Homemade strawberry marshmallows are one of my favourite snacks to fill my sweet tooth! When made with grass fed gelatin they also become a great little protein boost! Keep reading to learn how to make these easy homemade marshmallows.
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Are homemade marshmallows worth it?
It is 100% worth it to make your own marshmallows from scratch for 3 reasons:
- You know exactly what is in it! No corn syrup, preservatives or genetically modified ingredients!
- They are quick and simple to make!
- When made with grass fed gelatin it makes this sweet treat a great protein boost! I like THIS brand! Which is why I love adding them to my nightly mug of hot cocoa before bed.
What do you need to make homemade strawberry marshmallows?
- 1 Cup Organic Cane Sugar ~ I like the Costco one (can substitute with raw honey or organic maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of Mashed Organic strawberries
- 3 tbsp of Grass fed gelatin ~ I like THIS brand
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/4 tsp Salt
How to make homemade strawberry marshmallows
- Line a 9×13 dish with parchment paper.
- Divide the water, placing half in a pot and the other half in your kitchen aid bowl. If you are using a hand mixer just place the other half in a bowl.
- Add gelatin to the kitchen aid bowl to bloom the gelatin. Make sure it is in an even layer.
- To your pot add the sugar and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil then turn down the heat to medium. Keep stirring the mixture the whole time until everything is dissolved!
- Once everything is dissolved, turn your kitchen aid on to level 1 and slowly begin pouring the hot mixture to the gelatin.
- Then add the strawberries.
- Once everything is evenly mixed together turn your kitchen aid on to level 8 for 10-12 minutes. The mixture should be risen, fluffy, and will slowly drip off the beater.
- Once you know the mixture is done, QUICKLY transfer to your dish and spread it out. It begins to set quickly so you have to move fast. Allow to set for 1 hour.
How long can you keep homemade marshmallows?
If your marshmallows last long enough, homemade marshmallows can be kept for roughly a month depending on what you put in them! In this recipe because strawberries are used they last about a week, but if you make plain marshmallows they will last about a month. Mine are usually eaten up within a week so I never have to worry. TIP they will go bad faster in the fridge I find because it creates moisture.
What is the best sugar to make marshmallows?
Prefer to use organic cane sugar, honey, or maple syrup! I sometimes even mix them. My favourite mix is half honey and half maple syrup because both are more expensive.
How do you store homemade marshmallows?
I like to store my marshmallows on the back of our counter because it is a cool and dry place! I always have a lid on them!