Fluffy egg-free marshmallow cones


  • 12 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Sprinkles
  • Fairy dust (edible glitter) is also optional

Marshmallow cones

You will need a medium size pot as the mix can easily boil over (messy!)

Pour the sugar, gelatin and water into your pot. Stir until combined.

Slowly bring to the boil and when boiling, reduce heat so it boils lightly.

Keep on low heat for 10 minutes without stirring.

Remove from heat and cool a further 10 minutes (or a quick alternative is to half fill your sink with cold water and immerse the pot without letting any of the cold water in – you will only need to keep in the water bath for 5 minutes).

Place the liquid into your kitchen mixer with the food colour and vanilla essence and mix until it becomes light, creamy and silky looking (approx 10 minutes)

Spoon the mix into the cones (if you have a piping bag it will make this process quicker) making sure you fill the bottom so they won’t tip over. Create an ice cream cone shape on the top with your spoon – you can dip your spoon in some cold water to help prevent sticking.

Add sprinkles and fairy dust, and voila! Gorgeous fluffy marshmallow cones!


  • These are best eaten on the day or the next day as the cone becomes soft (although kids don’t seem to mind!)
  • You can keep the marshmallow white if you don’t want to use any colour, or use your child’s favourite. You will only need to add a tiny drop to achieve a good tone.
  • Edible glitter (or we call it ‘fairy dust’!) is available at cake decorating shops (the bigger ones have online stores so you don’t need to leave the house searching!) and comes in hundreds of colours.
  • If you are doubling the recipe, be aware that you will need to increase the mixing time.
  • If you don’t have a cover on your kitchen mixer like me, place a clean tea towel over the top and cuddle it around the bowl for the first 2-3 minutes to avoid the mix spattering everywhere. After 2-3 minutes, keep the towel over the mixer and use the remainder of that time to organize the cones and decorations.
  • This recipe was created by Sonia Anthony from Chef Sonia & You for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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