How to Make Homemade Marshmallows Recipe
How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
As the Christmas holiday song goes, “It’s a marshmallow world” I bet you never even thought about how to make homemade marshmallows. Neither did I until I read about it and discovered just how easy it is to make them. Making your own marshmallows is a novel thing to do. People will be pleasantly surprised when you serve them in hot chocolate, on top of a fruit cup, or all by themselves. You can make these homemade marshmallows any time of the year.
Today’s Quote: “Last night I dreamt I ate a ten-pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.” – – Tommy Cooper
Homemade Marshmallow Ingredients
Vegetable oil to brush onto the pan
About 1 cup powdered sugar to coat the pan and marshmallows.
3 (¼-oz.) envelopes powdered unflavored gelatin
1 cup water
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
How to Make Homemade Marshmallow
- Brush vegetable oil onto the inside of a 9″ x 13″ pan or baking dish.
- Then, lightly dust the pan with powdered sugar.
- In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, put the unflavored gelatin and 1/2 cup of water. Stir lightly and let the gelatin dissolve and soften.
- Prepare the syrup. In a saucepan, put the granulated sugar, corn syrup, ½ cup of water, and salt. Bring it to a boil while gently stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and continue boiling the syrup until it reaches 240°F.
- Remove the pan from the heat. Wait for the bubbles to subside. Then, turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the syrup into the gelatin.
- Beat in the vanilla.
- Gradually increase the mixer speed to high. Continue beating for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and forms a ribbon when the whisk is lifted.
- Scrape the mixture into the pan. Spread and smooth it out with a wet spatula.
- Allow the marshmallows to cool until they are no longer sticky. It takes about 4 hours. Or, cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit overnight.
- To cut the marshmallows, first dust the top of them with powdered sugar.
- Then, dust a cutting board with powdered sugar.
- Next, use a rubber spatula to pull the marshmallows away from the pan. Invert the pan over the cutting board and allow the marshmallow to drop onto the board.
- Dust the marshmallow with more powdered sugar.
- Brush a long, thin knife with vegetable oil and powdered sugar so it won’t stick in the marshmallows.
- Now, cut the marshmallow in the pan into 6 to 8 inch strips, depending on how big or small you want them. And then cut them crosswise.
- Coat the cut pieces with more powdered sugar. Remove any excess sugar.
- Store the marshmallows in an air-tight container. They store for up to a week.
Recipe Tip: Try using a pizza cutter instead of a sharp knife.
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