Hot Chocolate with Maple Marshmallows

I am thrilled to share with you a new cookbook today by my friend Carrie Vitt titled Deliciously Organic. Carrie’s recipes are beautiful, healthy and simple to prepare. Do yourself  a favor and pick yourself up a copy today!

I chose to try Carrie’s Hot Chocolate with Maple Marshmallows. How good does that sound? The maple marshmallows are light, fluffy and made completely with real maple syrup. My boys loved it! Take a peek at the recipe and give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the cover of Carrie’s book, cute right?!  Helene Dujardin of Tartlette photographed Carrie’s book and the photos are absolutely stunning. Wait until you see them. Really lovely.

I love how there are only a few ingredients here and they really are a breeze to whip up.

Carrie’s homemade hot chocolate is incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hot Chocolate with Maple Marshmallows

4 Cups whole raw milk

5 Tablespoons maple syrup

5 Tablespoons cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of Cinnamon

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue to whisk to dissolve cacao into milk (this will take a minute or two). Warm until steaming, stirring frequently. Pour into mugs and serve with maple marshmallows.

Maple Marshmallows

3 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin

2 Cups maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (Carrie has a homemade recipe on pg 212)

Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 Cup water in a  bowl of a standing mixer with whisk attatched. Set aside for 5 minutes so the gelatin can soften and bloom. Lightly oil a 13×9 inch baking dish.

Whisk together the maple syrup and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gently simmer until syrup reaches 240 degrees F. With mixer on medium speed, very slowly add maple syrup to gelatin and water in mixing bowl. Add vanilla and turn mixer on high for 10 minutes until liquid had doubled and becomes light and fluffy. Pour into dish and let sit overnight.

The next day, flip the marshmallows onto a greased cutting board. Cut marshmallows using a knife dipped in hot water to prevent sticking. Or use cookie cutters you have dipped in a little oil.

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Have a wonderful new week! See you soon ๐Ÿ™‚


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32 Responses
    1. I have yet to attempt miknag my own marshmallows probably because they’re so easily purchased? I LOVE that you posted about less than perfect results that’s keepin’ it real (I like real )

  1. Maple Marshmallows sound amazing! I probably will just continue to drool since I’ve never made marshmallows before…but I want to. I actually ADORE marshmallows and post about my love for them frequently ๐Ÿ™‚

    This looks like awesome hot choc! And I have seen a few other bloggers review Carrie’s book…looks great!

  2. Yum! Both of these sound delicious for a chilly day. I love Carrie’s cookbook. So many great recipes. I had the hot chocolate on my list of must tries. Waiting for the next cool front to come our way to make it.
    Have a great week!

  3. That book looks great–as does the Hot Chocolate.

    In other news, I made your chickpea, pepper, and arugula salad today and it was great! I added a little sprinkle of feta which gave it a nice layer of flavor. I will be making this one again!

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