Marshmallows are delicious on their own as well as in sweets. Its chewy, fluffy, creamy texture pairs well with crisp graham crackers and chocolate, but they’re also delicious sprinkled on top of an ice cream sundae.
When you see marshmallows at the shop, it’s tempting to overbuy them. What happens next? You don’t want your marshmallows to spoil, but you also know you won’t be able to consume them all before they go stale in the cupboard.
Can marshmallows be frozen? That is what this post is about, and the answer is yes. By putting marshmallows in the freezer for an extended period of time, you can keep them from becoming a globby, sticky mess.
Make the most of your marshmallow collection by freezing them according to the guidelines below.
- How to Freeze Marshmallows
- How to Store Marshmallows
- How Long Do Marshmallows Last?
- Ways to Use Frozen Marshmallows
- Fresh Marshmallows for Months
- What happens when you put a marshmallow in the freezer?
- How long can you keep marshmallows in the freezer?
- Why do marshmallows not freeze?
- Can you freeze and thaw marshmallows?
- What is the best way to store marshmallows?
- Do marshmallows taste good frozen?
- How do you increase the shelf life of marshmallows?
- Is it OK to put marshmallows in the fridge?
- How do you store unopened marshmallows?
How to Freeze Marshmallows
Then, break your marshmallows into tiny chunks so they don’t all freeze into one giant marshmallow. Make heaps of six marshmallows apiece if you’re working with huge marshmallows. Measure out 6 tbsp marshmallows per group if freezing the miniature-sized marshmallows.
Keep them apart from one another so you can count them all.
2. Prepare Wrapping Materials
Prepare the wrapping materials you’ll need to wrap each group of marshmallows once you’ve divided them out into little groups as suggested above.
Count the marshmallow stacks you have. Pull out that many sheets of aluminum foil or plastic wrap, depending on your preference. Cut out seven pieces of aluminum foil big enough to cover the full surface area of the candies if you have seven stacks of marshmallows.
Behind the marshmallow stacks, place a piece of foil or plastic wrap. Make sure all of the marshmallows are concentrated in one spot.
Roll the wrap firmly over the marshmallows one by one, starting with the corner they’re sitting on and working your way out. To reduce the quantity of air that leaks through, maintain each wrap as tight as possible.
We suggest placing additional layer of protection between the freezer and your marshmallows for further security. Can marshmallows be frozen without this additional layer? Yes, although they may not last as long.
Choose a glass or plastic container with an airtight cover to further confine them. Fill the container with all of your wrapped marshmallow pouches, taking careful not to compress any of them too much. Keep as much air as possible out of this container.
When putting your marshmallows in the freezer, mark the container with the contents and either the date of storage or the suggested use by date. To do this, write the information on a piece of tape and attach it somewhere visible on the container.
Put your marshmallows someplace visible in the freezer so you don’t forget they’re there!
Can marshmallows be frozen indefinitely? They won’t last forever, but they will last you many months or maybe a year.
How to Store Marshmallows
Although freezing is the best method to preserve marshmallows for the long term, here’s how to keep marshmallows fresh if you’re intending to use them in a recipe.
Whether keeping marshmallows in the freezer or refrigerator, the same concept applies. The objective is to keep the candies in a cold, dry environment where moisture and heat cannot get them.
What you should keep in mind is that the humidity level in the fridge is somewhat greater than in the freezer. To compensate for this little alteration, sprinkle a touch of cornstarch or powdered sugar over the marshmallows before wrapping and storing them. You don’t even need to wrap them individually; just put them to a Tupperware, add the powder, and shake to cover all of the candies.
You can keep them in the fridge like way for about 2-3 months.
There is also the pantry. Most marshmallow bag instructions will direct you to keep them in the pantry, but there is a tip you can apply to prolong their pantry life.
Insert a slice of white bread into the opening marshmallow bag. You may also dump the bag into a plastic container and add the bread there. Put it back in the pantry, sealed.
The bread absorbs moisture from the marshmallows, preventing them from becoming soggy.
How Long Do Marshmallows Last?
Nevertheless, refrigerating or freezing marshmallows will significantly improve their shelf life. They may be stored in the refrigerator for two to three months. They may be stored in the freezer for three to twelve months, or even longer.
Ways to Use Frozen Marshmallows
Just take a packet of frozen marshmallows from the freezer and set it on the counter for a few hours to enable it to come to room temperature.
Then try them in these inventive ways for a delightful treat:
- Before freezing, sandwich them between two buttered crackers and dip them in chocolate.
- Combine them with your favorite cereal mix to create a unique twist on rice crispy snacks.
- Serve on top of your favorite ice cream.
- Combine wheat bread, peanut butter, and marshmallows to make a sandwich.
Which treat appeals to you the most?
Fresh Marshmallows for Months
The lifecycle of these delightful little sweets starts the moment you open a bag of marshmallows.
If you want to get the most out of your marshmallows and keep them fresh for months, freeze them while they’re still fresh and eat them anytime you want!
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