Posted November 20, 2011 by Marc Gottlieb
This is a fun and easy recipe to do with the kids, and a good introduction into the use of gelatin.

Posted in : Cuisines :
  • Ready Time : 0 min



  • 28 grams unflavored gelatin granules
  • 1 1/3 cups ice water
  • 454 grams sugar (16oz)
  • 1 1/3 cups corn syrup light
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

for dusting

  • 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch



  1. Place 3/4c. water in the mixer bowl. Add gelatin granules and let sit. Connect whip attachment to mixer.
  2. Combine remaining water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in a small saucepan. Cook covered over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook until a candy or infrared thermometer registers 115°C (240°F). Remove from heat.
  3. Turn the mixer on low. Add the sugar mixture to the gelatin and water in a thin, slow stream.
  4. Once the sugar is incorporated into the mixer, set the mixer on high and mix for 15 minutes, until mixture is lukewarm.
  5. While the marshmallows are mixing, combine the confectioner’s sugar and cornstarch in a bag and mix well to use as a dusting powder.
  6. Add the vanilla and mix for 1 more minute.
  7. Spray a pan with non-stick spray and lightly coat with sugar dusting powder. Reserve the remainder of the dusting powder.
  8. Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth with a lightly oiled spatula or fingers. Allow to set for four hours or overnight.
  9. Turn out the marshmallow and cut into cubes. Dip the cubes into the dusting powder.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.


  • Fill a container with water and ice and let it sit for five minutes. Then measure the ice water out into a measuring cup.
  • The size of the pan will determine the height of the marshmallows.
  • Pipe the mixture into thin ropes and cut into segments for mini marshmallows.
  • Use flavorings other than vanilla to make different flavored marshmallows.
  • Add food coloring for different colored marshmallows.
  • Coat marshmallows in melted chocolate.