Sugar-Free Marshmallow Fluff Recipe

Healthy Marshmallows (or Healthy Marshmallow Fluff)
This sugar-free marshmallow fluff mix is guilt-free! Why? because it has no sugar.

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It uses liquid stevia, but you could substitute IMO syrup, simple syrup, or honey. This gluten-free sweet tooth treat will bring back childhood memories of a simpler time. Use it as a sweetener, a topping, a mixture, a sugar syrup, or even a low-carb snack on its own.


Its Like Time Travel

Get ready to take a trip back in time and enjoy this magical marshmallow fluff. You will need a stand mixer, a pan, and possibly a candy thermometer for this sugar-free recipe.

The recipe instructions are below, be sure to use the “Jump to Recipe” button to get to the recipe card.

21 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Sugar-free Marshmallow fluff.

If you aren’t sure what to do with this sugar-free recipe then, here’s a list of recipes that all use this sugar-free marshmallow fluff recipe. You will need gelatin, stevia or syrup, cold water, and some equipment to make this recipe.

Low Carb, Low Salt

It’s low salt, gluten-free, has 0 net carbs, and you can store it in the fridge straight from the pan. The mixture will be a perfect fluff and can be cut into any serving size you like. Check the step-by-step instructions below to make this recipe.

Get your nutrition facts and leave us a comment to let us know which recipes you made.


1) S’mores

Toast a few marshmallows on a stick, then sandwich them between two graham crackers with some chocolate chips. Yum! S’mores are the best around a campfire and now they are the best for a sugar-free marshmallow fluff craving.

Homemade Gooey Smores Sandwiches
Homemade Gooey Smores Sandwiches

2) Hot Chocolate

Warm sugar-free marshmallow fluff just puts me into the holiday spirit! It’s so delicious garnished on top of some warm hot chocolate. This will surely warm you up on those cold winter nights.

If you normally put marshmallows in your hot chocolate, then try this sugar-free marshmallow fluff for hot chocolate next time!

Hot chocolate with marshmallow
Hot chocolate with marshmallow

3) Sugar-Free Marshmallows

I know it is a sugar-free marshmallow fluff recipe, but there is no reason you can’t enjoy this as a simple sugar-free marshmallow substitute. If you are into low-carb recipes then these sugar-free marshmallows could be your new best choice.

Like all of my sugar-free recipes, this one uses stevia, but you can substitute with IMO syrup as well.

marshmallows on a pink background. top view
marshmallows on a pink background. top view

4) Cheesecake

Warm marshmallow fluff is a topping for cheesecake or chocolate cake. It makes a delicious addition to both! Add it into the cheesecake mix to get an extra airy and, marshmallowy (is that even a word?) cheesecake!

cheesecake and currants with a metal fork
cheesecake and currants with a metal fork

5) Ice Cream

Ice cream gets an upgrade when you add marshmallows. Now you don’t have to feel so bad about the extra sugar. This recipe is sugar-free. If you turn your fluff into hot syrup, you can try it with swirls of chocolate syrup and melted marshmallows.

Just heat the recipe until it becomes a marshmallow cream, and then stir it into your ice cream. Yum yum!


6) Pancakes

Sugar-Free Marshmallow fluff is another great topping for pancakes, waffles, or french toast. My favorite sugar-free marshmallows recipe is here to help you out. You can top your pancakes with this recipe after heating them over medium heat for just a few seconds.

So Versatile

I swear this recipe works with literally anything! If you can’t find stevia, then just use a simple syrup. I only recommend not using corn syrup. Corn syrup is really high in sugar and I literally never use it in any of my recipes.

Mmmm... fresh strawberry shortcake
Mmmm… fresh strawberry shortcake

7) Strawberry Shortcake

This low-carb marshmallow treat can be a yummy addition to a strawberry shortcake! It’s so simple to make that no one will ever know that sugar-free marshmallow fluff is the secret ingredient! Just add it into the batter and you will get a fluffy surprise when you pull it out of the oven.

Festive Decorated Cupcake

8) Cake and/or Cupcakes

Sugar-free marshmallow fluff cake and cupcakes are delicious. They make a perfect birthday treat or after-school snack. Bring these to your next party for easy success with the kids.

They will love it and you will be the talk of the party. Even the parents will love this trip down memory lane while secretly they are only eating unsweetened gelatin powder and extract.


9) Dip for Fruit

Marshmallow fluff makes a sweet marshmallow dip for fruit. Try marshmallow fluff with strawberries, marshmallows, marshmallow cream, and chocolate syrup. It’s delicious! Just heat this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe over low to medium heat and stir it up in a large bowl.

