Do you even realize how easy it is to make homemade marshmallows? Just about as easy as marshmallow creme, actually. Really darn easy. I was intimidated for a long time at just the thought of homemade marshmallows, I was honestly afraid to even read the recipe. They seem pretty fancy, right? But as with so many things, it’s really much easier than whatever you might imagine.
Let me break it down for you. You soften gelatin in water. Meanwhile, make a sugar syrup and cook it to the appropriate temperature. The syrup is whipped with the gelatin mixture to fluffy white clouds, and then the mixture is spread into a pan. That’s it. Easy, right? Told ya’. Oh and the taste? Let’s just remember that all through my childhood I wasn’t such a fan of marshmallows (except for the weirdly awesome crunchy marshmallows in Lucky Charms – I did love those.) It’s taken me a while to come around but I’m fully converted. These are great to make at the holidays as gifts to accompany hot chocolate mix, but in the summer it’s all about the best s’mores you ever had. Have a s’more or two and then save the rest for a fabulous summer dessert coming at you Friday.