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Homemade Marshmallows-4

Homemade Marshmallows

  • Author: Maria
  • Yield: 24 marshmallows 1x


Soft, fluffy homemade marshmallows are easy to make using only 6 ingredients.  They are sweet, flavorful pillows of deliciousness that far exceed store-bought marshmallows.


  • 1 cup (240 ml) cold water, divided
  • 3 (1/4 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, corn syrup and salt.  Cook over medium high until mixture reaches 240°F/116°C, about 8-10 minutes (do not stir mixture).  Immediately remove from heat.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, and while running, carefully pour the hot sugar mixture in the dissolved gelatin.  Increase mixer to high speed and allow to mix for 12-15 minutes, or until very thick.  Reduce speed to low and add the vanilla.  Mix just until incorporated.
  4. Using a sieve, generously dust powdered sugar to coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.  Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared dish and dust with additional powdered sugar to cover marshmallow.  Allow to sit uncovered at room temperature for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Turn the marshmallow out onto a cutting surface.  Using a sharp knife dusted with powdered sugar, cut into squares.  Separate pieces and lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with powdered sugar.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

  • Category: Candied Confections

Keywords: homemade marshmallows