How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable marshmallow cream that is used in making different types of sandwiches, pies and cakes. The reason is that it is almost identical to Italian meringue. It looks like a fluffed up and sweetened cloud and probably that’s why it is also known as “Angels food”.

The best thing about marshmallow is that you can make it easily at home. All you need is to get a candy thermometer and a stand mixer. Spend a few minutes mixing all the ingredients and your marshmallow fluff is good to go.

You can use it in making peanut butter sandwiches, moon pies or some special fluff cake. You may add spoonful of marshmallow fluff in hot cocoa and enjoy this perfect blend of cream and chocolate. However, you can also eat it alone as it is full of nutritional elements.

Nutritional Facts:

Do not make eating marshmallow fluff your habit as it is high in calories. Have a look what this recipe of marshmallow fluff is offering you. It contains 738 calories, 438 mg sodium, 191.2 g carbohydrate, 104.9 g sugar, 0.4 g fat and 2.7 g of protein.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 5 servings
Utensils: Mixing bowl, electric whisker, measuring cups, candy thermometer, sauce pan, stove, kitchen towel, jar and refrigerator.

Eggs: 3
Sugar: 2/3 cup
Light corn syrup: 3/4 cup
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Water: 1/3 cup


  • 1

    Take a bowl and put egg whites in it. Turn on the electric mixer and keep the whites whisking until they become light and foamy. Keep the mixer on and add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Keep mixing to dissolve it properly.

  • 2

    Take a large sauce pan and pour water, corn syrup and the remaining sugar in it. Cook the mixture on medium heat and bring it boil. Increase the heat and keep stirring until the mixture comes into soft-ball shape. If you are using a candy thermometer then cook the mixture on 240 degrees F. However, do not leave the thermometer more than 10-15 minutes.

  • 3

    Now you need to combine this syrup with egg whites. For that, cover the mixer with a clean kitchen towel and add the syrup into whites slowly. Increase the speed of electric mixer and whisk it at least for 6 minutes. Add vanilla and keep whisking until it starts looking like marshmallow cream.

  • 4

    Set aside to cool, keep it in a sealed jar and then store in the refrigerator for a month.

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