Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe. I have always wanted to make homemade marshmallows. From roasting marshmallows over the fire pit in our backyard to camping or even roasting them in our fireplace, is a favorite past time of ours in the fall and winter months. I even go so far as to roast marshmallows in the oven to make summertime s’mores for the kiddos.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Now, I can make homemade marshmallows from scratch and my kids think I am the recipe fairy. It is always fun to learn how to make the foods you typically buy in the store, from scratch. Not only does it improve your culinary skills, but your entire family can join in the fun of cooking and having fun in the kitchen.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

You can have fun with this recipe! We experimented with red and green food coloring and they turned out great! Making candy for Christmas and Easter has become that much more fun since we can make marshmallows at home, right on our own stove. I hope you have fun with these and make amazing memories with your family while enjoying sweet goodness from your very own kitchen.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

I would love to hear how your family uses this recipe. Did you add flavoring? Make your favorite fudge recipe? Comment below and let us know how creative you were. Above all, have fun and enjoy!

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe


Gather your ingredients

• 2 1⁄2 tbsp gelatin

• 1⁄2 cup cold water

For the syrup;

• 1⁄2 cup of water

• 2 cup of sugar

For dusting;

• 1/4 cup powder sugar

• 1/4 cup corn starch

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Let’s get cooking!

• Line 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly oil it using your fingers or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

• In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

• Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, whisking only until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and keep boiling it until it reaches 240 F. (116C)

• Carefully pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and warm.

• Grease a silicone scraper with neutral oil and transfer marshmallow into the prepared pan. Use your spatula to press the marshmallow into the pan evenly. Dust the powder sugar and corn starch mixture on top. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

• Sprinkle a cutting surface very generously with dusting mix. Remove marshmallow from pan and lay on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with this mixture as well.

• Use a large, oiled and sharp knife to cut into squares. Separate pieces and toss to coat all surfaces with the starch and sugar.

• Store in an airtight container.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 1⁄2 Tbsp Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar

For Dusting

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch

Instructions

  1. Line 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly oil it using your fingers or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, whisking only until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and keep boiling it until it reaches 240 F. (116C)

  4. Carefully pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and warm.

  5. Grease a silicone scraper with neutral oil and transfer marshmallow into the prepared pan. Use your spatula to press the marshmallow into the pan evenly. Dust the powder sugar and corn starch mixture on top. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

  6. Sprinkle a cutting surface very generously with dusting mix. Remove marshmallow from pan and lay on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with this mixture as well.

  7. Use a large, oiled and sharp knife to cut into squares. Separate pieces and toss to coat all surfaces with the starch and sugar.

  8. Store in an airtight container.

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