I whipped up a half batch of peppermint marshmallows to add to a marshmallow tasting kit I am devising. Adding three drops of peppermint essential oil to the basic marshmallow recipe proved to be on the intense side of the flavor spectrum. Almost a bit tingly, but still delightful. To visually distinguish these mallows, I added a drops of red food coloring immediately to the freshly poured surface and swirled them about with a toothpick. The color is intense, even through the powdery coating that finishes the peppermint pillows. The stark swirls fit the flavor profile- not a soft vanilla mint pink version, but almost sharp.
Scraping the extra bits of sweet fluff out of the mixing bowl with spoons, succinctly cradles the marshmallow cream into perfectly preserved cushions. I swirled a bit of red in, and let the spoons set up overnight with their peppermint kin.
These marshmallowed spoons serve as a wonderful stir-in to add a touch of sweet and flavor to tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Made with elaborately handled spoons, these serve as a special year round gift from your kitchen.