Homemade Marshmallow

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My son loves marshmallows with hot cocoa. I do not buy it at the store. I think homemade is much better than store-bought, so I am sharing an easy recipe for Homemade Marshmallow that are made without corn syrup. Only simple ingredients. Your kids will love it!

homemade marshmallow cut in pieces.

Ingredients note

homemade marshmallow cut in pieces.

How to make this recipe

First, you need to bloom gelatin. That means, in a small glass bowl combine gelatin and cold water, mix well, and set aside for 15-20 minutes.  

Prepare all ingredients and spray with non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of a 9-inch baking dish. I recommend a square pan. Line the dish with plastic wrap and spray again. If you don’t have cooking spray, you can brush it with vegetable oil. In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water. Place over medium heat and stir the sugar until it has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil. 

Meanwhile, warm up the gelatin mass in the microwave or over a double boiler. Very important: Do not boil gelatin mass. Place warm (not hot) gelatin mass into the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. 

While the mixer runs on low speed, carefully pour the hot sugar mixture into the bloomed gelatin. Change speed to high and beat until the marshmallow has a very thick consistency. About 8-10 minutes. You will know it’s ready when it forms a thick ribbon once the whisk has been removed. Add a pinch of salt and vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste. Beat until combined for a few seconds. 

Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared dish (pan). It will be sticky. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Spray the second piece of plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray (or brush with vegetable oil) and cover the top of the marshmallow. Use your fingers to press down the plastic wrap and smooth the top of the marshmallow. After that, refrigerate the marshmallow for 8 hours or overnight. 

Mix and sift cornstarch and powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Using an oiled kitchen knife or oiled scissors cut the marshmallow into strips, then cut into 1-inch squares. Dust the cut marshmallow with powdered sugar mixture so they don’t stick together. Enjoy!

homemade marshmallow in pieces in the cup.

How to store

Store homemade marshmallow in air-tight container between sheets of parchment paper for 5-7 days. They usually disappear fast.

homemade marshmallow

Homemade Marshmallow

Marina
Recipe of Homemade marshmallow that made without corn syrup, only simple ingredients. Your kids will love it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 128 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small package Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 4 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Bloom gelatin. In a small glass bowl combine gelatin and cold water, mix well, and set aside for 15-20 minutes.  
  • Spray with non-stick cooking spray the bottom of a 9-inch baking dish. I recommend a square pan. Line dish with plastic wrap and spray again. If you don’t have cooking spray, you can brush with vegetable oil. 
  • In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water. Place over medium heat. Stir the sugar to until it has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil. 
  • Meanwhile, warm up gelatin mass in the microwave or over double boiler. Very important: Do not boil gelatin mass. 
  • Place warm (not hot) gelatin mass into mixing bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment.
  • While the mixer runs on low speed, carefully pour the hot sugar mixture into the bloomed gelatin. Change speed to high and beat until the marshmallow has a very thick consistency. About 8-10 minutes.
  • Add pinch of salt and vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste. Beat until combined for a few seconds.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture into prepared dish (pan). It will be sticky. Use spatula to smooth the top.
  • Spray peace of plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray (or brush with vegetable oil) and cover top of marshmallow. Use your fingers to press down plastic wrap and smooth the top of marshmallow. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. 
  • Mix and sift corn starch and powdered sugar into medium mixing bowl. 
  • Using oiled kitchen knife or oiled scissors cut the marshmallow into strips, then into 1-inch squares. Dust the cut marshmallow with powdered sugar mixture as they don’t stick together. 
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Get all ingredients and tools ready before making this recipe.
Do not boil gelatin mass. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.001gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.001gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 29gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.04mg
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