Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping Recipe -
Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping Recipe
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Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

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"This is similar to soda shoppe toppings."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and milk. Place over low heat, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, then simmer 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in the top of a double boiler, melt the marshmallows with the water. When melted, stir into hot syrup mixture until no streaks remain. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2011

I made this as described but did not pre melt the marshmallows. I just stired them into the hot liquid and they melted away.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2013

This was very simple, and agreed, its very tasty. Also agree that marshmallows don't need to be chopped or pre melted; however, with that being said, this is not a good marshmallow topping for ice cream. It would be great for cakes, sweet potatoes, or other desserts, but not for ice cream. It gets stringy and chewy when it hits the cold ice cream... not what a good topping should do. So for that reason, because its listed as an ice cream topping recipe, I have to give it only two stars.


22 Ratings

Oct 08, 2003

I loved this recipe because I have always been trying to make marshmallow topping for ice cream and had never figured out how to do it. I love marshmallow flavor so that is why I liked it so much. I probably would not add vanilla next time as it turned the color to a beige. It is a little stringy when cold, but I found if I heated it in the microwave for a few seconds it was easier to put over the ice cream. Thanks

Apr 02, 2007

I have been looking for a marshmallow topping for years. I have tried many recipes but this is, by far, the best! This recipe brought back fond memories of going with my Dad to Bailey's Ice Cream Shop in Boston for a hot fudge sundae dripping with marshmallow sauce running down the sides of the bowl onto a plate. Fantastic!

Nov 01, 2010

Great homemade fluff!!! I made it all in the microwave at 70% power and stirring avery 1-2 minutes until the marshmallow were melted. Came out perfect...Use minimarshmallows and skip the chopping!!!

Apr 15, 2004

Hi! I tried this recipe not to top an ice cream but to top a fruit pizza. This is a nice alternative to a marshmallow creme if this is not available. It blends well with cream cheese. Thanks.

Mar 03, 2009

Better than the store bought fluff. I used this to top the too much chocolate cake from this site.

Oct 29, 2005

Great recipe! I added 1 tsp cinnamon and drizzled a little over mashed sweet potatoes. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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