How to make Vegan Marshmallows

Plant Sumo is taking things to the next level! We have talked about vegan chocolate, vegan cheese, even vegan biscuits! Now we are talking about vegan marshmallows. 

The gooey texture is unlike anything and is something you don’t want to miss out on.

This recipe is inspired by “The Hidden Veggies” their – Vegan Marshmallow Recipe, which has 16 servings! Each marshmallow is 20 calories and can be flavoured to your liking!

Let’s jump into the vegan marshmallow recipe, followed by some tips and how to flavour your fluffy marshmallows. 

Vegan Marshmallow Recipe

Vegan Marshmallow Recipe

Source: tasteofhome

Here is an easy-to-make vegan marshmallow recipe. You won’t need any fancy tools. The most would probably be an electric stand mixer.  You can use a hand mixer; it will just take a bit more time. 

I have held you back long enough. Now we can talk about the ingredients. 

Ingredients you will need!

  • 118.29ml aquafaba
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 60g  powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agar powder
  • 157.73ml cold water
  • 250g sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla or peppermint extract

Tools

  • Mixer
  • Saucepan
  • Rubber Spatula 
  • Baking Dish 
  • Cookie Sheet 

Making Vegan Marshmallows

  1. Grab an 8″x 8″ pan and dust the bottom with powdered sugar.
  2. Put your aquafaba and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl – mix on high for 6 minutes (or until the mixture is very fluffy!)
  3. Add your extra flavouring (vanilla, peppermint, etc.) and whip for 3 more minutes until your mixture forms stiff peaks. 
  4. In a small saucepan, combine water and agar agar. Bring the mixture to a boil. 
  5. Boil the water and agar agar mixture for 3 minutes and stir frequently. 
  6. Add sugar and boil for another 3 minutes – constantly stir to activate the agar agar and keep at medium-low heat. (Any higher and the mixture can burn.)
  7. Turn off the heat and add the hot sugar mixture to the beaten aquafaba slowly, with the mixture set on low for 30 seconds. 
  8. The mixture should be shiny, and you need to quickly pour it into the pan that was previously dusted with powdered sugar. 
  9. Cover the top with powdered sugar and let it sit aside to cool for one hour.
  10. After an hour has passed, cut into 1” squares and cover the top with powdered sugar. 
  11. Set your oven to 150℉ (66℃).When the oven has reached 150℉ (66℃) turn it off. 
  12.  Place the marshmallows in the warm oven for about an hour. This will dry out the marshmallow. 

Tips to Make the Perfect Vegan Marshmallows

Perfect Vegan Marshmallows
  • Mix the aquafaba for 9 minutes prior to adding the agar agar mixture.
  • Boil the agar agar on medium-low for a total of 6 minutes until it’s completely dissolved and melted.
  • Add all of the agar agar syrup to the aquafaba!  Use a spatula to scrape the pan if needed. 
  • When you finish adding the agar agar syrup, immediately pour the marshmallow mixture into the pan.  (Once it cools, it will set and become firm in whatever position it’s in).
  • Don’t cut your marshmallows until they have been sitting for an hour. 
  • Don’t forget to turn off the oven before putting in the marshmallows. We don’t want to burn them. Instead, we want to dry them out. 

How to Flavor Your Marshmallows

Flavor Your Marshmallows

Vanilla “The Standard Marshmallow”: The standard marshmallow contains vanilla extract. It is added for sweetness but rarely enough to taste like vanilla – if that is a concern. If you do want vanilla flavouring, just add more vanilla extract than the suggested amount. 

Peppermint Marshmallows: Instead of using vanilla extract, you can add a drop of peppermint oil. 

Strawberry Marshmallows: Chop dehydrated strawberries until it becomes a powder. You can use a blender or food processor. Add 2 tbsp of the strawberry powder to the aquafaba towards the end of the beating.  Then you can mix another tbsp in with the powdered sugar for dusting the marshmallows for pink dust, but this is optional.

Chocolate Marshmallows: Towards the end of beating the aquafaba, add 2tbsp of cocoa powder. Add another tbsp of cocoa powder to the powder sugar to dust the tops of the marshmallows. 

How to Store Vegan Marshmallows?

All you need to do is place them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will be good for about 5 days! 

Conclusion

Vegan marshmallows can be hard to find sometimes, so you don’t want to miss out on the action.

The satisfaction of making something and enjoying it is unreal! You can make these marshmallows with family, friends, etc., so that everyone can enjoy them. It is excellent to find some at the store, by why not bond over making these fluffy goodies!

About the Author

Celeste PS

My name is Celeste. I am a student at Austin College. I am currently pursuing a business degree and interested in entrepreneurship. Before my career, I hope to get the chance to travel internationally.