Line a tin with parchment paper – I use a 7×10″ Brownie tin as it makes a nice depth of fudge!
Put the chopped chocolate into a heavy based pan, along with all of the condensed milk, and the Gin and Tonic Flavouring – melt on a low heat, stiring often so that the chocolate doesn’t catch on the bottom and burn and so that all the ingredients mix together well.
Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the microwave until fully melted, and mix in the condensed milk and flavouring afterwards.
If using actual gin, mix in at the end with the icing sugar in the next stage.
Once melted, tip in the sifted icing sugar and combine well, it make take a bit of beating. Add in the zest of one of the limes.
Stir through and pour into the tin and smooth over the mixture. Sprinkle on some more lime zest and press into the top of the fudge and store in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours to set, or overnight!
Once set – remove from the tin and cut into the squares (I cut 1″ squares) , return to the fridge for another couple of hours to finish setting if its still a little soft – ENJOY!
I bought my Gin and Tonic flavouring from Sainsbury’s as it was nice and cheap and worked well! They also do Rum flavouring, and Prosecco flavouring.
As I said above, I didn’t get on with using real Gin or Tonic as this is a condensed milk type fudge rather than a proper fudge. Just gin on its own works, but tonic causes it to not set. As a warning, even with the gin it can be still a little soft!
If your Gin is still a little soft, try leaving it in the fridge for another night, and it’ll harden. You can also add in another 200g of white chocolate to help, however that will reduce the flavour of the gin.
This fudge will last in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, in an airtight container.