Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
May 31, 2012 12:18 PM

Homemade Mallow Question

Hi all,

I made 2 batches of marshmallows - one strawberry and one chocolate - and I have a ton left. How long will they last in an airtight container? Can they be frozen? It's just a gelatin/sugar recipe (no egg whites).


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I keep homemade batches during the summer (northeast) especially in the frig and freezer, pre-cut and lightly dusted with sweet rice flour. I wrap well in parchment paper and then foil. Keep air out for sure. Mallow picks up other flavors/odors easily.

    1. Forever?

      I wouldn't put them in the refrigerator or freezer though.

      3 Replies
      1. re: 1POINT21GW

        If we want to make and enjoy marshmallows in the summer and leave them out they will stay in a melty state and be pretty lousy to enjoy. Keeping them cool is the only way to go and they freeze beautifully.

        1P, what is your hesitation based on.

        1. re: HillJ

          Because I've kept homemade marshmallows for yeeeaaaars and they're still fine (nobody's died yet) . . . and I live in a very hot and humid area. However, I do keep them in a dark pantry and we do have air conditioning.

          1. re: 1POINT21GW

            I wasn't concerned about spoilage, homemade marshmallows don't typically spoil but they do get stale and do pick up other flavors and odors.

            Well, the OP has several ideas to consider. Marshmallows are a fun food.

      2. Put them in a plastic bag, then put said bag in glass jar, then put in fridge. Easily make it through the summer.

        1 Reply
        1. re: ipsedixit

          You must have some large storage jars, ips!