If you ever find yourself wondering, "Can I make marshmallow fluff from marshmallows?" the answer is a resounding 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!
Good to Know
Yes, you can use homemade marshmallows for this recipe! 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. Check out a recipe for homemade marshmallows in our class Modern Handcrafted Candy .
Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. Just stick to the same ratio listed above.
1. Melt the marshmallows in a double boiler over low heat — you'll notice they progress from solid to liquid-y with lumps.
You can use jumbo marshmallows if you don't have minis, but they can be more difficult to measure. Keep this ratio handy: 8-10 large marshmallows typically equal 1 cup of minis. To help the jumbos melt quickly and evenly, slice them in half or quarters before starting the recipe.
2. When the marshmallows start getting sticky, add the corn syrup. Stir frequently to avoid scorching. Any remaining lumps will gradually give way to a smooth, sticky mixture.
Good to Know
If you don't have corn syrup, 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.
3. The marshmallow cream is easier to transfer while hot, so spoon into a storage container while it's still quite warm.
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. Just make sure to coat your storage container with non-stick spray and, when working with the fluff, having slightly wet or buttery hands will help keep it from being so gooey.
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