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My mother used this recipe to make Sea Foam. I believe she got it from an acquaintence in California but I haven't any idea who. I know she used it over 40 years ago.


  • 2 cups sugar (white)
  • 2 cups water (distilled or purified)
  • 1/8th tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Mix the first four ingredients.
  • Cover and boil for five minutes.
  • Uncover and boil without stirring, to soft ball stage.
  • When it reaches soft ball stage, remove immediately from heat and pour slowly over the stiffly beaten egg whites, mixing as you pour-
  • You will probably need help with this step, its a two person job to make it go smoothly.
  • Add the vanilla and beat until it holds a firm shape when dropped from a spoon onto waxed paper.
  • Drop by tablespoon onto a waxed paper placed on a cookie sheet.
  • You can add other flavors to this but be very conservative with them as this tends to pick up and magnify flavor.
  • I use almond extract occasionally but only use a quarter tsp in addition to the vanilla.
  • If you can find chocolate essence it makes a terrific change. 1/2 tsp suffices.

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