Do you want to start your mornings with a different coffee treat? Marshmallow coffee may be just the thing you’ve been searching for!

With its sweet, creamy flavor and irresistible topping, this tasty hot beverage is quickly becoming a favorite among coffee lovers.

Not sure how to make this unique pick-me-up at home? Read on to learn about marshmallow coffee and simple instructions for creating your own batch in minutes.

Whether you’re looking for something special to serve guests or simply trying out new recipes, marshmallow coffee will surely be a great hit!

What is marshmallow coffee?

Marshmallow coffee is a delicious and unique type of coffee that has gained popularity in recent years.

It’s a sweet, creamy treat that adds an extra bit of indulgence to your morning cup as the marshmallows melt slowly while drinking, infusing their sweetness into the coffee for an undeniably delicious cup of joe.

Homemade marshmallow coffee.

At its most basic, marshmallow coffee is made by adding marshmallows to hot brewed coffee or espresso.

You can add flavorings such as chocolate, caramel, coconut shavings, and more.

Marshmallow coffees can be prepared in French press makers, espresso machines, and even regular drip brewers – making them easy to make at home or on the go!

Beyond great taste, it also offers other advantages over traditional coffees; being able to float on top provides an added layer of novelty that many love-it’s fun and instagrammable!

Marshmallow coffee, as seen from above.

Plus, the thick foam created by melting marshmallows makes every sip velvety smooth compared with plain black coffee.

If you’re looking for something special next time you are searching for something new, try out this unique mix of caffeine and sweetness!

What ingredients are needed to make this coffee?

The best part about this marshmallow coffee is that you only need two ingredients to get started:

  • Brewed coffee
  • Marshmallows
Ingredients needed to make marshmallow coffee at home.

Depending on the flavor profile you’re looking for, you’ve got a lot of coffee options to choose from, which I’ll get into below.

A bit further down, I’ll also go over the ways you can customize this marshmallow coffee to suit your taste!

Which brewed coffee tastes best in this recipe?

You can use various coffee brewers to make this tasty drink at home. Have a look below at the many options and their flavor profile:

  • Pour over coffee or drip coffee will provide a well-balanced flavor, making it the perfect basis for the marshmallow.
  • French press coffee is a stronger option compared to pour over coffee and is for those that prefer a more robust coffee flavor.
  • Espresso coffee is the best way to go if you love a strong cup of coffee and love a smaller drink.
  • Nespresso or Keurig coffee is the most convenient way to make your marshmallow coffee. Choose an espresso pod or go for a longer coffee!
Brewing espresso shots.

As you can see, there are many options to choose from when it comes to coffee.

But even more important, what are some of the best coffee beans to use in combination with marshmallows?

How do you choose the right coffee beans?

Choosing the perfect coffee beans for marshmallow coffee isn’t as easy as it sounds. The type of beans you use can greatly impact not just the taste but also the texture and consistency of your drink.

So it’s important to take some time to think about what will work best in order to create a truly perfect cup of marshmallow coffee.

When choosing beans for marshmallow coffee, you’ll want to look out for sweet and nutty varieties with notes of chocolate and caramel.

Medium roast coffees tend to do well in this particular blend since they offer more nuanced flavors that perfectly complement the marshmallows’ sweetness.

A few great options include Brazilian Santos or Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffees which provide a light-bodied brew with subtle fruity notes and a smooth finish – ideal for balancing out sweeter flavors such as those found in marshmallows.

Ethiopian coffee beans.
Ethiopian coffee beans

In this article, I’ve listed even more great coffee bean options for brewing with your Chemex. Have a look here for French press coffee beans!

Or, if you prefer to use an espresso base for this recipe, you can always go with darker-roasted beans for that strong flavor we all know and love.

You can check out the best coffee beans for espresso in this article!

Dark roasted coffee beans.
Dark roasted coffee beans

Which marshmallows are best used?

For those with a sweeter palate, jumbo marshmallows are ideal because they’re larger and will melt slower into your coffee, which is better for serving your guests.

They’ll give you a sweeter coffee because of their size.

Fluffy mini marshmallows melt quickly and are perfect if you like a more robust coffee, as you won’t have to add many for a perfect-looking marshmallow coffee.

I personally like the medium-sized marshmallows for an in-between coffee experience:

A batch of marshmallows.

No matter what type of marshmallow you choose, just remember that it is all about finding the balance between sweetness, texture, and flavor.

This will create your own signature concoction that makes everyone jealous!

Now that you have a good idea about which ingredients to use, you can put it to the test by following the recipe below:

Marshmallow Coffee

Marshmallow coffee, ready to drink.

With this 5-minute marshmallow coffee recipe, you'll enjoy a delicious and slightly sweet treat in no time!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup (0.24 l) of brewed coffee
  • 15 grams of marshmallows


  1. Start by brewing your coffee. Make sure to use your favorite coffee brewer. I've used the Hario V60 for this recipe.
  2. While the coffee is brewing, collect your marshmallows.
  3. Pour the hot coffee into a large cup of choice.
  4. Add the marshmallows on top and garnish with optional cocoa powder or cinnamon. Or add a sweetener if you like.
  5. Serve straight away for the best effect. I like to serve my marshmallow coffee with a spoon to mix things up before drinking it.


You can use espresso coffee as an alternative to brewed coffee. I usually go with a double shot of espresso and a smaller amount of marshmallow, which will differ depending on your sweetness level.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Sodium: 12mgSugar: 8.6gProtein: 0.27g

How do you customize this coffee?

If you prefer sweet coffee, you can add some flavoring to your coffee. Some popular options include vanilla and caramel.

You can check out easy recipes for homemade vanilla syrup or caramel sauce by clicking on their name.

Homemade caramel sauce.
Homemade caramel sauce

You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give your coffee an extra kick. Or try some cocoa powder for that s’mores taste!

And don’t forget about the presentation! Marshmallow coffees look great when they’re served in pretty mugs with a few marshmallows floating on top.

You can also garnish your coffee with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or anything else that looks enticing.

Have fun and be creative – there’s no wrong way to enjoy a marshmallow coffee!


As you can see, making marshmallow coffee at home is a great way to enjoy a delicious cup of joe.

And with all the different types of coffees and marshmallows available, the possibilities for flavor combinations are truly endless!

If you want to liven up your morning routine or simply treat yourself to something special every now and again, why not give marshmallow coffee a try? It could just become your favorite way to start the day.

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