Homemade Marshmallows



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



  • In an electrical mixer, beat together 3 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon of dry vanilla. Mix until the other ingredients are ready to be added.
  • 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.


  • 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.


marshmallow recipe

  • 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.


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

homemade marshmallows

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