Homemade Marshmallows

Prep Time: 35 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 sachets gelatin (Unflavored, unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup ice-cold water, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

Instructions

Add 1/2 cup cold water to the gelatin in a heat resistant, high walled mixing bowl.

In a saucepan, combine remaining 1/4 cup water, sugar, and corn syrup. Cook on medium high until mixture reaches 250 F.

With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup onto the gelatin. Add the salt and increase the speed to high. Continue to whip 13-15 minutes (the longer, the fluffier). Add the vanilla during the last minute of whipping.

While the mixture is whipping, combine powdered sugar and corn starch in a small bowl.

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking sheet with butter or vegetable oil, then coat with powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture.

When ready, pour the marshmallow mix into the baking sheet. Using a lightly oiled spatula, spread the marshmallow evenly.

Dust the top with the sugar mixture to lightly cover. Let marshmallows rest, uncovered, for at least 4 hours but up to overnight.

Transfer marshmallow to a cutting board and cut into squares using a knife or pizza cutter dusted with the sugar mixture. Lightly coat edges of squares with sugar mixture.

Enjoy right away, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

One of my favorite variations is to use mint extract and dust with cocoa powder. Play around with your extracts to find your favorite flavor combinations!