How To Make Homemade Marshmallow
Preppy Kitchen shows you how to make soft, sweet, luscious homemade marshmallows. It's quite fun to make too! They're perfect for s'mores, snacking, or that big cup of hot coffee.
Marshmallow Syrup Recipe For Your Coffee
You can also make your own customized marshmallow syrup. It's fun and not as hard as it looks. Here is a great video showing you the steps. We wrote down the steps for you below.
Necessary ingredients for toasted Marshmallow Syrup
- 2 cup Marshmallows
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ Vanilla extract
Step 1: Start by toasting the marshmallows. To do this, place them on a baking sheet and broil them in the oven until they turn golden brown. Another simple trick is to use a heat gun. The trick is to ensure they turn golden brown and slightly charred. So, Keep a close eye on your marshmallows to prevent burning.
Step 2: In a saucepan, combine sugar and water, and vanilla extract
Step 3: Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sugar has dissolved completely. This will create a simple syrup base.
Step 4: Once the sugar has dissolved, add the toasted marshmallows to the syrup mixture. Stir well to combine and melt the marshmallows.
Step 5: Continue heating the mixture, stirring frequently, until the marshmallows have completely melted and incorporated into the syrup.
Step 6: Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool for a few minutes.
Step 7: Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any remaining solids, ensuring a smooth consistency.
Step 8: Transfer the toasted marshmallow syrup to a clean jar or bottle for storage.
The Fascinating Origin of Marshmallow
Marshmallows, those soft and pillowy treats that we enjoy roasting over campfires or using as a delightful topping for hot chocolate, have a surprisingly ancient origin. The history of marshmallows can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Egypt. The first marshmallow-like confections were created using the sap from the marsh mallow plant, which grew abundantly in the marshy regions of the Nile River. The Egyptians harvested the plant's sap, mixed it with honey, and created a sweet treat reserved for the pharaohs and gods. These early marshmallows were quite different from the ones we know today, as they were used primarily for medicinal purposes. It wasn't until the 19th century that the process of making marshmallows underwent a significant transformation. The sap of the marsh mallow plant was replaced with gelatin, which provided a more stable and consistent texture. This innovation allowed for mass production and the popularization of marshmallows as a delectable confectionery enjoyed by people of all ages. From ancient medicinal remedy to a beloved treat, the evolution of marshmallows showcases the enduring allure of this sweet delight.
The marriage of coffee and marshmallow is not limited to hot drinks alone. Cold brew coffee can also be elevated with the addition of marshmallow. By incorporating marshmallow cream or even floating mini marshmallows in your iced coffee, you can enjoy the contrast between the coolness of the drink and the sweet, soft marshmallow bits.
Whether you choose to top your coffee with a few marshmallows or explore the world of specialty marshmallow coffee drinks, the combination of these two beloved treats offers a delightful twist to your daily coffee routine. So go ahead, grab your favorite mug, brew a fresh cup of coffee, and savor the irresistible combination of coffee and marshmallow that is sure to leave you craving more.
Coffee shops and enthusiasts have embraced the trend of adding marshmallows to coffee, particularly in specialty or indulgent coffee beverages. And we hope you will also try our choice of marshmallows for coffee and enjoy your coffee cold or hot. Do you have feedback, suggestions, or recipes that worked for you? We would like to hear them. Comment below, like, or share with your friends so they, too can enjoy marshmallows in their coffee!