How to turn Marshmallows into Marshmallow Creme?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MrsCountryChick, May 7, 2009.

  1. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    I've read online recipes that say just to melt the marshmallows & use them melted as you would creme & Other online recipes that say to melt so many marshmallows with corn syrup. But Don't marshmallows have corn syrup already added? I just don't want to add extra sweetness if it doesn't need it to become marshmallow creme.? [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    I don't think I would add corn syrup. I believe you are correct that marshmallows contain corn syrup and they are already sweet enough. But, thinking how they melt up for Rice Krispie Bars, I think that method would give good results.
    I don't think anything more is needed.

    If you try it, please let us know how it works.

  3. Most experiences I had making marshmallow creme were a long time ago, but did not involve melting marshmallows. I YAHOOed marshmallow creme and got this recipe from Food Network. Believe me, if THEY post it it is goooooood...

    6 tablespoons water
    1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
    3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
    4 large egg whites
    Pinch salt
    Pinch cream of tartar
    2 tablespoons vanilla extract
    In a small saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, bring the water, corn syrup and 3/4 cup sugar to 246 degrees.

    In the meantime, in a completely clean, dry mixing bowl, with and electric mixer, whisk the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until creamy and foamy, about 2 minutes. Still whisking, sprinkle in the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and continue to whisk until the whites hold very soft peaks, about 2 minutes. While mixing on slow speed, carefully drizzle in the hot syrup. Turn the mixer to high and whisk until thick, fluffy and just warm, about 7 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and whisk in the vanilla.

    But I also found this link to the creation of marshmallow creme. Coming from a family where my grandfather invented rolling chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream commercially into a "cake roll" I revere history, the start of things.

    As an old chef instructor used to tell us:
    "I teach you this so you'll be smart
    Besides, it makes interesting cocktail chatter..."

    'Nite Folks

    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  4. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Thanks for all your info. But the recipe I was wanting to make was Goat Milk fudge (since I have a doe in milk [​IMG] ). But the first recipe I tried didn't include any marshmallow creme or marshmallows & from following that recipe to a "T", I think I invented the "Goatmilk -Rock- Candy." [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So then I wanted to make the recipe on the website but had no marshmallow creme, just marshmallows. & it came out not setting when I added margarine along with the marshmallows, so marshmallows alone is prob what was needed. So needless to say I got marshmallow creme this wkend & made the recipe & it came out exactly like it was supposed to (Hubby tested & approved [​IMG] ). Thank goodness for a steady supply of milk. [​IMG] Thanks for all your info though. [​IMG]

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