I remember a few years back when making your own marshmallows was all the rage. I can see why, too: who doesn’t love those little billowy mounds of sweet decadence? Let me count the ways:
You can make them with very few ingredients that are all good for you and safe for most diets: gelatin, water and honey. They don’t take long and require only a little bit of actual hands on time. You can throw in your favorite mix-ins (can you say “maple syrup and bacon”, anyone? or “mint and chocolate”?)
So for a few years now I’ve been using the same traditional recipe to make my homemade honey marshmallows and I haven’t heard a complaint about them yet.
What’s so great about probiotics? They are a natural, simple way to keep the stuff in your tummy balanced and working the way they should. We get our probiotics from things like brewing our own Kombucha and making yogurt. The kids aren’t too keen on Kombucha these days and I haven’t found the time to make yogurt in a while so we’ve got a backup plan to use Florastor Kids probiotics.
Since the Florastor Kids Probiotics are safe for ages two months and up we start there (but please note that babies under one year shouldn’t have honey, so this recipe isn’t for littlest of them). Also, keep reading for a chance to win some probiotics of your own (worth over $60!)
The FlorastorKids Probiotics:
- Maintain the balance of intestinal flora
- Work with antibiotics
- Safe for everyone two months of age and older
- Gluten-free and vegetarian
- No refrigeration required
To make your own healthy homemade honey marshmallows, I’m gonna direct you to get the full instructions from Wellness Mama to give credit where it’s due. However, our measurements aren’t exactly the same since I like to cut back on the honey to make the mallows less sticky. I’ve also cut the recipe in half since it has a shelf life of about three days, making this the right amount for one child to have 2 servings a day.
Start with these simple ingredients:
“Blooming” the gelatin.
Boil the honey and water mixture until it reaches 240 degrees.
Now add the honey to the gelatin, blending slowly. Increase the speed to high and blend for about 10 full minutes. You’ll see it morph from yellow liquid to white, fluffy pillows of heavenly joy.
When it’s almost done, meaning white and fluffy but not yet formed into stiff peaks, add your probiotics.
Whip it more until it’s thick and beautiful.
Now spread into your dish and smoothen it out. Allow it to sit overnight.
Cut into squares. If you want, toss them in some coconut or cocoa powder to make them less sticky. Store in an airtight container for around 3 days. Enjoy everlasting gut health.
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Florastor and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. the opinions on this blog are my own.