Fluffy, pillowy soft marshmallows with vanilla beans. These homemade marshmallows practically melt in your mouth! You'd be surprised at how easy they are to make.
With only a few ingredients and a candy thermometer, you can have your very own marshmallows in no time. They are a little intimidating at first. But you get the hang of it pretty quick. You start by making a sugar/water syrup and boiling it to the right temperature. That piping hot liquid then gets poured into the mixer on top of a gelatin mixture, and then whipped to shining shimmering splendor.
After 20 minutes or so you've got some dang good, dang sticky marshmallow fluff. Spread that magical stuff into a pan and let it sit 4 hours (or overnight) and there ya go. MARSHMALLOWS!
I made these last week and took some up to my in-law's cabin in the mountains. It was going to be great, all snowy and cold with fancy homemade marshies.. but of course it had to rain the entire weekend up there! We still enjoyed them with hot cocoa, and boy were they good! I'm totes planning to make more and maybe some homemade hot cocoa mix for Christmas at the cabin. Crossing my fingers for snow, and not rain the next time we go!
Pop them into your hot chocolate, coffee, or just straight into your mouth! These babies inside some s'mores...OMG. Once you try homemade marshmallows you will never be the same. They are 10284x better than the store bought ones. Do it!
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1 cup (divided) water
- 1 1/2 T. (2 packets) gelatin
- 1/4 tea. salt
- 1/4 tea. cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tea. vanilla beans (paste)
- 2 T. corn syrup