This fudge recipe brings together the smoothness of white chocolate, the juicy flavor of strawberries, and a bubbly touch of champagne. It’s a special and delightful sweet that’s simple yet impressive.
Cousins, today we’re taking your taste buds on a first-class journey with a treat that’s dressed to impress. Imagine this: the elegance of champagne and the sweet flirtation of strawberries, all wrapped up in a decadent white chocolate embrace. Yes, we’re talking about Strawberries and Champagne Fudge. So put on your apron like it’s your finest silk robe because we’re about to whip up some luxury.
- White Chocolate Chips (3 cups): The star of the show, providing a rich and creamy base that’ll make your heart sing.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk (1 can): This is the silky-smooth sidekick that binds our flavors in sweet harmony.
- Champagne (1/4 cup): Adds a pop of sophistication and a hint of extravagance to every bite.
- Fresh Strawberries (for 1/2 cup puree): Because nothing says love like the fresh, juicy taste of strawberries.
- Salt (a pinch): Just a hint to balance the sweetness and bring out the full profile of flavors.
Let’s Make This Fudge
- Prepare Your Pan: Line an 8-inch square pan with wax paper, letting the paper hang over the edges for an easy lift later on.
- Melt and Combine: In a saucepan, gently melt your white chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk over low heat, stirring until you’ve got a mixture smoother than a silk gown.
- Champagne Time: Whisk in the champagne and watch as it works its fizzy magic into the mix.
- Berry Bliss: Fold in that fresh strawberry puree along with a pinch of salt, turning your fudge into a berry-studded treasure.
- Color Me Fancy: If you’re feeling a touch more whimsical, a few drops of red food coloring will give your fudge that rosy glow.
- Chill and Set: Pour your fudge mixture into the pan, smooth out the top, and let the fridge do its thing until your fudge is firm and ready to be devoured.
Tips and Tricks
- Quality Matters: Opt for a good-quality white chocolate – it makes all the difference when it comes to taste and texture.
- Puree Perfection: For the smoothest puree, blend your strawberries well and strain to remove the seeds.
- Slow and Steady: Keep the heat low when melting your chocolate. Patience is key to preventing a chocolate catastrophe.
- To Cut or Not to Cut: Use a warm knife to slice your fudge – it’ll glide through like butter.
So, there you have it, sweet friends – Strawberries and Champagne Fudge that’ll make your heart and soul sing with joy. It’s a little slice of luxury that doesn’t need a special occasion, because, let’s be honest, every day is worth celebrating when you’ve got fudge like this. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share (or not; we don’t judge)!
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Strawberries and Champagne Fudge Recipe
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup champagne
- 1/2 cup strawberry puree from fresh strawberries
- A pinch of salt
- Red food coloring optional
- Line an 8-inch square pan with wax paper, ensuring the paper is smooth and extends over the edges for easy removal.
- Combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is well combined.
- Stir in the champagne and mix thoroughly. The mixture will slightly fizz; continue to stir until it returns to a smooth consistency.
- Add the strawberry puree and a pinch of salt to the chocolate mixture. Stir until the puree is fully incorporated.
- For a more vibrant color, stir in a few drops of red food coloring until the desired hue is achieved.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
- Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours or until it is firm.
- Once set, use the wax paper to lift the fudge out of the pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into squares.
- Serve chilled and enjoy the harmonious blend of strawberries and champagne in this decadent fudge.