Marshmallows are easy to make and can make a lovely home made gift.


  • 25g Gelatine
  • 600ml Water
  • 450g Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • small amount mixed Icing Sugar & Cornflour


  1. Soak the gelatine in half of the water.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the rest of the water and boil with the cream of tartar until a spoonful forms a soft ball when dropped in water.
  3. Add the essence and salt to the gelatine and pour the boiling syrup on slowly.
  4. Whisk until thick and white.
  5. Pour into a greased tin and leave overnight.
  6. Cut into neat squares and roll in the mixed icing sugar and cornflour.
  7. Leave to dry then pack in a cardboard box the next day.