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Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Homemade Marshmallows

Fresh, homemade marshmallows are soft, fluffy and can be flavoured really however you like. If you have a bit of extra time, these beat the stale store bought marshmallows any day.
Course Candy


  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 21 g (3 packs) powdered gelatine
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 300 g (1 & 1/2 cups) sugar
  • 340 g (1 cup) light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp Flavour extract of your choice (vanilla, almond, rose etc.)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • Spray your pan with non stick spray then dust with icing sugar.
  • Bloom the first 125 ml of water with the three packs of gelatine in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • In a pot, combine the other 125 ml water, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium high until it reaches 116 C or 240 F.
  • Put the bowl with the bloomed gelatine onto the stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Turn it on low and then slowly stream in your hot sugar syrup.
  • Once the syrup is all added, turn your mixer to high and let whip for about 10 minutes. When the marshmallow gets thick and fluffy add in your flavouring. The marshmallow is done when the bowl is only slightly warm to the touch and the mixture is thick and light.
  • Pour your finished mixture into the pan, sprinkle the top with more icing sugar than set aside at room temperature to set for a minimum of 4 hours but these are best left overnight.
  • Flip the marshmallows out of the tray and use a greased knife to cut them into whatever shape you fancy.
Keyword Candy, Dessert