Homemade Marshmallows






Homemade Marshmallows

Ingredients:
Butter, for greasing & confectioners' sugar, for coating
2 tablespoons gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Butter an 8x8-inch square baking dish. Line with waxed paper, then butter waxed paper, and lightly coat with confectioners' sugar.

Disolve gelatin in cold water, in the bowl of a stand mixer, using whisk attachment.

In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, whisk together granulated sugar, boiling water and salt; bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Stop whisking, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 236 degrees F.

Pour syrup slowly over gelatin. Add vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed, for 20 minutes, or until thick and cool.

Butter a spatula, and scrape marshmallow cream into prepared dish; smooth the surface. Freeze overnight, then remove waxed paper from dish, lifting out marshmallow. Peel waxed paper off, then cut into squares, on a cutting board, using a buttered-sharp knife. Lightly dust marshmallows with additional confectioners' sugar.

Makes 36 mallows (This depends on how big you cut them)


86 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you made these, Emiline! I've been wanting to make them forever. I love how you broke it down into those points. It now sounds doable.

    I have the same issue with gelatin. I think I will add some flavoring if it seems like the gelatin will be overpowering. Of course I'll report back when I do make them. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. Nice one Em! Good on you for giving these a go. I was also under the impression these were hard to make...not so, by looking at your yummy recipe.

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  3. Hola Sweetie!

    I wanted to thank you for comming over my bloggiversary party :D. I appreciate that a lot!

    Marshmallows are called nubes (clouds) in Spanish and here they are normally pink. All kids are crazy about them!

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  4. I encounter a homemade marshmallow recipe one time in a magazine..i've always wanted to do it..yours look magnificent..it look so real :-) i bet it taste million times better than the one we can buy!

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  5. MMM..Never made them my self..but they do look ultra easy!

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  6. I always thought these would be difficult to make but you made it sound simple. Very interesting....seems I am alway learning something new!

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  7. I am so glad you made these, my mom has been dying to try this forever, but like you said, was kinda intimidated.

    I am so excited to she this to her!

    And your pictures...seriosuly...they are gorgeous! Some of my favorites!

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  8. Hey, I jut posted about S'mores....but mine would have been 10x better with some of your 'mallows crammed in there. I like how you're getting out of your comfort zone. Looks like you nailed this recipe.

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  9. This looks kind of fun to try! I'll let you know how they turn out.

    Candy

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  10. ah i've been wanting to make marshmallows for so long! i was going to do them one fall night so nick and i can roast in our fire pit. these are lovely! and i loooove saddle shoes :)

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  11. I saw these being made a time or two before...they did seem relatively easy to make. You know though - some toasted coconut would knock these outta the ball park!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  12. I have been wanting to try and make homemade marshmallows. Now I have agood recipe! When I do, I will probably blog about it.

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  13. Emiline, I want to send you an e-kiss. My children love them and I would really like to make them and they do sound easy. However, I need your help or any of your readers'. I only use gelatin in sheets, so how many sheets are 2 tablespoons?

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  14. Un-be-lievable! If you have kids, I bet you are more popular with them than Santa Clause!!!!

    Is there any way to make thhese without gelatin?

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  15. Funny you made marshmallows...me and my husband were just talking about how we need to make these! Thanks for the kick in the pants! They look yummy and not too hard!!

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  16. That would be so cute--you could make orange and brown ones for Halloween and make homemade Rice Krispie treats!

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  17. I have always been a little intimidated but this makes it easy...thanks!

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  18. Emiline, these are perfect! Homemade marshmallows are simply the best.

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  19. Oh they look so yummy! You are a much braver woman than I, that's for sure. Here's how "vintage" the recipe is... it was written by my great-great aunt Ester sometime 1910 and 1930! All the recipes by her are vague (some even more than this one). I think she jotted them down with the highlights for my Grammy (her niece) after my Grammy watched her make them in person. So you can see why I'm so in awe of you making up this recipe! Hurray!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  20. hey thanks for your comment - it's ridiculous, how politics can cause so much discord. that's why i don't like them...at all!
    anyway, i have to say i LOVE your blog! baking blogs keep me distracted for hours at work, and i was so excited when i found another one (yours!) to look at:) when did you start making up your own recipes? i love to bake, but have never learned how to create my own recipes.

