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Homemade marshmallow fluff with Madagascar vanilla bean paste

Shawn Gavin junio 12, 2023

Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Fluff

Did you know that you can make your own marshmallow fluff? And it’s SO much better than the jar!


If you’ve ever made your own marshmallows, the process is similar in that you start with a very hot sugar syrup consisting of granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water. But instead of pouring the syrup into gelatin, you pour it into whipped egg whites. Gelatin is what helps to set the marshmallow so that you can cut it into those traditional squares, and those squares will hold their shape.


Marshmallow fluff is more like meringue, but stabilized so that it will stay soft and spreadable for weeks!
We’ve ramped up the vanilla flavor here by adding 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste, and you are going to want to use this fluff on everything – from ice cream sundaes to hot chocolate to the best s’mores of your life! View the recipe and video below. 




  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste



  1. Place the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then stop stirring so that crystals do not form. Clip on a candy thermometer and cook to 240 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixer bowl and, using the whisk attachment, beat on low till foamy. Increase the speed to medium-high till the mixture is glossy and soft peaks have formed.
  3. Turn the mixer speed down to low and slowly pour the sugar syrup into the bowl. You want to try to aim the pour between the whisk attachment and the side of the bowl. Once all of the syrup has been added crank the speed up to high and beat for 7 minutes. Turn the mixer off, add the vanilla bean paste, and beat for a few minutes more, or till the bowl feels cool.


Interested in making your own vanilla bean paste? Start with real vanilla beans from Madagascar