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Conventional marshmallows contain gelatin, an animal product which many individuals stay away from for health, ethical and/or religious reasons. Here’s the vegan version using agar-agar.


  • 2 tablespoons agar-agar powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon hymalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup stevia powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Mix agar-agar into 1/2 cup of cold water.
  2. Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Do not stir once syrup begins to boil. Heat to 238 degrees F (114 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and add the agar-agar. Pour syrup into a glass bowl; let cool briefly.
  3. Beat the syrup using an electric mixer until thick and white. Mix in vanilla extract and salt until the marshmallow mixture is combined.
  4. Mix 2 tablespoons stevia powdered sugar and cornstarch together; spread over the bottom of a 9-inch baking pan. Pour the marshmallow mixture on top; let stand until firm, at least 1 hour.
  5. Cut into square marshmallows using a wet knife. Dust with remaining stevia powdered sugar.


Aquafaba Marshmallows


  • 405 Grams coconut sugar (super fine granulated sugar)
  • 8 Grams Agar Agar Powder
  • 1 1/3 Grams Locust (Carob) Bean Gum
  • 115 Grams glucose syrup
  • 135 Grams water
  • 175 Grams aquafaba
  • 2 Grams Xanthum gum
  • 10 mililiter Vanilla extract