Want to add that something special to your hot chocolate? Try coffee marshmallows. They melt better than store-bought and you get a creamy cup of mocha. It’s a good thing they’re so easy to make because they disappear fast!
When Becks was home over Christmas break, I made several batches of marshmallows – vanilla, peppermint stick, coffee and chocolate (coming soon).
The weather was cold and rainy so perfect for hot chocolate. And we drank a lot of it.
Flavored marshmallows are wonderful all by themselves. Coffee marshmallows taste like a creamy cup of coffee. And, homemade marshmallows melt more nicely that store bought.
This recipe is incredibly easy if you have a stand mixer. If you don’t get a friend (or kid) to help.
I save time by doing things during the “wait times” in the recipe. While the gelatin is softening in the warm water, I put the sugar syrup on to boil. While the sugar syrup is cooking, I quickly set up my pan and oil the spatulas.
From start to letting the marshmallows set up in the pan only takes about 15 minutes if you do it this way.
The amount of time it takes for the coffee marshmallows to set depends on the temperature of your house. Mine is pretty cold so they were ready to cut in about 4 hours. You might be able to speed this up even more by putting the pan in the refrigerator.
If you’re as picky as I am about getting every last drop out of the bowl and off the beaters, you’ll have to give that up. The longer you whisk the marshmallows, the fluffier they are. But, if they get too cool, they’ll solidify in the bowl.
I beat mine until the bowl was still warm but not hot. Once you lift the whisk out, the marshmallow on it will start to solidify. So scrape as much marshmallow off as you can quickly and sacrifice the left over. I dunked my whisk in cold water to solidify it instantly and gave it to the kids to “lick”.
This recipe makes 55 large marshmallows (1 inch cubes). If you want smaller portions, you can cut the marshmallows into smaller cubes.
You can also grease cookie cutters and cut the marshmallows into shapes but you will probably want a larger pan (10 x 15″) so the marshmallows are thinner.
You are going to love these easy, creamy and delectable coffee marshmallows!
Serving Size: 2 marshmallows
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 19g Protein: 1g
Vanilla Marshmallows from Jenni Field Pastry Chef On-line