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Gingerbread Marshmallows

Gingerbread Marshmallows – Light and fluffy homemade marshmallows with gingerbread cookie flavors! Easy to make and perfect for Christmas!

Gingerbread Marshmallows

Gingerbread Marshmallows

Have you ever tried making homemade marshmallows before? This was my first time and they turned out amazing.  These marshmallows were perfectly light and fluffy with amazing gingerbread flavors.  I was inspired to make these after getting a huge gourmet marshmallow for Christmas a few years ago.  I was a bit skeptical at first but once I took that first bit, I was sold.  This is such an amazing gingerbread dessert and a wonderful treat for the holiday season.  These gingerbread marshmallows are perfect to make for a Christmas party or including in a cookie tray to give as a gift to friends and family.  Homemade Gingerbread Marshmallows are absolutely perfect with a glass of eggnog or hot chocolate.

Making other variations would be so easy such as chai spice marshmallows or peppermint marshmallows, just subbing those flavors instead of gingerbread flavors.  I definitely can’t wait to try experimenting with making more marshmallows!

Homemade Gingerbread Marshmallows

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Notes on gingerbread marshmallows recipe

  • Using a stand mixer instead of a hand mixer speeds up the process significantly.
  • Want to add a gingerbread spice blend to the outside of the marshmallows? Mix together 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp cloves and roll each marshmallows in the mixture.
  • This makes a really large batch of marshmallows, perfect for a party.  If you want a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half.

Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallows

Yield: 16

Gingerbread Marshmallows

Gingerbread Marshmallows

Gingerbread Marshmallows – Light and fluffy homemade marshmallows with gingerbread cookie flavors! Easy to make and perfect for Christmas!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, dissolve sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir constantly until well combined.
  3. Add gelatin mixture into the saucepan and bring to a slight boil. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a while.
  5. Spray 9x9 pan with cooking spray to keep marshmallows from sticking.
  6. Pour mixture into a stand mixer and add vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
  7. Turn on mixer and have it whip the mixture on high until it is thick and slowly falls off the beater. It should take a few minutes.
  8. Quickly pour marshmallow mixture into the 9x9 pan and use a spreader to flatten the marshmallows.
  9. Let set for at least 2-3 hours before cutting and serving.

Gingerbread Dessert

Shannon @loveatfirstbento

Wednesday 15th of November 2017

When I saw this on Pinterest I literally squealed - I can't get enough of yummy gingerbread recipes, and this one called out to me from afar. Totally going to try this once I head home for Xmas, as it sounds utterly divine! I just love the idea of adding that hint of gingerbread spice to a warm and decadent cup of hot chocolate. I think it'd be perfect for my family's traditional night of "decorating the Xmas tree", when we always have hot chocolate. I've made homemade marshmallows once before, and they were so tasty - you can't ever go back to store bought once you've tasted homemade! Cannot WAIT to try these (already bookmarked)!


Thursday 16th of November 2017

I hope you enjoy! They are SO good!

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