You can decide the serving size… while you are dipping your fruit. Store it in the fridge in an airtight container on some parchment paper, and heat it up a tiny bit when you are ready for your next recipes. The gelatin is very pliable when you heat up the mixture.

Mini Pizza

10) Pizza

OK OK. Hold on… Pizza? For real, sugar-free marshmallow fluff pizza is to die for! I only eat marshmallow fluff on top of my homemade gluten-free pizza crust though. Yes, this is a weird one, but you know I like weird stuff.

I mean marshmallow fluff pizza is strange, but it’s delicious! Give it a try and let me know what you think. I bet you’ll love it as much as I do. The best part about this indulgence is that you won’t need to consult your exercise program planner.

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich

11) Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Wait wait, sandwiches have lots of carbs in them… Well not if you use our 90 Second Keto Almond Bread! Spread peanut butter on one side of a slice of bread, top with jelly, and another slice of bread.

Then using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, stir up some sugar-free low carb marshmallow fluff and spread it on. marshmallow cream makes a great substitute for peanut butter.

12) Hot Fruits

For a sweetener, this recipe works on top of some hot fruit and it’s really delicious. Try sugar-free marshmallow fluff with cherries, apple sauce, or even sweet potatoes. It’s weird but it’s good! You can use these sugar-free marshmallows as a sweetener for a lot of things.

In fact, any baked good recipes will benefit from this simple sugar-free, low carb, gluten-free marshmallows recipe. If you have vanilla extract and gelatin you are set.

13) Pancake Hot Syrup

This marshmallow treat is made to be heated on low heat until it’s smooth and produces a no sugar syrup. Most corn syrup or other sweeteners are loaded with nasty ingredients. While this recipe can be a substitute for traditional recipes that have xanthan gum or powdered erythritol.

Get out your mixing bowl and make up some pancakes and enjoy this low-carb topping instead of high sugar syrup. Store in your fridge in some parchment paper for later if you can’t eat it all.

13) Ice Cream Sundae

Soften a scoop of ice cream in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then top with sugar-free marshmallow fluff, nuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. Delicious. It’s made without sugar, egg whites, or powdered sweetener, and uses a gelatin mixture to get its fluff.

14) Cake Batter

This sugar-free marshmallow fluff cake batter is mouth-watering! The marshmallows really enhance the texture and flavor of the cake batter. You will obviously need eggs, salt, and vanilla extract for all cake recipes.

However, to make the fluff all you will need is vanilla extract, gelatin, hot and cold water, and stevia. Grab your favorite mixing bowl and electric mixer for this amazing recipe with 0 net carbs.

15) Peanut Butter and Fluff

Marshmallow fluff goes great with peanut butter. You can even try marshmallow fluff as the icing on top of a moist and tasty cake. Add bananas and fluff to the top of a snickers ice cream cake for an interesting treat.

16) Graham Crackers and Sugar-free Marshmallows

My son went through a phase where all he wanted for a snack was graham crackers and marshmallows. It’s not really a low-carb snack, but that’s fine. It’s low sugar and that is what I was going for.

Most sugar-free recipes have some sort of hidden ingredient in the nutrition information. But not this one. It’s also dairy-free.

17) Fruit Salad

Toss diced fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas) with this fluff for a quick and easy dessert. This sugar-free fluff is great not just for making marshmallows, but also for giving a special flavor to desserts.

With a nice fruit mixture, you can enjoy this as a sweetener. Add a little salt to satisfy that savory umami craving.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

18) Whoopie Pies

Add it to your favorite cake or pie recipe to make it even more delicious. Whoopie pies are silky and filled with the most delectable complimentary tastes of rich dark chocolate and sweet vanilla. Now, they can be filled with a fluffy mixture of marshmallows and vanilla.

Since this recipe is sugar-free, it’s not like you are making candy. Enjoy this low-carb treat with your favorite moon pie.

Sugar cookies

19) Sugar Cookies

Make sweet fluffy sugar cookies to get a sweet and delicious treat. You can even dip marshmallow fluff sugar cookies into a marshmallow fluff mixture while it’s hot for an extra marshmallowy treat.

20) Chocolate Cake

Try marshmallow fluff chocolate cake to satisfy your cravings. It’s one of my favorite marshmallow fluff recipes, but feel free to substitute marshmallow fluff for marshmallows in any cake you want. After all, marshmallow fluff makes everything better!

History of Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmellow paste has been around for a long time. People used to make it by mixing marshmallows with other ingredients. The first time marshmallow cream was mentioned in an American cookbook was in 1896.

But the author of that book didn’t give a recipe for it.


In 1902, another cookbook talked about how to make marshmallow cream.

