Marshmallow Icing

Marshmallow Icing


"You'll melt marshmallows in a double boiler on your way to making this great icing recipe and be glad you did it, too."


servings 116 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Put egg whites, sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in marshmallows and vanilla. Beat until they melt.
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  1. 72 Ratings


This is way too sweet to use as a frosting for just an everyday cake. I will find my grandmother's marshmallow frosting recipe to post here. It isn't as sweet.

I have been using this recipe for cakes for many years, I got the recipe from my grandmother. It is a very tasty icing, simple to make, and holds long as the humidity isn't high. It s...

Tastes sooo good! My only worry was that it wasn't a great filler between layers of cake - the top tended to slide off the bottom layer.

This was great! I made it exactly as written and it turned out perfectly. We had it with a plain ole white cake and it couldn't have been better.

This icing is great! It is easy to work with, tastes wonderful, and looks fantastic! It doesn't take much time to "set", so you have to act fast when adding sprinkles that you need to stick.

I've never made anything like this before, cooking eggs like that totally intimidates me. But it came out fabulous, even though I totally messed it up! I halved the recipe but then I got confuse...

I gave this a 4 because I made a couple of changes. Tip1: Seeing as there are some users who found this recipe too sweet, make sure you taste your marshmallows before you use them so you can adj...

Excellent!!! Takes time to cook but YUM! afterwards! Tastes excellent with pepermint flavoring and ice chocolate cake! Looks beautiful with a touch of food coloring. Add after the marshmall...

Yummy! This tastes delicious. It did take longer than the recipes says, about 10 minutes to form peaks. I chopped my large marshmallows up as another reviewer recommended and they melted quic...