Just a warning, this is going to be a very picture heavy post.

The other day one of the blogs I follow had a link to this post on how to make homemade marshmallows. After watching her video I was surprised by how easy it looked, I had always heard they weren’t worth the effort. I LOVE homemade marshmallows so I decided to give them a try.

I gathered up all the ingredients, the only thing I had to buy was the gelatin and orange extract because I wanted to flavor them orange instead.

I sprayed my 9×9 pan. (I promptly went to amazon after-wards and bought a couple of silicon pans, they stuck like crazy!)

I sprinkled the gelatin into a 1/2 cup cold water and let it sit for a bit. It gets really thick.

Then I put 1/4 water, 2 cups sugar and 2/3 cups corn syrup into a pot and brought it to a hard boil for one minute.

Then I poured it over the gelatin mixture and started to beat it on high. My stand mixer was AWESOME for this!

Here it is about halfway through.

I beat it for about eight minutes, stopping to check it around 4 minutes and 6 minutes. Then I added the orange (I forgot the vanilla) and whipped it about 30 more seconds to get it incorporated.

Then came the hardest part, getting it into the pan so it could set. It is very sticky! She made it look so easy on her video. I had marshmallow cream everywhere! Then I added food coloring to make it orange.

It's so shiny!

I had a lot stick to the bowl so I boiled some water to make some hot cocoa. I scraped what I could out and plopped it  on top of my cocoa. It was soooooooooooooo good!

Four hours later I took them out of the pan and put the on a cutting board so I could use the scissors without scratching my pan. I put a little of the powdered sugar/corn starch mix on the board and it really helped keep them from sticking.

Then I tossed them all in the powdered sugar/corn starch mix to keep them from being sticky. I found that they weren’t as set up as I wanted so I just let them sit on on the counter a couple of more hours and they are perfect.

Ooey, gooey goodness

These really are very easy and fast (if you don’t count the set up time) to make. Cutting and tossing took the longest and mostly because I wanted to get as much powder off as possible. They are also very inexpensive which makes them a win in my book.

Next I want to make peppermint. I also want to try it with brown sugar and to try and make a chai flavored one like a bakery in town does.

I am so happy with how these turned out and so excited that I can make my own gourmet marshmallows.


2 Responses so far.

  1. Megan Raulston says:

    If you dust your pan with the same powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture first and then put some on top after spreading out, they won’t stick! I learned that from Alton Brown. :)

  2. Mama says:

    I thought about that too, I just wasn’t sure they would set up right. I miss the Food Network. (That and Discovery are the only reason I would ever get cable.)

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