Easy Homemade Eggnog Marshmallow Recipe

These delicious homemade eggnog marshmallows are so simple to make and taste like magic (if you like eggnog). They are great for tucking into a gift box, a mug, or even just boxed up as a hostess gift.

These delectable delights are one of my favorite eggnog dessert ideas. They make for a grab-and-go holiday treat and are a great addition to a piping-hot cup of cocoa. Let’s get started.

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Light and fluffy Eggnog Marshmallows are a great holiday gift.

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Homemade Eggnog Marshmallows

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making homemade treats during the holidays. There is something comforting in knowing what you’re eating is something that you put time and effort into and I feel really great about sharing them with others.

These eggnog-flavored marshmallows are PROOF you can make flavored marshmallows easily at home in just a few steps. And the flavorful goodies are perfect for the dessert table or a fun way to up your hot chocolate game.

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How Long Do Homemade Marshmallows Last?

As long as you store THESE marshmallows in an airtight container, they’re good to store at room temperature for up to 6 months. These are made without egg whites, making them stable and safe. I would recommend using them up within a few weeks for the best texture and flavor.

Storing homemade marshmallows in the fridge might change their texture. I don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing homemade marshmallows as they will usually become quite sticky after thawing. You can add a frozen marshmallow directly into cocoa… Just mentioning it in case you have already frozen yours.

If I feel like I’ve made too many to eat within a reasonable time, I just package some up into a food gift box and share it with family and friends. Everyone loves edible presents!

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Light as a cloud Eggnog Marshmallows for your holiday party.

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Can I Toast These Marshmallows?

You can absolutely toast homemade marshmallows and they are delicious! These are just like any type of marshmallow that you would buy at the store, meaning you can add them to cocoa or coffee, toast them, roast them, or just gobble them up as they are.

These would be super fun to use to make holiday eggnog s’mores, too. Here in Texas, a dessert over the fire pit is welcome in the colder months, so stick them on a skewer and build a s’more like normal.

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Ingredients for this Homemade Marshmallow Recipe:

  • Water
  • Unflavored Gelatin
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggnog
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Confectioners Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Nutmeg
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • Non-stick cooking spray

How to Make Marshmallows at Home

Each step is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are whipping up your batch of eggnog marshmallows.

If you would like to work from a printable recipe, scroll down and select the print button. Let’s make these delicious holiday treats.

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Step 1: Pour ½ cup of water into a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle 3 packets of gelatin on top and set it aside.

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Steps 2-3: Add 2 cups of white granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of eggnog, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring the sugar mixture until it dissolves. Simmer until the candy thermometer reads 240F.

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Step 4: Carefully pour into the mixing bowl with the gelatin mixture. Using a whisk or whisk attachment, either hand beat or using the electric mixer, beat on low speed until combined. Continue to beat on high speed until thick and fluffy with a consistency of whipped cream.

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Step 5: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and mix until well incorporated.

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Steps 6-7: Line an 8-x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan and allow it to sit at room temperature for 8 hours.

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Steps 8-9: Turn over the pan of marshmallow mixture and lightly tap the bottom of the pan, allowing it to fall out onto a dusted surface. Using a serrated knife, slice them into cubes.

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Step 10: Mix the powdered confectioner’s sugar and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Toss the marshmallows in the mixture and lightly sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.

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Yield: 30

Delicious Eggnog Marshmallows

A bowl of eggnog marshamallows in a white ruffled bowl next to a bottle of eggnog with a red and white striped straw and red and gold Christmas ornaments in front and back on a grey marble surface.

These homemade eggnog marshmallows are simple to make and really do taste like eggnog! If you'v never had a homemade marshmallow, you're in for a delicious treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons (packets) of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • Nutmeg or cinnamon for dusting

Instructions

  1. Pour ½ cup of water into a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the 3 tablespoons (packets) of unflavored gelatin on top and set it aside.
  2. Add 2 cups of granulated white sugar, 1/2 cup eggnog, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup to a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer until the candy thermometer reads 240F.
  3. Pour the mixture into a mixer bowl and using a whisk attachment, beat on low speed until well combined. Next, beat on high until thick and fluffy= with a texture like whipped cream or frosting.
  4. Add nutmeg and vanilla, and mix until incorporated.
  5. Line an 8-x8-inch pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan and leave it at room temperature for 8 hours.
  6. Turn the pan over and tap the bottom to drop the marshmallows out onto a dusted surface. Slice them into 1" cubes with a serrated knife.
  7. Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a large bowl. Toss marshmallows in the mixture and sprinkle with a dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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