What are the ingredients in marshmallows?

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Ingredients In Marshmallows:

Commercially-manufactured marshmallows can include the

following, ingredients, (these are listed on the label of a

store-bought brand): corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch,

dextrose, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate (a thickener

or emulsifier), artificial flavor, and blue 1 (coloring

additives will vary between brands and styles).

You can make your own marshmallows using cornstarch,

confectioners sugar, unflavored gelatin, water, granulated sugar,

light corn syrup, salt, vanilla extract. For the recipe, please go

to the Related Link Listed below.

And here is another recipe for homemade marshmallows:

Homemade Marshmallows

.75 oz (21 g) unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox


1/2 cup cold water

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cups light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Line 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan with plastic wrap and lightly

oil it. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup

cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water in a

small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard for

1 minute. Pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on

the mixer, using the whisk attachment, to high speed. Add the salt

and beat for 12 minutes; add the vanilla extract and beat to


Scrape marshmallow into the prepared pan and spread evenly

(Lightly greasing your hands and the spatula helps a lot here).

Take another piece of lightly oiled plastic wrap and press lightly

on top of the marshmallow, creating a seal. Let mixture sit for a

few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

In a shallow dish, combine equal parts cornstarch (or rice

flour) and confectioners' sugar. Remove marshmallow from pan and

cut into equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job), a

chef's knife, or sharp pizza cutter. It helps to oil the cutter,

just wipe some oil across the blade(s) with a paper towel. Dredge

each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar mixture.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 40 large marshmallows, depending on the size you

choose to cut them.

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