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Homemade Marshmallows with Creamy Hot Chocolate

Soft, sweet marshmallows served up with a piping hot mug of creamy hot chocolate. A perfect winter treat.

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A few years, I purchased a cookbook from Alana Chernila- –Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. I don’t buy many cookbooks. I check out a few gazillion from the library, but, I really have to use the cookbook all the time to spend the money.

I was inspired by this cookbook! I never realized how many simple pantry items could be made homemade until then. Including, marshmallows.

Marshmallows are incredibly easy and taste ah-mazing! If you don’t want to ditch buying the bag stuff just yet, give these a try first for a special holiday treat.

Use them whenever you need a marshmallow…including in your hot chocolate. ☕ Kinda like the hot chocolate recipe included in this post! 😉

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Equipment Needed for Homemade Marshmallows:

  • 8 or 9 inch square pan
  • Medium size saucepan
  • Electric mixer + Whisk attachment
  • Candy thermometer

A few links about candy thermometers: Don’t have one? See this link. Can you use a meat thermometer instead? See this link.

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How to Make Homemade Marshmallows:

Start by greasing your pan. I used an 8 x 8 baking pan. Using a 9 x 9 pan will also work. If you don’t want to grease the pan, feel free to line it with parchment paper.

Using your electric mixer (with whisk attachment) add water and unflavored gelatin into the mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes. It will thicken up.

In a saucepan, add in sugar, water, salt and corn syrup. Cook this mixture until it reaches 250 degrees. Do not stir while it’s cooking!

Start mixing the gelatin mixture on slow speed. Then, while it’s mixing, carefully stream the hot syrup into the gelatin mixture, then, add in vanilla. Increase your mixer speed a bit. Now, you will beat this for 8-10 minutes. Yes, it will take this long. You want your mixture to be thick and bright, shiny, white.

When it’s ready, spread it evenly into the prepared baking pan and let it sit for 12 hours to set. After that, cut them into desired size pieces and pig out!

You can store them in a covered container and use within 3 weeks. You can also freeze for up to 3 months.

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Yield: approx 20-2 inch marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows with Creamy Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Marshmallows with Creamy Hot Chocolate! Soft, sweet marshmallows served up with a piping hot mug of creamy hot chocolate. A perfect winter treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

FOR MARSHMALLOWS:

  • 3 -envelopes (3/4 oz) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup + 1/2 cup water
  • dash of salt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla 

FOR HOT CHOCOLATE:

  • 1 cup hot water 
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 TBSP sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

Instructions

  1. Grease a 8 or 9 inch square pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in 2/3 cup water, then, sprinkle gelatin into water. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, add sugar, 1/2 cup water, salt and corn syrup. Cook on medium high heat (without stirring) until mixture reaches 250 degrees.
  4. With whip attachment, start mixing gelatin mixture on slow speed Then, slowly (and carefully!) stream hot syrup into the gelatin. Add in vanilla. Continue beating for 8-10 minutes. Your mixture needs to be thick, bright white and shiny.
  5. Spread mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly with silicone spatula. Let them sit at room temperature for 12 hours to set.
  6. When ready, remove from pan and cut into desired size pieces. Store in covered container and use within 3 weeks. You can also freeze for up to 3 months.


FOR HOT CHOCOLATE:

  1. Mix ingredients in a large mug until smooth. Adding/subtracting ingredients to achieve desired taste.

Notes

  • marshmallows adapted from The Homemade Pantry

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Edison

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Rosemary

Saturday 14th of December 2019

I've never tried making marshmallows but this recipe looks pretty straightforward (and fun!). I guess you could also try making different flavours too?

Erin Table for Seven

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Definitely Rosemary! Instead of vanilla extract, you can use any flavor extract.

Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Omg! Yes to homemade marshmallows!! They are absolutely perfect with your delicious hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing your recipe to this week's Fiesta Friday!

Erin Table for Seven

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Thanks Jhuls!

Dee | Grammy's Grid

Friday 13th of December 2019

Interesting that we can make our own marshmallows!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 7. Shared.

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