How To Make Homemade Marshmallows 

 Originally Written: March 10, 2014

By  Hanna Trafford

marshmallowsYou can buy marshmallows easily and inexpensively – but making them gives you a piece of mind knowing what you use to make them. Make a batch and drop them into a cup of hot chocolate – that is the perfect cold day pick-me-up!


  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 2- 7 gram envelopes of unflavoured gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch


  1. Stir granulated sugar with corn syrup, cold water and salt in small saucepan.
  2. Set over high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil without stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. While waiting for syrup to boil, pour warm water into the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment.
  6. Sprinkle in gelatin.
  7. Let stand 2 minutes to soften.
  8. Line 8-inch square baking dish with overhanging plastic wrap.
  9. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  10. Set mixer on high, then pour hot syrup in a stream down the side of the mixer bowl, beating gelatin mixture until it is thick and sticky and white peaks form – about 4 minutes.
  11. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top as best you can with an oiled spatula.
  12. Let stand in room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  13. Whisk icing sugar with cornstarch in a small bowl.
  14. Sift one third of mixture  over top of marshmallows to dust the surface.
  15. Turn out onto cutting board.
  16. Discard plastic wrap.
  17. Sift half of the remaining sugar mixture overtop to dust the surface.
  18. Slice into cubes about 1 inch each.
  19. Roll each cut marshmallow in remaining sugar mixture until all sides are coated.


Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please send me your comments, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!




Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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