This was my first time ever making homemade marshmallow creme and who knew homemade marshmallow creme was so easy to make? The stand mixer and candy thermometer basically do all the work. Not to mention the stuff is addictive. I could sit and spoon the entire bowlful of it into my mouth before realizing I’ve eaten it all, and then I’d have to lick the whisk clean =). In comparison it’s like homemade frosting verses canned frosting from the store, they just don’t compare right? I’ve made homemade marshmallows several times but I’m so glad I finally got around to trying homemade marshmallow creme. It’s like eating fresh, silky marshmallow clouds. Add this one to your baking recipe book because I have a feeling it’s a recipe you’re going to want to keep on hand. If you are looking for some uses for this homemade marshmallow creme, here is a link with several great ideas. Enjoy!
Homemade Marshmallow Creme
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Heat mixture over moderately high heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whip together egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed (I had to whip mine on high speed because the whisk attachment on my mixer doesn't reach quite that low, so if your doesn't either you may want to crank up the speed), until soft peaks form.
- Once sugar mixture reaches 240 degrees, remove from heat, set stand mixer containing egg white mixture on low speed and carefully pour about 2 Tbsp of hot sugar mixture down the side of the bowl into the egg white mixture. With mixer running, slowly pour remaining syrup down the side of the bowl into the egg white mixture, increase speed to medium-high and whip mixture until stiff glossy peaks form, about 8 - 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla during the last minute of mixing. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to two weeks.
- Recipe Source: adapted from chow who adapted it from "Marshmallow Madness!" by Shauna Server.