Light & Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 1 pan




  • Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in your electric mixer's bowl and let it sit while you prepare the syrup.
  • Combine the sugar,corn syrup,salt and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan or small pot.
  • Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves then turn up the heat to high and cook till the syrup is 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
  • Now remove from the heat.
  • Put the mixer on low fitted with a whisk attachment and slowly pour the hot syrup into the bowl of dissolved gelatin.
  • Put the mixer on high speed and whip till it becomes very thick, this could take around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add vanilla & mix thoroughly.
  • Dust generously a 8 x12 inch baking dish (use glass or ceramic) with confectioner's sugar.
  • Pour the mixture in to pan and smooth out the top and dust with more confectioner's sugar.
  • Let the marshmallow mixture sit out uncovered overnight or until it dries out.
  • Run a knife dipped in confectioners' sugar around the sides of baking dish to loosen the marshmallow.
  • Turn out on a cutting board and cut in to squares or use cookie cutters to shape.
  • Dust with more confectioners' sugar.