Lavender and Honey Marshmallows

Lavender and honey marshmallow recipeIt's official: I am on a lavender kick. First it was lavender ice cream and then I decided to try lavender and honey marshmallows. This is what happens when you swear you don't like something. You end up loving it. Or maybe it's just me. It's the universe keeping me humble. I don't know. But I'm trying to make lavender everything lately.Homemade marshmallow recipeI loved the idea of one giant marshmellow in a mug of hot chocolate. Like this one here. And that's one awesome thing about making your own marshmallows: you can make them any size and any shape! I really like the light lavender flavor paired with rich hot chocolate. It's a very seasonal but unexpected combination.How to make marshmallowsLavender and Honey Marshmallows

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup corn starch
1 cup water
1 teaspoon lavender buds
3 packets of gelatin (each packet contains 1/4 ounce)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt

First steep the lavender buds in 1 cup hot water for 3-5 minutes. Taste and see if the lavender flavor is strong enough for you, if not steep for longer. Strain with a fine mesh strainer. In the bowl of a mixer (with the whisk attachment on) combine the 1/2 cup of the lavender water with the gelatin packets. Allow this to set for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, in a pot combine the sugar, corn syrup, honey, salt and the remaining 1/2 cup lavender water. Cook over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Heat until the mixture reaches 240°F (you will need a candy thermometer). Turn your mixer (with the gelatin in it) on low and CAREFULLY pour the hot sugar mixture into the mixer as it runs. I always use my splash guard during this step, you don't want to get hot sugar on you! Once you've added all the sugar mixture turn your mixer on high and beat until white and fluffy (7-10 minutes).

While that runs whisk together the powdered sugar and corn starch. Spray a baking pan (rectangular or square depending on how fluffy you want your finished marshmallows to be) with non stick cooking spray. Sprinkle on the 3/4 of the powdered sugar mixture. Once the marshmallow batter is ready pour into the prepared pan and dust the surface with the remaining 1/4 of the powder sugar mixture. Allow to set overnight.
Lavender and honey marshmallowsThe next day simply remove your marshmallows from the pan and use a pizza cutter (or cookie cutters if you want to do shapes) to cut up your marshmallows. Serve in hot chocolate or try making fancy s'mores. Enjoy these! xo. Emma

  • You may want to specify that it is Food Grade Lavender in your recipe, I got mine at Williams-Sonoma, but it’s probably available in other places and on-line. Just a thought…

  • This is amazing- thanks for sharing! I wonder if this recipe would work with rosewater.

  • Making marshmallows never even crossed my mind! I bet they taste lovely with hot chocolate 🙂

  • Yeah, I have the same question as Kim above. I tried this, but did not get much lavendar flavor out of the buds. Maybe because they were fresh and not dried, or because I didn’t let them soak long enough (but they soaked long enough to lose their vibrant purple color). One problem I did have is that steeping the lavendar in the hot water and then using the water to dissolve the gelatin, the water was probably too hot and the gelatin gelled into a hard mass rather than dissolving. I’ve used Alton Brown’s recipe before with success and he calls for ice water to dissolve the gelatin, so I might pre steep the buds and let the water cool down before adding any gelatin to it next time.

  • yes, that right, but my friend all ways said it is not, but i know you and me are right.

  • You are a woman after my own heart!
    I cannot WAIT to try this! I love Lavendar too!
    Have you ever had it with Boba (some people call it bubble tea). Its very fun to drink it that way!

  • yes, that right, but my friend all ways said it is not, but i know you and me are right.

  • I was literally just looking at recipes for lavender marshmallows. I bought some lavender a few weeks ago and have been itching to use it. I used it earlier this week on Lavender Coconut tea cookies, so yummy!

  • Where do you folks find food-grade lavender? I love this idea but finding lavender for food projects has always been a stumbling block.

  • I’ve been wanting to try home made marshmallows. These sound yummy.

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  • How absolutely amazing! I must remember to make this with my lavender from the garden next year!

  • This is such an awesome and creative idea! I can’t wait to try it!

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  • It just sounds pretty! Flower shaped ones would look so cute floating around in hot chocolate!

  • OMG, YUM!!! Thank you soooo much for posting this…this is gonna make a really great last minute gift for someone special 🙂

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  • Have you tried lavender brownies? I swear, your life will never be the same!!! This looks really delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  • How long will they last? I have made several batches in the past but these look lovely!

    Thanks!

  • Mmm! Love homemade marshmallows, especially with lavender in them! I’ve been wanting to make marshmallows. I will have to try this one!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

  • Emma – I never thought about making my own marshmallows! I would like to try lavender, but I know the hubs won’t go for it. Would I simply replace the lavender scented water with plain?

  • i have the same comment/question as the first person – is there food grade lavender? i have a bunch of lavender i used to make dryer sachets with. and i’ve had that lavender for about 9 months now…can i use that to make lavender marshmallows?

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  • These look absolutely delicious! I’m glad that I am not the only one on a lavender kick. I’m having lavender cupcakes for my wedding in May thats how much I love it too!

  • I just made these tonight and so far they look (and taste) amazing. I have them setting now so tomorrow morning I’ll be having a delicious hot cocoa with breakfast! I added one drop of purple food colouring (from the NEON set) to give them a delicate lavender colour.

