Who doesn’t like roasting marshmallows over an open fire, either for s’mores, or just plain eating? No, seriously, who doesn’t – email me and we’ll have an intervention or something.
Marshmallows in their simplest form are basically sugar, water, and gelatin. However, if you look at the ingredients of most store marshmallows, you’ll find corn syrup (GMO), corn starch (GMO), and both artificial flavors and colors (because after all, only Blue #1 can give you a really white marshmallow).
But if you’re like us (this was the brainchild of S, so I’ll give credit where it’s due), you wonder why you can’t make your own, and skip all the garbage… Here’s the answer to that prayer – we’re going to show you how to make homemade marshmallows with no corn syrup.
Easy Homemade Marshmallows
Start by soaking some gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water in a small bowl.
Cook the sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium heat until fully dissolved. Add the gelatin mixture to the sugar and bring to a boil while stirring.
Pour this into a mixing bowl and let cool for a few minutes. Add the salt and vanilla.
With an electric mixer, beat for about 10-15 minutes, or until it doubles in volume (I’ll admit, this part is boring, but necessary to fluff it up).
Pour into a square pan that’s been dusted with powdered sugar or arrowroot, and set aside until cool. You’ll have to work quickly, once you stop mixing, it’ll start to solidify pretty fast, so pour it out as soon as you finish with the mixer.
Cut your homemade marshmallows into 1-2 inch squares, and roll in powdered sugar if desired.
Woohoo, now you can enjoy your very own Fluffy Puff marshmallows, made from the best stuff! (You probably need to be between the ages of 25 and 32 to get that reference… good old college days, when we had nothing better to do than find goofy Flash movies online…)