Made-from-Scratch Marshmallows

While you’re getting all set for hot cocoa, pull out all the homemade goodness with these sweet homemade marshmallows. These are such a special treat with a made-from-scratch touch and make a good food gift for the holidays too.

Made-from-Scratch Marshmallows

This was my first time attempting marshmallows from scratch, and it was a ton of fun (but also super sticky!) You can be the judge of if these are better than everyday marshmallows taste wise, but they’re certainly much cuter! I used a biscuit cutter to cut each marshmallow, and they fit perfectly in a big cocoa mug. My only wish is that they turned out thicker, but these are still so much fun for the holidays. Love to hear how yours turn out!

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Made-from-Scratch Marshmallows

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


These quick and easy treats add such a special touch to your holiday hot cocoa.


  • 3 Tbsp gelatin
  • 1/3 C cold water
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 C cornstarch
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar


  1. Soak the gelatin in the 1/3 of a cup of cold water in a small bowl and set aside to swell for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan dissolve the sugar in the 1 1/2 C of water over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the swollen gelatin and dissolve. Raise the temperature and bring to a boil. Boil steadily, but not vigorously, for 15 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm.
  5. Pour into a stand mixer and add the vanilla and beat the mixture until very thick and white.
  6. Spray a 9×13 pan (or 9×9 inch pan for taller marshmallows) with bakers joy and let set.
  7. Cut into squares and dust with a mixture of cornstarch and icing sugar.


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