Sucre a la creme

September 23, 2011

Sucre a la creme

Sucre à la crème means Creamy Sugar. Want some yet?  This is also a dessert that is extremely popular in my familly. Both of my grandmas and my mom used to make it all the time when I was a child. Karl’s grandma makes it too and it’s so delicious, you just can’t stop eating it! I know it’s almost pure sugar so it’s obviously not a everyday thing but if you planning on entertaining for Thanksgiving or even for Christmas, this is the kind of recipe you want to make! It’s easy, quick, you can make it ahead of time AND it freezes quite well.

Let me know if you like it!! :)

Recipe from:

  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep. time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15 min


  • 3 Cup of brown sugar, pressed
  • 1/2 Pound of butter
  • 1 (185ml / 6oz) can of evaporated milk (Carnation Brand, if possible)
  • 2 1/2 Cup of icing sugar

Cooking instructions:

  1. In a medium size pot, add butter and brown sugar.
  2. Let it melt on low heat, whisking constantly.
  3. When the mixture reaches a boil, add the evaporated milk.
  4. Bring back to a full boil.
  5. Let it simmer for 10 minutes while whisking constantly, then take it off of the heat.
  6. Gradually, incorporate the icing sugar to the mixture with a hand or stand mixer.
  7. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Put wax paper in a 9 inch square pan and let it hang over the sides. Pour the mixture in the pan and let it cool in the fridge overnight.
  • Maggie @Maggiecooks

    This looks delicious! Here in mexico we have one that looks similar called “Jamoncillo” and it is really really good! :) 

  • The Procrastobaker

    I loveeee these kind of candy treats, so very much, and with a recipe as easy and gorgeous looking as this how could i ignore it :) lovely!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Really?? I will try it in the near future! Gracias Maggie!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Sasha:)

  • Rastaharobed

    it sounds like the fudge I ate in Edinburgh :)

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    It’s just like fudge but without chocolate/cocoa!! It’s delish!!!

  • Erik

    That’s standard Fudge in Britain, Chocolate Fudge is something separate. 

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    I read that yesterday! :)

  • Jana

    What a great idea. It sounds delicious and easy, my kind of food!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    :) hope you like it!

  • Natasha Frame

    Currently making some right now. =)

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Yay!:) let me know how it turns out!!:)

  • Natasha Frame

    It came out really goopy. =( I put it in the freezer. Hopefully it’ll harden some more.

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    How long did you leave it on to cook? I always put it in the fridge to make it harden a bit. I like nine soft but if you want it a bit harder, leave it on to cook for a bit longer (10 minutes).

  • SusanInLondon

    Mine came out goopy too. I wonder if there are two sizes of can in the US as there are here in the UK? I used the 12oz (410 g) tin. I cooked it for about 7 minutes but it’s never going to set.
    Any tips please?

  • Iadorefood

    Hi Susan!!! I am so srry that I forgot to specify the can size!!! if you used a 12oz can,you should double everything else since the recipe calls for a 6oz can. I am extremely sorry about that! I just put the specifics in the recipe so no one else gets a goopy sucre a la creme! thanks :)

  • Kim

    Is this your mother or grandmother’s recipe?


  • SusanInLondon

    Thanks. I should have realised. I’m still enjoying it with a spoon!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!


  • Carla

    Yes, this is fudge in the UK. Very popular sweet treat. If you make it slightly firmer and crumbly, it’s called “tablet” and is a national sweet treat in Scotland. Delicious!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thank Carla :)