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Fluffy Tart Cherry Marshmallows

The holidays taste sweeter with some hot chocolate topped with fluffy tart cherry marshmallows! 

Recipe Details

Prep time Total time
30 mins 30 mins

Makes 36 Cubes


  • 2 envelopes unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups Montmorency tart cherry juice, divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In a small bowl, mix the gelatin with 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Montmorency tart cherry juice. Combine the remaining 8 ounces (1 cup) Montmorency tart cherry juice with the corn syrup, sugar, and salt in a 3-quart stainless steel pot. Stir with a fork over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Clip a digital thermometer to the pot, increase the heat to medium-high, and simmer without stirring until the ruby syrup registers 250° (about 15 minutes altogether).
  2. When the syrup comes to temperature, transfer the thermometer to the bowl of a stand mixer and pour in the hot syrup all at once. Cool to 212° and add the gelatin. With the whisk attachment, mix on low speed for a minute to combine, then increase to medium-high and whip until tripled in volume, about 10 minutes. Scrape into a well-greased 8” by 2” square baking pan, cover with foil, and refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Once firm, pry the marshmallow from the pan and place on a powdered sugar dusted cutting board. Rub powdered sugar over the marshmallow, cut into six 1 1/2” strips, then cut each into six pieces. Tumble with the remaining powdered sugar in a large bowl and store in an airtight container up to a month at room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe courtesy of Stella Parks.