Last updated on February 16th, 2021
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).
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.
Let me be clear, I don’t exactly 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.
But at least 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 fluffernutter sandwiches or fold it into vanilla ice cream for whoopie pie ice cream sandwiches.
Or 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.
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Make a double boiler by bringing a small pot of water to a bare simmer, then place a nonreactive, heat-conducting bowl like a stainless steel or aluminum bowl atop the water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water.
- Add the egg whites and sugar to the bowl, and whisk continuously until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is warm to the touch, about 3 minutes.
- Pour the liquid into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or use the whisk attachment on a hand mixer.
- Whip the liquid on medium-high speed until it thickens and turns glossy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the cream of tartar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes more.
- Eat immediately or refrigerate for no more than a week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information above is computer-generated and only an estimate.