Homemade Marshmallows

Published by Deanna Yates on

Okay. I know my DIY posts normally revolve around furniture, pillows, or other home decor, but why couldn’t DIY relate to any items you normally buy out, including food? I thought it fit well so today I made homemade marshmallows and I want to show you how to make them too.
Now let me tell you…these are YUMMY! I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying marshmallows from the store again because these were a little time consuming, but they are a great treat and perfect to make for Easter or a summer camping trip.
I found the recipe through Mangoes & Chutney, who got it from Smitten Kitchen, who got it from Epicurious. I know, a bit confusing, but I gotta give credit the best way I know how. And if it’s been passed around this much, it must be good. If you want to continue the recipe chain, I’ve posted it at the bottom of this post. But, enough already…let’s just get to the yummy photos!
These homemade marshmallows start off like any good confection – boiled water and sugar.
Making homemade marshmallowsOnce, boiled, you whip the sugar mixture with gelatin until it has tripled in volume.
How to make homemade mashmallowsAs I poured the fluffy mixture into my pan, I did feel a little like Willy Wonka. It looked so good, I wanted to eat it with a spoon. Now I want to look up how to make marshmallow fluff.
Homemade Marshmallows RecipeFinally, I dusted the top with powdered sugar. Now if I tried to eat it, someone would see the evidence.
Making marshmallows at homeAfter at least 3 hours, your marshmallows will be set and you can cut into them.
Cutting up homemade marshmallowsNow it’s time to enjoy!
Eating homemade marshmallows - it's a tough jobYou can eat them plain or experiment with making smores. These homemade marshmallow did not hold up as well as store bought ones, but they were much tastier.
They’ll last for up to a week in an airtight container if you can pace yourself and not eat them all at once. Good luck!
Here’s the recipe if you want to make your own. If you do, let me know how they turn out in the comments below.
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35 Comments

Cooking In Stilettos · June 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

These look AMAZING!!! Happy SITS Day 🙂
My recent post Tried and True: Blackberry Vanilla Syrup

    Deanna · June 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you. And yes, they were pretty amazing and mighty yuumy.

Kim · April 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

Wonder if this could be done with Splenda for diabetic friends

katherines corner · March 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

Well this is just fantastic. I will be making these with our grandchildren for certain. thank you for sharing xo

    Deanna · March 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    You are more than welcome. Thank you and have fun!

Kim Campbell · March 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

These look so much better than my first attempt at marshmallows!
I'd like to invite you to Sweet & Simple Sunday at Cups by Kim.
http://cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/03/sweet-simpl

    Deanna · March 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Aww, thanks! And thanks for the invite. Sorry I have not gotten a chance to stop by yet, but I definitely will soon!

Betsy@RomanceOnADime · March 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

These look really good!! They do look time consuming, but sometimes it's just fun to have a time consuming cooking project. I love working in the kitchen. Plus, this is even something you could do with a friend (that way you would eat less marshmallows).
Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this!

    Deanna · March 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love getting lost in the kitchen sometimes! Thanks for the pin!

Maysem · March 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Ooo…those look yum!! I LOVE s'mores!! I've always wanted to try making my own marshmallows…one day I shall:P It's on my to do list..hehe:D

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 10:03 am

    You totally can. The recipe is not too difficult; just time consuming and messy. But, it's fun to get powdered sugar everywhere (or am I the only one that thinks that?). If you want something even easier, try searching for a marshmallow recipe that does not ask for eggs and save yourself one full step. Good luck!

Amanda · March 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

These look super yummy! I will definitely have to make them sometime. Maybe my husband will actually like smores…

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    He doesn't like s'mores now? How is that possible?

Lisa · March 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

I can't wait to try this recipe! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:
http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-
I hope to see you soon 🙂

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Thank for the invitation Lisa!

Shiloh · March 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yum! This looks so good! Marshmallows are one of my favorite things.:)

Rose · March 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

I had no idea you could make your own marshmallows. I found you blog via Linky party and I think you have a great blog. I'm following you and I hope you can come to my blog and follow me too. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
Also I have tagged you as a Wonderful Blogger
Come see @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/03/i-have-bee

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Thanks Rose! You have a super cute blog. I am honored you included me on your Wonderful Blogger list!

Charlene@APinchofJoy · March 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

Awesome tutorial and I'll bet the marshmallows are wonderful! Especially with such a distinguished lineage! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for the kind words and for the invitation!

Nicky · March 19, 2012 at 5:32 am

I've been dying to make my own marshmallows!
Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    You are welcome! Good luck and I'd love to hear how they turn out.

Jodi · March 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I received a pack of marshmallow mix that seems way more complicated than this recipe. I'm excited to try it. What a fun idea.

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I'm always a fan of going as fresh as possible and since these are pretty easy, I'd definitely recommend trying it. If you want to make it even easier, you can search for a recipe without eggs and cut out a whole step.

karla · March 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Woah! This is awesome. Is it crazy that I didn't know you could make marshmallows at home?! hahaha Going to have to try them now. 🙂

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    You totally should! They are pretty easy to make, but messy. I think I had powdered sugar everywhere!

SaraC · March 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I make these way too often 🙂 If you cut them with a pizza wheel, it's even easier!! Try adding 3/4 tsp peppermint extract with the vanilla around the holidays for peppermint marshmallows 🙂

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

    good tips! I love the idea of adding different extracts for the different seasons.

Taylor · March 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Homemade Marshmallows?!? Who knew?!? This is amazing! 🙂
I hope you'll share this post with my "Unveil Your Genius" Link Party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-y
Happy Weekend!! 🙂

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I know, right! They are super yummy and I highly recommend making them. Thanks for the invitation too!

Shannon · March 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Oooh… these look so good!

    Deanna · March 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks Shannon! Yep…they are super yummy!

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