Tis the season to treat yourself to some homemade Christmas marshmallows! Try your hand at these easy, festive recipes and make your holidays sweeter. Follow the instructions for perfect fluffy marshmallows every time and enjoy your holiday treats!
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Marshmallows are something that does not need any occasion or event to celebrate them with! Whether you are enjoying the Christmas vacation or you are into a boring time of the year, Christmas marshmallows can not only match your mood but also lift your spirits!
If there was a candy or sweet incarnation of peace and comfort, then marshmallows are what they are. How many times a year do you head to the bakery or the store looking for marshmallows? But gone are those days! Now onwards, you will learn to make them at home! Read on to find more.
1. So, why bother making marshmallows at home at all?
Of course, this is the first question that will arise in your head! If marshmallows are easily available in the store, then why go all the way to go through the trouble of getting them done at home? Well, the answer is pretty simple and basic! Store-bought marshmallows are not as good or up to the mark as homemade ones!
There is no other way to sugarcoat the words, as the truth has been spoken. They simply lack the coziness, sense of comfort, fluffy texture, and soft touch! So if you wish to be introduced to the true authentic flavors of marshmallows, my friends, you have to make them at home.
2. So, what kind of sugar is used for the preparation of marshmallows at home?
Slowly we are going to break down to you all the essentials that you need to gather as you make some yummy and tender marshmallows at home! First, let's talk about the sugar that you are about to use. White cane sugar is the most commonly used option, while granulated sugar is the best since they mix well.
Unrefined raw sugar or brown sugar is also used for making marshmallows, but the technique is slightly different. Maple syrup or honey is a good enough substitute as well. The process certainly varies when it comes to raw sugar, as the water content is higher in the case of the latter.
3. Is it possible for you to make homemade marshmallows without corn syrup?
Corn syrup is used to prevent crystallization in the sugar syrup, so in the absence of corn syrup, you might find it hard to make marshmallows at home. Other substitutes for corn syrup include agave, maple, golden syrup, or honey. If you do not use corn syrup, then you need to prevent yourself from stirring the mixture at all.
4. Can you use gelatin or agar?
Here is a good question to answer when it comes to making marshmallows at home! Now let us address your concern. Gelatin is the setting agent for making marshmallows, but if you are vegan, then you can substitute the former with agar instead. However, this is to be noted that the texture of the marshmallows will definitely vary when you use agar instead of gelatin! Unless you are a vegan, there is no need for you to experiment with agar!
5. Why do you need to add egg whites to the marshmallow mixture?
Egg whites are whisked well and then added to the mixture! This is a practice that is often observed among the French while they make marshmallows! The presence of egg whites makes your marshmallows extremely fluffy, tender, and light.
So that is more or less all you need to know about making marshmallows! Now, let's find out some recipes before Christmas gets over!
Make Festive Christmas Marshmallows in Minutes
Dipped in chocolate and peppermint icing, the marshmallow recipe that we have here is simply brilliant!
Flooded with great taste, trust us; this is going to be a sheer source of delight for the taste buds. Let's make it, then!
Shaped like snowflakes, the peppermint marshmallows are rich in flavor! Chewy and tender, this is an exclusive idea made for the holiday season.
Delicious and ideal for Christmas, everyone will surely appreciate your creativity. So what are you waiting for? Make it today!
Rich, savory, and tender, the peppermint marshmallows are perfect and leave you craving for more.
Smooth and luxurious, you ought to give it a try! The classic peppermint marshmallow is fabulous and packed with great flavors!
Such an incredible treat, indeed!
We are sure you haven't tried out the churro-spiced marshmallows yet! Delectable and tender, there is no comparison between this recipe and any other.
So quickly get all the ingredients ready and make it right away this season as Christmas knocks at the door.
Isn't it the most unique thing that you have heard? Well, the same goes for us as well!
And so this recipe for key lime pie marshmallows had to make it to the list. Zestful and smooth, melting down your mouth in every bite, you should give it a try!
The butterscotch Christmas marshmallows are an upgraded version of the butterscotch ice cream, which makes you go weak in your knees!
Prepared with buttered rum, you ought to indulge in its blissful presence as the season of Christmas draws in.
Ah, huh! Did we hear marshmallows? Well, just like you, we cannot resist their tempting taste!
But if you are doing it for the first time, then you have to try out the easier version, which we have got exclusively for you.
Savory, rich, and sweet, the sugar plum marshmallows are not only yummy but also look so gorgeous!
Make your Christmas holidays vibrant and feisty with the recipe that we have for you right here.
So soft, fluffy, and chocolatey that it shall prove to be impossible to resist yourself!
Delicious and cozy, the best part is that they are so easy to make! So what are you waiting for? Prepare it right away and enjoy!
We are talking about the lovely Nutella swirl marshmallows! Delectable and cozy, these are perfect for making your day!
Gather around the fire with your little ones and enjoy these yummy Nutella swirls! You will absolutely fall in love with this sweet treat!
The presence of chocolate, cookie topper, and marshmallows makes these peppermint marshmallows the best!
Tender and gooey, if you are fond of something sweet after the meal, then go ahead with this recipe right away! Thank us later for the idea!
The vanilla bean marshmallows are delectable, and if you wish to combine something nice, then the s'mores bars with marshmallows are awesome indeed.
Savory and tender, it melts down your mouth and satiates the taste buds.
The caffeine lovers need to try out the espresso marshmallows! You will be delighted with every bite! Tender and smooth, the marshmallows are fascinating and leave you craving for more.
However, you will not be able to stop the kids from finishing the entire bowl leading to a competition for more between the adults and the little ones.
Did you try out the maple marshmallows yet? It is a brand new idea and so ravenous, we must admit!
Make them this season, and let us know how it turns out to be.
We were utterly impressed by the look of these batches of marshmallows adorned with cranberries and pistachio crumbs!
The moment we came across this recipe, we knew you had to make them and hence listed it here.
No wonder the lime Christmas marshmallows with cookie bars at the base turned out to be the talk of the town!
The recipe is simple, but the taste and the look make everyone drool for a bite. You can prepare them at Christmas gatherings and parties.
Chai marshmallows are wonderful and flooded with great taste! Delectable and tender, you ought to give it a try!
Thank us later for the idea! Refreshing and subtle, you can have them with tea every evening.
After eggnog drinks and cookies, we have homemade eggnog marshmallows here!
Delicious and rich, these are something that turns out to be a showstopper at every party! If you do not believe us, make them and find out!
The classic chocolate Christmas marshmallows are the best, and it turns out everyone, from kids to adults, find them so hard to resist.
Savory and tender, these are the best treats that you can offer to the little ones as they go to bed early, waiting for Santa to arrive.
The combination of chocolate and peppermint Christmas marshmallows is amazing!
Drizzled with loads of chocolate chips, these turn out to taste simply divine. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try right away! Shall we?
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