Homemade Fluffy Marshmallows

Recipe by IslandGirl
READY IN: 11hrs 15mins




  • Combine 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.
  • Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small pan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from 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 very thick, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • With a sieve, generously dust an 8 X 12 inch non-metal baking dish with confectioners' sugar.
  • Pour the marshmallow mix into the pan, smooth the top, and dust with more confectioners' sugar.
  • Allow to stand uncovered overnight until it dries out.
  • Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them into squares.
  • Dust them with more confectioners' sugar.