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Harry Potter Marshmallows Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #54)

Welcome back to another recipe from My Harry Potter Kitchen! This is the YouTube series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books, whipping up magical recipes for every item of food and drink we find. Last week we created some magical Lightning Bolt Crumpets perfect for your Wizarding World breakfast!


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We're jumping back into Chapter Twelve of the Philosopher's Stone - 'The Mirror of Erised' for our next recipe

"They sat by the hour eating anything they could spear with a toasting fork... marshmallows"

I reckon I could spend a good few hours eating Marshmallows too! This sweet treat is incredibly addictive - you've been warned!


This Homemade Marshmallow Recipe is the easy way to make this popular sweet at home. Once you've mastered how to make marshmallow base you can flavour, colour and shape them into anything you like! I've gone for four varieties inspired by our Hogwarts Houses and cut them up into mini lightning bolts!

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe Ingredients:

(makes 4-6 servings)


For the sugar syrup

  • 8 gelatine leaves

  • 140ml water

  • 450g sugar

  • 1 tbsp liquid glucose

  • 200ml water

For the meringue

  • 2 egg whites

  • food colouring and flavourings

  • 6 tbsp icing sugar

  • 6 tbsp cornflour

Harry Potter Marshmallow Recipe Method:

  1. To begin, bloom the gelatine by placing the leaves into some water and set aside for 5-10 minutes until softened.

  2. Place a saucepan on a medium heat and add in the sugar, glucose and water. Swirl the pan without stirring to help the sugar dissolve. Keep on heating until the syrup boils and reaches 120c. Once it reaches 120c remove from the heat and stir in the bloomed gelatine, squeezing out any excess water.

  3. Just before the syrup reaches temperature, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Slowly pour the syrup in while whisking so it falls in a thin thread. Keep on whisking until all the syrup has been incorporated.

  4. Whisk on high for 5-10 minutes and you'll notice that as the mixture cools, the gelatine will thicken the marshmallows.

  5. Split the mixture into four and then add your red, yellow, blue and green food colouring into each. I'm also flavouring mine with strawberry extract for Gryffindor, caramel extract for Hufflepuff, vanilla extract for Ravenclaw and peppermint for Slytherin. Stir these through until you have an even colour.

  6. Stir the icing sugar and cornflour together in a bowl. Prepare a tin (or four separate tins) by brushing each side with oil and then tapping a spoonful of the coating around the tin. Pour the marshmallow mixture in and then use an oiled palette knife to smooth the top. Place in the fridge to set for 4 hours.

  7. Once set, remove the marshmallows from their tins and coat in more of the icing sugar mix to prevent sticking. Use an oiled knife and stencil to cut your lightning bolts, tossing each lightning bolt marshmallow in the coating as well. Dust off any excess and serve.

Which Hogwarts House Marshmallow are you most excited to try?

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