Homemade Marshmallows

The Secret to Making Homemade Marshmallows That Taste Better Than Store Bought

Marshmallows are (literally and figuratively) the glue of so many universally beloved treats. Rice Krispies wouldn’t be the sticky sweets we love without marshmallows holding them together, and what would Mallo Cups be without the “mallo”?!

Needless to say, we think marshmallows transform all desserts (and also non-dessert items, honestly) for the better. But how can you make marshmallows THEMSELVES better? It definitely doesn’t seem possible.

Well, there is a way — and your s’mores and hot chocolates will never be the same once you start making your marshmallows at home.

Marshmallows are already an ooey gooey treat that we all adore, but making them yourself just takes them to a whole other level. Homemade marshmallows are perfect to take to a campfire, a winter party or even to give as an impressive hostess gift.

In the video below, America’s Test Kitchen shows us how to make marshmallows right in our own kitchens! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Homemade Marshmallows


2 1/2 tbsp. gelatin

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup corn syrup

2 cups sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

To get the full instructions for making this DIY ‘mallows, make sure to watch the video below! We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy this recipe is.

As if you needed more reasons to make these tasty treats at home, ATK mentions one very important benefits of homemade marshmallows: the lack of unhealthy, or even dangerous, additives. While there ARE some not-so-healthy ingredients to these homemade goodies (corn syrup being one of those, although this isn’t the high fructose kind) there’s nothing close to “Blue 1” in this DIY variety.