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How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

Light and fluffy. A great dairy-free, gluten-free treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 103kcal
Author Lizet Bowen


  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 8 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  • To a mixing bowl add the gelatin and 8 tablespoons of water. Let it bloom while you make a simple syrup. For the syrup, mix sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small pan. Bring to boil and cook until sugar has dissolved. Add the vanilla extract.
  • Add the syrup to the gelatin and start beating. It takes about 15 minutes. After the first 5 minutes, you´ll notice that it´s thicker and your machine is working a little bit harder. After 15 minutes turn it off and using the greased spatula spread the marshmallow into the prepared pan. Let it sit for half an hour before cutting.
  • Lift onto a board. Sprinkle some icing sugar-starch mix over the marshmallow and start cutting. After each slice, sprinkle some icing sugar mixture over the knife to avoid stickiness. After cutting all the marshmallow, roll each square in the icing sugar mixture and store in an air-tight container.


It is very important to have all the ingredients measured before you start. Prepare the pan in which you are going to pour the marshmallow and grease a spatula.


Calories: 103kcal