Homemade Maple Vanilla Marshmallows
Try these homemade maple vanilla marshmallows. They’re light, fluffy and loaded with flavor. Made from five simple ingredients, you’ll be blown away by how easy it is to make the homemade marshmallows. Perfect for s’mores, hot chocolate or homemade rice crispy treats. This homemade maple vanilla marshmallow recipe is hard to resist. Once you try this recipe, store bought marshmallows will become a thing of the past.
About this recipe
Grab the KitchenAid mixer and apply the whisk attachment. Add the gelatin, vanilla and cold water to the KitchenAid mixer. Allow it to rest in the bowl. Next, you’ll bring maple syrup and cold water to a boil in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Make sure this mixture reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, it might not be hot enough or the marshmallows to form.
Turn the mixer on low and begin to slowly add the boiling maple syrup water mixture. Increase the speed to high as you slowly add the mixture. Once fully incorporated, the mixture will begin to turn into fluff. This takes about 5-8 minutes. Once the mixture is fluffy, turn off the mixer and immediately pour the marshmallows into your prepared glass loaf pan and spread it evenly.
If the mixture is too firm to spread, you can microwave it for 10-20 seconds. This will soften the mixture allowing you to spread it evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes before cutting the marshmallows into cubes. Be sure to dust your work surface with powdered sugar before cutting the marshmallows. This will prevent them from sticking to the work surface.
This recipe makes 24-30 marshmallows depending on how you cube them. Please see below for nutritional information.
Store leftover marshmallows covered in the refrigerator for two to three days. You may need to dust them with powdered sugar again before using. Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my Dutch apple cake.
Two reasons to make homemade maple vanilla marshmallows that might surprise you. You are probably wondering why you would make homemade marshmallows vs. simply buying some from the store?
- First, this marshmallow recipe calls for gelatin. Gelatin is incredibly good for your gut health. In fact, gelatin absorbs water and helps keep fluid in the digestive tract promoting healthy, regular bowel movements.
- Second, is because gelatin also promotes healthy skin. Glycine and proline are two amino acids used by our bodies to produce collagen.
Homemade Maple Vanilla Marshmallows
- 1 cup cold water, split into half
- 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup light maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
- ¼ cup powdered sugar , for dusting
- sauce pot
- loaf pan
- Grease a glass loaf pan with baking spray.
- Pull out your mixer with the wire whisk attachment.
- Combine gelatin, vanilla and ½ cup cold water in the mixing bowl. Allow it to sit in the bowl.
- Combine maple syrup and ½ cup cold water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Use a thermometer to make sure the maple syrup water mixture reaches 240°. This should take about 10-ish minutes.
- Once desired temperature is reached, slowly and carefully pour heated mixture into the gelatin and water mixture while slowly increasing the speed of the mixer to high.
- After about 5-8 minutes your marshmallow mixture should start to resemble marshmallow fluff. Once this happens, turn off your mixer.
- Quickly pour marshmallow mixture into your greased loaf pan and spread evenly. If it is hard to spread the marshmallow mixture you can microwave the mixture for 10-20 seconds, This will soften the mixture and make it spreadable again.
- Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes before cutting into cubes.
- Once you are ready to cut the marshmallows, dust your cutting surface with powdered sugar. This will prevent the marshmallow from sticking to the surface.
- Dust the marshmallows again once they are all cut into cubes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!