5 Things To Do with Marshmallows
More than just a garnish for a steaming mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows can also offer yummy solutions to some of life’s stickiest messes. Here are five ingenious ways to use marshmallows around the house.
5 New Uses for Marshmallows
Did you know…
Marshmallow makers used to scour marshes for mallow root-an essential ingredient in the original recipe for the sticky treat. Nowadays, marshmallows are primarily made from gelatin and starch.
1. Use marshmallows to help with your next pedicure
Enjoy the comfort of a salon treatment when giving yourself a home pedicure. Just place marshmallows between your toes to separate them before you apply the nail polish.
2. Use marshmallows to keep brown sugar soft
Ever notice how brown sugar seems to harden the moment you open the bag? Next time you dig into the brown sugar, add a few marshmallows to the bag before re-sealing it. The marshmallows will add enough moisture to keep the sugar soft for weeks!
3. Use marshmallows to stop ice cream drips
Here’s an easy way to keep a leaky ice cream cone from staining your clothes: Just place a large marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before you add the ice cream.
4. Use marshmallows to anchor birthday cake candles
If one of your birthday wishes is to keep candle wax off the frosting on the cake, try this trick: Push each candle into a marshmallow and set the marshmallow atop the frosting. The wax will melt onto the marshmallow, which you can discard. What’s more, the marshmallows will add a festive look to the cake.
5. Use marshmallows to make cupcake frosting
You’re already mixing the batter for the cupcakes when you realize you’re out of frosting. No problem-if you happen to have some marshmallows on hand. Just pop a marshmallow on top of each cupcake within a minute of pulling them out of the oven. It will make a delicious, instant gooey frosting.
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