I think that when the average person (that’s me!) reads “homemade marshmallows” a few alarm bells go off. “I could never be successful at that” or “Sounds like it’s beyond my capabilities” were at the top of my list of fears.
Well, fear no more. Marshmallows are actually not that hard to make! 🙂 It only took about 30 minutes to prepare them, but then they have to sit for about 4 hours before cutting them.
I made mint marshmallows following these instructions. I followed the instructions very carefully and they did turn out just like she said they would. There is a great video tutorial so you know you’re doing everything correctly.
I think I am just going to make plain marshmallows next time, though, and this is why: for the first time I think it would be nice to be able to taste the pure marshmallow without having its taste masked by the mint. Also, I’d like to try dipping them in chocolate and coconut, and the mint doesn’t mix well with coconut for me. So keep that in mind for yourself as well.
I used a glass dish for my marshmallows and didn’t have too much trouble removing them, with the help of a lot of powdered sugar and corn starch. (The video and recipe suggests using a silicone pan for easiest removal.)