Fudge is a type of confectionery which is usually very sweet, extremely rich and sometimes flavoured with cocoa. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 Â°F (116 Â°C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Chocolate can also be mixed in to make chocolate fudge. Fudge can also be used in brownies. "Hot Fudge" in the U.S. and Canada is usually understood to be chocolate in regards to ice-cream. Hot fudge is made by heating chocolate fudge, which is typically used as a topping for ice cream, particularly sundaes and parfaits. It may also occasionally be topped upon s'mores.