Gourmet Marshmallow Recipe – How to make your own Marshmallows!

Gourmet Marshmallow Recipe

gourmet marshmallows

Tried a Gourmet Marshmallow yet?  Gourmet Marshmallows have been hailed as the new cupcake over the years with their exciting range of delicious flavours. Unlike the cupcake though…they are gluten free and fat free! Woohooo!

The number of people who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease increases annually and we have been constantly asked for gluten free products so it’s lovely that we can now launch our gluten free range!  

Send our gourmet marshmallows as gifts or order marshmallow favours for weddings and corporate events! Feeling adventurous, why not try making your own marshmallows at home with this delicious Gourmet Marshmallow recipe?

gourmet marshmallow recipe



  • 125g icing sugar for dusting
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 300ml water, divided
  • 4 tablespoons unflavoured powdered gelatine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 30 min  

Cook: 20 min  

Time to set: 8 hours

  1. Dust a 9 inch baking tray generously with icing sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together caster sugar, golden syrup and 175 ml water.
  3. Using a thermometer, Heat to 120 to 130 degrees C or alternatively you can heat in microwave.
  4. If you don’t have a thermometer heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  5. While syrup is heating, place remaining water (125ml) in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatine over the surface.
  6. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatine has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatine mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.
  7. In a separate large mixing bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff.
  8. Stir in vanilla or flavour of your choice along with food colouring. Spread evenly in tray and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.
  9. To decorate you can sprinkle with chocolate, caramel,coconut, fruit powder
  10. Enjoy!

gourmet marshmallow recipe

No time for baking?  Check our our gourmet marshmallow range in our online cake shop, sending cake instead of flowers anywhere in the UK.

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