Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean marshmallow season has to be. Especially when this marshmallows are sugar free and vegan.
It’s not commonly known that marshmallows are not vegan and when I went to search for vegan options at the grocery store I was disappointed in the ingredients. So I went on an adventure to try and create a vegan version that isn't filled with corn syrup and; well, magic happened.
Roses are known to have the highest vibrational energy of anything else on earth. It’s properties are to uplift your mood and alleviate depression, they are anti-inflammatory and an aphrodisiac (HELLO!). They also have a really lovely taste. Rose is traditionally used in middle eastern and Indian desserts.
The base of this recipe is aquafaba. If you’re unfamiliar, aquafaba is the water from a can of chickpeas. I recommend finding one that is unsalted. It whips up just like egg whites and create that famous marshmallow fluffiness.
½ cup aquafaba
⅔ cup filtered water
3 tbsp. agar agar flakes
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup Lakanto sweetner (blended into a powder)
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. Sun Potion Solar Rose Water*
⅛ tsp. ground cardamom*
2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
*If you want a plain marshmallow, omit the rose and cardamom
Prepare a 8 by 10 cookie sheet or pyrex with parchment paper and sprinkle with arrowroot powder
In a stand mixer, blend the aquafaba and cream of tartar on high for 6 minutes
Add vanilla, cardamom and Solar Rose Water and blend for another 3 minutes
While blending, bring the water and agar agar to a boil
Boil, whisking occasionally, for 3 minutes and remove from heat
Add the monkfruit sweetener and boil another 3 minutes, then remove from heat
Turn the mixer down to medium and slowly drizzle in the liquid
Working quickly, pour the marshmallow fluff into the pan and spread with a spatula
You can top with dried rose petals, ground cardamom or leave as is
Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours or overnight
Cut the marshmallows into squares and place on a cooling rack for 2 additional hours
These marshmallows will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months. They are a delicious addition to any hot beverage or dessert.