Made-from-Scratch Marshmallows.

While you're getting all set for hot cocoa, pull out all the homemade goodness with these sweet homemade marshmallows. These are such a special treat with a made-from-scratch touch and make a good food gift for the holidays too.

Made from scratch marshmallows / heirloomed

This was my first time attempting marshmallows from scratch, and it was a ton of fun (but also super sticky!) You can be the judge of if these are better than everyday marshmallows taste wise, but they're certainly much cuter! I used a biscuit cutter to cut each marshmallow, and they fit perfectly in a big cocoa mug. My only wish is that they turned out thicker, but these are still so much fun for the holidays. Love to hear how yours turn out!

made from scratch marshmallows / heirloomed
made from scratch marshmallows / heirloomed


  • 3 Tbsp gelatin
  • 1/3 C cold water
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 C cornstarch
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar

Soak the gelatin in the 1/3 of a cup of cold water in a small bowl and set aside to swell for 10 minutes. In a large saucepan dissolve the sugar in the 1 1/2 C of water over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the swollen gelatin and dissolve. Raise the temperature and bring to a boil. Boil steadily, but not vigorously, for 15 minutes without stirring. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm. Pour into a bowl, or mixer and add the vanilla and beat the mixture until very thick and white. Spray a 9x13 pan (or 9x9 inch pan for taller marshmallows) with bakers joy and let set Cut into squares and dust with a mixture of cornstarch and icing sugar.

made from scratch marshmallows / heirloomed


made from scratch marshmallows pinterest / heirloomed


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