Orange Dreamsicle Fudge – Experience the blend of sweetness and tangy orange essence with our irresistible Orange Dreamsicle Fudge. This dessert embodies the flavors that bring pure delight to your taste buds. With a few ingredients, you can craft a masterpiece that’s perfect, for satisfying your sweet cravings.
I can still vividly recall the first time I prepared this Orange Dreamsicle Fudge in my kitchen. The air was filled with the aroma of butter and sugar intertwining. As I added the orange extract a refreshing citrus scent began to fill the room. The real magic happened when I swirled together the orange mixtures resulting in a marble pattern that looked almost too beautiful to devour. My husband and child were captivated by the mesmerizing colors. Couldn’t resist sneaking a taste even before it had fully set. Witnessing their faces light up with each bite was a joy. From that day forward this recipe became a beloved family favorite.
What makes this Orange Dreamsicle Fudge truly special?
What distinguishes this Orange Dreamsicle Fudge is its blend of velvety creaminess with a zest of orange. The combination of chocolate and the vibrant kick, from orange extract creates a harmonious symphony of flavors that lingers in your memory. The marbled appearance of this fudge not only adds appeal but also ensures a delightful combination of flavors, with every bite. Whether you’re throwing a dessert gathering or simply pampering yourself with a moment of indulgence this fudge serves as a treat that brings joy and brightness to any occasion.
What You Need To Make This Orange Dreamsicle Fudge Recipe?
Heavy Cream: For a creamy texture it’s best to go for heavy cream that has a high fat content. This ingredient is crucial, for achieving the consistency that characterizes this fudge.
Sugar: Not only add sweetness. Also contribute to the fudges structure opt for granulated white sugar for optimal results.
Unsalted Butter: When it comes to baking unsalted butter is preferred as it allows you to have control over the salt content. It adds richness and flavor to the fudge.
Marshmallow Cream: For a softness and a subtle marshmallow flavor that enhances both texture and taste marshmallow cream is a choice.
White Chocolate Chips: The quality of chocolate chips plays a role. Look for a known brand with high cocoa butter content to achieve that melt-in-the-mouth quality. Lower-quality chocolate might result in a less creamy texture.
Orange Extract: To infuse the fudge with citrus flavor select a high-quality orange extract. This extract is key, in capturing the essence of an orange dreamsicle.
Orange Food Coloring: Adding food coloring can enhance the visual appeal of the fudge. Gradually add drops until you achieve your desired shade. Be careful not to overpower the flavor.
Steps To Make Orange Dreamsicle Fudge:
Step 1: Start by greasing a baking pan measuring 9×13 inches.
Step 2: Cover the greased pan, with parchment paper making sure it extends to the sides well.
Step 3: In a saucepan combine the butter, heavy cream, and sugar. Stir until the butter is fully melted and the mixture is well blended.
Step 4: Continue cooking until it reaches the softball stage at a temperature of 235°F.
Step 5: Keep stirring for 3 minutes while the mixture boils.
Step 6: Remove from heat and mix in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips until they are completely melted.
Step 7: Transfer 1 cup of this mixture to a bowl.
Step 8: Add extract and orange food coloring to the remaining mixture in the saucepan. Adjust the amount of food coloring until you achieve your desired shade.
Step 9: Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread it evenly.
Step 10: Using the bowl of mixture create dollops over the orange mixture in random spots within the pan.
Step 11: Take a butter knife and gently swirl through both mixtures to create an enchanting marble effect with streaks of white running through orange.
Step 12: Place the baking pan in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow it to set properly.
Step 13: Once set cut into squares. You can serve them right away or store them in an airtight container, for future enjoyment.
For achieving the marble effect, in your Orange Dreamsicle Fudge, you can try this technique; Once you’ve poured the orange mixture into the baking pan gently tap the pan on the counter to help settle it. Then take a toothpick or skewer. Carefully create swirls by dragging them through the dollops. This will give rise to patterns and a stunning marble effect that will surely impress your guests even before they take a bite. Just remember it’s important to be gentle and artistic with your swirling motion, in order to achieve that elegant finish.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate for this recipe?
While using white chocolate enhances the orange flavor you can try using milk chocolate for a different twist. Just keep in mind that it will change the taste.
How long does the fudge stay fresh?
If you store the fudge in an airtight container in a cool place it should stay fresh for a week.
Can I reduce the amount of sugar without affecting the texture?
The texture and sweetness of the fudge are influenced by its sugar content. While minor adjustments can be made, making significant reductions may impact the outcome.
Orange Dreamsicle Fudge
Immerse yourself in the harmony of flavors offered by our Creamy Orange Dreamsicle Fudge—a masterpiece that seamlessly combines the velvety smoothness of white chocolate with the invigorating zest of orange. From the moment butter, sugar and cream blend together to create a crescendo to the swirls of vibrant colors forming an enchanting marble dance each step is a journey, towards pure indulgence. Infused with memories of days this fudge captures the balance, between familiar comfort and exhilarating tanginess—a melodious chorus that invites you to revel in its sweet embrace. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitary bliss this fudge guarantees a symphony of delight.
- Prep Time: 15 MINUTES
- Total Time: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES
- Yield: 12 1x
2/3 c. heavy cream
3 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. unsalted butter
7 oz. marshmallow cream
2 c. white chocolate chips
3 teaspoons orange extract
Orange food coloring (up to 10 drops, based on preference)
Start by greasing a baking pan that measures 9×13 inches and line it with parchment paper making sure to cover all sides.
In a saucepan combine unsalted butter, (3/4 cup) heavy cream, (2/3 cup) and granulated sugar (3 cups). Stir the mixture until the butter melts completely and everything is well blended.
Continue cooking the mixture until it reaches 235°F, which is known as the softball stage. Stir for 3 minutes after reaching this temperature.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Quickly stir in marshmallow cream (7 oz.). White chocolate chips (2 cups) until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
Transfer about 1 cup of this mixture into a bowl. To the remaining mixture in the pan add orange extract (3 teaspoons) and, up to 10 drops of orange food coloring. Mix thoroughly until you achieve your desired hue.
Pour the mixture into the pan ensuring it spreads evenly across all areas.
Next drop dollops of the mixture on top of the one. Use a butter knife to swirl both mixtures creating an appealing marble effect.
Place the pan in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Until the fudge sets properly.
Finally cut into squares. Savor this combination of flavors and textures!
If you’re looking for a treat don’t worry! Our Creamy Orange Dreamsicle Fudge is made with ingredients that are naturally gluten-free. You can enjoy every bite without sacrificing taste or texture. Feel free to indulge in the combination of flavors and textures knowing that this scrumptious dessert is an option, for your gluten-free diet.
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