Marshmallows are a well-known and popular dessert for a long time now, but they don’t seem to be very healthy as they contain large amounts of sugar.
To be more specific, one normal-sized marshmallow has 4 grams of added sugars, and if we are honest, no one can eat only one of them and then stop. So, that signifies that one cup of mini marshmallows has 29 grams of sugar, which is over 400 empty calories, or even 10 grams more than the recommended daily amount!
The consumption of large amounts of sugar can raise the calorie intake and cause a lot of health issues, particularly weight related issues.
In addition, foods that contain sugars don’t contain other healthy nutrients. Also, if you eat larger amounts of sweet foods, then you are going to have less room left for consumption of healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits.
It has been shown that the consumption of sugar is associated with the occurrence of some health issues that can be long-term, including the following:
- Heart problems
- Diabetes, and resistance to insulin
- Various types of cancer, such as the pancreatic cancer
- Increased cholesterol levels
- Teeth problems, for example cavities
- Food addiction
So, due to that, we are going to demonstrate you a homemade marshmallow recipe that doesn’t include that bad sugar in them. Moreover, they can be prepared in a variation of coconut or chocolate, depending on your taste.
Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
As soon as you try how incredibly tasty they are, you are no longer going to crave the ones bought at the store, and it is a guarantee! Take a look at the instructions below for the homemade marshmallow recipe:
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup honey
- 1 ½ tbsp. gelatin
- ½ cup cold water
- ⅛ tsp. salt
Start by greasing a loaf pan a little bit. Then, place parchment paper inside it and grease again. Next, put ¼ cup of water in a bowl and add the gelatin. Leave it to soften.
Add the other ¼ cup of water, the honey and salt in another pot and place it on the stove on medium heat. Your mix needs to achieve precisely 240 degrees, and you can use a sweet thermometer in order to measure it.
You can likewise check by sipping a bit from the liquid in a bowl filled with cold water. When you do that it is supposed to remain in a candy stage and form a small soft ball. You are going to reach that temperature level after a period of seven to eight minutes.
Then, after you have reached the proper temperature, simply remove the pot from the heat.
Afterwards, use a hand mixer and combine the gelatin mixture from before and this hot mix together. The hot mixture should pour down the side of the bowl.
After you are done with all of this, add the vanilla, and start beating for 12 to 15 minutes on high speed till you get a thick mixture. Finally, you should scrape it into the ready pan and store it aside without covering it, for about 4 to 12 hours, or overnight so that it dries. Afterwards, just cut it on squares and you can start eating it!
Homemade Marshmallow Recipe with Cocoa – After preparing them, you can roll them in cocoa powder.
Homemade Marshmallow Recipe with Coconut – The first thing you should do is toast ½ a cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, and place half of them on the bottom of the pan. Then, add the marshmallow mixture, and afterwards put on the top more coconut flakes.