Caffeinated Squishies


Homemade Coffee Marshmallow


Are you addicted to caffeine? Well… The good caffeine?

And are you finding another way how to consume this heart-pumping stuff?


This recipe will suit you well!


This is a no-brainer recipe and easy to make.

This is also perfect for small business for the beginner entrepreneurs.


So here’s the recipe:

Yields: 110 small marshmallows


  • 3 sachet of Knox gelatin powder
  • ¼ cup and ½ cup of coffee (powder + water)
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • ⅔ cups of light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar (for coating)
  • Shortening (for greasing)


(From left to right: shortening, powdered sugar, coffee (you can use your prefered coffee), light corn syrup, vanilla extract, gelatin, and white sugar.)



  • Stand Mixer/Hand Mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Heavy-bottomed sauce pan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Off-set spatula
  • Chef’s knife
  • Pan 9 x 5 x 2






  1. Prepare the ingredients
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of the coffee in the electric mixer bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin and let it sit for 10 minutes.IMG_4561.jpg
  3. Combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup of coffee in the saucepan. Bring it to a boil or using the candy thermometer, measure the temperature and wait until it reaches 118 degrees celsius (235F).
  4. In a medium speed, start pouring slowly the hot syrup on the electric mixer bowl. IMG_4577
  5.  When all of the syrup is in the bowl, turn the speed into high and whip it for 10 minutes.IMG_4579
  6. One minute before the whipping step is done, add the vanilla extract to the mixture.IMG_4582
  7. After the whipping step, immediately pour the mixture to the greased pan using a rubber spatula.
  8. Using the greased off-set spatula, spread evenly the mixture.IMG_4585
  9. Cover it with greased cling wrap and let it sit for 4 hours or overnight.IMG_4589.JPG
  10. When the mixture has already set, sprinkle powdered sugar on your work surface. Run through with a knife the sides of the pan for easy release of the marshmallows.
  11. Turn over the pan on the work surface. Sprinkle all the sides of the marshmallows.
  12. Cut the marshmallows on your preferred shape.IMG_4600.JPG
  13. Dust well the shaped marshmallow.IMG_4608.jpg
  14. Enjoy!



  1. Grease beforehand the equipments (rubber spatula, offset spatula, pan, & knife).
  2. The mixture will become super sticky.
  3.  Working with fast pace when the mixture is done whipping, will make sure that the mixture will not set outside the pan.
  4. Coat well all sides of the marshmallows when cutting.


IMG_4675(excuse my face)

This was me after making the marshmallow. The efforts and sweats are totally worth it when I made those marshmallows.

My friends and blockmates loved it when I brought it in school.

I hope you will also try it!





– Mary Claire Navarro –



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