Cardamom Vegan Marshmallow Recipe


  • 120 ml aquafaba (see recipe)
  • ½ cup water + ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • 2 tsp agar powder
  • ½ tsp guar gum/xanthan
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Here’s what you do.

  1. In a small saucepan, dissolve agar powder in ½ cup water. Set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, sugar and syrup in ¼ cup water. Bring to the boil and leave on high heat for approximately 6 minutes. If you have a candy thermometer, use this to see that the mixture reaches 120 degrees celsius.
  3. Take the dissolved agar and bring to the boil, stirring on high heat for one minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Place aquafaba in a heatproof bowl; add guar gum and lemon juice. Beat for 2 minutes, add vanilla extract, and continue to beat for a further two minutes. The outcome should be a very stiff mixture.
  5. Add the syrup mixture (still hot) to the aquafaba mixture; continue beating. This should create a fluffy mixture that doesn’t sink into itself. Beat for a further two minutes after all syrup is added.
  6. Pour in agar mixture (still hot); beat for five minutes. The mixture should continue to become stiff, firm and able to hold a shape. The bowl should have cooled down by the time you’re finished.
  7. Sift powdered sugar, cornstarch and cardamom together, then use about ⅓ of this to dust the bottom of a square or rectangular pan.
  8. Pour in the marshmallow mix and allow to cool at room temperature for 2 hours.
  9. Cut into squares or shapes and roll in remaining powder mix.
  10. Allow to dry on a baking rack or sheet for at least a day. Store in an airtight container once dry.