homemade marshmallow topping
Dessert Toppings

Homemade Marshmallow Topping

A homemade marshmallow topping for your favorite flavor ice cream, sundae, or dessert. It is made with marshmallows, sugar, and egg white.

Try this on top of homemade chocolate ice cream or sandwiched between two graham crackers for an incredible dessert indulgence.

Want to make the ultimate banana split? Make your own marshmallow sauce and give it the taste of being truly homemade. Use marshmallow topping to make your own homemade smores, top desserts, or swirl it into a batch of homemade chocolate ice cream. Enjoy it with a fluffernutter sandwich or mix it with chocolate sauce and peanut butter for an original topping idea.

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If you are not a fan of marshmallow creme from a jar, try this easy recipe instead. It is so much better when you make your own. You just might change your mind on marshmallow.

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Homemade Marshmallow Topping Recipe

Homemade Marshmallow Topping
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A homemade marshmallow topping for your favorite flavor ice cream, sundae, or dessert. Try this on top of homemade chocolate ice cream for an incredible dessert indulgence.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 24 fresh marshmallows (finely cut up)
  • 1 large egg white (unbeaten)
  1. In a medium saucepan, cook the sugar and water together just until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the finely cut marshmallows until melted.
  3. Place the unbeaten egg white into an mixing bowl.
  4. Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture into the egg white, beating with an electric mixer or rotary beater until the mixture thickens.
Makes about 2 cups sauce.

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AboutLaura Jean Warnke

Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.


  1. Hi Laura,
    Just about to try your Marshmallow sauce but we’re a little unclear to the size of the Marshmallows you use,
    Managed to get hold of American Style giant Marshmallows 🙂 which are about 2” long and 2” wide. I guess bigger than the ones you used (maybe). So your recipe of 24 Marshmallows seem excessive for that size Marshmallow but grateful for your advice.
    Greetings from London by the way 😄

    1. Hi Jeffrey, The size of marshmallows I used are about 1-1/4″ long and wide – the most common size here in the U.S.. They are not the giant marshmallows. You might try around 18 of the giant marshmallows to get you close to the recipe. I appreciate your comment!

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