Early 1900s

In the early 1900s, Somerville, Massachusetts resident, and inventor Archibald Query started selling his version of marshmallow cream door-to-door. A few years later, he sold the recipe to two candy makers in Lynn, Massachusetts, H. Allen Durkee, and Fred Mower.

Toot Sweet

The product was first put on store shelves in cans as Toot Sweet Marshmallow Fluff in 1917.

The sweet delicious cream was first produced in a glass jar in the 1940s. The Durkee-Mower company is one of only three companies in North America that produce this creme today.

Orginal Recipe

The original recipe contains corn syrup, sugar syrup, vanilla flavor, and egg whites. Egg whites are what give it its fluff.

Originally, there was a difference between marshmallow cream and marshmallow fluff. Marshmallow cream had more ingredients than just egg whites and sugar syrup.

It also has gelatin or xanthan gum in it to thicken it up–enough so that you can cut it into pieces and mold shapes out of it.

Extra Ingredients

But when they made the switch in 1950 to remove all these extra ingredients from the product, they didn’t change its name

Fluff is a regional tradition in the Northeastern United States. Since at least 2006, the city of Somerville has celebrated Query’s original creation of Fluff with an annual festival in Union Square.

Fairs and Art Shows

Activities at the festival have included science fairs, art shows, cooking contests, and carnival games. In 2011, actress Susan Olsen attended the festival and sold art that was inspired by Fluff.


A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme. In 2006, a state senator in Massachusetts proposed a restriction on the number of weekly servings of fluffernutter sandwiches in schools.

The proposal was later dropped. Also in 2006, State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein planned to file a bill that would make the fluffernutter the official sandwich of Massachusetts.

Usage in Arabic cuisine

This low-carb treat is also a traditional confection in Arabic cuisine, where it is commonly referred to as soapwort meringue.

The original recipe is based on soapwort (roots of Saponaria officinalis) or roots of the marshmallow plant, but modern commercial varieties are nearly identical to marshmallow fluff.

Low Carb Soft Peaks Form the Perfect Mixture

If you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy sugar-free marshmallow fluff, look no further! In this post, we’ve shared 20 recipes that will show you just how versatile this ingredient can be.

Whether you’re using it as a topping on ice cream sundaes or in cake batters, there’s sure to be a recipe here that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Egg Whites Substitute

One of the interesting things about this recipe is that it can be used as a replacement for egg whites. That means you won’t have to worry about getting your meringue just right or whether or not it’s going to curdle on you at the wrong moment.

Binding Agent

It also contains gelatin so it will act as a binding agent, which makes it easy to form mixtures that are just right for any number of recipes.

All these recipes are low-carb, so you don’t have to worry about your waistline when experimenting with them! And because this recipe is sugar-free, you can feel good knowing that there’s no extra sugar in the ingredients list.

Super Easy

The best part is that all these recipes are super easy to make, so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy this fluff. You will need a mixing bowl or a stand mixer to make this low-carb treat.

Do you love marshmallow fluff? Have you ever thought about using it instead of flour or sugar in your favorite recipe? We’d love to hear about how your experiments go! Let us know in the comments.

As always please consult with your healthcare professional before eating anything. Our sugar-free marshmallow fluff has no salt or gluten, but it does contain stevia. If you can’t use stevia, you can substitute it for IMO syrup or simple syrup.

So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Healthy Marshmallows (or Healthy Marshmallow Fluff)

Sugar Free Marshmallow Fluff

This sugar-free marshmallow fluff mix is guilt-free! Why? because it has no sugar.
4 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18

Calories Per Serving

Calories: 5kcal


  • 3 T. gelatin
  • 1/2 c. cold water
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 3/4 tsp. liquid stevia or 3 T. IMO syrup or honey or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Lightly grease or line loaf pan.
  • Gently whisk gelatin and cold water together in bowl of stand mixer until combined.
  • Allow gel to form by sitting mixture aside for 10 minutes.
  • Place hot water in small saucepan and bring to a slight boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and stevia (or other sweetener of choice).
  • Turn mixer on to low speed and slowly pour hot liquid down side of bowl into gelatin mixture.
  • Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Increase speed to high and continue to beat until mixture is fluffy and soft peaks just begin to form, about 10-14 minutes (or 6-10 minutes if using other sweetener) being VERY careful not to over-beat.
  • Use mixture immediately for Marshmallow Fluff or pour mixture into loaf pan, tap on countertop a few times to evenly distribute, then allow marshmallows to set, uncovered, for a few hours or overnight.
  • Cut into 18 squares using sharp knife.
  • Store in airtight container at room temp or in fridge.
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