Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Home Made Raspberry Marshmallow Recipe

One of my favorite things to drink is a delicious hot coco and what goes with hot coco? Marshmallows of course! Marshmallows are one of the easiest, fluffiest, little treats to make.  Their cloud like texture and taste is what gives the illusion that it could be tricky but its surprisingly not.  The best thing about making your own marshmallows is that you can make them whatever flavor you want and if you aren't the perfect baker.. the marshmallows still turn out and they are quite delicious.

Ingredients:
Confection Sugar for dusting
1 cup cold water
1 and 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons of gelatin (2 boxes)- i used flavored raspberry but you can always go with unflavored and add vanilla.
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Fit your electric mixer with the whisk attachment.  Use a non metal baking dish- I used just a casserole dish but you can use pretty much any sort of casserole or baking type dish and grease it.  After you grease the dish you want to dust the sides and bottom with confection sugar- a heavy handed dusting..  Marshmallows don't bake- they just have to take the time to set.  Put your gelatin and 1/2 a cup of cold water in your mixing bowl for your electronic mixer and give it a little stir- just to combine the ingredients.

Take a small saucepan and combine the granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of cold water, salt, and corn syrup. Give the ingredients a little stir with a non metal spoon, but just enough to have the sugar dissolve and put the temperature on medium.  You will need a candy thermometer and you will want to get the temperature to 240 degrees.  The syrup should be bubbling and give it about 5 minutes and then remove from heat.

Turn on your electronic mixer and slowly incorporate the syrup.  If you are making plain vanilla marshmallows here is where you add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Now you want to turn the mixer on high and let it go! The volume is going to triple and the more air bubbles you create the more fluffy your marshmallows will be.  This will take about 10-15 minutes but you will see it fluff up.

Now pour into that dish you greased and you can smooth out the top with a damp rubber spatula.  Once everything is poured into the dish you dust the top with confection sugar.  You can let stand over night uncovered for it to firm up or you can place in your fridge for 3 hours for it to firm up.  Take a knife and cut the sides of the dish and then flip the dish onto a cutting board. You can cut them in squares or take a cookie cutter and cut out a fun shape like a heart.. Awww. I made hearts and then the leftover I made i cut them up into mini marshmallows. You will want to dust all sides of the marshmallows- I put them into a ziplock back with some confection sugar and shake it up!


27 comments:

Lauren said...

I lovelovelove homemade marshmallows. I've never made anything beyond the basics before, and these are so dear. Maybe I can convince Cal to wrangle some with me this weekend!

Eva said...

I love marshmallows, so sticky and funny !

Hena Tayeb said...

oh wow these look so good

Vanessa said...

These are adorable and perfect for Valentine's day!

Erin said...

This looks deceptively simple!! I might have to give this a whirl, we did just get a Kitchenaid stand mixer for the holidays...And I do love marshmallows. To the point where I'll just eat them by the handful, no hot cocoa needed! :) These are so sweet and perfect for V-day! xo

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These look so pretty and yummy.

To The River said...

the sweetest ever:) lovely idea!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I had no idea you could make homemade marshmallows! This is precious!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

OMG this looks wonderful! So delicious!!
~Sara

Lauren Foster said...

i love raspberry anything...these look amazing!

A Belle Abroad said...

Oh, these look so pretty! It's almost a shame to eat them. Almost. :)

Lauren said...

That looks really good!

Kristin said...

I love making marshmallows - so fun & so easy. I throw a tea towel over the top of the mixer once I crank it up to full blast - once it flung marshmallow all over the cabinets, so that's my little tip. soooo yummy!

Elise said...

oh my god that must be like putting pink clouds in your mouth and raspberry too i can't deal it's so cute

Mary Jo said...

These are great! I made them a few years ago when I still had my big kitchenaid--so heavenly!

xo Mary Jo

Lauren said...

My husband and I make homemade marshmallows every year as Christmas gifts and I have always wanted to try to make flavored ones. I didn't realize it was as simple as using flavored jello!

Sarah said...

This sounds awesome, and easier than I expected!

Sarah
aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

catherine sprunt said...

Ooh I didn't realise they were so easy to make! Might whip some up to impress the girls at work.

catherine sprunt said...

No electric whisk though...good old womanpower will have to do the trick!

Christina Schergen said...

ohhhhhhh yum!!!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

oh, how delicious!!

17 Perth said...

These. Look. Amazing. Love to hear that the texture isn't tricky!! And raspberry marshmallows is so fun for valentine's day!!

brittany said...

these are so pretty! i have been meaning to make marshmallows all winter! i better hop to it, huh!

his little lady said...

What fun! Love this marshmellow recipe :)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Kim Herrington said...

Yum! When I lived in France they had gorgeous, fresh marshmallow at fairs and festivals. They came in huge, long sticks that were floppy and soft. They tasted nothing like our American marshmallows and came in flavors like raspberry, lavender, creme brûlée, and other really exotic things! I'm happy to see the trend here now. Love this post!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

I missed this post until now, so impressive! I've been wanting to make my own marshmallows for a while, with Great Lakes grassfed gelatin once I buy some!! I think would sub the sweeteners for something else like honey... like these http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/11/rustic-homemade-marshmallows-whoney.html or these http://livinghealthywithchocolate.com/desserts/honey-graham-crackers-marshmallows-and-smores-recipe-1977/ - this one even adds probiotics! http://wellnessmama.com/6423/healthy-probiotic-marshmallows/ I'm super impressed you made these--I'm intimidated!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

I missed this post until now, so impressive! I've been wanting to make my own marshmallows for a while, with Great Lakes grassfed gelatin once I buy some!! I think would sub the sweeteners for something else like honey... like these http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/11/rustic-homemade-marshmallows-whoney.html or these http://livinghealthywithchocolate.com/desserts/honey-graham-crackers-marshmallows-and-smores-recipe-1977/ - this one even adds probiotics! http://wellnessmama.com/6423/healthy-probiotic-marshmallows/ I'm super impressed you made these--I'm intimidated!