Vegan Marshmallows are at times difficult to find online and other’s claiming to be plant-based can’t be trusted. Surely organic marshmallows are difficult to find so why not just make them ourselves. Here’s our simple vegan marshmallow recipe to make your soft, gluten free and cruelty free marshmallows. Let’s start right away!
Recipe - Healthy Marshmallows
Below is a note on the essential ingredients before we get into the complete recipe:
- Powder sugar and cornstarch: The marshmallows won’t stick to the pan thanks to powdered sugar and cornstarch.
- Aquafaba: Aquafaba is the chickpea liquid from the can. Cooking your own dried chickpeas is an option, but the results aren’t nearly as reliable as buying canned chickpeas. In this recipe, we’re using it to replace the egg whites.
- Cream of tartar: A stabilizer that aids in whipping the aquafaba into firm peaks is a cream of tartar.
- Agar Agar: Our vegan marshmallows’ thicker bounce comes from agar instead of gelatin because we don’t use gelatin.
- Sugar: Marshmallows are sweet, so we need sugar. To achieve a more balanced flavor and texture, we are using two different types of sugar.
- Salt: To bring out the taste, only a pinch of salt is needed.
- Vanilla: Vanilla is the extract of choice for most marshmallows because of its neutral flavor
Step by Step Guide to Make Marshmallows
Step 1: Combine the sugar and tapioca flour in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Put the pan that has been coated to the side.
Step 2: Put some pea protein, baking powder, and xanthan gum into a stand mixer and mix them all. After adding the cold water, whisk the mixture on high for ten minutes until it becomes thick and reaches the point where it forms stiff peaks.
Step 3: Sugar and agar powder should be combined and stirred until smooth in a large pot on the heat. When the temperature reaches 225-227 degrees Fahrenheit, whisk in the water and continue cooking on high until everything is thoroughly blended and heated.
Step 4: While using a high-speed electric mixer to beat the pea protein mixture, carefully add the other ingredients. When working with the hot mix, protect yourself by covering the bowl with a clean towel to act as a splatter shield. After the ingredients have been combined, the dough should be kneaded until smooth, velvety, and airy.
Step 5: Rapidly pour the mixture into the baking dish and spread it out to the pan’s edges and corners, making sure to reach the corners ultimately. Allow the mixture to cool and set for one hour in the refrigerator.
Step 6: Turn the vegan marshmallow onto a cutting board and cut it into pieces of any size you like to make it into vegan marshmallow squares. To finish, dust with the mixture of powdered sugar and sugar that has been set aside.
- 1 Stand Mixer
- 2 Baking Dish
- 3 Cutting Board
- 1 Packet Powder sugar and cornstarch
- 1 Packet Aquafaba
- 1 Packet Cream of tartar
- 1 Packet Agar Agar
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 Packet Vanilla
Types of Marshmallows To Try at Home.
The choices are limitless, and they largely depend on your level of inventiveness and the extracts you can acquire. You will add another section that you buy in place of the vanilla extract or replace the vanilla extract to make other flavors.
Some fun flavors might be:
- Mint (peppermint extract)
- Cake batter
- And Many More!
Marshmallow Facts You Must Know
- When it comes to the shape of the pieces, homemade marshmallow is typically cut into squares. Still, commercially produced marshmallow pieces are generally cylindrical, although the figures might vary.
- The confectionery known as marshmallows was first created from the root or sap of the mallow plant, also known as Althaea Officinalis. This plant is said to grow in areas close to salt marshes, where the threat’s name comes from. Additionally, the plant was traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
- White marshmallows are the norm, but they can be dyed in several colors using food coloring; pink marshmallows are trendy for those looking for a colored opportunity.
- Marshmallows usually are manufactured from sugar and corn starch, though wheat flour is sometimes used instead. Additionally, marshmallows typically contain egg or gelatin, which helps prevent the mixture from collapsing, and flavoring, which is also commonly included.
- Candy consisting of mallow sap and honey was first created in Ancient Egypt, but it was only available to the pharaohs. It wasn’t until the 1800s that the French devised the fluffy form of candy currently consumed.
- Marshmallows are a sweet snack food that can be eaten, added to hot chocolate, commonly used as an ingredient in other confectionery items like a rocky road or puffed rice slices or sweets, and are frequently coated in chocolate. In addition, marshmallows can be consumed as a standalone treat.
And if all of that was not enough to convince you, how about this as an additional argument? Making marshmallows at home is not nearly as difficult as you would think! I hope this article has helped you. Try this recipe, comment below, and tell us if you like it.
Are Vegan Marshmallows Healthier?
Despite their reduced sugar content, vegan marshmallows are not necessarily a diet-friendly option. There is no animal gelatin used in the production process. The compounds used to substitute such gelatin as carrageenan raise some risks.
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