Light, fluffy, angelic in flavor there’s nothing like a homemade marshmallow!!! Don’t believe me? Then try to make some yourself and you be the judge. You’ll be glad you did!
Are you ready? I TOLD you about them.
How simple they are to make.
I promised a recipe. Well the HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW video and recipe are finally here! And yes, they deserve all caps…
If you’ve never attempted homemade marshmallows you are going to be so surprised at how simple they are to make. Watch the video, power outages couldn’t stop me!
I use my homemade cane syrup recipe in lieu of corn syrup as I’m always searching for more natural foods. Ok, so marshmallows AREN’T good for you – per se – but don’t you deserve something special every once in a while? Sure you do.
Light, fluffy and the best flavor! You never knew marshmallows were supposed to taste like this!
Using a tall sided non-metal baking dish (an 8x9x2 is what I used): grease sides and bottom with butter then using a sieve, sprinkle a healthy dose of powdered sugar all over the dish. Sides included. You could also try lining the dish with parchment paper instead, for easy removal. Set aside.
Pour 1/2 cup cold water into bowl of mixer and add all 3 packages of gelatin. Stir. Let this sit while you make the syrup.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cane or corn syrup, salt and other 1/2 cup of cold water and cook over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240° on a candy thermometer. Stir when needed. Careful to not let it boil over. Remove from heat.
Slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Turn mixer on to LOW speed and gradually increase the mixer speed until you are on HIGH and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Stop mixer. Don't overwhip. The mixture should have glossy, nice peaks that hold their shape well.
Add vanilla and give a quick mix.
Pour the marshmallow mixture into the dish (don't let it cool), smooth the top and dust with more powdered sugar. If you don't want to use more sugar you could substitute corn starch for the dusting. Just please use non-gmo 😉
Let stand overnight, in the baking dish, on a wire rack to dry.
When ready, turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into squares or whatever shape you like. They may be sticky so take your time as to not break the slab as it comes out of the dish.
Dip in melted chocolate, dehydrate or eat just as they are!
So that’s all there is to it! A most delicious flavor that only come from homemade. Have fun with this recipe and let me know what variations you try!
Have you made candy before?