Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Warmer: Homemade Marshmallows

I really love hot chocolate on a cold day and since we have gotten more snow than I know what to do with recently, it's been the perfect opportunity to make it. With Valentine's Day just come and gone, I thought it might be fun to make my own heart (and snowflake to reflect the weather, of course) marshmallows as the perfect compliment to top off my drink. The homemade hot chocolate recipe I typically use is below with simple instructions on how to make your own marshmallows!

Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • 4 cups (1 qt.) milk
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
  • 8 oz container of Cool Whip Lite
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment Paper

Marshmallow Instructions

1. Line a baking pan (8'' or smaller) with parchment paper
2. Spread your Cool Whip evenly into the pan and flatten the top as much as possible with a spoon
3. Put it in the freezer for 24 hours so it hardens up
4. When it's hardened, take it out of the freezer and use cookie cutters to form your marshmallows
(note: the Lite Cool Whip didn't harden as much as I was hoping it would and got soft quickly after it was taken out of the freezer so I would try using the regular kind if you can stand the extra calories)
5. Add the marshmallow to your favorite hot drink and enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. What a great, and simple idea. The kiddos could help with these. Have I missed the hot chocolate weather? I'm hoping, so this may need to wait until next winter...although I hear a rumor of more snow next week :(