Vanilla Marshmallows

vanilla clouds

vanilla clouds

One of the sweetest, yummiest, lightest, delicious things known to mankind is a marshmallow. Most of us know this treat to come in a large plastic bag from the super market that goes in between graham crackers and chocolate. This by no means is a bad thing, but once you have homemade marshmallows, you will never search the store for them again! These homemade marshmallows are a blank canvas that you can paint with food coloring and layers of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, coconut, or really any extract that tickles your fancy.

Your s’mores and hot chocolate will never be the same after they become friends with HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS!


Brush a rectangular cake pan with vegetable oil then dust with powdered sugar (or toasted coconut)

You can also pipe the marshmallow as I have done in the picture (on top of powdered sugar dusted parchment)


–          2 packets of unflavored gelatin

–          8 Tablespoons cold water

–          2 cups white sugar

–          ½ cup water

–          2 Tablespoons of vanilla

–          Powdered sugar for dusting

In a small bowl combing the gelatin and 8T of water, set aside.

In a sauce pan, combine the sugar and ½ cup water with a whisk or spoon. Place over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, add the gelatin, whisk, and bring to a boil.

Ounce boiling take the mixture off the heat and pour into a cool bowl (a stand mixer bowl or one to beat with a hand held mixer). Let cool slightly, then with the whisk attachment, whisk the marshmallow mixture for about 10 minutes or until it doubles in volume and is a shiny white color. Add the vanilla and continue to whisk until medium to stiff peaks. You want the marshmallow to keep its shape when it pulls away from the whisk.

Pour into the prepared pan, or pipe onto prepared parchment. Dust with powdered sugar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Then TA-DA! You are a marshmallow champ.

toast 'em

toast ’em




3 thoughts on “Vanilla Marshmallows

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