Dous Makos (Haitian Fudge)

Dous Makos is a type of vanilla fudge originating from Petit-Goave, Haiti. The candy typically contains 3 signature stripes a light colored vanilla layer, a chocolate layer, and a red layer made using food coloring.


  • 2 Cups of sugar

  • 1/2 Cups of Whole Milk

  • 1 Can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

  • 8 Tbs of butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp of Anise star extract

  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon

  • Red Food Coloring (Optional red layer)

  • 1/4 tsp of cocoa powder (Optional Dark brown layer)

  • wax paper

  • mini loaf pans


 – In a 3 quart non-stick pot, add all ingredients (except food coloring and cocoa power) and cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves while constantly stirring.

– Once sugar dissolves, raise heat to high and continue stirring for 20 – 25 min or until mix has a lava consistency. If you have a candy thermometer it will be around 115 °C/ 239 °F

– Remove the pot off the heat and continue stirring for another 10-15 min. The mix will start to lose its shinny color as it cools.

– * OPTIONAL – If you want to make the signature stripes, take half the mix and separate the half into 2 containers. Add 2 drops of food coloring in the first and a 1/4 tsp of coca powder in the second. Mix the thoroughly. *

– Place wax paper in the mini loaf pans and fill it with the mix.

– Allow the mix to cool and harden for about an hour.

– Remove the mix from the pan and slice vertically.

– Store in a cool place.



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