These easy keto sugar free marshmallows are the perfect low carb treat to enjoy around the campfire. Plus, they’re paleo friendly, 0 net carbs, and only require 4 ingredients to make!
Have you been missing marshmallows on your camping trips or at backyard bonfires?
You have to try these easy sugar free marshmallows!
Regular marshmallows made from sugar, water, and gelatin are full of carbs. But by replacing the sugar with low carb sweetener, this version becomes a paleo friendly treat with 0 net carbs.
Yep, you read that right. These are 0 net carbs each!
Thanks to the gelatin, the taste and texture is just like traditional marshmallows. And you might be surprised how easy they are to make.
In fact, you only need 4 simple ingredients plus water!
These paleo marshmallows are a wonderful treat any time. Take them camping in the summer or to a bonfire in the fall.
You can even put them in your keto hot chocolate in the winter. In spring, Cut them into shapes to make low carb Peeps for Easter.
No matter when you make them, they’re a perfect keto treat all year-round!
How to make sugar free marshmallows
By heating a sweet mixture on the stove and then mixing all the ingredients together, you’ll have low carb marshmallows in no time!
- Over medium heat, add the warm water, Swerve sweetener, and cream of tartar to a saucepan. Whisk until the ingredients are combined and dissolved.
- Continue to heat the sweetened mixture until it comes to a boil.
- Meanwhile, add the cold water to a mixing bowl.
- Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Do not mix, just allow it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Once the mixture on the stove comes to a boil, continue to boil it for 2-3 minutes, whisking often. Make sure it boils for at least 2 full minutes.
- After 2-3 minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
- Start blending the gelatin mixture on high, and immediately pour the heated mixture into the mixing bowl with it.
- Continue to beat the mixture on high for roughly 12-15 minutes. You want it to be very fluffy with peaks that hold their shape well on their own.
- Immediately transfer the mixture into a parchment lined 9×9 baking dish and smooth it into an even layer.
- Allow the mixture to sit untouched on the counter at room temperature overnight. Do not disturb it and do not refrigerate it.
- After allowing the mixture to set overnight, cut into 20 servings.
How to toast keto marshmallows
These homemade marshmallows can be enjoyed as is or toasted. Both versions are delicious!
If you want to toast your marshmallows, I recommend using a kitchen torch. This is the best way to get that nice, deep golden color and crisp outer layer.
Sugar-free marshmallows have a lower melting point than traditional marshmallows. So if you try to toast them over a fire, they may melt before they toast.
But a kitchen torch works perfectly to get them toasted and melty!
Carbs in marshmallows
Did you know that store-bought marshmallows use both sugar and corn syrup?
The syrup prevents crystals from forming as the mixture cools. This makes it easier to mass produce the marshmallows.
You’ll also find corn syrup in a lot of homemade marshmallow recipes for the same reason.
So it’s no surprise that one regular marshmallow, or 10 mini marshmallows, contain 6 grams of carbs. That adds up quickly!
These homemade marshmallows without corn syrup, on the other hand, are totally carb free. How great is that?
With no sugar, no carbs, and no corn syrup, these make a delicious and guilt free treat.
How to make keto s’mores
I think these sugar free marshmallows are a great treat all on their own. But who doesn’t think of s’mores when they think of marshmallows?
Now, you can whip up a delicious keto version!
To make low carb graham crackers, I recommend using the crust recipe from my keto cheesecake. Instead of pressing the mixture into a pie pan, spread it evenly onto a baking sheet and bake until crisp.
For your chocolate layer, any sugar free chocolate will do. Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate is a popular option in the low carb community.
To assemble, simply toast your keto marshmallow with a kitchen torch. Once it’s ready, sandwich it between two graham crackers with a few squares of chocolate and enjoy!
Other recipes to try
Looking for a few more keto sweet treats for snacks or dessert? Check out a few of these favorites:
Keto Sugar Free Marshmallows
Easy homemade marshmallows without any sugar added. This low-carb version is a zero carb treat to enjoy as-is or toasted.
Place the warm water, Swerve sweetener and cream of tartar into a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Whisk until the ingredients are combined and dissolved.
Continue to cook the sweetened mixture until it comes to a boil.
While the sweetened mixture is cooking, add the cold water to a mixing bowl, and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Do not mix it at this point, just let it sit for 10 minutes.
When the mixture on the stove comes to a boil, continue to boil it for 2-3 minutes, but no less than 2, whisking often.
Remove the mixture from the heat once it has boiled, and whisk in the vanilla extract.
Start blending the gelatin mixture on high, and immediately pour the heated mixture into the mixing bowl with it.
Continue to beat the mixture on high for roughly 12-15 minutes, or until it has become fluffy and has peaks that hold their shape well on their own.
Immediately transfer the mixture into a parchment lined 9×9 baking dish, and smooth it into an even layer.
Allow the mixture to sit untouched on the counter at room temperature overnight. Do not disturb it, and do not refrigerate it.
Cut the finished marshmallows into pieces, and serve any way that you would like.
Serving: 1piece | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Net Carbs: 0 g | % Carbs: 0 % | % Protein: 47.1 % | % Fat: 52.9 %
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