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Homemade Marshmallows Recipe: Corn Syrup Free

4.3 from 50 votes
Use this Homemade Marshmallows recipe to make soft, fluffy marshmallows without corn syrup a nd for many of my baking recipes!
Easy Homemade Marshmallow recipe AND No Corn Syrup required!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Most Homemade Marshmallow recipes contain corn syrup however it is not widely available. I’m sharing a recipe that shows you how to make fluffy Homemade Marshmallow without corn syrup. Also, I’m going to tell you how you can make them vegan as well.

Tips for Making Homemade Marshmallows

Don’t stir your sugar/gelatin mix once it comes to a simmer. It can cause the sugar to crack. Once it cracks, it has to go into the bin. Unfortunately, there’s no coming back from that.

Making Marshmallows Vegan

When a recipe calls for powdered gelatin, replace it with the same amount of powdered Agar-Agar. Using Agar flakes is a different quantity than powdered agar. Replace the gelatin or Agar-Agar with 3 times the amount of Agar flakes.

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You do need a candy thermometer to make Homemade Marshmallows. It is an inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that comes in really handy for the recipes that require it. Note that when you are waiting and waiting for the sugar to reach “soft ball” stage it will seem like it is taking forever. Well it kind of is, but hold your nerve. It will eventually get there.

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Cut and store your Homemade Marshmallows in an air tight container for 6 weeks.

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Homemade Marshmallows (Corn Syrup Free)

4.3 from 50 votes
Use this Homemade Marshmallows recipe to make soft, fluffy marshmallows without corn syrup a nd for many of my baking recipes!
Author: adapted from jerryjamesstone.com
Servings: 30 marshmallows
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Use this Homemade Marshmallows recipe to make soft, fluffy marshmallows without corn syrup a nd for many of my baking recipes!
Author: adapted from jerryjamesstone.com
Servings: 30 marshmallows

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) cold water, divided
  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (11/3oz/28g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Dust a 9-inch square baking pan liberally with icing sugar.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes to set.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup of water and sugar in a pot and stir to dissolve over medium heat.
  • Add the gelatin and bring to a rolling boil, without stirring until it reaches 240°F.
  • Carefully remove from the heat and pour into a bowl of an electric mixer.
  • Stir in the salt and vanilla extract.
  • Beat with the whisk attachment of the electric mixer on low for 2 minutes then increase to high until soft and doubled in volume, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. It helps if you grease the spatula with flavorless oil as the marshmallow is really sticky.
  • Cool in the pan uncovered, until firm, minimum 3 hours. Lightly dust the top with sifted powdered sugar.
  • Use a small round cookie cutter to cut out snowmen heads. Dust with powdered sugar and pipe on eyes, mouths and noses with melted chocolate and melted orange melts. Enjoy as is or in hot chocolate!

 

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Member
2 months ago

First of all, congrats on your book. Fabulous
Re gelatine……. If using leaves and not powder, how many leaves please

swapna
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2 months ago

can i use these to make rice crispies, which you used smaller rounded marshmellows?

Dipali
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Dipali
5 months ago

Hi gemme ,
Soon im going to try your this recipe . Im interested in making nougat but the eggless version it will be grt if u can help me oit in any way .

Thank you

Sabinarose Q. Adecir
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Hello gemma I really love your recipes so much but I cant try making marshmallows cause we dont have gelatin in our place..is there any substitute for gelatin?????????????pls help me❤❤thank you so much and GOD BLESS❤❤

Dipanshu Gakhar
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Dipanshu Gakhar
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I am trying to make vegan marshmallows with my friends. We took agar instead of gelatin as you said. Unfortunately, after mixing in the mixer, the marshmallows are really dense, like there is no air in them. Please help me with a solution so I can work it out as you are an amazing chef.

Thank you and best regards!

pan6handle
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pan6handle
6 months ago

HI Gemma!

I am really enjoying your site. Came across you corn syrup free marshmallow recipe. I have been looking for a good one for a long time. I will try yours this week. I have had a craving for several years now for toasted coconut marshmallow coated marshmallows. From my childhood. This one looks like ti might work. pour onto toasted coconut instead of cornstarch. So good. Thanks for your great recipes.

Erin
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Erin
7 months ago

Could I make Rice Krispie treats with this recipe? Just not put it in the pan and let them cool? Thanks.

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Aimee Philippa Hoppe
8 months ago

Hi Gemma
I used 10ml of Agar Agar. The package instructions indicate to use 5ml for every cup of liquid.
When the stand mixer started beating, it seemed to be on the right track but then the mixture seemed to dry up and shoot little balls out despite the no splash guard. The mixture actually went doughy like a cookie mixture. Do you know what I did wrong?
Best
Aimee

Grace
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Grace
9 months ago

Hiii Gemma

I have a problem …my sugar did not double in volume or fluff up …it just firmed up when it got creamy ..n just firmed like a jello ..did I put too much agar agar I put two table spoons agar agar powder

Please help

Cynthia Page
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Cynthia Page
10 months ago

My son is allergic to corn (among a long list of other things) and these marshmallows are amazing! His favorite treat. As long as I don’t try to “rush” the recipe they turn our great.

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