    -Kerri

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  21. I just posted a blog post about this that you'll LOVE over at my kitchen blog. I think you'll get a real kick out of it!

    Hugs,
    Cindy

    http://rosehavencottagehealth.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi everyone!

    Lisa, I found this interesting:
    Professional cooks often use leaf gelatin because it makes a clearer gelatin with purer flavor.

    Nuria, pink mallows? I love it!

    Brittany, thank you! If your mom has any questions, she can email me.

    Ivy:
    4 sheets leaf gelatin = 1 (.25 oz) envelope granulated gelatin = 1 tablespoon granulated gelatin.

    A&N, you could try using Agar-Agar, which is an algae based gellifying agent.

    Cindy, that is awesome! It's a lot older than I thought it was! I love it.

    Kerry, thank you! I really appreciate it. I love to bake. I'd probably bake all day if I could. I've been coooking/baking sinch I was 16 or 17ish. Then I just started making up recipes. I wish I had a better story than that. I started out using other recipes, and then changing things about them.

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  23. yeah, gelatin is a funky little fellow. All of those boiled hooves, horns, and such...

    Nevertheless, they help to make great, pretty, and tasty marshmallows!

    I'm gonna have to make these sometime soon. When? I don't know. Before it gets cold, hopefully.

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  24. Emiline these are just perfect!

    Maria
    x

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  25. Oh yes, Emiline! They do still make cat-eye glasses. The best I've seen were in an optical store in downtown Portland back in January. Hubby assures me that there are some chic urban optical stores in downtown San Francisco that sell them too.

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Oh my God!! Emiline when I saw this I said oh,no ,no!!(Im on diet) because I love marshmallows dear I bought twice to make a pie's recipe and eat all marshmallows .....alone !!!

    Anyway I have to do this and I promess to make the Pie and not eat all!!!! Thanks dear by share the recipe!!! xxxGloria

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  27. How lovely! Your mallows look so pretty and fluffy. I love the Christmas and Halloween mallow ideas too!

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  28. They look like little pillows of heaven (I know, I'm so cliché - oh well, haha).

    LOOOOOVE the new blog layout, my friend!

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  29. they looks awesome! and I agree with your gelting bit - i don't like it either! maybe I'll give your recipe a try and see for myself:)

    will let u know!

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  30. Beautiful job on the marshmallows. For some reason I always think about the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters when I see them... good movie :)

    I'm excited to see what other stuff you baked up. Rocky Road something perhaps?

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  31. Those look identical to the ones that cost an arm and a leg at Whole Foods. You are amazing!

    I wonder how your baking turned out, because I thought homemade marshmallows don't necessarily react well to heat.

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  32. I saw M. Stew. make homemade mallows years ago and have always wanted too! Yours look like a little piece of heaven on earth! (Do you ship them too?)

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  33. i've always wanted to make homemade marshmallows...maybe i will now. i couldn't agree more with making peppermint mallows for christmas! i'm in love with mint! thanks for finding a great recipe!

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  34. Wow, that does seem awful easy...like maybe even I could manage.

    Can't wait for you to post your marshmallow filled goodies! Yea! I am a melted marshmallow fan from WAAAAY back!
    ~ingrid

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  35. I'm so glad to have this recipe. My mother in law is allergic to corn syrup and I've never come across a marshmallow recipe without them. I made them once for honey and they were Okish but now I'm going to print the recipes and make them for her for Christmas.

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  36. Hi... I'm Joanie, Grammy's #1 helper, youngest daughter and Cindy's Auntie. Glad you enjoyed her recipe! She was such a wonderful woman... truly amazing! That's all I can say with too many tears.
    Hugs

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  37. I have a recipe that uses some honey in addition to vanilla (I use paste for marshmallows.) The honey combined with the vanilla paste really halps mask the geletin flavor- cause I know what you mean by that.

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  38. Thanks a TON! exactly what I was looking for!

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  39. These look gorgeous Em - just like fluffy little pillows that you can sink your teeth into.

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  40. Emiline you've made homemade marshmallows wow and don't they look so delicious like fluffy clouds!!

