Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Casey Barber

by Casey Barber on May 26, 2010

Recently Dan and I were perusing the freezer aisles during one of our frequent Target visits (yes, we go to Target more than is probably healthy—it’s a bonding experience) when he started soliloquizing about the fatal flaw in Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream. It would be his favorite flavor, apparently, if only the chocolate ice cream were switched out for vanilla. “Oh, I can do that,” I said, and immediately wanted to pull those words right back into my mouth.

homemade marshmallow fluff
While I don’t advocate that a sane person undertake the task of making homemade fudge, caramel sauce, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla ice cream to create your husband’s dream ice cream flavor, one of those components is completely do-able in less time than it takes to try on a Liberty of London dress in one of those crazy Target particleboard dressing rooms.

May I present you with my recipe for the world’s easiest homemade marshmallow fluff. Use it for homemade fluffernutters, fold it into your vanilla ice cream along with some toasted coconut for a pseudo-macaroon sensation, spread it on chocolate bars and graham crackers and go to town with a kitchen torch.

Or, you know, go whole hog and make homemade Phish Food ice cream. It’s in the freezer right now, waiting for Dan’s verdict. I’ll keep you posted.

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Lisa (dinner party) May 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Best. Wife. Ever.


Rainy-Day Saver May 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Who knew fluff was this easy? I can’t wait to try it!


Joan May 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

mmmmm can’t wait to try this with s’mores!! Personally, I LIKE the chocolate ice cream in Phish Food but I’ll bet your homemade version is great!


Dan May 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Yes, Lisa, she is. And the chocolate in Phish Food is OK, Mom, but with the fudge chunks, I felt it was a bit too much chocolate. The verdict: Two spoons up (and into my mouth, simultaneously)!


Sarah - A Beach Home Companion May 28, 2010 at 12:53 am

You mean to tell me it’s that easy? I’ve always relied on the store-bought jars for my famous Fantasy Fudge recipe. (Which I got from the back of the marshmallow fluff jar. Don’t tell anyone!)


Casey May 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

Ladies, I swear to you that it *really* is this easy. There’s no gelatin, so it doesn’t set up into squares for s’more-type marshmallows, but it is a spreadable wonder.


LeeMichael May 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

Three cheers for Casey demistifying cooking!! This seems crazy easy, and sounds DELICIOUS! I wish I was there to sample the Better Than Phish Food with you, Dan. It sounds fantastic.


Jeri October 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I found your blog last night browsing for a fluff recipe. This was absolutely the easiest and most delicious thing I’ve whipped up in a while. I introduced fluffernutters to my boyfriend, so we’re very excited about trying it on the sandwiches, but the reason for the recipe lookup was for fluff to spread on my homemade pumpkin bread. It was heavenly. Perfect consistency for spreading, delectable. I’m already sharing this link via Facebook, and I’m absolutely addicted to reading the rest of your blog to try other things! You have two new fans! Thanks so much!


Casey October 12, 2010 at 7:56 am

Jeri, thanks so much for the rave review! I’ve never tried the fluff on pumpkin bread, but now I can’t wait to dig in to that too. I just used it as a filling for some homemade whoopie pies last week —the possibilities are endless!


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