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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows in a stack on a wood board.

Homemade Vanilla Paleo Marshmallows

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


These Homemade Vanilla Paleo Marshmallows are truly easy yet impressive! They can’t be matched by the store bought varieties. These homemade ones are fluffier, pillow(ier) and just plain better. Plus they are corn free, paleo, gluten free and refined sugar free! 




  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread 1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder evenly over the paper.
  2. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment or a bowl (with hand mixer), pour in a 1/2 cup water and sprinkle gelatin over top. Allow to gelatin to bloom for 10 minutes. Let it sit in the mixer until the hot syrup is to temperature and ready to add.
  3. In a deep saucepan pour 1/2 cup of water, honey and maple syrup and boil on high for approximately 15 minutes until a temperature of 240 degrees Fahrenheit is reached. Watch the saucepan continually as the boiling syrup may try to boil over (this will be a sticky burnt mess if it does, not that I’d know….). If this happens quickly remove the pan from the high, let the bubbles settle for a few seconds and return the pan to the heat. Cooking the syrup to temperature is the key to getting the right texture once the marshmallows have set so be patient.
  4. Once temperature is reached, turn on your stand mixer to low and immediately pour your hot syrup in slowly.
  5. Add pure vanilla extract then increase speed to medium-high (I use speed 6 on my stand mixer) and beat for a full 8 minutes until the mixture turns from brown to white and triples in volume.
  6. Once the marshmallow whip is ready don’t delay, it’s go time! Quickly turn the marshmallows out onto your prepared parchment paper and smooth with a spatula before it starts setting. Allow to cool at room temperature for 6 hours or more before cutting.
  7. Once cooled, rub the top of the marshmallow with 1 Tablespoon of arrowroot powder. Dip a sharp knife into the arrowroot powder and cut into desired sizes and shapes.
  8. Toss individual pieces in arrowroot powder to lightly cover all edges. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

Keywords: paleo marshmallows, homemade marshmallows, corn syrup free marshmallows, marshmallows without corn syrup,

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