Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows \\ Sweet Laurel

Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows // Sweet Laurel

Where can I even begin? Hot Cocoa is just that much of a classic. The marshmallows take some time, but I promise the payoff is worth it! They have all the fun sweetness and flavor of a marshmallow without any of the yucky stuff and the texture is more decadent. Even if you do not usually like marshmallows these are definitely worth a try, especially on top of hot cocoa. So cozy up and enjoy!

Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows // Sweet Laurel

Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows // Sweet Laurel

Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows // Sweet Laurel

Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

Makes 3 cups cocoa

For the Cocoa:

3 cups coconut milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

In a small pot over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together and bring to a simmer. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows:

1 cup water (divided)
3 tablespoons grass fed beef gelatin powder (for vegan, use soy based gelatin)
1 cup honey (because it’s being cooked, it doesn’t have to be raw)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (equal parts cinnamon, ginger, and allspice)
1 tablespoon Arrowroot powder + extra for sprinkling the knife

Prepare a 6×6 inch pan by lining with parchment paper. Sprinkle with arrowroot powder.

Pour 1/2 cup of water into a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the top of the water. Allow to sit.

In a saucepan, combine remaining 1/2 cup water, honey and vanilla. Turn on stove to medium heat, and bring the mixture to a simmer until it reaches the soft ball stage at 240° F. Turn mixer on, blending the gelatin and water mixture. Slowly begin mixing in syrup mixture and 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and continue to beat for about 10 minutes. Beat until marshmallow peaks form.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and allow to set for about 4 hours. Sprinkle knife with arrowroot powder and cut marshmallows into squares. Sprinkle with remaining pumpkin pie spice.

Enjoy with warm hot cocoa.

2 thoughts on “Paleo Hot Cocoa with Honey Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows \\ Sweet Laurel

  1. Sarah

    Hello,
    Does the salt go in to the saucepan too or is it used at a different stage?
    Thanks so much for this and the other amazing recipes!
    Sarah

    Reply
    1. sweetlaurel

      Sarah, yes, the salt is pet of the first sauce pan mixture. Thank you for catching that! I will edit now. So happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes!! Happy Holidays!

      Reply

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