Vanilla Marshmallow without egg white

by Dec 27, 20140 comments

Vanilla Marshmallow without egg white

This recipe is a great one because it uses gelatine instead of egg whites and the marshmallows do not stick together when stored close together or when touching each other like the marshmallow that uses egg whites. The first marshmallow recipe I tried used egg whites and even though they tasted delicious they were very sticky and not easy to store or give as gifts.

I think they both have their places though because the marshmallow that uses egg white one is much easier to pipe and it will be perfect when making home made tea cakes which I plan on making one of these days. I am going to show you how to make vanilla marshmallow without egg white.


  • 200 mls glucose syrup
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 12 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Gelatine Mixture

  • 2 packets gelatine
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup cornflour and 1/2 cup icing sugar


  1. Grease, with vegetable oil, an 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch square cake tin so that the marshmallow does not stick.
  2. Put the gelatine, 6 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl and put to one side.
  3. Put the caster sugar, glucose syrup, 12 tablespoons cold water and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a pot and stir. Put on the stove and bring to the boil until it reaches the soft ball stage on a sugar thermometer. That is about 115 Celsius
  4. Working very quickly, because the syrup will harden, using a hand whisk pour the hot syrup into the gelatine. Don’t let the syrup touch the side of the bowl because it will instantly harden. Whisk slowly until it is this, white and shiny.
  5. Pour the mixture into the well oiled tin and spread with a knife. Let it set for at least 3 hours.
  6. Make up the coating by mixing the cornflour and icing sugar and put it on a tray.
  7. Turn the marshmallow onto the icing sugar mixture and cover it on both sides.
  8. Using a sharp knife cut the marshmallow into bite size and coat the pieces in the icing sugar mixture so that they do not stick together. Coat your knife in the icing sugar mixture when cutting the marshmallow because if you do not do that they stick to the knife.

I hope you enjoyed making and eating this vanilla marshmallow without egg white recipe.

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