Vegan Homemade Marshmallows
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
- 1 3/4 cups organic sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup organic light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp agar powder
- 1 tbsp organic vanilla
Step 2: Soak the Agar Powder
Soak the agar powder in 1/2 cup cold water until it is completely absorbed which can take about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Heat it Up
While the agar powder is soaking, bring the 1/2 cup water, 1 3/4 cups organic sugar and 3/4 cup organic light corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan. Stir it constantly over medium heat, taking care not to let it boil over.
Step 4: Beat It
Using your stand mixer or hand mixer, slowly combine the sugar mixture and agar. Beat it on high speed for approximately 10 minutes or until the mixture looks like fluffy egg whites.
Step 5: Now Make Marshmallows
Cover the entire bottom of the baking dish with powdered sugar. Then, pour the sugar-agar mixture into the pan. Sprinkle the top of the sugar-agar mixture with the remaining powdered sugar.
Step 6: Cool Out and Shape Up
Allow the marshmallows to sit so they firm up (takes a couple of hours), once they are firm, you can cut them into heart shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Keep them in an airtight container in your refrigerator until you have used them all.
Step 7: Add to Hot Cocoa and Enjoy!
Surprise your favorite people with organic hot cocoa with heart shaped vegan marshmallows! What could be more fun on Valentine’s Day than that?