  • Oooh I love lavender already but these sound so divine and fancy!

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    Nic
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  • Okay, so I am not a huge fan of lavender in food, but I HAVE to try these marshmallows! The universe must be telling me something, too 😉

  • I’ve always wanted to make marshmallows!!! Maybe this weekend I’ll give it a whirl! =)

  • Lovely! would you recommend only making these the day before you want them? or do you know if they can be kept refrigerated for a few days? : )

  • Ooh yummy, must try out these ! ^^ I’ve never made marshmallows or any kind of candy, but you made it sound ..achievable task ! 😀

    Satu
    http://indiebyheart.blogspot.com

  • great idea! love it! and i loveeee marshmallows , dojo how they d taste in lavender though

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  • Do you grow your own particular variety of lavender for these recipes or do you buy it dried? I love love love lavender and would love to be able to grow the right kind for this. Any tips?

  • I love love LOVE lavender!! It has such a calming smell. I could sit and smell lavender all day and lather lavender oil all over me:) It makes me SO happy!! My dad used to own a chocolate factory, http://www.lulas.com/ and it has THE BEST lavender truffles!!! Like I die and go to Heaven every time I eat one. I miss them dearly and my craving for them will never be filled. ALSO, the best gelato I ever had was in Germany and it was Lavender Gelato:)
    Tessa Lynn
    http://www.alavendersea.com/
    ps yah… lavender is in the name of my blog… i really like it:)

  • so funny! I was literally about to make a batch of lavender marshmallows when I saw this blog post! I’m going to dip them in dipping chocolate as a gift for a friend.

  • awesome. the hot sugar kind of scares me do they actually have a purple tint??? or is my imagination just getting really into this post? 🙂

  • WOW, I’m so intrigued with the idea of making your own marshmallows!!! Definitely gonna give it a try, and I also love lavender 🙂

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  • That looks so good! I love lavender! If I get some vegan marshmallows, I’m definitely going to try this!

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  • Yaaa, I can’t do lavender in food. I LOVE lavender is body products, but food ? Not so much.

    Monica

  • Great idea! I love making marshmallows, and they are so much better than the Kraft ones. I’ll have to try this. Your biscuits and gravy really hit the spot on a cold winter day 🙂 I had to modify the recipe to fit what I had available but it still came out yummy.

  • That looks awesome! I loved your lavender ice cream recipe (although I haven’t tried it yet, I just adored the idea) and I’m sure this’ll taste great too. Such an awesome idea, to cook with lavender. One question, where do you get your lavender buds? I haven’t got a clue where I would get those. I don’t like the idea of cooking with semi-chemical lavender buds, if you know what I mean.

    Happy holidays! ♥

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  • thanks for sharing! i am planning to try this out, where did you pick up the lavender buds?

  • these look fantastic!! I was on a lavender kick this summer, and tried making a lavender banana bread,… it was SO good. I will definitely make these.

  • Raya- We got ours at Williams Sonoma. But you can often find them at specialty grocery stores too.

  • I’ve always been too intimidated to try to cook my own marshmallows… thanks for this!

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  • Ooo these look delicious! I’ve always wanted to try making my own marshmallows too!

    Will have to try, thanks for the idea!

    Meg
    styleenvie.com

  • Oh how wonderful! What a good way to incorporate lavender!
    xoxo, Rach
    http://rbanek.blogspot.ca/

  • did the lavender actually color the marshmallow? Or did you adda bit of food coloring?

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/

  • Ahhh these look amazing. and I love the mug!

    xo, Clare
    http://thewanderingelefant.blogspot.com/

  • This looks amazing. I have never made marshmallows before but sounds like a treat and I think I need to try more lavender things as well.
    Carlee
    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

  • Mh that sounds delicious. I don’t know the taste of lavender but i defenetely go an try it.
    Greetz from germany

  • This is a great idea! They look delicious!

    -Lindsey
    http://ettu-tutu.blogspot.com

  • Really great recipe, perfect for winter days. Have a nice day,

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  • OMG. these look SO cool and tasty! Lavender is such a great idea.

    xo,

    annie

    http://alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com

  • Kim- I added a little food coloring, but the color will show through some either way. It’s totally optional.

  • Perfect! I was planning on making some marshmallows to go along with gifts this year

  • I would have never thought of lavender marshmallows. Very nice and a hot cup of chocolate sound great for a cold day. www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

  • Ok… this is genius. Pretty much made my day! My little boy is gonna love making dinosaur marshmallows ~

  • You and your lavender!! I love this! I have yet to try to use it in any of my recipes but you’re slowing tempting me to give it a try! They look amazing 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

  • Ooh sounds so tasty! I am drinking so much hot chocolate and marshmallows lately I think I might start looking like one 🙂

  • I had a lavender rice pudding once that was outrageously delicious, and it felt so opulent to eat something with flowers in it. 🙂
    This may have been mentioned before, but I was wondering if there is, like, a food grade lavender, or if you wash it or something before using it? I suppose my real question is where you buy lavender to make things other than potpourri? I have only seen it at farmer’s markets, but I didn’t know if I would be unintentionally ridiculous to drink that. Thanks!

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