Homemade Marshmallows

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

Marshmallows: just sugar, gelatin and little bit of magic.

Ok, fine. It’s science.

But the results are 100% magical.

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

These little pillows of delight should come with a warning: Addictive and too easy to make for your own good!

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

Who am I kidding, homemade marshmallows are essential to good health. How can you eat one and not be reminded of childhood and s’mores and campfires?

 

Little pillows of happiness. 

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

And when you top some of my decadent hot chocolate with these little pillows of happiness?

The marshmallow melts into the creamy, rich chocolate and it’s so good….swoon.

The BEST Hot Chocolate: This hot chocolate is incredibly rich, creamy and silky. It is decadence in a mug. Deep dark chocolate is balanced with a little salt to temper the sweetness and to enhance the chocolate flavor.

The hard part about making marshmallows is cooking the sugar to the appropriate temperature. It’s the sugary half of an Italian meringue, so if you have Italian Meringue Buttercream on tap this marshmallow recipe will seem old hat.

 

But old hat never tasted so gooooood!

Instantly elevate your hot chocolate, s’mores, or campfire game with these homemade marshmallows! They are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla.

You will want a stand mixer because it is ridiculously dangerous to pour hot sugar syrup into a bowl while using a hand blender. Just don’t. Please. Sugar burns are THE WORST.

And with that little piece of advice…I leave you with your next homemade obsession! #sorrynotsorry

Homemade Marshmallows

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 9" x 12" slab of marshmallow

These homemade marshmallows are soft and fluffy, and perfectly sweet with just a hint of vanilla. Plus they are way easier than you'd think! They make delightful Holiday gifts!

Ingredients

  • 225g cold water, divided (225mL)
  • 24g gelatin sheets (or 5 teaspoons granulated gelatin)
  • 218g light corn syrup (2/3 cup)
  • 400g granulated sugar (2 cups)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 100g powdered sugar
  • 20g cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Pour half of the water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Break gelatin sheets in half and completely submerge in the water. Bloom 10 minutes.
  3. While your gelatin blooms, add the remaining water and sugar to a saucepot, stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the corn syrup. Try to avoid getting sugar on the sides of the pot. Place over medium heat and wash down the sides with a wet finger or a clean pastry brush.
  4. Cook until the sugar reaches 240F (115.5C).
  5. Sprinkle salt on top of gelatin, turn mixer on low, and carefully pour the hot sugar mixture into the bowl. Be very careful not to hit the whisk. Gradually increase the mixer speed to high, mixing until very thick, about 10 minutes. (The bowl should be barely warm). Add vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, pour marshmallow into prepared sheet pan. Lightly spray an offset spatula with cooking spray and then spread marshmallow out evenly over half the pan.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch.
  8. Sift sugar mixture over the top of the marshmallows. Let cool completely then wrap and store in a cool, dry place overnight.
  9. Dust a cutting board with powdered sugar mixture and flip marshmallow out of pan onto cutting board. Sift more powdered sugar mixture on top, and cut into squares. Toss the squares in sugar mixture to coat. This will keep them from drying out and also gives that familiar thin crust to the outside. Wrap and store for up to 3 days. You can store them longer, they aren’t going to go bad, but they will gradually dry out and become hard. Just like that time you accidentally left the Puff bag open…

Notes:

You can flavor the marshmallow base with different flavored oils for candy making or powdered spices. Add them in addition to or instead of the vanilla extract.

Marshmallows also make the perfect Christmas / Holiday gift!

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So Marshmallows are your jam? (Mine too)

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Comments

  1. says

    YASSSSS!!! Marshmallows are my jam and homemade ones especially are oh so magical! I haven’t had homemade marshmallows in forever – Lindsey, these took me down memory lane to when my mom used to make them when I was a kid! Thanks so much for this recipe – Pinned it to try as soon as am off my sugar-fast – these would indeed make a wonderful gift – buuuuut – who am I kidding, I think sharing can be so overrated! :)
    Hope you are well, and happy FriYAY!!!
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    • Lindsey says

      I’m sorry – did you say “sugar fast”?!? That sounds just dreadful!
      I’m super impressed that you made marshmallows as a kid! I was lucky if I made brownies from a box! lol!

  2. says

    Oh man, I love me some homemade marshmallows! They really are the perfect addition for some hot chocolate on these chilly days. But they make such a mess. The last time I made marshmallows, I think I ended up with some of it in my hair. It wasn’t pretty. Maybe I can just convince you to come make some for me? Awesome…thanks, friend! :-)
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    • Lindsey says

      Haha! In your hair!!!? Face, absolutely, but hair! And you could totally convince me to make you some mallows. You provide the fire, I provide the marshmallows. I think we have ourselves a NY winter plan!

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