I’m not sure if there is any sweet quite like the marshmallow. It’s a puffy blob of nostalgia. It’s our childhood. It’s “chubby bunny.” It’s the sticky-sweet treat we still find ourselves reaching for as adults. It’s the perfect gooey center of a S’more, delightful when coated in chocolate, and to die for as a fruit dip.

I am all about shortcuts in the kitchen. I’m a lover of the pantry and will buy store-bought products when they are quality. However, I cannot stand store-bought vanilla frosting. It’s just plain gross.

My husband is not a big fan of traditional homemade vanilla icing, made with powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. I needed an awesome white frosting that we could all agree on. One afternoon while my husband was at work, I whipped up a batch of vanilla cupcakes and set out to make a marshmallow buttercream. (I found this awesome recipe at Baked Bree. She has a TON of great recipes!) When he came home, his eyes lit up as he said, “You’ve been baking!” Then his face fell as he saw my mixing bowl full of white frosting. “Try it” I urged him. He became a believer ladies and gentleman. “You can make homemade frosting all the time if it tastes like this.”

It is SO good. In my opinion, it’s the best frosting I’ve ever tasted. I have made the infamous “best frosting I’ve ever tasted” and very much prefer this recipe. I also like it better than the “Twinkie” filling recipe that uses the flour and milk. It’s sweet, fluffy, and EASY! I’ve found far too many reasons to make this frosting.

marshmallow buttercream


1 cup butter (at room temperature)

1 7 oz jar of marshmallow cream (one of my all-time favorite ingredients!)

2 cups powdered sugar

1 t vanilla

To Prepare

1. Cream the butter until fluffy. I use my Kitchenaid mixer for this frosting. Add in the marshmallow cream and beat it for 2 minutes.

2. Add the powdered sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. (You’ll want to STOP your mixer before adding the powdered sugar, or you’ll have quite the mess on your hands!)

3. Stir in the vanilla.

4. Attempt to not sit and eat the entire bowl of frosting with a spoon. It’s just that good.

Check out my other Marshmallow Recipes:

Fruit Fluff

Indoor S’mores Bars

Peep S’mores

Chocolate Krispie Treats

“Pumpkin” Cereal Treats