Sweet, light, and spongy clouds of delicious sugar. That’s what this simple homemade marshmallow recipe makes. Just the idea is exciting. And to be able to make them at home? Freaking amazing.
Although marshmallows from the bag are already tasty as all get-out when eaten by the fistful, they can be an exquisite snack or addition to desserts when they’re the more delicate homemade version.
Just like chocolate chip cookies in the bag are good, but homemade ones are so much more amazing? It’s like that.
Imagine making these delicious S’mores Macarons. No campfire, open flames, and smoke (unless you burn the cookies in the oven)–with a HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW! The word you’re looking for is “divine”.
Seriously, this is one recipe worth trying – and you will never want a marshmallow from the bag again, if these are available on the counter.
What You Need to Make Homemade Marshmallows
The recipe below is so simple, you’re going to flip – who knew making marshmallows was so easy?!
The ingredients are very easy to find, probably already available in your kitchen. You only need some gelatin (not Jello, but the kind you keep in your pantry from that jam making experiment you wanted to do years ago but never got around to), your regular granulated sugar, powdered sugar, some cornstarch, and cold water. Yeah. That’s it.
You will also need a 9×9 or 8×8 inch pan with aluminum foil in it, a small saucepan, a whisk, a stand mixer, or an electric mixer and a greased scraper and spatula to work on the marshmallows. Then, a large oiled knife that you will need to cut up the homemade marshmallows when you’re all done.
The process is very easy. Start by sprinkling 2 1/2 tbsp of gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water and soak for about 10 minutes. You can place them in the bowl of your electric mixer.
Next make the syrup. In your saucepan, combine 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. You have to whisk it until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil or until the temperature reaches 240 °F / 116°C. So, you will also need a thermometer here to make sure that the mixture reaches that temperature – or tempt fate with the boiling (but it’s not going to ruin it if you don’t have a thermometer, just look for boiling).
Then get the boiling syrup and pour it carefully into the soaked gelatin and start the mixer. Use the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and smooth.
Transfer the marshmallow into your prepared pan using your greased scraper. Do not to forget to grease it with a neutral oil so that the marshmallow won’t stick and won’t taste funky (so no oil with flavoring here at all).
To press down the marshmallow in the pan, use a spatula, again lightly oiled. Then dust the top with powder sugar and corn starch mixture.
At this point, you have to let the mixture cool down by a few hours or overnight. I prefer overnight, but it’s not going to change the yumminess factor.
Once cooled, prepare a clean surface where you can cut the marshmallow into pieces. Sprinkle the cutting surface very generously with a dusting mixture of 1/4 cup powder sugar and 1/4 cup cornstarch.
Remove the big ole marshmallow from the pan and place it on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with the dusting mixture again.
Then cut into squares using a large and oiled sharp knife. Separate the pieces and then toss to coat all surfaces with the dusting mixture of starch and sugar.
These homemade marshmallows can be stored in a clean airtight container.
And that’s it! Just snatch and eat! LOL!
Don’t forget to pin this into your favorite sweets recipes board on Pinterest so its easy to get back the recipe when you need it again.
This simple homemade marshmallows recipe is so easy and quick with only 6 ingredients!
- 2 ½ tbsp gelatin
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup of water
- 2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup powder sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- Line 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly oil it using your fingers or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, whisking only until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil and keep boiling it until it reaches 240 °F / 116°C.
- Carefully, pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and then turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and warm.
- Grease a silicone scraper with neutral oil and transfer marshmallow into the prepared pan.
- Use your spatula to press the marshmallow into the pan evenly. Dust the powder sugar and corn starch mixture on top. Let the mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.
- Sprinkle a cutting surface very generously with a dusting mix. Then remove marshmallow from the pan and lay on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with this mixture as well.
- Use a large, oiled, and sharp knife to cut into squares. Then separate pieces and toss to coat all surfaces with the starch and sugar. Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
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