How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

by Kali Geek

Eggless method from a Good Eats recipe


  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 3 packs unflavored gelatin
  • 12oz (weight) sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get your gelatin set up with half the water in a stand mixer

    Step 2

    Put the rest of the water, corn syrup, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

    Step 3

    Cover and let cook for 4 minutes.

    Step 4

    Cook sugar mixture to 240F and immediately remove from heat.

    Step 5

    Get your mixer going on the lowest speed.

    Step 6

    Drizzle sugar mixture down side of bowl. Do not get on the beater or on your hand unless you want a trip to the burn unit.

    Step 7

    Turn mixer to high and go get your pan ready. You have roughly 10 minutes. Check mixer occasionally to make sure it's not walking or smoking. The mixture is thick and can blow out a crappy mixer.

    Step 8

    Mix powdered sugar and cornstarch. If you don't have cornstarch, just use straight up powdered sugar.

    Step 9

    Spray cooking spray on a 13x9 pan (for big marshmallows) or sheet pan. Coat with some of the powdered sugar mixture.

    Step 10

    After a few minutes.

    Step 11

    Getting closer. At about the 9 minute mark, add the vanilla. I added a dash of peppermint extract too.

    Step 12

    This is what you want to see. Thick and lukewarm.

    Step 13

    Spray spatula.

    Step 14

    Spread goop in pan.

    Step 15

    Cover top with more powdered sugar mixture. Let sit at least 8 hours (I do overnight). Do not cover.

    Step 16

    Good morning!

    Step 17

    Turn out marshmallows and cut up with oiled knife or pizza cutter.

    Step 18

    Toss in remaining powdered sugar mixture and put in airtight containers.

    Step 19

    Or, use a sprayed cookie cutter for fancy shapes.

    Step 20

    Tada! Now go make some cocoa and enjoy.