Making marshmallow cream at home is possible, but it’s not an easy feat. Most recipes call for water, sugar and corn syrup; combined and cooked on the stovetop, you get something that kind of looks like marshmallow.
The truth is, I’m not a big fan. I found that flavoring whipped cream is not only easier but also tastier, so that’s what we’re doing today. Why? Because we’re putting together a marshmallow cream coffee.
I lied; whipped cream is delicious for sure, but there’s an easier way of getting your hands on the fluffy stuff. Buying marshmallow cream. If you happen to find a jar or the creamy topping, by all means, use it. If you don’t, don’t worry — we’re sticking with the flavored whipped cream for the recipe below.
So, what’s the fuzz all about? I’ll tell you what it’s about; it’s about the tastiest and frothiest coffee you’ve had in a while, a fantastic cup of milky coffee with a pillowy topping AKA marshmallow cream.
As mentioned above, to make this coffee, you can use store-bought marshmallow cream, make your own or use vanilla-flavored whipped cream. But this is just the topping. The rest is a creamy shot of espresso, whole milk and your favorite sweetener.
And although this recipe is fairly simple, sometimes it’s the simplest things, the ones we enjoy the most. That’s certainly the case with this one. And just to honor this drink’s name, we’re topping our coffee with mini marshmallows; it’s a real treat!
Marshmallows are puffy, and they melt in your mouth. They’re never overly sweet, and they’re quite versatile, but what are they?
Well, it turns out marshmallows are made with sugar, corn syrup and gelatin. The most important ingredient, though, is air. Tiny air bubbles trapped in the sticky concoction give the marshmallows their texture.
And now that you know this tasty drink’s background, let’s head to the kitchen and make ourselves a marshmallow cream coffee. If you thought marshmallows were for kids, think again, this drink is a crowd-pleaser, and everyone falls for it. Try it and see for yourself!
Brew the espresso and pour it into a cup.
Heat the milk in the microwave and pour it into the coffee. Sweeten with sugar.
In a mixing bowl or mug, combine the whipped cream with the vanilla extract.
Top the coffee with the whipped cream and garnish with the marshmallows.