Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade marshmallows are what I like to call these fluffy, airy, and melt-in-your-mouth creations. If your throat is itching, grab a marshmallow! The gelatin helps soothe throat pain.

I haven’t been baking lately, but these marshmallows are definitely on my to-do list for this winter. As kids come home from the chilly air, they love hot chocolate and these marshmallows are a great addition to homemade hot chocolate!

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What are These Marshmallows Made Out of

Water: As simple as it gets 

Agar-agarA non-GMO gelatin substitute 

Powdered sugar (aka confectioners sugar): Powdered sugar sweetens things up and helps the recipe come together.

Dry vanillaVanilla the flavor. Very important: it must be dry vanilla and not liquid vanilla extract. 

Egg whites: These are a must-have to make this recipe, they are also low-calorie and a strong protein choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp agar-agar
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dry vanilla
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)

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Directions on How to Make Marshmallows at Home 

1. In an electric mixer, on speed to high, beat together 3 egg whites. Add the vanilla of 1/4 teaspoons. Whip until the mixture forms to soft peaks and fluffy white. 

2. Meanwhile, on the stove, bring to a boil in a medium-size pot 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of agar-agar

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3. Whisk into the pot 4 cups of powdered sugar, and boil for exactly 6 minutes. Take off the heat and add to the egg whites, with the mixer on low speed, mix together for another 3 minutes.

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4. You can shape the marshmallows into any shape you want. I used a pastry bag with a decorating tip.

5. Pipe marshmallow mixture onto two large baking sheets.

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6. Let marshmallows stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. For faster results put in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

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Serves 10

Other Simple Ingredient Desserts You May Enjoy Making

Meringue Jam Filled Tartlets

Glazed Vanilla Cookies (Pryaniki)

White Chocolate Clusters

Equipment I Used

Stand Mixer

Baking Tray

Piping Bags and Tips

Homemade Marshmallows

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Russian
Keyword: eggs, homemade, marshmallows, powdered sugar, snack, sweet, vanila
Servings: 10
Calories: 192kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp agar-agar
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ΒΌ tsp dry vanilla
  • 3 egg whites room temperature

Instructions

  • In a stand electric mixer, beat together 3 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon of dry vanilla. Mix until the other ingredients are ready to be added.
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  • On the stove, in a medium size pot add 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of agar-agar. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
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  • Whisk into the pot 4 cups of powdered sugar, boil for exactly 6 minutes. Take off the heat and add to the egg whites, with the mixer still working. Mix together for 3 minutes.
  • You can shape the marshmallows into any shape you want. I used a pastry bag with a decorating tip.
  • Pipe marshmallow mix onto two large baking sheets.
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  • Let marshmallows stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. For faster results put in the refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!
    homemade marshmallows

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 47g | Iron: 1mg
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