Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

your mom 58

"This is a variation of a boiled or seven-minute style frosting that I love. Strawberry gelatin gives it a boost of flavor and makes it marshmallowy good. You could use other flavors and colors of gelatin to suit your theme. It sets up fairly quick so you'll want to use it right after you make it."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 82 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and cook to 240 degrees F (116 degrees C) or until a the mixture makes a wispy thread when dripped from a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatin. Set aside for just a second while you start the egg whites. If it starts to look weird, give it a quick stir. The gelatin mixture may look grainy, but it will smooth out once it gets mixed in.
  2. Whip egg whites in a clean dry bowl to soft peaks. If you have a stand mixer, use it, otherwise you may need a helper to whip while you pour. Slowly pour, or spoon the sugar mixture into the egg whites while continuing to whip to stiff glossy peaks. Use to frost a cake or cupcakes. This frosting does not need to be refrigerated.
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your mom

I love this recipe. I think I may know what is happening with the "wispy thread". If you are holding your spoon over the pan of boiling sugar and water, the steam melts the thread. You have to drip it from the spoon away from the saucepan. I hold it over the pan's lid.


I made this with cherry jello and it was very good. I did not have corn syrup so I added 1/4 tsp of cream of tarter to the egg whites. I boiled the syrup in the microwave in a glass measuring cup for easy cleanup (about 10 minutes) I also used a stand mixer.It made SOOO much frosting though. It frosted a whole sponge tube cake (glorious sponge cake from this site)with enough frosting so you could not see the hole (at least 2 inches of frosting) and had enough left over for a whole large cool whip container. I would try half the recipe next time. My son has alread requested orange jello frosting. So much easier than traditional seven-minute.


its funny...i thought the frosting wouldn't turn out right but it turned out perfectly! the sugur that i was supposed 2 boil over the stove, got clear once it started to boil.. but it wouldnt get to the stringing whispy consistance when dripping from a spoon. and i wasnt going to wait for it to turn into rock candy! so i took it off a couple mins after it got clear. and then mixed in the strawberry gelitin and whipped the egg whites into the sugar mixture for about 5 mins and it turned out perfectly! very rich but not that overfilling feeling after eating marshmallows. PERFECT!