    Rosie x

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  41. well hot diggity, look at you! marshmallows are yet another thing i've declared as delicious enough to buy and not make. blast this laziness!

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  42. Thanks Emiline, shall let you know how they turn out.

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  43. What a great blog! I clicked over from Dee's blog. She is right, you are so funny. You are the perfect amount though, sometimes it's like, okay, we get it, YOUR funny, You're the FUNNY girl, got it already! You know?

    And your recipes are spot-on and the look and feel are delightful! I'll definitely be back for seconds!

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  44. At this rate, I'm going to have to retire my skinny jeans for good!

    I'm not a big fan of gelatin so maybe I'll try the recipe with some agar-agar, or disguise the flavour with some rosewater perhaps.

    Can't wait for the recipes! Thanks :)

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  45. Thanks for your comment on my site...and my kids also point out my zits!!LOL

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  46. Thank you Emiline for your comment on my blog, I am wondering how you knew I had you as a friend on there? I love the humor and the recipes in the blog. You rock! Do a simple cookie or brownie for me so I can attempt to make it. I am so not the baker, but I am trying to be better at it. You are witty and fun, so I am sure you will find a man or someone soon!

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  47. Wow, homemade marshmallows. Do they toast as well as the supermarket variety? I'll bet they're good in a cup of hot chocolate.

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  48. This is so cool. You did the marshmallow proud! Have a great day girl!

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  49. s'mores, anyone? these marshmallows look like they could use some chocolate. definitely, chocolate! might even mellow out the gelatin...

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  50. I never knew you could make marshmallows until I entered the blogging world. I've been wanting to try them ever since I learned I could (especially since I can't ever seem to find them at my so-called grocery store). Yours look so light and fluffy!

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  51. These look fantastic! Yum! They seem surprisingly easy to make or maybe you just make it look easy.

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  52. Thanks for the comment Emiline. I think your blog rocks. I don't know how you knew that I looked at your blog but that is so cool that you commented. Thanks for the anniversary comment. How about doing a very simple cupcake or cookie recipe that I can make. I think you are amazing! I love that you make all of these recipes on your own. You rock and you will find the right person for you soon. You are young so it will so happen. Rock on your humor is magnetic!

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  53. love you blog. you crack me up.
    i love the idea of homemade marshmellows. the crap that comes in a bag is gross. but i still eat them with smores anyway.
    my friend gave out homemade marshmellows for christmas with old time hot chocolate - it was such a darling gift.

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  54. Many many many year ago I made them at home but with egg whites. I din't really care much for them as they were too sweet, but this reciep seems much better and simpler. They came out great!
    I'm curious to see what you did with them. Did they burn nicely?
    I allways use leaf gelatine Em, I know what you mean about the smell of powder gelatine. I'm ok with it but I know what you mean. Anyway I allways prefer to use leafs, they have no flavour or smell, I think most brands you can replace 1 leaf for one tbs powder. Also there's agar-agar, but I personaly don't like it's texture... Ok I'll shut up now...

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  55. I've seen marshmallow recipes before, but never thought to try one. I'm wondering if you can really taste the gelatin if they're worth the effort.

    Even if it wasn't, I certainly applaud the effort you made. They certainly look great.

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  56. That recipe seems pretty simple, especially for someone like me who can't even heat up soup. I will have to try it one day.

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  57. Im late to the party. These look like so much fun to make.Im saving this post.

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  58. I have always been amazed and intrigued by marshmallows and French nougat. Thanks to you, I can now at least try one of the 2....

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  59. Jeez, I'm always so late to the commenting.

    Did 30 people already tell you to add a bit of vanilla to mask the gelatin taste? Marshmallows are supposed to taste like marshmallows, but I never could pick out that flavor.

    I was gonna make some for my Moon Pie ice cream last Saturday (did I tell you about that already?) but I ran out of time. :\

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  60. Gosh, there are some really nice compliments today. I'm blushing. And I don't deserve them.

    Hot Garlic, why thank you!

    Gomes Family, I found you through Sitemeter. You linked to my blog, someone clicked on it, and it took them here. Check out Sitemeter - it's fun.
    Anyway, thank you so much!

