How to Make Marshmallow Frosting

By LeafTV Contributor

Light and fluffy marshmallow frosting is a snap to make. Best of all, unlike regular frosting, it's not fully vegetable shortening. Many frostings contain trans-fat as well. Marshmallow frosting lacks that overkill of richness and sweetness that most frostings have.

Step 1

Combine the sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar, corn syrup and water in the top of a double boiler.

Step 2

Place over boiling water and beat until stiffs peaks form.

Step 3

Scrape the bottoms and sides of the pan.

Step 4

Remove the double boiler from heat and add in the marshmallows.

Step 5

Beat with an electric mixture until the frosting is thick enough to spread.

Step 6

Use the marshmallow frosting immediately to frost cakes and confections.