Make Your Own Fluff (!!!)
It’s always more fun to DIY. Every week, we’ll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.
I was baking recently, and the recipe required about two jars of marshmallow fluff. I added it to my grocery list, but after checking two or three stores near my apartment, I came up empty. How is it possible that fluff is so hard to find? No matter: I knew I had seen it made from scratch somewhere before. I did a quick search on my phone and was pleased to learn that the only ingredient I needed that I didn’t already have at home was corn syrup.
More: Once you make your fluff, mix it with some berries.
I know, I know. Corn syrup is bad for you! Corn syrup blah blah blah. Look, we all enjoy candy and ice cream and the occasional cheese fry or bag of Cheetos, don’t we? A little corn syrup never hurt anyone, and life is all about balance. So, armed with a big bottle, I returned home to whip up my very own small batch of marshmallow fluff.
The process is so easy, it made me wonder why hadn’t I always made fluff at home. I’ll admit that when I first poured the hot syrup into the fluffy egg whites, I was a little nervous. But as soon as they had whipped for a minute or so, I knew I would be victorious. In under an hour you, too, can have your very own beautiful marshmallow fluff, ready to be added to pie, swirled into brownies, or slathered on a graham cracker with a slab of milk chocolate. I’ve also considered adding it to a frozen icebox cake.
I made a big, juicy berry pie and served a big bowl of fluff alongside it. Obviously, my guests happily spooned large dollops of sticky, sweet fluff on top of each slice, and some friends even ate it straight out of the jar. One even declared the fluff to be her new boyfriend and claimed that they were very happy together. As you can tell, this is some seriously good party fare.
More: Use your fluff in a no-bake S’mores Pudding Cake.
Don’t feel constrained by the recipe, though — get creative and use a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract, add a little rum or bourbon, or try a sprinkle of cinnamon.