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Grandma’s Marshmallow Frosting

Grandma's Marshmallow Frosting

My grandma has been making this frosting recipe as far back as I can remember.
Recipe from the book of my grandmother, who happened to my mother and then my, this recipe for over 40 years has never failed!
It’s like a marshmallow fluff, only smoother, fluffier, and not quite so sweet!
We then go to the recipe … I know that you, like me, love this frosting ..

Grandma’s Marshmallow Frosting
In only 7-Minute!!

Grandma's Marshmallow Frosting
Grandma’s Marshmallow Frosting

Total Time: 12 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 7 min
Yield:Frosting for 1 layer cake or approximately 8 to 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute.
  3. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. (If this happens, it could cause your frosting to become grainy).
  4. Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla.
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