Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Marshmallows


Having Fructose Malabsorption I’ve been living for so long with the mindset of “Can’t have that, never eat this…” that it just about blew my mind when I discovered that I could eat marshmallows.  Homemade, of course.  And making them was a breeze!  Or relatively easy, anyway.
The texture is a bit more jiggly than grocery-store marshmallows, but the taste is great!


  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 8 tablespoons of cold water
  • 2 cups of dextrose
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Put the gelatin into the 8 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the dextrose and 1/2 cup of cold water in a small pot and set to medium-low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

Add the gelatin and bring to a boil.

Pour into a large mixing bowl and let it cool for 15 minutes.

Add the salt and then beat with an electric mixer for about 10 minutes.

Lightly coat a 9×13 inch pan with dextrose and then pour the mixture into the pan.  Let it set for about an hour and then sprinkle some dextrose over the top of the marshmallows.  Have a plate with some dextrose on it at the ready, and cut the marshmallows into about 1×1 inch squares.  They’ll be pretty sticky when you take them out, so roll them around in the dextrose before storing them in an airtight container.

Elimination Diet safe: Yes!

5 thoughts on “Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Marshmallows

  1. I know it’s been a few years since you posted this… but I am so excited to find your recipe and cannot wait to try it! Thanks so much 🙏🏻

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