Chocolate Whiskey Marshmallows are homemade boozy marshmallows you won't be able to resist. Perfect.
In general, I only need a few things to get me through a long cold winter without complaining too much. As long as I have cozy sweaters, a warm pug, a bottle of bourbon and plenty of hot chocolate, I can make it through the season.
Just like extreme heat, I can’t take the cold either. Let’s face it, I’m a weather wimp, but seasonal comforts keep me from becoming a grouch for half the year. If I do need to venture outside on a blustery day, nothing cheers me up more so than a piping hot mug of rich hot chocolate. Even better if it’s topped with a house-made marshmallow!
You know those big, pillow-soft marshmallows I’m talking about that fancy shops makes – so large it doesn’t even fit on your mug. What if I told you that you don’t need those fancy spots to make marshmallows?
That’s right, as fun as it is to get some big puffy marshmallows on top of your hot chocolate; it’s even more fun to make them at home. Even better, our homemade versions are spiked with whiskey and loaded up with some chocolate flavor.
Why go through the trouble of making marshmallows when it’s so easy to just pick up a bag at the store? I’ll tell you – it’s because you can control everything that goes into them. These marshmallows contain no corn syrup; every single ingredient is one that you have in your pantry (and err bar)!
Marshmallow making is probably one of the easiest candies to make at home. All you need on hand is a trusty candy thermometer, a good saucepan and a stand mixer. A few pieces of advice I can give you when making your marshmallows are:
- Don’t walk away, your sugar syrup will go from the correct temperature to burnt in an instant.
- Don’t be afraid of pouring the hot syrup into a running stand mixer, it won’t splatter back at you.
- Even if you think the mixture won’t whip up into a glossy meringue, it will eventually. Your stand mixer takes a beating for 15 minutes but in the end, you’ll have glossy marshmallows ready to be poured into a mold and set overnight.
I think you’ll love these chocolate whiskey marshmallows enough to be making them all year long, but they’re especially nice when it’s chilly, and perfect for your next cup of hot cocoa.
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