Homemade Marshmallows

December 21, 2015, In: Food and Drink

Homemade marshmallows are such a treat! Fluffier with more flavor, plus… they’re easy to make! I admit, the first time I made them I was intimidated. I thought it would be difficult. Turnout to be fun! You can mix them up and add flavors, you’re limited only by your imagination!

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil for Coating Dish


  1. Coat a 9 x 9 inch pan with vegetable oil.
  2. In a mixer with a whisk attachment, soak the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup of water. Set aside and let the gelatin absorb.
  3. Over high heat, bring remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, corn syrup and salt to a boil. Reduce to a rolling boil for one minute.
  4. Turn mixer on low and combine water and absorbed gelatin. Slowly add hot sugar mixture.
  5. Slowly turn the mixture to high and whip for 11–12 minutes. Batter will become thick and triple in size.
  6. Quickly transfer marshmallow mixture to oiled dish and use an oiled spatula to spread evenly in pan.
  7. Grease a sheet of plastic wrap and lay it on top. Smooth plastic wrap to seal evenly.
  8. Set until firm. Three hours or overnight.
  9. Sprinkle work surface with a generous amount of confectioners sugar. Loosen edges of the marshmallows with a knife and then invert onto the sugared surface. Coat with additional confectioners sugar.
  10. Cut marshmallow into 1 x 1 inch squares. Roll squares in confectioners sugar, coat completely.

That’s it, the basic homemade marshmallow recipe. Now have fun with it! Add flavors to your sugar mixture to mix it up. Add coconut or sprinkles to confectioners sugar when you are coating your marshmallows. Dip the finished marshmallows in chocolate!

I added a teaspoon mint extract and a bit of green food coloring. What ideas do you have?

Salute, Denise

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