Is there really such a thing as PRIMAL marshmallows. If you know anything about the Primal/Paleo diets and lifestyles you know “they” frown upon the use of sugars and many of it’s close relatives. I personally don’t mind a bit of regular sugar, when combined with foods that promote a healthy metabolizing of it, but I won’t get into the science of that (this time.)
Either way, many primalites prefer to sweeten their treats with honey or stevia. I am not a big fan of the taste of stevia, but absolutely LOVE honey! Marshmallows are tricky to create with sugar, much less honey. My first attempt at this, I came up short and had an interesting combination of gummy bears, marshmallows, and a flimsy plastic type food (it was tasty, but not attractive.
This time, success!
Here is the recipe.
- 1 cup water
- 3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Grass-fed gelatin
- 2 oz. espresso, brewed
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. potato starch
- 8 oz. honey, raw
- ) Mix ½ cup water and gelatin in large mixing bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes allowing to bloom. Add vanilla, potato starch, and salt, after the 10 minutes. Brew espresso and set aside.
- ) In medium sauce pan on medium-high heat add ½ cup water and honey. Bring to a boil, let boil for 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat.
- ) Slowly add honey/water mixture to gelatin/water mixture. Add 2 oz. espresso. With hand mixer, begin mixing as you pour the sugar/water mixture over the gelatin/water mixture.
- ) Mix on low for 3 minutes after all water is poured in mixing bowl. Mix on HIGH for 5-10 minutes until the liquid turns to a marshy gooey wonder! (This may take longer or less time, it depends on your mixing speed. The key is to look for the mixture to begin climbing up your mixer, once it starts running up, it’s done.)
- ) Grease a medium pyrex dish with coconut oil and pour/scoop out batter into dish. Refrigerate.
- *Note: If you have made THIS recipe, because it uses real sugar, the marshmallows are ready to eat right away. The honey recipe works best after an hour of refrigeration.