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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.

How to make homemade marshmallows2Step three:

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.

Beer Brat Carbonara Pasta


  • 5 ounces gaunciale or 6 strips thick sliced bacon
  • 1 sweet white onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 tbs olive oil, plus 2 tbs, divided
  • 6 bratwurst (raw)
  • 12 ounces brown ale
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh grated Pecornio or Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, cook the gaunciale (or bacon). Remove from pan, chop. Pour off about half the pork fat, leaving about 2 tbs still in the pan. Add 1 tbs olive oil and onions, cook over medium heat until the onions start to caramelize, about 8-10 minutes. Remove onions from pan, set aside.
  2. Increase heat to medium high, add the bratwurst, cooking until browned on both sides. Add the beer and reduce heat to medium low, simmering until the bratwurst are cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Slice into rings.
  3. While the bratwurst are cooking, cook the spaghetti in lightly salted boiling water until al dente, drain and return to pot.
  4. Add sliced brats, chopped gauncaile (or bacon), caramelized onions, tomatoes, cheese, salt, pepper and remaining 2 tbs olive oil to the spaghetti, toss to combine.
  5. One at a time poach the eggs in simmering water until the whites have set but the yolks are still runny.
  6. Divide the pasta between 4 bowls, top with poached eggs. Serve immediately.


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Averie @ Averie Cooks March 11, 2014 um 1:44 am

Homemade marshmallows are so awesome! Pinned!


Kitchen Belleicious March 11, 2014 um 6:28 am

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


Tieghan March 11, 2014 um 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!


Maggie March 12, 2014 um 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!


addie | culicurious March 13, 2014 um 4:31 pm

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


Anna (Hidden Ponies) March 13, 2014 um 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.


RavieNomNoms March 17, 2014 um 8:48 am

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


Megan {Country Cleaver} March 19, 2014 um 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!!


ashley-bakerbynature March 25, 2014 um 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!


Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 11, 2014 um 12:07 pm

I love marshmallows! Thanks for step by step tutorial!


Valerie | From Valerie’s Kitchen October 10, 2014 um 11:04 am

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


ben deruyter May 5, 2015 um 5:18 pm



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