Whisky Tablet

To celebrate St Andrews day, we have come up with a wee whisky twist on the traditional tablet recipe.


  • 1 kg Granulated Sugar
  • 113g Unsalted Butter
  • One 396g can of Condensed Milk
  • 227ml of Milk
  • 15 ml Natural Vanilla Essence
  • 15 ml Whisky Syrup


  1. Lightly grease a baking tray (11 x 19 inches works well) with butter and set aside.
  2. Put the sugar and milk into a large, preferably heavy stainless steel saucepan (mixture will double in quantity as it heats).
  3. Stir together.
  4. Add the butter and condensed milk and stir again.
  5. Put pan on medium-high heat and bring mixture to the boil, this usually takes around 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once mixture comes to the boil, reduce the heat until mixture is boiling gently.
  7. Continue to let it boil for around 20 – 30 minutes, still stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove saucepan from the heat and add vanilla essence and whisky syrup, beat the mixture vigorously for 4 – 5 minutes, or until the mixture starts to feel more ‘stiff’ and ‘gritty’ under the spoon.
  9. At this point the Tablet is ready to be poured into the baking tray you prepared at the beginning. Allow mixture to cool a little and then mark it off into bars, or squares with a sharp knife.
  10. Tablet is ready to eat when fully cooled.