Strawberry Marshmallows

Strawberry Marshmallows

I have always adored fluffy marshmallows and this pregnancy has had me craving a cup of hot cocoa many nights. And of course, I have to pile on the marshmallows. If you haven’t tried making homemade marshmallows before, I recommend it! It’s actually very simple and obviously so much better than store-bought marshmallows. I made these pretty strawberry marshmallows for Valentine’s Day and I’m definitely in love! These are delicious to eat just plain, but they are even more delicious in a cup of hot cocoa OR with s’mores!

Strawberry Marshmallows

I use fresh strawberry puree for these and the flavor is just so dreamy. If you want even more strawberry flavor, you can always add strawberry extract for extra flavor. Although you can’t really see from the pictures, the marshmallows are a very light pink color on their own from just the puree. Of course, if you want a more vibrant pink, you can also add in red food coloring.

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 also, these require some patience. Once you mix these up, they will need to set for at least 8 hours, if not overnight, but I promise they are worth it!

Strawberry Marshmallows

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Strawberry Marshmallows

Yield: about 30 marshmallows

Prep Time: 30 minutes (plus time to set)

Ingredients:

  • 2 packets of gelatin
  • 8 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree, seeds removed*
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the gelatin and 8 tablespoons water. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add in the 1/3 cup water and sugar. Stir in the strawberry puree. Bring the mixture to a light boil until the sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Then stir in the gelatin mixture until boiling. Remove from the heat immeaditely.
  3. Carefully pour the hot mixture into a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Add the strawberry extract, if using. Mix on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the food coloring (if using) one drop at a time until it reaches the desired color.
  4. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Spray the paper or foil with non-stick spray and dust with powdered sugar until well-coated. Spread the marshmallow mixture into the pan in an even layer. Let sit at room temperature, uncovered for at least 8 hours, if not overnight.
  5. 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.
  • To remove the seeds, puree the strawberries and then press the puree through a fine mesh sieve and discard the seeds.
  • 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.

 Adapted from How Sweet It Is

Strawberry Marshmallows

   

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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