Homemade Marshmallows

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (I use vanilla sugar – recipe below)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • The guts of one vanilla bean
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


Vanilla Guts
Vanilla Sugar (add the used vanilla pods to a jar of sugar, let it live there =Vanilla sugar)
Mix the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.
Mix the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cook over high heat until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat. With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin.
Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is thick and fluffy, about 15  minutes.
Add the vanilla and mix until combined.

Dust a 9×13 with the powdered sugar.

Turn out the marshmallow fluff into the dusted pan. Dust with powdered sugar and let it set overnight.

Cut into cubes, roll in powered sugar and share.

Feel free to add other extracts or liquors. Also dip in melted chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Experiment, you can’t go wrong with these bad boys!

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