Marshmallow roll / refrigerator cake

This recipes at random recipe for marshmallow roll came from my Mum, I’m not sure where she got it (Mum, feel free to comment). It’s a refrigerator cake with only a few ingredients and is easy and quick to make (but requires time for chilling). I’ve made it today to give as a thank you gift.


400g of digestive biscuits (plain or chocolate will work)
200g of marshmallows
397g tin of condensed milk
Desiccated coconut for rolling


Glace cherries or other dried fruit


  1. Bash the digestives with a rolling pin or whizz up in a food processor.
  2. Chop each marshmallow into 4 pieces.
  3. Mix together digestives, marshmallows, condensed milk and any dried fruit you want to add.
  4. Mold together into two long cylinders and roll in coconut – it won’t get very firm at this point, just press it together an handle it carefully. It’s easier to mold into shape once coated in coconut!
  5. Refrigerate until firm then slice.

23 thoughts on “Marshmallow roll / refrigerator cake

  1. Iv had this recipe for years 😀 my nan used to make it when I was younger. I like to add glacé cherries or raisins in!

  2. My nan used to make this she recently passed away and made this a couple of times now absolutely love it so easy to make and tastes amazing !
    We. Put Turkish delight bits in too x

  3. Well i’m sitting enjoying these now with a cuppa! Nice and easy and tasty too. Didn’t have any coconut so I used hundreds and thousands. I’ll try it will coconut next time :)

  4. Katie, I can’t remember where I got it from. I just know I have been making it for years. Perhaps it is one your Gran gave me. x Mum

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