Marshmallow Fluff from @thegabels #recipe
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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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1117kcal Calories from fat 4
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 511mg 21%
Carbohydrate 283g 94%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 282g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Marshmallow Fluff from @thegabels #recipe
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30 comments on “Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

  1. 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!

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

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

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  10. 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. 🙂


  11. Can this recipe be used to add to marshmallow buttercream?

  12. 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.

  13. this looks yummy. am pinning the recipe. Thank you

  14. 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

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

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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 @

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. 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?

    • 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.

  23. 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!