Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homemade Marshmallow Cream

I was recently having some guest over and I wanted to make Whoopie Pies for them. Basically the main ingredient for the filling is marshmallow cream. I knew I didn't have any so I had to go shopping.  When I went to one of the local and closest grocery stores they didn't have any because it is a seasonal item. Well I new I could have gotten it at Target but I didn't want to make another stop just for Marshmallow Cream. I thought I saw somewhere that you could make your own. I quickly used my smart phone at the store to make sure that I had all the ingredients at home and I did! It's actually pretty easy to make. If you saw one of my last post on how to make Homemade Suckers, this gives you another reason to get a candy thermometer!

Homemade Marshmallow Cream

3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 

1. In a glass or metal bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with electric beaters on high, until light and foamy. 
2. With the mixer still running, gradually sprinkle in the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Continue beating until soft peaks form. 
3. In a small saucepan, mix the water, corn syrup, and granulated sugar together. Cook over medium heat until it boils and comes to the firm ball stage (246 degrees). Don't over cook. It can have a burnt taste. 
4. Drizzle the hot syrup into the egg whites with the mixer on low. 
5. Turn the mixer to high, and beat for 5-6 minutes, or until the sauce is very fluffy and the consistency of marshmallow cream.
6. Beat in the extract till combined. 

I found it easiest to use my stand mixer so I didn't have to hold the mixer the whole time. When done the mixture will look like store bought Marshmallow cream and will have the consistency that you would be able to pipe. This recipe made about 3 cups of Marshmallow Cream. I have also used this recipe when I needed Marshmallow Cream in fudge and I couldn't tell the difference!

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  1. Wow! This looks A-mazing! Can't wait to try it.. my kids are going to just LOVE IT!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. Hi Susan!
    I featured you on my Pink Hippo Party! HOpe you stop by and check it out at
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  3. This looks delish. And another reason I need a candy thermometer! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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