Vegan Hot Cocoa with Homemade Marshmallows
Treat yourself on a cold day to this sweet, warming treat! Vegan marshmallows are so satisfying to make, go ahead and try it...From our kitchen to yours!
INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup aquafaba , (liquid from 1 can of chickpeas) 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup water 1 tsp agar powder 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup powdered sugar or tapioca starch for less sugar
INSTRUCTIONS: Line a 9x13 pan or baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust with a thin layer of powdered sugar or tapioca starch and set aside to prepare marshmallows. Add the liquid from 1 can of chickpeas in the bowl of your stand mixer. Add cream of tartar and mix on high with the whisk attachment for 6 minutes. It should become very fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat for another 3 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine the water and agar powder. Bring to a slow boil. Boil for 3 minutes and then add the sugar. Slowly boil for an additional 3 minutes while stirring constantly. Pour the agar/sugar mixture slowly into the aquafaba mixture while beating with your mixer on low. Beat for 30 seconds on low until it is all incorporated and it gets a bit shiny. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet or pan, spreading evenly with a spatula. Sift over top, a dusting of powdered sugar or starch. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into small squares or using cookie cutters to cut into different shapes. Give the marshmallows a toss into some more powdered sugar or starch to prevent leftovers from sticking. Store in an airtight container.
Easy Vegan Hot Cocoa
Ingredients: 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 cups almond milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions: In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Pour in the almond milk and put the sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer while continuing to whisk. Once hot and simmering, and well mixed, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
Serve hot, topped with vegan marshmallows and a sprinkling of cinnamon!