The Fluffiest Marshmallow Frosting Ever

Adri Pretorius

By
@SloppyCook

This is a modification of a recipe I found online somewhere, which is basically a riff on the regular 7 minute boiled frosting. It produces the best, fluffiest frosting ever, holds shape extremely well and takes color like nobody's business! This is my new go-to cupcake icing, for sure!


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Serves:

About 36 cupcakes/1 large cake

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2
egg whites
1 1/2 c
fine white sugar
1/3 c
water
1 Tbsp
corn syrup, light
ΒΌ tsp
cream of tartar
16
regular size marshmallows cut in 1/8 chunks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a double boiler, or using a heat resistant glass mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water (it has to be a pretty tight fit, and the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water!) mix together the sugar, water, egg whites, cream of tartar and corn syrup. Use a hand mixer on slow speed and scrape bowl occasionally.
2
I normally start mixing before the water comes to a boil. Beat until all sugar is dissolved. Mixture will thicken and become pure white and foamy looking. Continue beating at medium speed until stiff peaks form.
3
Melt marshmallow chunks in the microwave. ( I use the "melt chocolate" setting on mine). Mix the melted marshmallows into the frosting and beat until all mixed in. Remove from heat.
4
You can pipe or spread this icing. Because it is super white, it takes color really well. You could also add flavour for extra pizzaz.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids