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Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows – How to make homemade vanilla bean marshmallows. Once you eat a homemade marshmallow it’s hard to go back to the bag.

homemade marshmallow recipe

If you have ever eaten a homemade marshmallow, it is hard to eat one that comes in a plastic bag from the grocery store ever again. They are so soft and chewy and full of vanilla flavor.

You can make these in any flavor you want, but the vanilla bean is my favorite. There is something almost sexy about seeing teeny, black flecks of vanilla bean in all of that pure white goodness.

They are incredible, and hand to heart, use these for s’mores, and you will think that you have died and gone to heaven.

I might have indulged in one of those delicacies this evening. I was too lazy to go outside and turn on the grill, so like a good Girl Scout, I came up with an alternate plan for toasting my marshmallow. I used my kitchen torch on it, and it was so perfect, that I might never make s’mores outside ever again.

The other day, I was late to teach my class (what else is new?), and I apologized saying that I was late because I was finishing making these marshmallows. My co-teacher looked at me as if I had 3 heads.

“Did you say that you were making marshmallows?”

“Yup. That is what I was doing.” Perhaps the powdered sugar all over me should have been a dead giveaway.

“Why on Earth would you do such a thing? I didn’t even know that you could make a marshmallow”, she replied.

I thought about this for a moment. Why would I make a marshmallow from scratch? Because I can. Sometimes I make things just to see if I can do it. The more challenging the better. Then I got to thinking, that I highly doubt that most treats that we eat were created in a factory. Don’t you think that there was a homemade version of most everything at one time or another?

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows Ingredients //

homemade marshmallow recipe
  • 3 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean (seeded)

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Pour 1/2 cup of water into a small bowl. Sprinkle the packages of gelatin over the water. Give it a whisk. Let the mixture sit while you make the sugar syrup.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 2: Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, do not stir this mixture.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 3: Once the sugar dissolves, raise the heat to medium-high and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 4: Put the gelatin mixture and the scraped vanilla seeds into the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 5: Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the mixer while on low speed.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 6: Whip on high speed for 10 to 15 minutes. It will have gained volume and turned bright white. Add the vanilla.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 7: This is the most important thing to remember, dust the bottom of a 9×13 pan with powdered sugar. Be very generous with the sugar, or you will never get the marshmallow out of the pan. Trust me on this one. Pour the marshmallow out and smooth.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 8: Let the pan sit out, uncovered, overnight.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Step 9: The next day, cut it out using a sharp knife, or cookie cutters. Dip the cookie cutters into powdered sugar so that you can get them out. Also, dust the marshmallows again (especially the sides) so they do not stick together.

homemade marshmallow recipe

  These are amazing in a cup of hot chocolate.

homemade marshmallow recipe

Or just plain. The recipe is adapted from Ina Garten.

homemade marshmallow recipe
homemade marshmallow recipe

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Yield: makes 24

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows - Once you try a homemade marshmallow, it's hard to go back to the bag. Light, fluffy, and so amazing toasted or floating in your favorite hot chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean (seeded)

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of water into a small bowl. Sprinkle the packages of gelatin over the water. Give it a whisk. Let the mixture sit while you make the sugar syrup.
  2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, do not stir this mixture.
  3. Once the sugar dissolves, raise the heat to medium-high and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
  4. Put the gelatin mixture and the scraped vanilla seeds into the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment.
  5. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the mixer while on low speed.
  6. Whip on high speed for 10 to 15 minutes. It will have gained volume and turned bright white. Add the vanilla.
  7. This is the most important thing to remember, dust the bottom of a 9×13 pan with powdered sugar. Be very generous with the sugar, or you will never get the marshmallow out of the pan. Trust me on this one. Pour the marshmallow out and smooth.
  8. Let the pan sit out, uncovered overnight.
  9. The next day, cut out using a sharp knife, or cookie cutters. Dip the cookie cutters into powdered sugar so that you can get them out. Also, dust the marshmallows again (especially the sides) so they do not stick together.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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faythe

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Yum.....must try this thanks for the recipe

bakedbree

Thursday 24th of May 2012

you are very welcome.

Petitelien

Thursday 17th of May 2012

How many gram in 3 pakages gelatin? Thanks! (I just have gelatin poweder)

bakedbree

Friday 18th of May 2012

I think that a packet has about 2 1/2-3 Tablespoons. I don't use grams, so I am not sure what the conversion is.

Sherri

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

I'd love to try this recipe for "peeps" and I was hoping you could give me an estimate of the thickness of the sheet. I have mini cookie cutters for making the shapes, but they're not very deep. I'd love to know whether I need to use a half sheet instead of a 9x13 before I pour it into the pan. Thanks!

bakedbree

Tuesday 27th of March 2012

You can spread this out as thinly as you would like. I'd use a half sheet pan.

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet

Saturday 17th of March 2012

I love homemade marshmallows! These look great!

bakedbree

Sunday 18th of March 2012

Me too!

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