If you love a good hot cocoa, try this healthy- grain free, refined sugar free marshmallow recipe that you can make at home! It may sound scary to make but it’s actually quite easy!
This marshmallow recipe below uses grass-fed gelatin and organic honey instead of corn syrup, making these marshmallows a great option for paleo, GAPS and SCD diets.
If you plan to roast them, it’s best to let them dry out a little first by keeping them out for 2 days. They will melt a lot more quickly than store-bought marshmallows with all the junk in them, but they do work!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- 1 cup water
- 3 scoops grass-fed gelatin (I like this one)
- 1 cup organic honey (the lighter the honey, the whiter the marshmallows will be!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup arrow root powder (optional)
- Grease an 8×8 (or larger) pan and line with unbleached parchment paper in both directions (vertical and horizontal). Leave some length to use as handles when removing your finished marshmallows. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan- on top of the parchment paper with 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder.
- In your mixer bowl, add the gelatin with 1/2 cup of water
- While the gelatin is softening, pour the other 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan along with the honey, vanilla and the salt. Turn the burner to a medium high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil. Place a candy thermometer in the sauce pan and continue to boil the mixture until it reaches 240 degrees. This will take approx. 7-8 min. Immediately remove from the sauce pan from the heat.
- Turn your standing mixer to low/med. Slowly pour the honey mixture into the bowl combining it with the softened gelatin. Turn the mixer to high and continue beating the mixtures until it becomes thick like marshmallow creme (about 10 min).
- Turn off the mixer and transfer the marshmallow creme to the prepared pan quickly. Smooth the top and sprinkle on the remaining 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder.
- If you would prefer not to use the arrowroot, lightly grease your hands with oil and pat smooth. This will keep it from sticking to your fingers. Alternatively you can press it down with parchment paper, leaving it there till the marshmallows are completely set.
- When set (takes about 6 hours), remove the marshmallows by lifting from the parchment paper flaps. Grease your knife with butter or oil and cut to desired marshmallow size and enjoy! 🙂