Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows what is more Christmas than that? These marshmallows are super easy, tasty and of course gluten free. For the most part regular white marshmallows are fairly easy to find gluten free in grocery stores. However, like many other treats, the fun variations are not easy to find gluten free. Which is why we are created this recipe for gluten free homemade peppermint marshmallows.
Now I feel like making marshmallows sounds a little daunting, but I promise you its actually super easy. All you will need equipment wise is a pot, a stand mixer and a candy thermometer. Most people already have stand mixers but if you don’t I’m sure a hand mixer will work, you just may get tired holding it. If you need a candy thermometer they are super cheap off amazon or you can usually find them at your local grocery store.
These marshmallows are light and fluffy. The peppermint is just a hint and not over powering. In fact, without the peppermint candies it is hard to taste the peppermint. So if you’re planning on skipping the candies you can increase the peppermint oil to 2 teaspoons. This recipe also works well without the peppermint oil completely and replaced with some pure vanilla extract.
What to Use Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows In?
Our favourite option is to put these on top of homemade hot cocoa (we may have a recipe coming soon ;)). But you can use them in so many different ways. Peppermint S’mores, Rice Krispie Treats, Peppermint Bark. Or even dip them in some dark chocolate and package them up as gifts for friends and family. The possibilities are truly endless. You also could just eat them plain if you’re having a craving for something peppermint and sweet.
Disclaimer: Caution – Hot Sugar
I want to put a big disclaimer here. Making homemade peppermint marshmallows or any homemade marshmallows you will be dealing with hot sugar. I know from personal experience how painful a sugar burn is. I once burnt my hand while making caramel and I still have a scar to this day, years later. Please be super careful when boiling the sugar in the pot and pouring it into your stand mixer.