1 hour 15 minutes

    Simple home made marshmallow for school fetes or fundraisers. Again, resurrected from my teenage years. You can spread this into a slice tray and make it into squares or spoon into little ice cream cones to make marshmallow "icecreams."

    Queensland, Australia
    15 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 tablespoon gelatine
    • 1/4 cup cold water (65ml)
    • 2 cups (440g) sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Soak the gelatine in the cold water then heat over a low heat till dissolved.
    2. Meanwhile, stir the sugar into the boiling water till dissolved, then add the gelatine mix and the vanilla.
    3. Beat the mixture with electric beaters on high till it is thick and can stand in peaks by itself - about 10 mins.
    4. Line a greased slice tray with toasted coconut and spread the marshmallow evenly into the tray. Spread more coconut on the top. Refrigerate till set -about an hour - then cut into squares.
    5. OR...spoon into small ice cream cones and sprinkle top with coconut or hundreds and thousands and a small licorice stick.

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    This makes heaps! and would go really nicely on-top of a shortbread base and ice. My marshmellow turned out very soft and only eatable by spoon. I added a couple of drops of red colouring and I beat it for around 15min, but perhaps needed more as the base of the marshmellow was gooey.  -  17 Aug 2009


    When I say I love it, I mean the kids did, worked perfectly, daughter (12) managed to make it first time with no problems. She opted to change the colour though, making blue marshmallows  -  02 Dec 2015


    WORST RECIPE EVER! I have looked online at other marshmallow recipes since attempting this and there are no other ones out there like this. You are supposed to boil the sugar syrup not just dissolve sugar, also most recipes include use of oil and egg whites. I have wasted a huge amount of time and money making these for Christmas gifts and am fuming. The marshmallows do not whip until stiff peaks achieved, at best I got a single cream consistency and that was about 45 minutes of whisking with an electric whisker. They have since separated also. None of this is to do with my cooking abilities but the useless recipe. Maybe if I had altered the recipe I would have a half decent attempt at marshmallows. So dissapointed. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!!!  -  16 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)