If you’ve never made marshmallows at home, you’re in for a treat! And the best part? You make them with five ingredients, they come together in less than 30 minutes and while you’re waiting for them to set up, you have plenty of time to work on other projects . . .
Take a peek . . .
These make wonderful gifts tucked away in a mug or packaged with hot cocoa mix; our family still talks about the marshmallows we gave more than two years ago!
Teensy bit adapted from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Family Style
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Red or Pink Icing gel – less than a pinhead amount – a little goes a long way!!
- With a sieve, generously dust a 9×13 glass baking dish with powdered sugar and set aside
- Combine the gelatin and ½-cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while making the syrup (don’t whip)
- Combine the sugar, corn syrup salt and ½-cup water in a small saucepan, whisk and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Once sugar has dissolved, stop whisking, raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer; remove from heat and with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Turn the mixer to high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 10-15 minutes (mine took about 8 minutes or so, but I have a heavy-duty stand mixer)
- Add the peppermint extract and the tiniest speck of pink decorating gel; mix thoroughly
- Pour the marshmallow mixture into prepared dusted glass baking dish; dust marshmallow top with more powdered sugar. Coat a rubber spatula with a small amount of cooking spray and smooth the top
- Allow to stand uncovered for several hours until it dries out – overnight works best
- Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them into squares; dust with more confectioners’ sugar
- Place into bags or jars for gifts or enjoy with hot cocoa like we did!
Beautiful silver tray under “Phyllis and Don!”
Debra, these are so fantastic. Loving the videos you’ve been putting out and this one is just as great. I never thought to do marshmallows myself. Thanks to you it’s now an option. And peppermint? Even better.
Oh I meant to make these this year! I even went and got a candy thermometer and pizza cutter for them!
As always, love your videos. What a wonderful gift idea too. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
Wonderful video! The bell in the beginning was a real cute idea!
I could watch this over and over again. I can’t wait to play it for the boys while we make marshmallows together. xoxo
This is so magical! I’ve made marshmallow in various flavor (over the summer I did carrot flavored) but never peppermint. I bet they are so amazing in hot chocolate. I love watching your videos, they have such a wonderful quality that is hard to put into words. xo
One of my favorite kitchen adventures, the whole process just makes me happy, happy, happy. Your video is so beautifully done. And now I really want homemade marshmallows!
happy holidays !
the video is great deb! magical 🙂
Oooooh…wish I had some right now for my coffee!
And save me a spot on that couch next to y’all. I’m grabbing my bedroom shoes. ; )
Oh how I adore this…especially the slipper feet at the end!
I love the vid, the mood, the lighting. Love, love, love it!
I have the coffee cup. Of course it has a R.
I’d love to try this. I wonder if it will work with Splenda.
I love the video! A few years ago there were some really cute snowflake marshmallows on the cover of Martha Stewart Living, and I was on a quest to find the right cookie cutter to make those snowflakes! Homemade marshmallows are so good!! And I love your Anthropologie mugs. I have a ‘B’. Happy Holidays!!