Did you know that marshmallows were first made utilizing the sticky root of the mallow tree and were very expensive to make? Today’s marshmallows are made with gelatin and egg white so that they keep well even though the name remains the same. The new marshmallow was introduced in 1870.
Fluffy Coffee MallowCuisine: Old-Fashioned American
Here’s an unusual old American recipe for a dessert in which marshmallows are melted and whipped into a new confection. Because this dessert is rather rich, it makes many servings. Even though it is great served as a pudding, try serving it over or topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. This is a very old American recipe.
16 marshmallows, quartered, or 2 cups miniature marshmallows*
½ cup hot coffee
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
For serving: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, if desired
- Combine the marshmallows and coffee in a metal bowl and place over hot water. Heat until the marshmallows are melted.Remove from the heat and stir until cooled. With an electric mixer, beat until fluffy until the mixture is cooled.
- Whip the cream until stiff and fold into the whipped marshmallow mixture. Add the vanilla and turn into a serving dish or divide into 6 to 8 individual dessert dishes. Chill 2 to 4 hours until set. Serve with raspberries if desired.
- This is a great way to use marshmallows that have gotten dry – maybe you forgot you had them, or there were a few left from last summer’s campfire treats or s’mores.