How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

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These are easier than you think.

And the possibilities are endless. Try your favorite extracts (coconut marshmallows?!), or food coloring to match your party, or covering them in chocolate. Once you make them, it’s hard to remember why you went so long without trying your hand at these.

Step one:

Prepare the pan. Grease well (cooking spray, butter or vegetable shortening) and then cover in powdered sugar.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

Step two:

In the bowl of a stand mixer add 3 1/2 packets of gelatin to 1/2 cup ice cold water. Let stand while you prepare the sugar.

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In a pan over medium heat add 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup and 1/2 cup water. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat to high, allow to boil until the mixture has reached 240 on a candy thermometer.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

Step four:

Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the hot sugar into the gelatin mixture. Once all the sugar has been added, raise speed to high. Beat on high until light and fluffy and tripled in volume, about 6 minutes.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

 Step five:

In a medium bowl, add the egg whites and salt. Beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites and vanilla into the marshmallows.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)Step six:

Pour marshmallows into prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

 Step seven:

Allow to sit at room temperature until set, about 3 hours. Invert pan on a flat surface, slice into squares.

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To make beer marshmallows, check out Chocolate Stout Covered Beer Marshmallows.

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

Ingredients

  • Powdered sugar
  • 3 ½ envelopes unflavored gelatin (such as Knox)
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x13 baking pan, sprinkle with powdered sugar until well coated, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add ½ cup cold water. Sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to stand while the sugar is being prepared.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the remaining ½ cup water, sugar and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Raise heat to high and allow to boil until the mixture reads 240F on a candy thermometer (about 6-8 minutes).
  5. Once the temperature has been reached, turn off heat.
  6. Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin. Once all the sugar has been added turn the mixer on high until light and fluffy and tripled in volume, about 6 minutes.
  7. While the mixer is running, prepare the egg whites. Add the egg whites to a bowl with the salt. Beat on high with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  8. Gently fold the egg whites and vanilla extract into the stand mixer ingredients until just combined.
  9. Pour the marshmallows into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Allow to set at room temperature until set, about 2 hours. Remove from pan, cut into squares.
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11 Responses to How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 11, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    Homemade marshmallows are so awesome! Pinned!

  2. Kitchen Belleicious March 11, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    you made it look doable! thanks! they look amazing!

  3. Tieghan March 11, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Homemade marshmallows are always the way to go if you have time…especially boozy marshmallows! I love the ones you posted covered in chocolate stour sauce!

  4. Maggie March 12, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    How do you cook and hold a camera? Amazing! I have been wanting to try these and now I can. Love the photo step by step; it makes it seem so easy!

  5. addie | culicurious March 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Thanks for such wonderfully detailed instructions and pictures. :) They look so tasty!

  6. Anna (Hidden Ponies) March 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I love homemade marshmallows, and I hope your great tutorial convinces more people to make them -SUCH a difference from store bought! And beer marshmallows?! Must check out.

  7. RavieNomNoms March 17, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Thank you so much for this! I have been wanting to make my own marshmallows for soooo long!

  8. Megan {Country Cleaver} March 19, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Now that you’re here in Seattle – can we get together and make mallows together? They’re always better homemade and duh, beer will be involved. WIN!!

  9. ashley-bakerbynature March 25, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    These look amazing! You know I’ve never actually made my own marshmallows, and I think it’s about time to change that!

  10. Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    I love marshmallows! Thanks for step by step tutorial!

  11. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen October 10, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    I have yet to try this but now I want to! Love the step-by-step instructions.

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