Vegan Marshmallows

July 13, 2020

Vegan Marshmallows

What is more 'winter' than toasted marshmallows on the fire? Not much I say! Finding that perfect vegan marshmallow is no easy task so we've hunted down a recipe for you to try.

So go find yourself the perfect toasting stick, get some firewood and a chair as we have the BEST vegan marshmallow recipe for you! It might take a little bit of work but oh is it ever worth it.

 

Vegan Marshmallows

Author: Monica Davis | The Hidden Veggies

 

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
    • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
    • 2 tbsp vanilla
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1 tbps agar agar powder (not flakes)
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for dusting

 

Instructions:

Get your mold ready:
  1. Dust the bottom of an 8"x 8" pan with powdered sugar and set aside.
Make your fluffy aquafaba:
  1. Put the aquafaba in a mixing bowl with the cream of tartar and mix on high for 6 minutes until very fluffy.
  2. Add some vanilla extract and whip for 3 more minutes until it is white again and it forms very stiff peaks. In a small saucepan, combine water and agar agar and bring to a boil.
Make your agar agar syrup:
  1. Boil the water and agar agar for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. Add sugar and boil for another 3 minutes stirring constantly over medium-low heat. (Be careful not to cook it too hot or you will burn or caramelize the sugar).
Mix everything together.
  1. Turn off the heat and add the hot sugar mixture into the beaten aquafaba.  
  2. Add this mixture slowly while beating aquafaba with a mixer set to low for about 30 seconds.  This will turn the fluffy white mixture a little shiny.
  3. Quickly pour it into the pan that has been dusted with powdered sugar.

Cooling and drying your marshmallows:

  1. Dust the top of the marshmallows with powdered sugar and let sit and cool for at least an hour.
  2. Cut into 1" squares and dust all sides with powdered sugar.
  3. Turn your oven to 150°F (66°C).  Once it reaches that temperature, turn it off and set your cubed marshmallows in the warm oven for about an hour to dry out a little.