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Jamoncillo de Leche | Mexican Fudge ~ X for Xalapa, Mexico

>>  Saturday, September 27, 2014

Learn to make this delicious Milk Fudge from Mexico, called as the Jamoncillo de Leche. We are on X, since there are no countries starting with X, we decided to make a city starting with X. So I chose to make Xalapa. 

Ok while it might seem very vague as to why I would be so sure on this sinful treat to be part of this city, I read an article where the person eats this for dessert. I was discussing this with Vaishali, who naturally calls me, the moment she thinks I might want to call. This was many months ago and she was saying the city she chose was indeed known for the dish she was preparing. That led me search for a dish that was supposed to be found in this city as well.

When I had read this dish being served for dessert, I was so thrilled. Seeing how much of a chocolate fudge this turns out to be, and remember I already have a load full of chocolate fudge shared, I was impatient to try this at the earliest. 



The recipe calls for Evaporated Milk. I haven’t seen our stores selling Evaporated Milk and knowing one can easily make it at home, I decided to opt for this. This post tells how we can make evaporated milk ourselves at home.  For 1 cup of evaporated milk, you will have to simmer 2 & ¼ cups of regular milk, constantly stirring, to bring it down to cup. We can also replace evaporated milk with a combination of whole milk and half and half (equal parts whole milk and cream).

It also used food colour for different shades. I simply stuck to cocoa powder.






Jamoncillo de Leche | Mexican Milk Fudge Recipe

Country/ City - Xalapa, Mexico
Category - Sweets, Desserts, Kid Friendly
Preparation Time - 20 - 30 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs

Ingredients Needed:

Sweetened condensed milk - 1 tin
Evaporated milk - 1 cup
Unsalted butter - 3 tbsp
Pinch of salt

How to make Jamoncillo de Leche

Have a parchment paper handy, placed on a greased pan. 

To make the evaporated milk, boil the milk in a thick bottom pan, constantly stirring to reduce the milk to 1 cup.

Then in the same pan, add the condensed milk, sieve the cocoa powder, and add butter. Cook till it forms a thick mass, and when you stir, the mixture should leave the sides. It takes about 20 - 25 mins.

When the fudge is ready, pour over the prepared sheet. Press on all sides to form even shape. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Cut into bite size pieces.


This delicious fudge joins the Kid's Delight Anniversary party. What's a party without a chocolate fudge! Come join the fun!


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16 comments :

Usha September 27, 2014 at 12:28 AM  

How can we resist chocolate! If not for my no desserts rule, I would have definitely tried this fudge.

Suma Gandlur September 27, 2014 at 12:40 AM  

Love the cocoa powder idea. I thought of trying this but has to let it go since it was similar to the one I made for Dominican Republic.

Varadas Kitchen September 27, 2014 at 1:40 AM  

That fudge looks fabulous! I am sure it tasted great. I have to make it again.

Wasn't it fun finding a region from a small region as compared to the whole country?

Priya Suresh September 27, 2014 at 2:19 AM  

Omg, this fudge looks absolutely chocolatey and terrific, prefect for me. So tempting.

vaishali sabnani September 27, 2014 at 6:38 AM  

Valli this fudge looks so sinful..I feel like getting in and picking just..yes just one of those. Like you guys I too am a chocolate fan ..wow..beautiful recipe from this city.

The Pumpkin Farm September 28, 2014 at 9:47 PM  

Fudge can be tricky if not done properly...i like that your chocolate recipes always hold up, your love for chocolate is visible clearly :)...another to the repertoire

Harini-Jaya R September 30, 2014 at 7:50 PM  

The fudge looks sinful!! Each of us has a story behind the research for 'X' :)

Pavani N September 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM  

OMG, that chocolate fudge looks absolutely irresistible. Like Pradnya said making fudge is tricky and needs precise timing -- your's turned out just perfect.

Gayathri Kumar October 8, 2014 at 12:08 PM  

Wow! That looks so chocolatey. I am bookmarking this to make it for Sruti..

Padmajha PJ October 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM  

Thanks on the tip for making evaporated milk at home. I never even thought of it! And the dessert looks absolutely sinful! Am sure my kids will love it!

Archana Potdar October 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM  

This is done for Diwali. Thnaks for the tip on evaporated milk.

Manjula Bharath October 29, 2014 at 8:14 AM  

wow thats an super aadictive and tempting chocolate fudge :) I want to grab some right away !!

Chef Mireille October 29, 2014 at 8:13 PM  

amazing texture

Sreevalli E November 5, 2014 at 6:58 AM  

Tempting & addictive bite's.

Priya Srinivasan November 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM  

Valli, i think you must having a lot of fudge recipes by now!!! another tempting chocolate recipe, irresistible!!! :)

Sapana Behl December 8, 2014 at 3:32 PM  

So tempting fudges, love to taste some.

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