Well, what do you know. It works. Home made marshmallows turn out perfect and nicer than store bought because they are fresh and fluffier. My family doesn't eat marshmallows, so it was fate bringing a few odds and ends together. I just paid $3.50 for 7 ounces of marshmallow fluff to make fudge. I mean really? Over $7 a pound for sugar with a bit of gelatin? So I looked up recipes to see if I could make marshmallow at home. Then, right about the same time, I made mayonnaise and had 2 leftover egg whites. Hey! 2 eggs whites is what the recipe for marshmallow calls for. I would say that the heavy weight stand mixer is a must. The recipe says you can beat the marshmallow by hand, but the Kitchen Aide motor was working by the end. Also an absolute must is a candy thermometer. Since my family doesn't eat marshmallows, I plan on dipping them into semi sweet chocolate and rolling them in chopped walnuts to make something like Rocky Road. There are a ton of recipes for marshmallow on the web. Directions aren't difficult, but too long for me to type it all out.