Eggnog Marshmallows

These plant-based eggnog marshmallows are soft, fluffy and full of holiday eggnog flavor!

overhead shot of vegan eggnog marshmallows dusted with icing sugar I absolutely adore all the festive holiday treats that come out this time of year, and in particular any eggnog related treats are always hard for me to resist. I think I like eggnog inspired desserts more than actual eggnog, as I find drinking a glass to be too heavy for my liking.

overhead shot of vegan eggnog marshmallows dusted with icing sugar

So instead I opt for making treats with all the classic flavors of eggnog, like this eggnog crepe cake or these Vegan Eggnog Marshmallows that are perfect nestled into a cup of hot cocoa!

Why you’ll love these Vegan Eggnog Marshmallows

The original recipe for these marshmallows was not vegan and contained gelatin, but I’ve since adopted a more plant-based diet and decided to adapt this recipe to one that does not contain animal derived gelatin as the thickening agent.
overhead shot of a single homemade vegan eggnog marshmallow on a marble kitchen counter
Instead this plant-based recipe uses agar agar powder, a natural, seaweed based thickening agent and aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) to replace egg whites. They are soft and fluffy just like regular marshmallows, and have all the flavors of eggnog that you love, such as freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and rum!

overhead shot of vegan marshmallows in a red mug of hot cocoa

I love popping one or two of these eggnog marshmallows into my morning coffee and watching them slowly melt into a thick, frothy layer.

side view of a mug vegan eggnog marshmallows swimming in a mug of hot cocoa

Try tucking a few into a holiday mug along with some hot cocoa mix for a wonderful homemade Christmas gift!

eggnog marshmallow with a bite taken out

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Eggnog Marshmallows

These plant-based eggnog marshmallows are soft, fluffy and full of holiday eggnog flavor!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog treats, marshmallow recipe for Christmas, vegan marshmallow
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Setting 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Servings 16 marshmallows
Calories 133 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon agar agar powder
  • 1 1/4 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup organic powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray

  2. Add aquafaba and cream of tartar to a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer on high for 6 minutes until very fluffy. Add rum, vanilla extract, salt and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and whip for 3 more minutes until stiff peaks are formed.

  3. Boil the water and agar agar for 3 minutes stirring frequently. Add sugar and boil for another 3 minutes stirring constantly over medium-low heat.

  4. Turn off the heat and add the hot sugar mixture into the beaten aquafaba.  Add this mixture slowly while beating aquafaba with a mixer set to low for about 30 seconds.  This will turn the fluffy white mixture a little shiny. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and let set for about 1 hour.

  5. Cut marshmallows into 1-inch squares (coat knife and spatula with nonstick spray if marshmallows are sticking. Combine cinnamon, powdered sugar and remaining nutmeg together in a bowl and toss marshmallows to coat with the mixture.

Recipe Notes

I love popping one or two of these eggnog marshmallows into my morning coffee and watching them slowly melt into a thick, frothy layer.

This post was originally published on December 11, 2013 and updated on December 20, 2019.

overhead shot of vegan eggnog marshmallows dusted with icing sugar

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