Strawberrylicious: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows

Making homemade strawberry marshmallows is a fun and delicious way to enjoy this classic treat. The process of making marshmallows is a bit time-consuming, but it is well worth the effort. The homemade marshmallows are much more flavorful and fresher than store-bought marshmallows. Here's how you can make your own strawberry marshmallows with a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment.


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Start by hulling and pureeing the strawberries in a food processor or blender. You should end up with about 1 cup of puree.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the pureed strawberries, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. This will allow the sugar to dissolve and the flavors to meld together.
  3. While the strawberry mixture is simmering, you can prepare the gelatin. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin, salt, and 1/4 cup of the strawberry mixture. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to soften. The gelatin will absorb the liquid and become a thick paste.
  4. After the strawberry mixture has simmered for 5 minutes, add the softened gelatin mixture to the saucepan. Stir the mixture until the gelatin is fully dissolved. This should only take a minute or two.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. The vanilla will add a subtle sweetness and enhance the overall flavor of the marshmallows.
  6. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper will prevent the marshmallows from sticking to the dish.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Refrigerate the marshmallows for at least 4 hours, or until firm. The marshmallows will solidify as they cool and set in the refrigerator.
  8. Once the marshmallows are firm, remove them from the refrigerator and cut them into squares using a sharp knife. The size of the squares is up to you, but most marshmallows are cut into 1-inch squares.
  9. To prevent the marshmallows from sticking to each other or your hands, roll each square in granulated sugar. The sugar will coat the marshmallows and create a barrier between them.
  10. Store the marshmallows in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. They will stay fresh and fluffy for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy your homemade strawberry marshmallows! You can eat them plain, or you can use them in a variety of recipes such as s'mores, hot chocolate, or even as a topping for ice cream. These marshmallows have a delicate strawberry flavor and a soft, fluffy texture that is sure to please. The best part about making them at home is that you can customize the recipe to suit your taste. You can use different fruits, add different flavorings, or even experiment with different types of sweeteners. The possibilities are endless, so have fun and enjoy your homemade marshmallows!

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