How to Make Homemade Marshmallows!

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  • 1 cup water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch


  • 1. Grease a 9” x 9” square pan with butter. Set aside.
  • 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, pour in ½ cup water and sprinkle gelatin on top.
  • 3. In a medium saucepot, bring ½ cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and salt to a rolling boil (rapid and large bubbles) and boil for 1 min or until a candy thermometer reads 240 F. Do not stir while the mixture is cooking, and be careful! This mixture is extremely hot – ask an adult for help if you’re not comfortable handling the boiling sugar syrup.
  • 4. Mix gelatin mixture a few times to break up the clump, and slowly drizzle in sugar syrup along the side of a bowl. Turn to high speed and whip for 8-10 min until thick and fluffy.
  • 5. Immediately pour into prepared pan, and spread out with an offset spatula. Use a greased sheet of plastic wrap to smooth out the marshmallow, and leave to sit for 6 hours or preferably overnight.
  • 6. Sprinkle a work surface with powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture, and turn out marshmallow slab. Cut with a greased knife, and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar/cornstarch if needed.

For coffee marshmallows:

  • Replace 1 cup of water with 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee.
  • If desired, add 1 tsp of espresso powder to whipped marshmallow mixture.
  • Omit vanilla extract

I added ¼ cake mix for the “cake batter” marshmallows, but as I mentioned, I don’t recommend it! It deflates the marshmallows (but it does give them a cake flavor :-)

Tip: To clean saucepot, just fill with warm water and let soak for 1 hour. The sugar will dissolve quickly, and the pan will be completely clean!


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