Sometimes you ask, "What's the meaning of life?" And sometimes you wonder, "Can I make marshmallow fluff from marshmallows?"
About that first question: We'll get back to you. In reference to the second: The answer... yes!
For this magic trick, all you need are two ingredients and a few minutes. The result is full of marshmallow-y flavor and fresher-tasting than the stuff from the jar.
Use it anywhere you'd normally use fluff, from Fluffernutter sandwiches to a topping for a sundae cake .
Prepare to get gooey!
Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
Note: This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. Just stick to the same ratio listed above.
All You Do is Melt
1. Melt the marshmallows in a double boiler over low heat — you'll notice they progress from solid to liquid-y with lumps. When they start getting sticky, add the corn syrup. Stir frequently to avoid scorching. Any remaining lumps will gradually give way to a smooth, sticky mixture.
2. The marshmallow cream is easier to transfer while hot, so spoon into a storage container while it's still quite warm.
DIY Fluff FAQ
How long will it keep?
The marshmallow cream will lose its airiness within a day or two, so eat it right away. (Poor you!). You can make it in small batches for Fluff to order, in minutes.
Do I really need to use corn syrup?
Nope: You can substitute the same amount of simple syrup. To make it, combine equal parts sugar and water and boil the mixture over low heat until it begins to thicken but not brown.
Keep extra for making fun cocktails, sweetening coffee or so many other uses.
Can I use jumbo marshmallows instead of mini?
Go right ahead. Mini-marshmallows tend to be easier to measure, but you can use this quick trick to ensure you get the right ratio: 8 to 10 large ones typically equal 1 cup of minis. To help the jumbos melt quickly and evenly, slice them in half or quarters before starting the recipe.
Can I use homemade marshmallows?
Yes, you CAN use homemade marshmallows ! But you might need to up the amount of corn or simple syrup in the recipe to 1½ teaspoons per 1 cup of marshmallows. Start by adding the called-for amount. If the mixture isn't smooth enough, add more. Cut these marshmallows before measuring to improve accuracy.
Will my Fluff brown under the broiler?
According to our experiments, yes. Homemade Fluff seems to react pretty much the same way as jarred.
Can I keep my Fluff from sticking to my fingers and everything else?
Slightly wet or buttery hands won't get quite as gooey. And coating your storage container with non-stick spray can work wonders.