I made marshmallows! They’re actually a lot easier to make than you would think – but it never occurred to me to even try!
I made them real good too.
I added a wee bit o’pumpkin and pumpkin spice to the mix and coated them in a little bit of powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon. AMAZING. I plan to have several pumpkin spiced hot chocolates in the next few days! Yum!
I should warn you that having a stand mixer would be best since you need to whip the concoction on high for about 10-12 minutes and that would be impossible by hand and painful with a handheld mixer.
- 1 cup of water
- 3 envelopes of unflavoured gelatin
- 2 cups of sugar
- ½ cup of corn syrup (light if you want white marshmallows, I had the darker one which worked with the pumpkin look)
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- ¼ cup pure pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1. Pour ½ cup of water and the gelatin into your mixing bowl and set aside so the gelatin soaks up the water. In a saucepan over high heat, add the sugar, salt, corn syrup and the rest of the water. Bring to a rolling boil, continue to boil for 1 minute and then remove it.
2. Turn the mixer on low to lightly combine the gelatin mixture and then slowly add the hot sugar mixture PLEASE BE CAREFUL while doing this. The sugar is crazy hot- it’s best to aim for the side of the bowl and let it slowly trickle in so that nothing splashes back.
3. Turn the mixture on high and continue to whip for 10-12 minutes or until the mixture is about 3 times the size, you may need to scrape down the sides so that nothing overflows.Stop the mixer, add the vanilla, pumpkin and pumpkin spice and whip briefly to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into a buttered 9x9 or 6x6 dish (obviously the marshmallows will be taller here). Use a spatula to even out. Do this quickly as it starts to set almost right away.
5. Grease a sheet of plastic with butter and lay it firmly over the mixture. Allow to cool for at least 3 hours, or overnight preferably.
6. Use a butter knife to loosen the edges of the marshmallows, then sprinkle a baking sheet with icing sugar that’s been mixed with a tiny bit of cinnamon - flip over pan to release the marshmallows.
7. Cut into cubes and finish coating in the sugar. Voila!
Im super excited to play with the flavours, like say mint flavoured or coffee flavoured?!
I feel like maybe this was a bad idea...