This mint chocolate chip fudge recipe is so easy to mix up with a few ingredients, and tastes just like mint chocolate chip ice cream!
mint chocolate chip fudge
A mint chocolate chip fudge recipe has been on my to-do list for awhile. Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream, so I’m in love with this fudge! It tastes just like the ice cream. It’s melt-in-your mouth delicious, and it looks so pretty.
We describe every recipe on this blog as “easy” and “made with few ingredients.” But even so, you may want to check out our fudge FAQ page for tips and tricks. Sometimes different ingredients, such as store-brand condensed milk or store-brand chocolate vs name brand, can change the texture of fudge, and it’s helpful to know this before you start.
how to make mint chocolate chip fudge
This mint chocolate chip fudge recipe is essentially a vanilla fudge recipe with mint flavoring (and a bit of food coloring) and chocolate chips.
- Line an 8-inch square baking pan with lightly greased parchment paper or non-stick foil.
- You may also use an 9-inch square pan if that is what you have, but the fudge will be a bit thinner.
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl place 2 2/3 cups white chocolate chips and a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Use the residual heat to stir the mixture well until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. This may take a minute or two. If necessary, microwave for additional 15 second intervals.
- Alternatively, melt the chocolate and milk in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water.
- For best results, melt the chips with heat only until they are about three-quarters of the way melted, then rely on residual heat to fully melt the chocolate chips, rather than adding additional heat. This prevents scorching.
- I find that Nestle white chocolate chips melt a bit thinner than Ghiradelli brand. So if you’re using the latter, you may want to reduce the number of chocolate chips to 2 1/2 cups.
- We have also found that some store-brand sweetened condensed milks can be very thin. If you think the milk looks thin, increase the amount of chocolate chips to 3 cups.
- Stir in a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of mint extract. If desired, stir in a few drops of green food coloring.
- For a stronger mint flavor, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of extract. I prefer “mint” extract instead of “peppermint extract.” If you already own peppermint extract, you can use that effectively, too.
- For green food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Paste in Leaf Green.
- Gently fold in 2/3 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- TIP: Freeze or refrigerate the chocolate chips before making the fudge to minimize the chips melting into the fudge!
- Scrape the fudge evenly in the prepared pan and chill until firm, 2 hours to overnight. Lift the fudge out of the pan by grasping the edges of the foil and cut into squares.
How should you store fudge?
With proper wrapping and care, your fudge can last for weeks at room temperature. Wrap fudge in wax paper and store in an air-tight container. You can also wrap the fudge in plastic wrap and tin foil and place in a zip-top bag. Or fill a tin with parchment or wax paper and fill with fudge. Well-wrapped, you may also keep your fudge in the refrigerator, although fudge will dry just a bit more quickly in the refrigerator.
If wrapped well, you may freeze fudge for up to 3 months. To thaw the fudge, remove the fudge from the freezer and let sit at room temperature for a couple hours before unwrapping to prevent condensation.
check out this video on how to make mint chocolate chip fudge
printable mint chocolate chip fudge recipe
With just a few ingredients and a microwave, you can mix up this delicious, easy mint chocolate chip fudge recipe.
- 2 2/3 cup white chocolate chips 16 ounces
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
- pinch salt
- 1- 1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
- few drops green food coloring optional
- 2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, chilled
Line an 8-inch square pan with non-stick foil or lightly greased parchment paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place the white chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir well, using the residual heat, to full melt the chocolate and until the mixture is smooth. This may take a minute or two. If needed, microwave for 15 second intervals more.
Stir in a pinch of salt and the extract. If desired, stir in a few drops of green food coloring.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Chill for 2 hours to overnight.
Cut into squares.
See blog post for notes on variations in brands of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips.
Chill your chocolate chips to minimize the chocolate melting into the fudge.
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