Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Homemade Coco & Marshmallows

This past weekend we tried our hand at homemade marshmallows. They turned out alright, but I think they needed to set more. Our next batch will be better. I am looking forward to making smores with them over our outdoor fireplace; although ironically I don't like marshmallows in my coco because it makes it to sweet. We used one of the many recipes online for homemade marshmallows and substituted Tapioca starch in place of Corn starch. The coco is our own recipe and it can compare and surpass any gourmet coco on the market. Compare our 48 calories, 11 carbs, and 5.3 grams of sugar to the store bought average of 182 calories, 32.4 carbs, and a whopping 21.3 grams of sugar per serving and you can see why we choose to make our own coco. It's smooth and still sweet. Our secret is Truvia. I will never use Splenda, but have found a new friend in Truvia. You can add powdered coffee flavors but it jumps those numbers right back up there with the store bought varieties. Enjoy!
Our simple coco Recipe:
4 cups powdered Milk (still looking for powdered almond milk)
28 packs of Truvia
1 1/2 cups Baking Coco powder

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