A dear friend of mine told me she had made marshmallow’s with her children, and since that is a lot cheaper than ordering marshmallows that are not made with pig gelatin and a lot healther too, we decided to give it a try! Our two daughters made them. Here are some pictures of the marshmallows and the s’mores we made using our homemade marshmallows, homemade healthy fudge and homemade graham crackers. Yum!
Below is the recipe, which I got from this link, you can also watch a video of her making it, which I will include at the bottom of this post. Very easy and healthy and delicious, which is my favorite kind of food to make!
Home Made Marshmallows
- 1 cup filtered water (split into half cups)
- 3 Tbls Grass fed beef gelatin
- 1 cup organic honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
Grease an 8×8(or larger) pan and line with parchment paper in both directions. Leave some length to use as handles when removing your finished marshmallows.
In your mixer bowl, add the gelatin with 1/2 cup of water
While the gelatin is softening, pour the other 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan along with the honey, vanilla and the salt. Turn the burner to a medium high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil. Place a candy thermometer in the sauce pan and continue to boil the mixture until it reaches 240 degrees (the soft ball stage). This will take approx. 7-8 min. Immediately remove from the sauce pan from the heat.
Turn your standing mixer to low/med. Slowly pour the honey mixture into the bowl combining it with the softened gelatin. Turn the mixer to high and continue beating the mixtures until it becomes thick like marshmallow creme (about 10 min).
Turn off the mixer and transfer the marshmallow creme to the prepared pan. Remember, if using a coating, add it to the bottom of the pan first before transferring the marshmallow creme. Smooth the top (add more coating if using one). Pat to smooth again.
If you are not using a coating then lightly grease your hands with oil and pat smooth. This will keep it from sticking to your fingers. Alternatively you can press it down with parchment paper, leaving it there till the marshmallows are completely set.
Coating options: Try all kinds of crushed nuts, coconut, almond flour mixed with spices, cocoa….
Also try adding spices, coca and different flavored extracts to your boiled mixture.
The possibilities are really endless!
When set, remove the marshmallows by lifting from the parchment paper flaps. Cut to desired size and enjoy!
Here’s the video: