The next time you feel like having fudge, you can pull one or more portions from the freezer based on the quantity you require. 

However, if you are sure you will need the entire block at once, you can skip this step and freeze the whole block.  

Step 2— Wrap it Up 

Seal each portion using plastic wrap. Keep in mind that packing is the most important part of freezing fudge so make sure you take your time and do it properly. It will lock in moisture and keep your fudge from drying out.

We like to wrap it in wax paper and then wrap it in cling wrap. You could also seal it in a plastic freezer bag. Be sure to squeeze the air out of it before you zip it shut.

Step 3 — Pick the Right Container

Once you are done wrapping your fudge, it’s time to transfer them in a container. You need to pick the right container to store your fudge properly.

Opt for a freezer-safe container. Make sure it is airtight. You can also use heavy-duty freezer bags.

Step 4 — Seal and Label!

Place the container in the freezer and you are good to go. If you are using a bag, remove as much air as possible and seal it before placing it in the freezer.

Don’t forget to label your fudge!

Can you Freeze Fudge Made with Condensed Milk?

Well, now you know you can freeze fudge in four simple steps. But does this apply to fudge prepared using condensed milk as well?

Most definitely! You can freeze fudge made with condensed milk. Here’s the best way to do it!

  1. Cut fudge into smaller portions.
  2. Wrap them using a plastic wrap.
  3. Wrap them again using aluminum foil.
  4. Place in a heavy-duty freezer bag.  
  5. Press the air out of the bag and seal it! 

What Is the Best Way to Store Homemade Fudge?

You can store homemade fudge in the fridge as well as the freezer based on how long you want to store it. Fudge stored in the fridge can last for around 2 to 3 weeks. 

On the other hand, frozen fudge can last for up to 12 months. However, it is best to use it within six months. 

Stack of fudge piled up

How to Defrost Fudge

Are you ready to thaw frozen fudge? The best way to defrost frozen fudge is to place it in the fridge. Make sure you leave the wrappings in place. 

This will make sure that the moisture produced during defrosting remains on the wrapping and doesn’t affect the texture of the fudge. 

Once thawed, let the fudge rest at room temperature for 15 – 20 minutes before serving. It should be as good as freshly made fudge! 

Some Helpful Tips and Tricks!

  • Make sure your fudge is cold or at room temperature when you start prepping it to store in the freezer.
  • Always use airtight containers or plastic bags to store fudge. It will help maintain the consistency of the fudge and keep crystals from forming. 
  • You can double wrap plastic to lock in the sweetness and goodness of the fudge for longer.  
  • Store the fudge at the bottom or inner areas of the freezer. Avoid storing near the door as the temperature fluctuates in that portion and can cause the fudge to go bad.
  • Keep in mind that denser fudge freezes better than lighter fudge. So, if you plan on storing your fudge, keep it a bit dense!   

Now that you know how to store fudge, you can keep in the fridge or freezer at all times. Make as much fudge as you want without worrying about having to throw it away. Enjoy it whenever you want! 

Can You Freeze Fudge?

Can You Freeze Fudge?

This is how to freeze your favorite fudge so you can enjoy eating it later on. 

Ingredients

  • Fudge
  • Kitchen knife (optional)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Airtight containers
  • Freezer

Instructions

  1. Divide the fudge into smaller portions. This approach is better than freezing the entire block as it makes it easier to defrost later. However, if you are sure you will need the entire block at once, you can skip this step and freeze the whole block.  
  2. Seal each portion using plastic wrap. Keep in mind that packing is the most important part of freezing fudge so make sure you take your time and do it properly.
  3. Once you are done wrapping your fudge, it’s time to transfer them in an airtight container.
  4. Place the container in the freezer and you are good to go. If you are using a bag, remove as much air as possible and seal it before placing it in the freezer.

Notes

  1. Make sure your fudge is cold or at room temperature when you start prepping it to store in the freezer.
  2. Always use airtight containers or plastic bags to store fudge. It will help maintain the consistency of the fudge and keep crystals from forming. 
  3. Double wrap plastic to lock in the sweetness and goodness of the fudge for longer.  
  4. Store the fudge at the bottom or inner areas of the freezer. Avoid storing near the door as the temperature fluctuates in that portion and can cause the fudge to go bad.
  5. Keep in mind that denser fudge freezes better than lighter fudge. So, if you plan on storing your fudge, keep it a bit dense! 

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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