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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

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Marshmallow fluff is quick and fun to make in your own kitchen! In 15 minutes you’ll have enough fluff for fruit dip, whoopie pies, or fluffernutters.

Marshmallow Fluff from @thegabels #recipe


I needed a dish to bring to Bunco. I’d brought my Mexican Corn Dip last month, which is my go to dish to pass. I thought about Horseradish Cheese Dip, but I really wanted something sweet.  I’d planned on making brownies but then my sister told that’s what she was bringing. Gah!

I had cream cheese so I thought I’d make a fruit dip only I needed marshmallow fluff.  No problem! I’ve made homemade marshmallows so fluff should be easy. Plus a few months ago I won a copy of Shauna Sever’s Marshmallow Madness cookbook and I’ve been dying to try out a recipe!

Making marshmallow fluff was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in the kitchen. It really is very easy and came together in about 15 minutes – 10 of which was my mixer beating the marshmallow. This would be a lot of fun to make with kids – just be careful of the hot sugary syrup.

Take not to add the hot sugar slowly to the egg whites. I missed that instruction and scrambled my whites a little.


Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff from @thegabels #recipe

Marshmallow fluff is quick and fun to make in your own kitchen! In 15 minutes you'll have enough fluff for fruit dip, whoopie pies, or fluffernutters.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a small pan, mix together sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it does not touch the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Begin to whip on medium speed using the whisk attachment.
  3. Meanwhile, turn burner on high and put the pan with the sugar mixture on the heat. Allow mixture to come to a boil and heat to 240 degrees, stirring occasionally.
  4. The goal is to get the egg whites whipped to soft peaks and the sugar syrup heated to 240 degrees at close to the same time. Just stop whipping the egg whites when they reach soft peaks.
  5. When the sugar has reached 240 degrees, turn mixer on to low. Add a small amount of the hot sugar mixture and allow to mix. Add another small amount of the sugar mixture. Continue to add mixture slowly so you don't scramble the eggs.
  6. Once all the sugar has been added to the egg whites, turn up the speed of the mixer and continue to beat mixture for about 7-9 minutes or until the fluff is stiff and glossy. At about the 5 minute mark, add vanilla extract.
  7. Use fluff immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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  • Iris
    December 23, 2018

    How many oz of marshmallow fluff does this recipe make?

  • Cathy Kennedy
    May 22, 2015

    I’ve made home-made marshmallows in years past, but never the fluff. I’m saving this recipe to try when the need arises. It looks yummy!

  • Laura Dembowski
    March 22, 2014

    I looooove homemade marshmallow fluff! It’s the recipe I make most often by far.

  • Debi and Charly
    March 26, 2013

    this recipe looks delicious. I’m going to have to try it.

  • Hello there! This pretty post will be featured on Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House today. We are always so honored to have you with us (I know a good partier when I see one!). The new party and your fabulous feature will start this afternoon!

    Kelly at Smart School House

  • April
    March 18, 2013

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂


  • Mimi
    March 17, 2013

    Can this recipe be used to add to marshmallow buttercream?

    • Camille
      March 17, 2013

      Hi Mimi! I have no idea. I’ve actually never made marshmallow buttercream. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

  • Kate
    March 11, 2013

    Well, THIS sounds like fun! It is our week off from school but this looks like a project we’ll be trying. Thanks! Coming over from Stone Gable link-up.

  • Ruth
    March 11, 2013

    this looks yummy. am pinning the recipe. Thank you

  • Tash
    March 11, 2013

    we can’t get marshmallow fluff here in the irish town I live in so I’m definitely going to make this. I’d love for you to link this up at a link party I’m hosting

  • Lolo
    March 10, 2013

    Yum, yum! The possibilities for this are endless!!

  • Jessi
    March 9, 2013

    Yum! I didn’t realize you could make this yourself, super useful!

  • Jennifer D
    March 9, 2013

    This is fantastic! I’ve never made marshmallow or marshmallow fluff before, but I’ve been seeing so many recipes that call for fluff, I decided I had to find a recipe to try out.

    Not only is this easy to make, but it is extremely delicious!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Shandy
    March 9, 2013

    Hi Camille! Found you at TT&J, and am now following your blog. I’ve never ever made homemade marshmallow fluff before, but will definitely give it a try! Thanks for sharing! Stop by for a visit soon 🙂

    • Camille
      March 9, 2013

      THanks for stopping by, Shandy!

  • Natasha
    March 8, 2013

    never heard of this before but looks delicious!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday – that goes live tomorrow morning

    Natasha @

  • Miz Helen
    March 8, 2013

    What a great homemade Marshmallow Fluff. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Allyson
    March 7, 2013

    Um, my waist would probably tell you I hate you for posting this recipe…but my taste buds are telling me otherwise….this looks AWESOME! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you!

  • Nicole - DinkyGreen
    March 7, 2013

    Just hopped over from Eat Make Grow… We once tried to make marshmallow fluff by throwing marshmallows in the blender. Burned out the blender. Just to make sure: DO add the hot sugar slowly to the egg whites?

    • Camille
      March 7, 2013

      Yes, add the hot sugar very slowly, a little at a time. You want to temper the egg whites – warm them up just a little bit a time so they don’t scramble.

  • Lois Christensen
    March 7, 2013

    This looks so good! Would love for you to share it with Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party this week! Come on over! We share, we pin, we promote!