I made these marshmellows with my old fashioned kitchen aide mixer. It must be close to 50 years old and can still whip it up. I love that it has directions right on the arm. It's really an excellent little product. cost me only 3.00 dollars at a garage sale! I cannot beleived how easy it is to make marshmellows. These have a little bit of peppermint oil in them. I used red food coloring for the swirl effect. Martha Stewarts recipe...I'm so glad she's out of jail.