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Homemade Marshmallow Cream

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This homemade marshmallow cream comes together with a few ingredients for a light and airy marshmallow confection!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 cups
Calories 556
Author Michelle


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  • While the sugar mixture is boiling, add the egg whites and cream of tartar to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. The egg whites should be ready and waiting when the sugar mixture reaches 240 degrees F. If the egg whites reach soft peaks before the sugar mixture reaches its temperature, turn off the mixer.
  • Once the sugar mixture reaches 240 degrees F, turn the mixer speed to low and very slowly drizzle the syrup down the side of the mixer bowl. Once all of the syrup has been added, increase the speed to medium-high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form and the mixture has cooled substantially, about 7 to 9 minutes. Add the vanilla extract during the last minute or two of beating.
  • Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • Equipment: Stand Mixer / Candy Thermometer
  • Storing: Keep homemade marshmallow fluff in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze: Transfer to a freezer-safe ziplock bag and remove as much air as possible from the bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thawing: Allow to thaw on the counter at room temperature and then re-whip the fluff before using.
Nutritional values are based on 1 cup.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 141g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 110mg | Sugar: 140g | Calcium: 11mg