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HOW TO: Make Homemade Vegan Marshmallows

Posted By Jennie Lyon On November 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In baking,cooking,food,how-to,recipe,recipes | 27 Comments

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Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons agar agar
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablepoons water
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons organic corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar

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Step 2: Soak the Agar Powder

Combine the 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons water with the organic vanilla extract. Sprinkle the agar agar powder over the liquid and let it sit for 1 hour. I recommend doing this in your stand mixer, so you don’t have to move the agar agar mixture later.

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Step 3: Heat it Up

Once the agar agar has been soaking for about 30 minutes, begin preparing your sugar syrup. Combine the corn syrup, regular sugar, salt and 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil with a lid one and without stirring, once it comes to a boil continue to let it cook without stirring until it reaches soft-ball stage (235-240 F). Do not overcook the mixture, so use a candy thermometer.

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Step 4: Beat It

Now that your agar agar has been soaking for 1 hour, add it to your stand mixer and start mixing on medium speed. Slowly and carefully start to pour your hot sugar syrup into the agar agar. Once you have added all of the sugar syrup, bring the speed up to high. Seriously, be careful – this mixture is very hot and you don’t want it to splash on you. Continue mixing for at least 10 minutes or until you get fluffy, stiff peaks – it may take longer depending on where you live and the amount of humidity in the air.

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Step 5: Now Make Marshmallows

I covered the entire bottom of the baking dish with parchment paper and then a layer of powdered sugar. Then, pour the sugar-agar mixture into the pan. and smooth out the top with a spatula. Let the marshmallows rest at room temperature overnight.

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Step 6: Cool Out and Shape Up

In the morning, turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and peel them off of the parchment paper. You can dust the tops with the powdered sugar and cut them into heart shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Or you can cut them into cubes – I used kitchen shears, however you can use a pizza cutter or knife. Keep them in an airtight container in your refrigerator until you have used them all – they won’t last long, I promise!

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Step 7: Add to Hot Cocoa and Enjoy!

Surprise your favorite people with organic hot cocoa and heart shaped vegan marshmallows! What could be more fun on Valentine’s Day than that?

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Vegan Homemade Marshmallows

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons agar agar
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons organic corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar

Combine the 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons water with the organic vanilla extract. Sprinkle the agar agar powder over the liquid and let it sit for 1 hour. I recommend doing this in your stand mixer, so you don’t have to move the agar agar mixture later. Once the agar agar has been soaking for about 30 minutes, begin preparing your sugar syrup. Combine the corn syrup, regular sugar, salt and 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil with a lid one and without stirring, once it comes to a boil continue to let it cook without stirring until it reaches soft-ball stage (235-240 F). Do not overcook the mixture, so use a candy thermometer. Now that your agar agar has been soaking for 1 hour, add it to your stand mixer and start mixing on medium speed. Slowly and carefully start to pour your hot sugar syrup into the agar agar. Once you have added all of the sugar syrup, bring the speed up to high. Seriously, be careful – this mixture is very hot and you don’t want it to splash on you. Continue mixing for at least 10 minutes or until you get fluffy, stiff peaks – it may take longer depending on where you live and the amount of humidity in the air. I covered the entire bottom of the baking dish with parchment paper and then a layer of powdered sugar. Then, pour the sugar-agar mixture into the pan. and smooth out the top with a spatula. Let the marshmallows rest at room temperature overnight. In the morning, turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and peel them off of the parchment paper. You can dust the tops with the powdered sugar and cut them into heart shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Or you can cut them into cubes – I used kitchen shears, however you can use a pizza cutter or knife. Keep them in an airtight container in your refrigerator until you have used them all.


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