Homemade marshmallows

Add some DIY flair to your s'mores game this weekend!

Posted by Parent.co on Friday, July 28, 2017


For our 50th video we felt like celebrating – with s’mores! And what makes s’mores even better? Homemade marshmallows! The recipe is not tricky, but it is sticky! Have fun and don’t worry, everything cleans up easily with soapy water! Happy summer from Kid Made!!


Prep Time:   20 minutes   

Cook Time:     about 10-15 minutes on the stovetop

Fridge Time: 3 hours   

Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes



  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 3 ½ envelopes unflavored gelatin (2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla (optional)
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar



  1. Prepare an 8×8 pan by lining with parchment and rubbing parchment with oil
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, sprinkle the gelatin over ½ cup of the cold water and set aside
  3. In a 3 quart saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and remaining half cup of cold water and heat over medium, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil gently until temperature reaches 240 on a candy or instant-read thermometer. IT should take about 10-15 minutes
  4. Carefully pour the sugar mixture into the mixer bowl, and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Beat on high for about 6 minutes, until the mixture is thick, glossy white, and tripled in volume.
  6. Scrape it all into your prepared pan, smooth the top, and dust the top with confectioner’s sugar.
  7. Chill in the fridge, uncovered, for at least 3 hours, up to overnight.
  8. Remove from pan by lifting parchment paper, and cut with an oiled knife to desired size!
  9. Dust with confectioner’s sugar so they don’t stick together.
  10. Store marshmallows in an airtight container for up to one week.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add vanilla or any other flavor extract you like to the sugar and gelatin before beating!