Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows


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An easy, basic marshmallow recipe.

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Serving Size / Yield

25 servings


  • 2 pkg. (17g) powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 C. + 1/3 C. cold water
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/3 C.light corn syrup
  • 4 lg. egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 pinch pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

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1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the 1/2 cup of cold water to dissolve and soften. 

2. In a small saucepan fitted with a thermometer, mix the sugar and corn syrup with 1/3 cup of water. Place over medium-to-high heat.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour in the egg whites and beat on low speed until frothy. Add the pinch of salt.

4. When the syrup reaches about 210 degrees, increase the speed of the mixer to high and beat the whites until they are thick and fluffy.

5. When the syrup reaches 245 degrees, slowly pour the hot syrup into the whites.

6. Scrape the gelatin and water into the pan that you used for the syrup. Pour the liquified gelatin slowly into the whites as they are whipping. Add the vanilla extract or paste and continue to whip for 5 minutes, until the mixture is feels completely cool when you touch the outside of the bowl.

7. Dust a baking sheet evenly and completely with a generous layer of the marshmallow mixture.

8. Use a spatula to spread the marshmallows in a layer on the pan. Allow to dry for at least 4 hours, uncovered.

9. Put about 1 cup of the marshmallow mixture into a large bowl. Dust the top of the marshmallows with some of the marshmallow mixture. Use a pizza cutter or scissors to cut the marshmallows into any size or shape pieces that you’d like and toss the marshmallows in the marshmallow mixture. Shake the marshmallows vigorously in a wire strainer to remove the excess powder.

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