Perfectly airy and sweet: Learn how to make your own fluffy marshmallow from scratch!
There is something undeniably magical about marshmallow fluff. It’s that light, cloud-like consistency combined with a touch of sweetness that can make any dessert go from good to great. While store-bought varieties are convenient, making your own at home allows you to enjoy the fresh, authentic taste of this delectable treat. Plus, with the ability to customize its consistency, you’ll enjoy a personalized dessert!
Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable version of the treat, while marshmallows are more solid and shaped.
Generally yes! However, remember that they may melt differently, so always keep an eye on your plate.
Typically, yes. But always check your ingredients to make sure there are no gluten-containing additives.
Grab your wire and use some elbow grease!
- Fluff that doesn’t get fat: Make sure your syrup has reached the correct temperature. Using a candy thermometer is vital.
- Granular or crystallized fluff: This can happen if the sugar has not completely dissolved. Make sure the syrup is clear before continuing.
- Too fluid or too stiff: Set the beat time. Overbeating can make it too stiff, while underbeating can leave it fluid.
How to use Marshmallow Fluff
Marshmallow Fluff isn’t just for spreading! You can use your homemade fluff in any recipe that calls for fluffy marshmallows, but also consider layering it into a parfait, swirling it into homemade ice cream, or even using it as a unique filling for donuts or cupcakes!
Tips from the chef
- Always use a candy thermometer when boiling your syrup to ensure the right consistency.
- If your goal is more of a sauce than a shaped fluff, Heat the corn syrup only to 230 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make sure your egg whites are at room temperature for optimal fluff.
- Slowly pouring the hot syrup into the beaten egg whites is the key to achieve the desired texture.
Working with hot syrups requires care. Always use heat-resistant utensils, be aware of possible splashes, and keep your work area free of distractions.
Store your homemade marshmallow fluff in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. If it cools and becomes too hard, gently heat in the microwave for a few seconds to regain its spreadability. Freezing is not recommended due to possible changes in texture. Mix well before use.