Marshmallow Buttercream Icing

I LOVE marshmallows! They are  soft, sweet and so small and cute! I don’t think there’s anything about them not to love except maybe the calories….haha

I normally use chocolate buttercream frosting when decorating my cakes since I find it easier to work with.But when it comes to taste, I like this marshmallow chocolate buttercream icing a gazillion times more than any other chocolate icing!

I came up with this recipe after getting bored of chocolate buttercream icing. So, I started playing around with different ingredients and this is what I ended up with. Let’s just say if buttercream icing and marshmallows got married and had a baby, this would be it! heheh

Just a heads up: This icing is SWEET!  It’s best paired with a cake that’s not too sweet to begin with. It also doesn’t have the consistency of regular buttercream icing which is why I think it’s not suitable for many decorating techniques, especially the intricate ones. 

To make this, you will need the following ingredients:

2 cups big marshmallows (not jumbo and vanilla flavored)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp ricotta cheese heaped
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar


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And here are the steps:


Step 1:
Place a cooking pot on medium heat.

Add marshmallows, butter and shortening.

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Step 2:
Stir with a wooden spoon until everything melts. Then, turn off the heat.

NOTE: Use marshmallows with one color or else you will end up with this alien-like green color! EEKS! marshamllow icing 2470 fixed 2

Step 3:
Now add sugar, milk and cheese. Mix with a wooden spoon until everything blends.

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Step 4:
Add cocoa powder.

NOTE: I felt that cocoa powder helped reduce some of the sweetness from the marshmallows. If you want a more chocolatey flavor, add 1 more tablespoon of cocoa powder.

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Step 5:
Mix everything with a beater until everything is blended and smooth.

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Your icing should start to get thick and look like this… Sorta like ganache!

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And there you have it! An icing that tastes chocolatey with a hint of  marshmallow goodness…mmmm!

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  1. Belinda @zomppa

    June 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Heehee. Marshmallows just make me smile, and yours definitely do!

  2. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    June 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    i never thought about using marshmallows to making icing!!! you so creative~~~ 😀

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