Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge
Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Do you remember a sweet from Allens called Milko Chews, or Milko sticks? They were always kept on the corner store counter near the redskins. I’ve just made a Vanilla fudge that tastes almost exactly like a milko!

Vanilla Fudge Plate

Vanilla Fudge Plate

This fudge has the same milky, sweet vanilla flavour, and is deliciously moreish! When I took my first bite I was instantly transported back in time. I imagined being a girl in the mid 1970’s and sweets were 1 and 2 cents each. In those days a bag of mixed lollies was my favourite treat.

Queens Vanilla Fudge

Queens Vanilla Fudge

Even if you’ve never had a Milko I’m sure you’ll still appreciate the rich vanilla flavour of this fudge.

Simple Vanilla Milko Fudge

Simple Vanilla Milko Fudge

I found the recipe on the Queen Fine Foods website. Actually the recipe kind of found me! I spotted an amazing image of the fudge and I knew I would have to make it. It looked so perfect! So I clicked over to the Queen Fine Foods website and signed up for their free vanilla eBook. You may be wondering if this is a sponsored post for Queen’s. I promise it isn’t. I just love vanilla and in particular the Queens vanilla products.

Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge


  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 40mL Queen Glucose Syrup
  • 4 teaspoons Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2 teaspoons Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  • 200g white chocolate, chopped


  1. Line a 16 x 26cm pan with great proof paper.
  2. In a saucepan, combine condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose. Heat on medium until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved, then bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring continuously, for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat, and wait for bubbles to disappear. Add the vanilla paste and extract and stir to combine. When vanilla is mixed through, add chocolate and stir until smooth and no chocolate lumps remain.
  4. Pour into prepared pan, cool on bench for 2-3 hours before transferring to refrigerator. Cut into even pieces and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Thermomix
  6. Place broken up chocolate into Thermomix. Lid on 5 seconds at speed 9. Remove the chocolate and set aside for later use.
  7. Add condensed milk, chopped butter, sugar, and glucose syrup to Thermomix. Place the lid on the Thermomix but not the MC. Cook for 8mins at 100C on speed 3.
  8. Open the lid and scape the sides and bottom of bowl with spatula.
  9. Cook for a further 20mins at Varoma Temp on Speed 3 without the MC.
  10. Add the chopped chocolate, and both types of vanilla to the Thermomix. Combine for 10 secs on Speed 3-4.
  11. Repeat this process until the chocolate has melted and is combined.
  12. Pour the fudge into a lined square 20 x 20cm tin or slice tin, refrigerate until set.
  13. Slice the fudge into squares.

The recipe on the Queens website is for a stove top fudge method. When I make fudge I prefer to make it in the Thermomix. I’ve converted the recipe from the Queens website for use with a Thermomix. The Thermomix makes a never fail fudge. All ingredients are taken to the correct temperatures and there is no chance of being splashed by a boiling sugar mixture, or worse still, burning the bottom of the fudge. If you don’t have a Thermomix you can still make the fudge as I have included the Queens Fine Food’s method also.

Thermomix Queens Vanilla Fudge

Thermomix Queens Vanilla Fudge

I would love to hear what you think about this recipe. Even if you don’t have time to make it today make sure you pin it for later.

If you love fudge as much as I do why not take a look at these other delicious fudges I’ve made for the website. I’m not which is my favourite, the Salted Caramel Fudge or the Nutella Fudge Brownie?

Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie LR

Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Also, if you would like FREE Thermomix recipes, from all the best Australian Food Bloggers, join the Thermomix Kitchen group page. Some really fabulous food bloggers are sharing their best dishes on this page just for you :).

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  1. I do remember those at the milkbar Julie. These look so delicious. I bet you couldn’t stop at one. Hope you are keeping wellx

  2. You have taken me back to childhood! I always found Milkos and Red Skins dangerous sweets because I wasn’t restrained enough to suck them, and chewing always led to teeth being stuck together. That was part of the fun though 😉 Well done on recreating the flavours of a Milko here!

    • Hehe I used to eat them the same way!! Sometimes I thought I would accidentally pull a tooth out when I tried to separate my teeth!!

  3. Have never had a milko…these fudge look really rich and moreish!

  4. I don’t think we ever had Milkos growing up in the UK but who cares when we’re talking about something this delicious! I never met a fudge I didn’t like and I don’t think this one is going to be any exception!

  5. Hi Julie, never heard of a milko before, but I do love anything vanilla. Pinned for later. Have a wonderful week-end!

  6. I do remember Milko’s and Redskins. Redskins were my favourite, wish you could work out how to make them 🙂 I always buy Queens vanilla paste in the tube now. It’s really good stuff. Husband is about to go shopping so I’ll give these a go today. Thanks!

  7. Oh yes! I remember milko chews and red skins and white knights! Those were the days 🙂 Thank you for bringing it back Julie.

  8. I haven’t had milko chews but I do remember my grandmother’s coconut vanilla fudge that we all adored. I don’t think I’ve had fudge since so I’m very motivated to make these. Such beautiful photos, Julie – that light!

  9. I have no idea what milko chews are but these look so good Julie I am sure they taste fantastic 🙂

  10. Hi Julie,

    I made these and yes they totally taste like a Milko just not chewy of course. I’m keeping mine in the freezer and stealing little bits each day 🙂 Thanks!

    • I’m so pleased you tried my Vanilla
      Fudge Sue?? I’m so happy you like them! I’m making another batch for my father in law at the moment ?? Thanks so much for letting me know you liked the fudge, it makes my day to get such lovely comments ?

  11. Awww I used to love Milkos! And Redskins too!

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