Yes, I said it Homemade Marshmallows! Mint ones to be more specific, as someone who does not care for marshmallows at all, these babies are the JAM! A few weeks ago I got to be the taste tester of mocha flavored and mint flavored! The mint are totally my thing and I could only imagine how good that would taste between 2 Graham crackers and a piece of chocolate, mmmm! We have some family visiting from Michigan and my cousins are 9 and 12 (almost 13) so I jumped on the chance to have an excuse to make Homemade Mint Marshmallows to make S’mores with. Yesterday we prepared them and today they were enjoyed after a nice BBQ!
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon mint
Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Allow this to sit while you make the syrup.While the gelatin is softening in the water, get your glass pan ready for the marshmallows. It’s easier to do this ahead of time. Use parchment paper and put it in crosswise in an 8 x 12 glass pan. Sprinkle generous amounts of powdered sugar on the bottom and sides of the pan.
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Use a candy thermometer, raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degree. Remove from the heat. With the mixer on low speed slowly (and very carefully) pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin.
Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add your vanilla and mint and green food coloring if you would like for that minty look. Pour your batter into your pan and let sit over night.