What are the ingredients in marshmallows?
Ingredients In Marshmallows:
Commercially-manufactured marshmallows can include the
following, ingredients, (these are listed on the label of a
store-bought brand): corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch,
dextrose, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate (a thickener
or emulsifier), artificial flavor, and blue 1 (coloring
additives will vary between brands and styles).
You can make your own marshmallows using cornstarch,
confectioners sugar, unflavored gelatin, water, granulated sugar,
light corn syrup, salt, vanilla extract. For the recipe, please go
to the Related Link Listed below.
And here is another recipe for homemade marshmallows:
.75 oz (21 g) unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Line 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan with plastic wrap and lightly
oil it. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup
cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water in a
small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard for
1 minute. Pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on
the mixer, using the whisk attachment, to high speed. Add the salt
and beat for 12 minutes; add the vanilla extract and beat to
Scrape marshmallow into the prepared pan and spread evenly
(Lightly greasing your hands and the spatula helps a lot here).
Take another piece of lightly oiled plastic wrap and press lightly
on top of the marshmallow, creating a seal. Let mixture sit for a
few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.
In a shallow dish, combine equal parts cornstarch (or rice
flour) and confectioners' sugar. Remove marshmallow from pan and
cut into equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job), a
chef's knife, or sharp pizza cutter. It helps to oil the cutter,
just wipe some oil across the blade(s) with a paper towel. Dredge
each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar mixture.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 40 large marshmallows, depending on the size you
choose to cut them.