The first time you bite into these fluffy vegan mocha marshmallows, you'll be convinced that marshmallows can be enjoyed all year round. We're not gonna lie, this recipe is a bit time intensive, but they're well-worth the effort. We take these to the next level with cold-brewed coffee, maple syrup and top them with a melty square of dark coffee chocolate.
Did you know most marshmallows are made with animal fat? The main ingredient in marshmallows is gelatin, which is a protein that comes from animals, usually pigs. It's not explicitly labeled as an animal product, so the average consumer might not catch it.
But marshmallow-loving vegans can rejoice with this recipe. We made these marshmallows using a magical vegan ingredient called aquafaba...which is a fancy word for the liquid in a can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans).
The starchy liquid is a great binder directly from the can, but what really makes it magical is that it whips and creates a stiff, fluffy foam, just like egg whites.
Anyway, enough with the technicalities. It's time to sink your teeth into these melt-in-your-mouth treats elevated with the smooth chocolatey goodness of Verse Chocolate.