Elevate your desserts with the irresistible charm of homemade marshmallow fluff. Learn how to make marshmallow cream with marshmallows in this easy recipe for creating this luscious, sweet delight. Perfect for spreading, dipping, or adding a heavenly touch to your favorite treats! It’s a flavor store bought marshmallow cream can’t beat!
Marshmallow creme or cream is a staple ingredient in quite a few dessert recipes, but for those who prefer a homemade kitchen, buying it at the store may not be the best option. Especially when making it is so simple. Homemade marshmallow fluff is easy on it’s own, but what if you want to make it from marshmallows you have in the kitchen instead of egg whites and other ingredients?
The answer? Making marshmallow cream from marshmallows in under 5 minutes!
Not only is making homemade marshmallow cream from marshmallows incredibly simple, but it only takes two ingredients; marshmallows and syrup.
This is one of my go-to recipes when I’m making anything that calls for marshmallow cream. I used it just yesterday when I made a batch of my peppermint fudge recipe. It also works amazingly in homemade rice krispie treats or as a fruit dip. It’s even fantastic on a fluffernutter sandwich with peanut butter if you happen to like those.
Don’t judge me. I have a sweet tooth.
I’ve never tried to make frosting with it, but given how well it works for everything else, I’m certain it would turn out just as good as it does with store bought marshmallow cream.
What are the best marshmallows for making homemade marshmallow cream?
Any marshmallow will work for making homemade marshmallow creme, but I’m going to be honest; I will only use my own homemade marshmallows recipe.
Because they have an amazing flavor and I just love them! They can be cut into mini-marshmallows, kept larger sized or whatever you want. Honestly, they work so well in things like my white chocolate peppermint hot chocolate that I can’t see not using them to make marshmallow cream.
Do I have to use corn syrup in homemade marshmallow cream?
A lot of families don’t use corn syrup in their homes for good reason. Luckily, this marshmallow cream recipe can be made without it.
If you don’t like to use corn syrup, you can substitute a simple sugar syrup instead. To do this, cook equal parts of sugar and water until hot and the sugar is fully dissolved. Use this as written in place of the light corn syrup in the recipe.
Can you substitute marshmallows for fluff?
Not directly. Because marshmallow fluff or cream has a different texture than marshmallows themselves, you need to process the marshmallows into cream following the recipe below first. What you will end with is a thick creamy liquid.
Your finished product will not resemble the stuff in a jar but it will have the same great taste and sweetness you’ve come to love.
If it’s especially important to you that it looks similar, you can get the same look by whipping it at room temperature with an electric mixer using the whisk attachment until it forms soft peaks and is fluffy.
Can you make marshmallow cream from marshmallows?
How to Make Marshmallow Cream with Marshmallows
- Add marshmallows to double boiler and heat over low heat.1 C. Marshmallows
- When marshmallows begin to melt, add 1 tsp corn syrup. Stir well to break down marshmallows and combine the corn syrup. If mixture isn't smooth, add another 1/2 tsp corn syrup. Increase by 1/2 tsp until mixture is smooth.1-1 1/2 tsp. Light corn syrup
- Once marshmallows are fully melted and combined, pour into air tight storage container while warm.
- Nutrition information is auto-calculated and may not be correct. Please use discretion.
- If you desire a more airy and fluffy product, beat with an electric mixer until whipped. This is not necessary for most recipes, however, and the homemade marshmallow cream can replace store bought at a 1:1 ratio.
- If using homemade marshmallows, the cream will harden as it cools. To bring back to a cream state, simply remelt over low heat.
- Corn syrup may be substituted by making a simple syrup of 1 part water to 1 part granulated sugar. Combine to melt sugar.