Finally, a Simple Homemade marshmallows recipe made without refined sugar sounds almost too good to be true. It’s actually surprisingly easy. Now your family can enjoy all the wonderful joys of marshmallows, without consuming all the harmful ingredients from store-bought marshmallows.

homemade marshmallows in a pile
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Why you’ll love this simple homemade marshmallows recipe:


For the longest time, I was so intimidated by making marshmallows at home. I just didn’t even bother looking into how to make your own marshmallows because it seemed too out there. How could I possibly recreate such a fluffy sweet treat? It didn’t really make sense. Once I finally did it, I couldn’t believe how easy it actually was. I was actually pretty bummed that I spent the last 7 years not eating marshmallows when I could’ve just been making them that whole time. Talk about all that sad marshmallowless hot chocolate.


In our recipe, we use actual marshmallow root…but this is not necessary. You could literally infuse the water with anything you want and turn it into marshmallows. Which really leaves the door wide open for creativity here. I’m thinking rose infused marshmallows… or lavender marshmallows… YUM! You can also swap out sugars, I’ve tried these with maple syrup also and they are equally delicious!


Have you ever actually looked at the ingredients on the back of the bag of store bought marshmallows? Maybe next time you’re in the store you give it a look, it’s pretty intense. This simple homemade marshmallows recipe is so straight forward and not going to fill your body with awful ingredients! In fact, we don’t even use refined sugar or “granulated sugar” in this recipe, so you don’t have to feel guilty passing them out at the next bon fire!

overview of homemade marshmallows in a mason jar

Tools you’ll need:

Simple Homemade Marshmallows Recipe:


  • 1 cup of marshmallow infusion tea divided (optional-could replace with plain filtered water)
    • combine 1 cup of water with marshmallow root and stick in the fridge overnight for a cold infusion.
  • 2 Tbsp Beef Gelatin Powder
  • 1.5 cups of Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Arrowroot powder or corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare a lined 8×8 baking dish with parchment.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of warm marshmallow infusion (or water) into a large bowl. You could use the bowl of the stand mixer for ease.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp of Beef Gelatin powder, whisking immediately to combine. Let sit.
  4. Make powdered sugar out of 1.5 cups coconut sugar to 1 tbsp arrowroot powder in a spice grinder. (you want it super fine)
  5. Add powdered coconut sugar and the other 1/2 cup of warm marshmallow infusion (or water) to a medium sauce pan over medium heat while stirring.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp of salt
  7. Remove from heat just as small bubbles start to form at the edges. You want hot, but not boiling.
  8. Add in the 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  9. Pour hot sugar syrup over gelatin mixture whisking continually.
  10. Mix with a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed until you get stiff peaks.
  11. Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  12. Cut marshmallows into 1-inch squares with a sharp knife and dust the top of the marshmallows with arrowroot powder to prevent them from sticking together. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Simple Homemade Marshmallows are so much fun!

Use them in your hot cocoa, or roast them by the fireside. Use them in any recipe that calls for marshmallows. These are truly easy homemade marshmallows. You could make them in so many different flavors. For your first time, I advise you to try them as shown here.

Let your children lick the side of the pan, it reminds me of meringues but without the egg whites. In fact, in the summer time when we are making tons of fresh ice cream, I usually save all the egg whites and whip them up into meringues. When my children first tried these homemade marshmallows, the first thing they said was that they tasted like meringues!

If you’ve got children, this easy marshmallow recipe is a super fun way to get them involved in the kitchen. Be patient with them though, there’s nothing quite like the taste of homemade marshmallows.

Homemade marshmallows in a mason jar

Some other fun ideas for the simple homemade marshmallows recipe:

  • Use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes in your marshmallows from the pan.
  • Melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it over the tray before cutting out your marshmallows.
  • Chocolate dipped marshmallows.
  • Check out our other refined sugar-free deserts!

In conclusion,

you’re going to want to keep this simple homemade marshmallows recipe handy for all your marshmallow needs! This easy recipe yields a delicious batch of fluffy homemade marshmallows that are healthier, versatile and super super fun!

Let me know if you try this recipe or adapt it in any other fun ways in the comments! We’d love to see all your simple homemade marshmallow creations!

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