Strawberry Marshmallows

I don’t like to post too many sugary recipes on my blog, but sometimes, you gotta have some sugar! I’ve always wanted to try making my own marshmallows and with Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make some delicious marshmallows! But, not just plain marshmallows, strawberry marshmallows! I was really unsure about how these would come out, but they came out perfectly! So pretty and delicious! Hubs didn’t care for them, but he doesn’t really like marshmallows to begin with. These are delicious to eat just plain, but they are even more delicious in a cup of hot cocoa OR with s’mores (o.m.f.g! so good!)!

So I want to point out three things for this recipe, aside from the ingredients, that is! First, you need a candy thermometer. You can get one pretty cheap on Amazon or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Second, I highly recommend using a stand mixer for these. The mixture needs to be mixed on a high speed for about 10 minutes. You can certainly try it with a hand mixer, but be forewarned that you are going to get quite the arm workout and it will take you longer than 10 minutes! And third, patience. Once you mix these up, they will need to set for at least 10-12 hours, if not overnight.

Strawberry Marshmallows

Adapted from Brownie Points Blog

Makes about 50 marshmallows

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup pureed strawberries, seeds removed*

– 4 envelopes gelatin

– 1 1/4 cups water

– 3 cups sugar

– 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup

– 1/4 tsp. salt

– 1 tsp. strawberry extract (optional)

– red food coloring (optional)

– powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

1. Fit your stand mixer with the wire whisk attachment. Add the strawberry puree, 1/2 cup of water, and 4 envelopes of gelatin.

2. In a saucepan, heat the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture reaches a temperature of 240 degrees (soft-ball stage).

3. SLOWLY pour the hot mixture into the mixer bowl. If you have a splash guard for your mixer, this is a great time to use it! Add the strawberry extract. Mix on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the food coloring one drop at a time until it reaches the color you desire!

4. Line a sheet pan (about 15 1/4″ L x 10 1/4″ W) with parchment paper or foil. Spray the paper or foil with non-stick spray or oil it. Spread the marshmallow mixture into the pan in an even layer. Let sit at room temperature, uncovered for at least 10-12 hours, if not overnight. To remove the marshmallows, flip the pan over onto a surface dusted with powdered sugar. Cut into squares or use a small cookie cutter to cut into shapes. Roll the marshmallows in additional powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together.


Notes:
– You can remove the strawberry seeds by using a sieve. Push the puree a little bit at a time until the mixture goes though and the seeds are removed.
– I wanted my marshmallows to really taste like strawberries, so I added some strawberry extract. I also wanted them to be pinker, so I added some red food coloring, but this is totally optional!
– The marshmallows can be stored in an air-tight container up to a week, but they taste best when eaten within the first few days that they are made.

   

32 comments

  1. Amazing thing for Valentine’s Day!

  2. So beautiful!! I love it floating in the hot chocolate… my kids would go nuts for this. Well done! I have an award for you at my blog… enjoy. :)

  3. I have heard rave reviews about the taste of homemade marshmallows, but I yet to have the pleasure of tasting. These do look perfectly done and that last picture is just stunning. Very creative!

  4. Aww these look hella awesome!

  5. What a neat recipe, Steph!! I can see myself happily devouring a batch of these hehe.

  6. Beautiful marshmallows, Stephanie! Love the pretty pink color!

  7. OMG, love these!! And I agree, you have to have a splurge now and again… these strawberry hearts are absolutely adorable Stephanie and your presentation is equally beautiful. Love the heart floating in the coffee… How great is that? :)

  8. I always think of homemade marshmallows for Christmas but pink and hearts. Love these for Valentine’s Day. So cute!

  9. The strawberry marshmallow is so cute and perfect to go with a hot cup of chocolate or warm cup of vanilla milk. Yummmm…. Thanks for sharing on how homemade marshmallow. Can’t wait to try them. Huggssss

  10. What an awesome recipe! So fun and yummy too!

  11. So pretty in pink! I want that cup of hot chocolate right now!

  12. I do not like marshmallows, but yours are very pretty! My wife would love these :)

  13. I’ve always wondered what marshmallows are made of and surprisingly, there are no super scary secret ingredients in them. Or maybe because these are homemade, there aren’t any super scary secrete ingredients in them. Either way, I will definitely be giving these a try, especially with Valentine’s day around the corner.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  14. Aw! Those are too stinking cute! And I bet they are the bomb on a s’more!

  15. So pretty! I loved making my first homemade marshmallows recently – way easier than I had anticipated, and so worth it!

  16. Holy yum! Love the idea of a couple of these floating in my hot chocolate.

  17. Awesome recipe, beautiful marshmallows n yummy too….

  18. Very pretty! Perfect for Valentines Day :) Your picture with the marshmallow look so good!

  19. Such a cute idea for Valentine’s Day! love love love!

  20. These are some yummy looking marshmallows! Love the strawberry flavor!

  21. I have yet to try and make home-made marshmallows, I think I’m going to have to finally try.

  22. Your pictures are beautiful! I love the picture of the marshmallow in the mug. So cute! I love homemade marshmallows and am definitely saving this recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

  23. These are just too cute! I love that they’re strawberry flavored. That sounds delicious!

  24. These are lovely–and worthy of being one of your rare sweet recipes! What a delight this would be in a cup of cocoa. Homemade marshmallows are so hands-down better than storebought, particularly when made in interesting flavors.

  25. I’ve had marshmallows on my list of things to make forever. I love that you use actual strawberries to flavor these. So cute and I would love these in hot chocolate and s’more’s! YUM!

  26. These are awesome! I’ve wanted to make marshmallows for a really long time, and still haven’t had the perfect occasion for it. I guess I just need to pick one and do it. These are so cute and the perfect valentine treat for sure!

  27. Awww this is super cute! I love it!!! I’ve never made marshmallow from scratch. This sounds like a fun project with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  28. They sound so good with strawberries in them instead of just food coloring to make them pink. I love the shot of the hot cocoa….brrr! It’s cold this morning and I could use a cup of something warm!!

  29. Thank you thank you! for this recipe!! I ordered some from Etsy, I received 12 small ones abd hey just made me want more. But my budget says I cannot order them as they are too expensive, so I found your recipe. Again thank you!
    Georgia

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