After seeing our homemade marshmallows, our non-foodie friends are always baffled at the thought of us making them ourselves. It might be hard to see in these pictures, but the fluffliness of home made marshmallows is like nothing else. Compared to their store bought counterparts, these homemade marshmallows have more flavor and better fluff. These marshmallows are perfect for the first hot cocoa of the season.
That’s marsh-mAllows, I always thought they were spelled marsh-mellows when I started this post, only to be corrected by Nicole. Before I met Nicole, I had only had store bought marshmallows and I didn’t really care for these sweets unless they were roasted over fire. By roasted I mean charred or actually on fire. It was around our first Christmas together when she made her yearly marshmallows for her family when I learned how to make them. This was in our first kitchen and we had to use a very old hand mixer from her mom. To say the least it didn’t work out so well. They didn’t get enough air into them creating a very flat and chewy product.
After that attempt, we went out and bought our own hand mixer (we needed one anyways). This is a necessity in making the mallows, so no use in trying to whip it by hand. On the second attempt, they turned out perfect. So soft and pillowy with some great flavor. If you have yet to try home made marshmallows, I urge you to try these out. It is so worth it.
We hope you give these marshmallows a try. They have become one of the things I look forward to every year.