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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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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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.
Ingredients for this Homemade Marshmallow Recipe:
- Unflavored Gelatin
- Granulated Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Confectioners Sugar
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 5: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and mix until well incorporated.
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.
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.
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.
More Delicious Holiday Desserts
- Fun Mickey Ears Santa Cupcakes are Perfect Christmas Cupcakes – If you need a cute set of cupcakes, these are SHOW-STOPPERS (and so easy).
- This Milk and Cookies Fudge is an Easy Holiday Treat – This is a great fudge to make with the kids and everyone will gobble this up.
- These Candy Cane Cupcakes are Perfect Christmas Cupcakes – Candy canes are a quintessential holiday flavor, so I bumped things up a notch and turned them into a cupcake.
- Maple Bourbon Cupcake Recipe – Grown-up palates will LOVE this flavor combination of sweet and salty.
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