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Zefir a Russian Marshmallows in a glass bowl

Zefir Russian Marshmallows (Crazy Easy)

This zefir recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat. Loved by both children and adults for their airy, chewy texture!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword russian zefir, zefir, zefir recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 50 minutes
Servings 50 Units
Calories 49kcal



  • Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the egg whites with 1 cup of sugar.
    2 photos side by side one photo of egg whites and sugar in a bowl and the other photo of the 2 whisked together
  • In a separate bowl, mix ½ cup water with the gelatin powder and let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.
    Zefir a Russian Marshmallows
  • Mix the other ½ cup of water with 2 cups of sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Add in the gelatin mixture and stir until completely dissolved. Next, add in the food coloring and lemon juice. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
    Zefir a Russian Marshmallows
  • Transfer the gelatin mixture to a measuring cup for easy pouring. Place the eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer and gradually increase the beating speed to high. Slowly, pour the gelatin mixture into the eggs as you beat until you get stiff peaks.
    Whisked Zefir mixture until stiff peaks
  • Stuff the zefir batter into a plastic piping bag. Using the frosting tip, pipe small flower shapes onto a piece of wax paper laid flat on your countertop. Allow the marshmallows to dry for 8 hours at room temperature.
    Zefir on a parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the marshmallows with powdered sugar. Assemble the zefirs by sticking the ends of two marshmallows together. Repeat until you run out. Enjoy!
    Zefir in a glass jar


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg