People Are Making Blooming Marshmallow Flowers That Open in Hot Cocoa
These blooming marshmallows might be even more captivating than hot cocoa bombs.
The past year has proven that if given enough time indoors, people will come up with amazing DIY projects to entertain themselves—and the public. The next creative trend involves making a blooming marshmallow.
OK, what’s a blooming marshmallow?
In simplest terms, these marshmallows look like closed flowers, and once you add them to a cup of hot cocoa, the petals start expanding. It’s a visual trick that tastes as good as it looks!
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Some versions are simpler while others are more elaborately decorated, but the general premise remains the same. You can check out the recipe from our friends at Totally the Bomb.
You start by making the marshmallows from scratch with corn syrup, water, unflavored gelatin and sugar. Then, you spread the mixture into a baking sheet dusted with corn starch and powdered sugar and wait until it sets up.
The secret that makes marshmallow flowers bloom is a base of melted chocolate. You spread the chocolate thinly in silicone molds, then use a flower-shaped cookie cutter to form the shapes and decorate them how you like. The marshmallow flowers are placed into the chocolate cups.
The final step is adding the fruits of your labour to a hot beverage and watching them bloom!
How to customize your blooming marshmallow
You can decorate the marshmallow flowers in so many ways. I like the idea of using food colouring to paint and decorate the marshmallow petals. Many of the versions online use candy pearls in the centre, but we think coloured sugar would also work nicely. To change the marshmallow’s flavour, add flavourings like vanilla or peppermint or make a vegan version using agar powder instead of gelatin. Cheers!
Next, check out the best hot chocolate recipes to warm up this winter.