Dulce de Leche (Jamoncillo) / Mexican Milk Fudge Candy

This traditional Mexican confection is a soft, sweet candy known as Mexican Milk Fudge. Just 4 ingredients and you have yourself a delectable piece of fudge. This recipe may be basic, but the taste is not! it's a rich and creamy fudge, with a deep, caramelized taste.

Mexican Milk Fudge Candy

The ingredients and method are simple...no candy thermometer is required. This easy-to-make fudge candy is sold throughout Mexico in dulcerias(candy stores) and in Hispanic grocery stores in the United States.

For This Recipe, You Will Need 4 Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract


Combine butter, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil and continue to simmer for 15 minutes stirring frequently with a wooden or silicone spatula.

Place a teaspoon of fudge in a bowl with cold water to test. Drain water and mold fudge into a ball with your fingers. If you are able to form a ball, fudge is ready for the next step. If not, continue simmering and stirring for a couple of minutes and test again.

Carefully transfer the fudge to a bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium-low for 5 minutes. 

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Fudge will begin to set. Immediately transfer to the prepared pan, evenly spreading with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 90 minutes. Slice into squares.

Dulce de Leche (Jamoncillo) Mexican Milk Fudge Candy

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, good for 1 week.

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