    Marlamuppets, that seems like a good gift idea. Will have to remember.

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  61. Good grief! A WHOLE blog dedicated to sweets! I am in heaven! You're picures are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog. What about a marshmallow-mango smoothie? What? I think it would be good!

    I'll be back!-Lorie

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  62. I had always thought marshmallows to be complicated but yopu make them sound effortless:D

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  63. Oh those look gorgeous - but then your concoctions always do!

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  64. Those are beautiful, Emiline.
    And I'm glad to know they weren't difficult to carry out.

    I've often contemplated making marshmallows, but have never given it a go. You've inspired me to rethink it!

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  65. I've always wanted to make marshmallows but have been intimidated for some reason. If you & Grammy say it's easy, then I believe you!

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  66. Good for you! Homemade marshmallows certainly seem intimidating to me. Yours look delicious!

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  67. I adore homemade marshmallows...sooo much better than the packaged kind. And yes, I agree with you in that they really aren't that hard to make. Great post!

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  68. I *loved* making homemade marshmallows - and you're right, they are so much easier to make than I always thought they would be. I think having a stand mixer is very important here -- we did it with a hand mixer and it was a little much (a friend of mine made hers w/a hand mixer and burned the sucker up).

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  69. These sound delicious and yes, simpler than I thought. Your's turned out so fluffy and white, so congrats.

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  70. We love us some homemade marshmallows! Love the recipe on this. Life used to see so simple, didn't it?

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  71. Wow thanks for taking the mystery out of making those gooey little gems!

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  72. Thanks for the recipe! I made these and they were wonderful! Because my son can't have corn, we used cocoa powder to dust/coat them with instead of confectionairy sugar. Yummy!

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  73. Chantal, thanks for the great review! Glad you liked them. Cocoa powder sounds even better!

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  74. So excited to find a recipe that doesn't involve corn syrup! I made them and have them setting up right now. Do they really need to go in the freezer or just be in a cool space?

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  75. Hey Em!

    Just wanted to let you know we made these yesterday and they were GREAT!

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  76. I made these yesterday and they are AMAZING!! they taste great. All in all they only took an hour to make minus the freezing time. It is NOT hard at all and I'm 12 so thanks for the recipie.

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  77. Em,

    Have you changed this recipe to make flavored ones yet? I like your recipe the best due to no corn syrup. I would love to make these chocolate but am not sure how it would change the texture.

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  78. Hi Anon,

    Yes! It's lovely that these don't have corn syrup. I have not played around with this recipe again.

    I couldn't tell you how much cocoa powder or melted chocolate to add to the mixture. I would probably melt a couple ounces of dark chocolate and add it to the mixer whenever you beat all of the ingredients together.

    Let me know how it goes!

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  79. do you know how long these will last? i'm going camping next weekend, and would like to make them soon so i'm not rushed...

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  80. Hi Liz, I would say you could make them on Tuesday or Wednesday and they would be fine. I remember these lasting a long time.

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  81. I am currently making these for the third time, and I'm in love! I searched forever to find a recipe without corn syrup so I could make homemade s'mores for a friend who is allergic, and I was so excited to see this! They seriously made the best s'mores I've ever had in my life - they are that good. I like how light and fluffy they are, and they are so so simple to make. I'm making some now to give out as gifts with some cookies I baked - I'm covering them in red decorating sugar to make them more festive. I hadn't noticed the gelatin taste the first two times I made them, but I accidentally added too little vanilla this time, and I think I can taste it a little. Will have to remember lots of extract next time! But thank you so much for this recipe!

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  82. I just made these last night.. I halved the recipe since I don't have a stand mixer and I didn't wanna kill my hand mixer.. These are seriously like little pieces of heaven!!

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  83. This is exactly what we have been looking for.
    Thank You!!!!!!!!
    We made these over the 4th of July and now I will make them to take camping. I love how they taste and that they are free of eggs and corn syrup. We have food allergies and these are AWESOME! So fluufy and so easy. I have shared this recipe with at least 10 of my friends and they wanted to know what gourmet store I bought them at. haha

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  84. Teresa, I'm so glad you liked them. Yaay!

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