If you are looking for a recipe for marshmallows that is refined sugar free, then my Homemade Maple Marshmallows are for you! This recipe uses maple syrup and coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. There are also very few ingredients. A great dessert or addition to hot chocolate!
Most marshmallows that you find in the store have a lot of ingredients that aren’t necessary. This recipe has only 4 ingredients! And one of them is maple syrup, which always makes things better! The key is the beef gelatin, which you can find a most natural food stores, or Amazon.
To make the homemade maple marshmallows will require a bit of patience. The worst part is stirring the water, maple syrup and coconut sugar mixture for 8 minutes. I suggest putting on some good music and having a dance party for this step! Once you are through this part you are almost done! I think it is worth the effort to make the marshmallows. And my kids really like them! Whenever I make them, they ask to eat them constantly until they are gone!
When I think of marshmallows, I usually think of hot chocolate. These homemade maple marshmallows go great with my homemade hot chocolate recipe, which you can find here! It is a great combination, and they are both dairy free and refined sugar free! A great way to enjoy a healthier version of this winter treat!
You can find the recipe for my homemade maple marshmallows below. They will not be affected by altitude so there is just one recipe. I hope you enjoy them! Be sure to leave a comment if you try them out or have any questions!
Homemade Maple Marshmallows - GF, DF, RSF
- 9x13 Glass Pan
- Whisk Attachment
- Small Saucepan
- 1 cup warm water (divided)
- 1/4 cup beef gelatin powder
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp coconut oil for greasing
- Grease the 9x13 pan with coconut oil.
- In your mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup warm water and the gelatin powder. Whisk slightly and let it sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
- In a small saucepan, combine the other 1/2 cup of water, maple syrup and coconut sugar. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil while stirring. Once it comes to a boil, set a timer for 8 minutes and continue to boil while stirring constantly.
- Once it has been 8 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Turn your mixer on low, and slowly pour the saucepan mixture into the gelatin mixture. Turn your mixer up to medium high and continue to whisk for about 6 minutes.
- Add in your vanilla extract, then turn your mixer up to high and continue to beat for about another 2 minutes. You want to form soft peaks. Be careful to not over mix otherwise the marshmallows won't be smooth on top, but they will still taste good!
- Once you have formed soft peaks, pour the mixture into your glass pan. Once it is cool cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit for about 4 hours before cutting. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for 1-2 weeks, if you haven't eaten them all by then!