Hello Guilt Free Homemade Marshmallows! – muscle building marshmallow recipe

Hello Guilt Free Homemade Marshmallows! – muscle building marshmallow recipe

I am working on a recipe which I hope to share with you all next Sunday.  However for that recipe to succeed, I needed marshmallows.

Generally marshmallows are typically made from sugar and corn syrup.  I decided to go on a mission this weekend to make homemade guilt free marshmallows.

This recipe is not for the faint hearted as there is a LOT of whipping involved to try and get a spongy consistency.  I swear my biceps were pumped after making the marshmallows (and that was WITH an electric hand held mixer!)


  • 30 grams gelatine powder
  • 30 grams of protein powder (I used vanilla ice cream gold standard whey protein isolate)
  • 110 grams jar of baby food (I used vanilla custard flavour)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup of fine desiccated coconut


  1. Start off with gelatine powder in a measuring jug
  2. Add warm water to the 200 ml mark.  My water temperature was 58°C (I really don’t know if that makes a difference but I made a note of it anyway!)
  3. Add of protein powder.
  4. Add baby food.  I decided to use baby food as a source of sweetness to the recipe I hope you don’t think I am strange haha!
  5. Add a pinch of salt and honey
  6. Add 250 ml of boiling water
  7. Add coconut
  8. Get your electric whisker out and whisk on high to get as much air in to the mixture as possible.  This part took FOREVER and I really doubted myself that it wouldn’t work because the mixture still looked clear and lumpy…
  9. After a while, the electric mixer got really hot and I couldn’t feel my hand due to the vibrations and so I had to take a break (and despair that it was a failed recipe)
  10. Pour the white mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and leave uncovered at room temperature overnight

Can I pause there and just say at this stage I really did feel like I was in Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine book because I was literally throwing random things together and just hoping that it would work.

Taking a break must have given enough time for the gelatine to work because when I attacked the mixture again, it started turning white and fluffy… I reckoned I must have whisked for about 20 – 25 mins in total.

The next morning I popped the concoction out and had a fluffy big block of marshmallow – hurrah!

I love it when things work out well!  I hope it works for you too!

Et voila homemade guilt free marshmallows!

Until next time – stay happy and healthy!

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You know your mixture has hit success when it transforms from a clear gloopy lumpy mixture to an airy white fluffy mixture
Leave the mixture uncovered at room temperature overnight
The next morning I had a fluffy pillowy marshmallow – hurrah!
Yipppeee!! These little marshmallows were worth all the whisking the night before
Happy happy marshmallows
…and chopped almonds and dried coconut flakes
the dried coconut flakes were super tasty with the homemade marshmallow
Marshmallow trio
And now for the final test on whether it was a true marshmallow or not! I heated up some soy milk cocoa powder and conducted a very (ahem) scientific marshmallow test…
Hurrah! Marshmallow was melting and leaving a foamy marshmallow topping!
I tell you. There is nothing more relaxing than seeing a fluffy marshmallow melt into a cup of hot chocolate. Ahhh…
Finger licking marshmallowy goodness!
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