25 May 2012

DIY Friday: Homemade marshmallow recipe

I've never done a recipe on the blog before but there's a first for everything!
I love cooking but with my blog being a beauty/fashion blog I wasn't sure whether to post it or not, alot of people tweeted saying yes (which I really didn't expect so thank you!) so here it is...


450g caster sugar,
2 x 7g powdered gelatine,
2tsp vanilla extract or pod’s  or any flavour you want
2tbsp icing sugar,
2tbsp cornflour,
100ml cold water,

175 cold water,


1.        Lightly butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, the bottom of any size baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Then sift about 2 tablespoons of confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar and corn flour onto the bottom of the pan (this will help with taking out the set marshmallow from the tin and stop it sticking).

2.       Place 100 ml cold water into the bowl of your electric mixer that is fitted with a whisk attachment.  (If not use a large bowl and a hand held whisk, it will work the same) Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until gelatin softens, about 15 minutes or until you have finished the next step.

3.      Meanwhile, pour the sugar and 175ml of cold water into a heavy based saucepan, place on medium-high heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat once it is heavily boiling, allow to simmer without stirring and put in  a candy thermometer until it read’s 113* Celsius or until the “soft ball” stage is reached.

  4.       Once the correct temperature has been reached (113) on the sugar syrup, begin to slowly whisk it into the gelatine being careful as it is very hot. Add any food colouring or flavour you want and increase the whisking speed and leave it to beat for 10 minute’s until very thick, cool and beginning to set. You will see a change in the mixture and most of the mixture will begin to stay on the whisk.

5.     Pour the creamy, thick marshmallow mixture in to the prepared baking tin, spreading evenly either using a palette knife dipped in warm water / icing sugar or using clean hand’s.

6.    Sieve icing sugar on the top and leave to set for 2 hour’s or if not overnight, do not put in the fridge!

 Once the marshmallow has set, dust a clean surface and turn out of tin. Cut how you wish and enjoy the yummy homemade treat!


It is sooo sticky when you go to pour it into the tin but once you dust on the icing sugar it's a bit easier to pour into corners and flatten out.

Have you tried making marshmallow before? 


  1. I have never seen this recipe, I didn't know that it was that simple! I am definitely going to try this, it looks so yummy thank you so much for sharing!


  2. You make it look so easy, inspired me to try this for myself now :) xx

  3. wow, that looks amazing!! i'm going to have to try this soon, such a good recipe :) xx


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