If you’ve been following me on Instagram for any period of time then you know the ONE item I so desperately wish I could find in the bulk bins….
Any other marshmallow fans in the house?
I am a HUGE fan of s’mores. I mean - is there really anything better than a freshly toasted, ooey-gooey marshmallow paired with creamy melted chocolate and a crisp graham cracker? I don’t think so.
For years, people have been telling me, “Marshmallows are so EASY to make at home!” I didn’t believe those people. I thought they were lying to me. But after finally finding the courage to make a batch at home, with confidence, I can report - they were right.
Making homemade marshmallows was pretty gosh-darn easy. Once I found out that Further Food started offering gelatin, it became a no brainer.
I am a huge fan of Further Food! I first heard about them when I started taking collagen about a year ago.
Further Food is a woman-owned and operated company right here in San Francisco, and a portion of each sale goes to chronic illness and healthy eating programs. You know how much I love companies that give back!
When Further Food started making gelatin - I leaped at the chance to finally give homemade marshmallows a try. I was not disappointed!
My hot chocolate game is going to be ON POINT this winter. All I need to do is master the homemade graham cracker and I’m one step closer to s’mores.
I like Further Food because they use 100% recycled plastic #2 for their bottles which reduces the overall carbon footprint by 78%. Using the recycled content uses 90% less energy, and it’s pure plastic (not a mix!) so it can be recycled again and again.
Plastic #2 has a great domestic market in the states so you can feel good about the material you’re choosing.
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This hot chocolate is so rich and creamy thanks to the collagen! I snuggled up with a big cup under a blanket while watching a movie last weekend and it was sheer heaven.
1. hot chocolate:
Makes 1 Cup
- 1 cup homemade cashew milk (coconut works really well here too!)
- 1 tablespoon Further Food Chocolate Collagen
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of maple syrup to taste
- 1 marshmallow
- Warm the milk in a saucepan
- Add Chocolate Collagen and cocoa powder
- Whisk to remove any clumps
- Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract
- Let it simmer for a minute
- Pour into a mug
- Top with a marshmallow
I thought making marshmallows was going to be a really long and laborious process, but it was actually VERY easy! Surprisingly easy. I am going to be making all sorts of marshmallow treats this winter!
Makes 24 Large Marshmallows
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons Further Foods Premium Gelatin Powder
- 1 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with a reusable silicone mat and set it aside.
- Lightly whisk the gelatin powder and 1/2 cup water in a large mixing bowl or the base of your stand mixer
- Place 1/2 cup water the maple syrup or honey and salt in a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes and remove from the heat
- Whisk the gelatin and water mixture on low while slowly adding in the syrup
- Once all of the syrup is combined slowly increase the speed to high and whip for 5-10 minutes
- The mixture will more than double in size and look like a medium whipped cream
- Spread the marshmallow cream out onto the cookie sheet with a spatula
- Leave the marshmallows out to set for 6-8 hours or overnight. (Do NOT place the marshmallows in the fridge! Moisture will dissolve them)
- Cut your marshmallows
- OPTIONAL! Dust them on all sides to prevent sticking. I used powdered sugar
Store the homemade marshmallows in a sealed container in your pantry. They’re good for up to a week.
I love, love matcha! Adding in a bit of white chocolate makes it an extra special treat. If you’re feeling especially festive, consider adding in a drop of peppermint extract.
2. white chocolate matcha:
Makes 1 Mug
- 1 cup of cashew milk
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 squares of white chocolate chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of Further Food matcha powder
- Heat the milk and water in a small saucepan it should be hot but not boiling!
- Add the chopped white chocolate.
- Stir until the chocolate is completely melted
- Add the vanilla (and optional peppermint extract)
- Stir to combine
- Add the matcha powder
- Whisk or use an immersion blender to remove all of the matcha clumps
- Pour into your mug and enjoy!
This drink is extra easy and one of my favorite drinks on cold mornings. Golden milk is made with turmeric so it’s a great immune system booster and helps to reduce inflammation.
3. golden milk:
Makes 1 Mug
- 1 cup coconut milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Tonic
- Heat milk over medium heat
- Add in the Turmeric Tonic
- Whisk together
5 other hot drinks worth trying!
- hot cocoa with vegan marshmallow fluff
- pumpkin spice latte with homemade oat milk
- hot mulled apple cider made with fresh apples
- chai latte with coconut whipped cream
- classic and simple vegan eggnog
What’s your favorite warm drink for the cold season? If you’re interested in trying any of the Further Food products don’t forget you can get 15% off your purchase with the code GOINGZEROWASTE.