Elegant Cooking

How To Make Marshmallows From Scratch

By Sheri Ann Richerson

February 12, 2018

It’s easy to make your own marshmallows from scratch using one of the two recipes below using either marshmallow root or ingredients from your pantry.

Behind The Scenes

Nothing quite compares to coming in out of the cold and drinking a warm cup of hot chocolate frothy with melted marshmallows as far as I am concerned.

This is a tradition I’ve loved as long as I can remember.

The highlight of winter weather – for me – was drinking hot chocolate and eating toast with butter afterwards while warming up indoors.

Some people prefer making their hot chocolate from scratch using a cocoa powder recipe and others prefer buying the mix that you simply add milk or water to.

Either way you can spice it up by adding peppermint sticks and marshmallows molded or cut into any shape you desire.

Homemade Marshmallows Made From Marshmallow Root

If you grow marshmallow in your garden, or know where to get some fresh marshmallow root, give this recipe a try.

Homemade Marshmallows From Store Bought Items

For those who do not have access to fresh marshmallow root, it is possible to buy the items needed to make homemade marshmallows.

In fact, you might have many of these ingredients in your pantry.

Here is the recipe.

Final Thoughts

The marshmallows from both of these recipes should be used immediately.

Their shelf life is approximately one week if they are stored in sealed containers at room temperature.

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