I'm excited to go hiking and find waterfalls AND make yummy smore's!!!
I decided to try to make homemade sugar free marshmallow's this morning with stevia. I'd like to keep eating less sugar but still enjoy things that I love to eat. Last year mom and I made Orange and coconut marshmallows around Easter. They were really yummy... so I thought it wouldn't be too hard to figure out how to do the same thing but with stevia.
I borrowed a stand mixer & kosher gelatin from my friend, Michelle yesterday.
Then I found a couple different websites that had recipes for sugar-free marshmallows. I decided to try this recipe on Purely Twins website. It doesn't sound too hard! I don't have liquid stevia at the moment - so I looked up the conversion of liquid stevia to powdered and added the powdered to the water that I boiled on the stove.
I have no idea if it was the powdered stevia or if I didn't let the water come to a full boil. But when I started mixing the water/stevia solution with the water/gelatin solution - it just got frothy like this:
And that never changed.
I mixed it for 10 minutes. For another 2 minutes.
And then another 2 minutes.
Then poured the mixture into my prepared pan. And watched all of the bubbles pop and slowly settle into a slightly caramel color water. Water that has gelatin and stevia and vanilla in it.
I'll probably have jello later.
It's too bad - my boyfriend can't eat marshmallows because they may have msg in them and msg gives him HUGE headaches. So I was hoping to succeed at the sugar-free version for me and then find a way to make sugar marshmallows without gelatin for him.
But I think I'm going to let it go for now and just enjoy jet-puffed marshmallows out of a bag this weekend.