My kids have been begging me to develop a recipe for sugar-free marshmallows - they love marshmallows.
Not only did I manage to develop a super easy recipe for sugar-free marshmallows, I managed to make 4 flavours for them. They are ZERO sugar and ZERO carb.
You may think regular marshmallows are sweet, sticky, fluffy little squares of trapped air bubbles, but did you know they are 58g sugar per 100g? And how many marshmallows can you usually eat in one sitting? Quite a few I'm guessing because they feel like you are eating clouds!
These little cute sugar-free marshmallows are still sweet, sticky and fluffy, but are completely sugar-free!
So why would you want to make your own sugar-free marshmallows?
- ZERO sugar compared to 58g per 100g in regular marshmallows
- Avoid all high fructose corn syrup which is used in so much confectionery . If you don't know the dangers of fructose, read this page.
- Avoid all the nasty sweeteners commonly used in sugar-free sweets. Maltitol is one of the common ones which should be avoided.
- Avoid the starch and cornflour regular marshmallows are often coated in to stop them sticking together in the packaging.
- You know EXACTLY what has gone into your sugar-free marshmallows.
- Have fun with your children. Let them see the science of turning a small amount of liquid into a huge batch of marshmallows just by whipping them.
- Have fun with your children experimenting with flavours, colours and even shapes.
One word of caution, sugar-free marshmallows don't behave like regular marshmallows. Remember I told you that marshmallows are 58% sugar? So when they are heated, the sugar caramelises, they cook and collapse slightly when you are roasting them over an open fire.
However with sugar-free marshmallows there is ZERO sugar so when they heat, they will collapse. So sugar-free marshmallows are really intended just to be eaten and enjoyed as they are.ZERO carb & SUGAR-FREE marshmallows - 4 flavours to make. I can't wait to try them all.
Some uses for sugar-free marshmallows are -
- Cut larger shapes and place on sticks to make a sugar-free marshmallows lollipops
- Why not make some cookies and top with sugar-free marshmallows as a special icing/frosting
- Cut circles with a cookie cutter and place in between cookies
- Roll in toasted coconut and serve with sugar free coconut ice cream
Sugar-Free Marshmallows - the recipe
I have made 4 flavours - Leave a comment below telling me your favourite flavour, or possibly a new flavour for us to try.
- Place 375ml (1 ½ cups) water and sweetener in a saucepan. Gently heat and mix with a whisk until all the sweetener is dissolved and the water is warm. Do not boil. Remember to add sweetener to your taste. You may wish to add more sweetener to your liking before going onto step 2.
- Place 125ml (½ cup) of hot water into a heatproof jug and sprinkle the gelatine into it. Stir with a whisk until all the gelatine is dissolved.
- Add the dissolved gelatine to the sweetened warm water in the saucepan and mix well. Allow to cool.
- Divide the mixture into 4 bowls, large enough to use an electric hand mixer.
- In each bowl add the flavouring and any colouring you wish to add.
- Whisk the sugar-free marshmallow mixture until it is light and fluffy and almost spongy. Pour into a lined dish to set. Repeat with all flavours.
- Place in the fridge, then cut into squares or shapes with a sharp knife dipped in warm water to stop it from sticking to the marshmallows.
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