These are possibly the very best thing I have ever made! I adore them! They are just like eating sugary, puffy clouds. And they are so easy! Thank you so much to my friend Betsy for giving me this recipe! I will NEVER buy marshmallows again…
Next time I am making orange marshmallows and dusting them with cocoa and powdered sugar!!!
Combine in stand mixer bowl:
3 packets of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla or other extract of your choice
Combine in medium saucepan:
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
1/8 tsp salt
Cook on medium high heat until candy thermometer reads 236. Stir occasionally. (It took about 10 minutes)
Remove saucepan from heat and pour into gelatin mixture in mixer bowl.
Beat with whisk attachment on medium high speed until the consistency of thick marshmallow cream. It should form peaks in bowl. (It took me about 15 minutes) Start mixer slowly after adding sugar syrup. It’s HOT and you don’t want it to splash!
Pour into a well-greased and powdered-sugared baking dish.
Let sit in fridge or at room temperature until set.
Remove from pan and cut into squares, or shape of your choice.
Dust well with more sifted powdered sugar until no longer sticky. (It takes quite a bit of powdered sugar)
Shake off excess sugar and store in air tight container.