Actually, the flavors themselves don’t really boggle the mind; it’s just the idea that marshmallows can be flavored besides the usual ‘marshmallow flavor’ sold by supermarkets.
That marshmallows can have flavors shouldn’t be surprising given that their basic ingredients are sugar and gelatin. Nearly any food that has sugar as a main ingredient has or will be flavored eventually.
Perhaps you’ve already had this epiphany and are not surprised.
In any case, using flavored marshmallows is a clever way to give marshmallow desserts a culinary edge, as well as develop tastes beyond your supermarket.
For a brief list of possible flavors, check out these awesome homemade marshmallows on Etsy:
3. Spiced Vanilla Chai
4. Flavor combinations
– handily arranged as country flags.
5. Chocolate Orange Swirl
6. Cream de Menthe
– and pretzels, of course.
8. Grand Marnier Cardamom
– in case the beer and pretzels were too unsophisticated for you.
9. Lemon Meringue
10. Strawberry and Passionfruit
11. Black Forest
12. Bavarian Cream
13. Hot Pepper
14. Pure European Chocolate
– in this case, Valrhona.
15. Or, if you’d like to try making your own at home, check out this pumpkin marshmallow recipe for starters.
You’ll be inventing your own flavors in no time.