Vegans are usually left with a lot of choices when it comes to desserts. Vegan marshmallows are the perfect replacement for anyone that is craving a sweet treat.
You will be amazed by these vegan marshmallows because they are light and fluffy and easy to make.
If you are new to a vegan diet, there are several things that you will have to eliminate from your diet. This includes red meat, chicken, meat and seafood, dairy products, and eggs.
And of course, these vegan marshmallows are another great substitute to help you become vegan without craving a tasty treat.
Vegan Marshmallows Recipe
Dessert time!! Why can’t vegans enjoy the sweetness of non-vegan? Sure they can. The food industry is evolving and vegan-friendly products are in the market.
Marshmallows taste amazing even when they are prepared from non-dairy ingredients. Ingredients needed are only a few and cooking time is also less and saves your time.
I make both vegan and non-vegan marshmallows for my kids. And what I’ve noticed is that they never complain, because the taste is nearly the same, and it’s healthier. 🙂 Don’t think that vegan marshmallows may be less tasty.
Making vegan marshmallows is easy, but if you don’t follow exact instructions, they can be tricky. They can be a bit flat and chewy. When done right, these vegan marshmallows are heavenly. They are soft, spongy and full of flavor. I will walk you through how to make these vegan marshmallows.
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- Aquafaba – ½ cup
- Cream of tartar – ¼ tsp
- Water – ⅔ cup
- Agar Agar Powder – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – 1 ¼ cup
- Powdered Sugar for dusting – ½ cup
All the ingredients for these vegan marshmallows are probably already in your kitchen. So, most likely, you don’t need to go to your grocery store at all.
Given below are the instructions for baking the marshmallows.
- Take a pan and dust it with powdered sugar. I advise using 8×8 inch pan. Keep it aside.
- Make Aquafaba Mixture: Now prepare the aquafaba, put it in the bowl and mix in cream of tartar. Keep mixing it for six minutes.
- Now add in vanilla extracts and again whip for three minutes. Whip until it turns white and a foamy texture appears. The total whipping time is nine minutes.
- Make Agar Agar Syrup: Take a saucepan. Add in water and agar agar syrup. Boil it. Boil for 3 min and stir it continuously.
- Add sugar, and again boil it for three more minutes at medium flame. Remember, you have to keep stirring.
- Mix all the prepared ingredients: Switch off the flame and add this hot agar agar syrup to the Aquafaba. Meanwhile, keep whipping the Aquafaba slowly for half a minute. It will make the mixture turn shinier.
- Now pour this mixture into the pan that’s surface was dusted with icing sugar.
- Cool and Dry the Marshmallows: Use powdered sugar to sprinkle on the top of marshmallows and keep them aside for 1 hour to cool down completely. Now cut them into 1-inch squares and again sprinkle powdered sugar. (Or use the cookie cutter to shape them to your liking)
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and then switch off the oven. Now place your marshmallow tray in the oven and let them dry. Drying time in the oven is at least 1 hour.
Cooking Tips for Vegan Marshmallows
Written below are some cooking tips that you should follow. These can be precautions you should consider.
- You have to beat Aquafaba for a complete nine minutes before you add agar agar syrup.
- Low-medium flame is recommended while stirring agar agar mixtures to avoid burning.
- Give complete six minutes to the agar agar so it dissolves and melts properly.
- Add complete agar agar syrup to aquafaba. A spatula can be used to scrape out the surface of the pan.
- You should not allow cooling of the marshmallow mixture and pour it hot on the pan. The cooled mixture can’t mould. Don’t cut in squares before 1 hour of cooling.
- Make sure that the oven is switched off before marshmallows are put in the oven.
Vegan Marshmallows flavor variations;
- Substitute vanilla extract to 1 tsp peppermint extracts to make peppermint marshmallows. You may add 1 drop of oil (peppermint) as well instead of extracts.
- For strawberry flavor, add 2 tbsp powdered dehydrated strawberries in the aquafaba in the last minute of beating. You may also use 1 tbsp of this powder to dust on the marshmallows.
- For chocolate flavor, add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the aquafaba in the last minute of beating. Same as the strawberry flavor trick, use 1 tbsp of cocoa powder mixed in the sugar to dust the marshmallows.
How to store vegan marshmallows
Pick an airtight box for storing the marshmallows. You can refrigerate them and freezing is not recommended. You can store it for up to five days in the fridge.
What is Aquafaba?
It’s basically a substitute for eggs. It is a fancy term used and actually refers to the liquid in the chickpeas can or white bean can.
Which sugar is suggested for vegan marshmallows?
Use granulated sugar. If you don’t have, then use white sugar.
Per serving (1 marshmallow), you will get 20 kcal of calories, 4 grams of carbs, 10 mg of potassium, and 1 mg of sodium.
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