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Easy Eggnog Marshmallows

Want to give the much-loved marshmallow a festive twist? Then these Eggnog Marshmallows are something you have to try. Full of flavor, sweet, fluffy, and delicious they are perfect as a festive treat. 

Eggnog is one of those alcoholic drinks that screams Christmas. Enjoyed traditionally during the festive season it is loved by many. But these days it is so much more than a drink and is often used in cooking, baking, and in this case making the most incredible marshmallows. 

Making your own marshmallows might sound complicated, but it is not that difficult at all! Gelatin is the main ingredient here that will help you make soft and fluffy marshmallows that you are going to love. Perfect for the festive time of year.

It is all about combining the ingredients in the right way. Mixing them up and then giving the marshmallows time to set.

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This is a holiday recipe that you can make in the morning and then leave for the day while you prepare other treats. How great is that? It will certainly be a Merry Christmas if you make these delicious treats.

If you want to enjoy these eggnog marshmallows in a different way then you could add them to the hot chocolate latte. Super tasty and will give a different flavor and decoration to this already delicious drink. 

Jar of marshmallows made of eggnog.

♥️ Why You’ll Love These Eggnog Marshmallows

  • Super tasty. The perfect treat for the holiday season. 
  • Enjoyed in different ways. Add them to your warm drinks, enjoy them as they are, or bake with them.
  • No long list of ingredients. You only need a few essentials to make these eggnog marshmallows so no mad rush at the grocery store
  • Enjoy them at home. No need to rush off to the store. You can easily prepare these at home. 

Ingredients Needed

  • Gelatin 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggnog
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Nutmeg 
Ingredients needed to make Eggnog Marshmallows.

Helpful Tools

Stand Mixer with a Whisk attachment

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8x8 baking pan or baking sheet

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Candy Thermometer

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Parchment paper

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Nonstick spray

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Serrated Knife

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Mason Jars for storing

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Mixing bowl

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Measuring cups and spoons

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How To Make The Eggnog Marshmallows

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer that has been fitted with the whisk attachment, add water and then sprinkle the gelatin on top and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, over medium heat add sugar, eggnog, and maple syrup. Stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  3. Use candy thermometer and simmer the mixture until it reads 240F (or the bubbles stop popping quickly and are now slow). This typically takes 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove the syrup mixture from the heat and pour it into the gelatin and water on the stand mixer and whisk on low speed until well combined. 
  5. After combining, turn up the speed to HIGH and beat for about 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes a thick and fluffy mixture.
  6. Sprinkle on some nutmeg and the vanilla extract, and mix until incorporated.
  7. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper. 
  8. Spray the paper lightly with cooking spray.
  9. Pour the mixture from the stand mixer bowl into the lined pan.
  10. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 8 hours.
  11. Once the time has passed, pull the marshmallows out and place them onto a lightly dusted surface.
  12. Use a serrated knife to cut the marshmallows into ½ or 1-inch cubes.
  13. In a small mixing bowl, mix together powdered sugar and cornstarch.
  14. Toss marshmallows in the sugar cornstarch mixture and sprinkle with a dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon.
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Recipe Variations

Want to add different alcohol to them? While this is supposed to be a Christmas treat you can change up what you put into the marshmallows. Rum works well. You can add a shot of it when cooking the eggnog and the sugar.

Other ways to enjoy them. While you may love eating these marshmallows you could also add them to your hot chocolates or even bake with them when creating a recipe that calls for marshmallows. 

Serve with real fruits. This would be great with berries as a little mini treat or some chocolates. Add a fresh berry or shave some chocolate on top of the marshmallow

Marshmallows flavored with eggnog - the perfect homemade gift.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure you are careful to follow the process. It is important that the sugar, eggnog, and maple syrup simmers at that temperature. A candy thermometer is really useful with this recipe. 
  • Gather all of your ingredients together to make cooking these eggnog marshmallows simple. 
  • Add individual cubes to a little cake case when presenting them at the table. It makes them look like a delectable treat. You can get some great festive cases to use. 

Storage

These eggnog marshmallows will keep for up to five days. Make sure you add them to an airtight container such as a sealed mason jar to keep them fresh. If you are gifting these then make sure you add a note as to what date they need to be enjoyed by and how to store them. 

Eggnog marshmallows sitting in front of a jar.

FAQ

Do I need to use gelatin in this recipe?

Yes, the gelatin mixture is a key ingredient for marshmallows. This is what will help the eggnog marshmallows set so that they can be cut into dividual cubes and portions. 

Could I make these as gifts?

You can but they do have a short shelf life. These homemade marshmallows will last for up to five days and need to be stored in an airtight container like a mason jar.

If you advise people of this when you give them then it will be fine. But you will need to have a fast turnaround between making them and gifting them in order to give people a chance to enjoy them. 

You can add our Made with Love Stickers to the top of the jars, add a ribbon and it's the perfect homemade holiday gift to give to family and friends!

Eggnog marshmallows in a jar with a jar of eggnog in back.

Other eggnog recipes 

  • Eggnog latte recipes - We have a collection of eggnog recipes that are waiting for you to try. All of them are delicious. 
  • Easy eggnog recipe - Make your own eggnog recipe with this easy-to-follow recipe. 
  • Eggnog Cake- a delicious and moist cake made with eggnog, all topped with a homemade eggnog frosting!
  • Eggnog Fudge- coming soon!
Eggnog marshmallows all stacked up.

Easy Eggnog Marshmallows

You only need a few ingredients to make these tasty Eggnog Marshmallows. Perfect to compliment your holiday baking, you'll love this treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggnog Marshmallows
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 8 hours
Servings: 64 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons gelatin 3 packets
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • Nutmeg for light dusting

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer that has been fitted with the whisk attachment, add water and then sprinkle the gelatin on top and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, over medium heat add sugar, eggnog, and maple syrup. Stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  • Use candy thermometer and simmer the mixture until it reads 240F (or the bubbles stop popping quickly and are now slow). This typically takes 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the syrup mixture from the heat and pour it into the gelatin and water on the stand mixer and whisk on low speed until well combined.
  • After combining, turn up the speed to HIGH and beat for about 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes a thick and fluffy mixture.
  • Sprinkle on some nutmeg and the vanilla extract, and mix until incorporated.
  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper.
  • Spray the paper lightly with cooking spray.
  • Pour the mixture from the stand mixer bowl into the lined pan.
  • Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 8 hours.
  • Once the time has passed, pull the marshmallows out and place them onto a lightly dusted surface.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the marshmallows into ½ or 1-inch cubes.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together powdered sugar and cornstarch.
  • Toss marshmallows in the sugar cornstarch mixture and sprinkle with a dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Notes

  • Make sure you are careful to follow the process. It is important that the sugar, eggnog, and maple syrup simmers at that temperature. A candy thermometer is really useful with this recipe. 
  • Gather all of your ingredients together to make cooking these eggnog marshmallows simple. 
  • Add individual cubes to a little cake case when presenting them at the table. It makes them look like a delectable treat. You can get some great festive cases to use. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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