May 4, 2015

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe ( No Corn Syrup & No Thermometer )

Making Homemade Marshmallows is my dream, but i kind of stayed away from it because i thought it is kind of complicated and it calls for corn syrup and sugar thermometer..But recently i stumbled upon a recipe which catched my eye.Guess what immediately i tried it and it turned out great...

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Eventhough i am satisfied with the results, i did few mistakes in making them, I have listed them in my notes section so you can make perfect batch of it..These marshmallows was spongy, fluffy and like a perfect marshmallow..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 10 to 15 mins
Makes : 20 to 30 cubes
Recipe Source : Food


Gelatin - 2 tblspn 
Cold Water - 8 tblspn
Sugar - 2 cups / 400 grams
Cold Water - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp

Cornflour / Cornstarch - 5 tblspn
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 5 tblspn


Mix cornflour and icing sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Line a 8 inch square pan with plastic wrap, dust cornflour and sugar mix over it. Set aside.

Take gelatin in a bowl, add in 8 tblspn of cold water over it. Let them soak for 10 mins.

Now take sugar, remaining water in a sauce pan. Mix well. Add in gelatin mix and mix well.

Put this on heat and bring it to a good boil.

Now pour this in a bowl and add in salt, vanilla.

Leave this to turn warm.

Use a beater to whip this till it gets light, fluffy and pale. It will take around 15 mins.

Now pour this in the prepared pan and dust with the cornflour sugar mix.

Leave it to set overnight.

Now remove the marshmallow from tray and use a knife to cut this.

Coat each one in cornflour sugar mix and store in air tight container.



1)Line the tray which you are going to set this with plastic wrap and dust them well. So you can remove the set marshmallows easily.

2)Always coat them in a good amount of cornflour and sugar mix well. So they dont stick to each other.

3)Coat the knifes, spatula well with cornflour and sugar mix so nothing sticks.

4)You can store this in air tight container for a week in room temp.

Take all your ingredients

Start by blooming the gelatin, take gelatin in a bowl

cover with some cold water and let it rest for 10 mins

Now it has turned soft

Take sugar in a sauce pan

add in water

mix well

Add in the gelatin mix

Mix well

Put it on heat

Bring it to a good boil

Once it reaches a boil

Pour it into a big glass bowl

add in salt

vanilla essence

mix well and let it get warm

Meanwhile prepare a pan..First line the pan with some plastic wrap. i didn't line it so i found it difficult in unmoulding..

Then sprinkle with some cornflour and icing sugar mix

sift it all over the tray..

Now the mix is warm, remove the scum on top

use a beater to whip it up

keep whipping

keep whipping

keep whipping..

keep whipping, it will get thicker

look how it has got thick


Pour it in the tray

Dip a spatula in water

use that to remove the mix

Now it is all done

spread the mix evenly

dust the top with some more cornflour and icing sugar mix

i allowed it to set overnight

now sprinkle cornflour over the spatual

and use that to lift the marshmallow

dust your knife as well with the mix

cut it into squares

coat each one in the mix


So soft and fluffy


  1. Wow .... u made it look really easy. U shud participate next time in the Masterchef India. U really hav d potential.... Keep cooking n hav fun...

  2. Is china-grass (Agar-agar) OK instead of gelatine?

  3. @Anonymousi am not sure dear..i haven't tried using agar agar

  4. Hi mam
    ..thank last I met's one of my remember forever....u guys r so cool...did I say thank u today....
    .U have no idea how thankful I am..thanks thanks thanks.... for sharing ur ideas and helping us people to love cooking...Good luck aarthi mam...

  5. Hi arthi akila..I tried ur receipes really awesome. .no words to express.thanks a lot.

  6. Thanks for the recipe Aarthi. I did try your eggless chocolate cake. It came out well. I daughter would not even let me cool it.

    I am an amateur baker do it only for my family with whateve, ingredients is at home.

  7. Cool arthi you dont have any recipe which is not there in your site..Yummy marshmallows .Will try sometime

  8. Hi Aarthi, is it ok to use normal powdered sugar instead of icing sugar?

  9. @Sunandano icing sugar is what should be used

  10. Aarti, thanks for the wonderful recipe. Actually if you line the tray with cling film and extend it to the outside part of the tray, you can easily lift it up and peel off when it is set.

  11. Hi arthi, Can I use the whipped up mixture to replace melted marshmallows in other recipes?

  12. Do we have to keep it in room temperature for overnight?


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