These five marshmallow toppings can be used throughout the year for different foods and drinks. For example, I eat ice cream more during the summer months than the cooler months of the year. However, when it comes to hot chocolate, I drink it during the winter. I have used some type of marshmallow topping with both of the items I just mentioned.
However, the one marshmallow topping I found myself using any time of the the year is the marshmallow frosting. I use it to frost mainly chocolate cakes, but it can be used for any type of cake you like. As far as using marshmallows on yams, I am not that big of a fan of candied yams.
Marshmallows as a Topper on Food1
Whole miniature marshmallows as a topper on ice cream. I hadn’t thought about using miniature marshmallows as a topper for ice cream. I suspect some of you may not have either.
Then there’s the large marshmallows used on top of candied yams. Candied yams are a comfort food and tradition for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter in many homes.
I had a grandmother who got me hooked on the marshmallow frosting when I was a kid. She normally frosted her chocolate cakes with it. I have made this type of frosting a few times myself for chocolate cakes because I love the taste of the marshmallow frosting and chocolate cake.
Marshmallow Fondant is made similar to chocolate fondant. It can be used on cakes the same way the fondants seen on Food Network Challenge Cake Shows. The marshmallow fondant is different than the marshmallow frosting mentioned above.
Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Of course hot chocolate wouldn’t be quite right without being topped with marshmallows. It doesn’t matter if you like the big marshmallows or the miniature marshmallows on top of your hot chocolate. Sometimes I top my hot chocolate with marshmallows. Sometimes I don’t.
Sometimes, I add a small spoon of vanilla ice cream. The vanilla ice cream is close to the marshmallow taste, but not quite. The vanilla ice cream can do in a pinch if you have it instead of the marshmallows for looks.
Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping
If you’re like me, you’re use to the marshmallow topping that comes on top of the chocolate ice cream in your banana split. I have seen some use marshmallow topping on sundaes too. This type of topping often comes in a jar that is heated to pour over ice cream or other desserts. It is different from the marshmallow creme used to make fudge.
Ezra Montemayor; Pinoy Ice Scramble; Foodiebudgettraveler.blogspot.com
Deb Perelman; Homemade Devil Dog, Ding Dong or Hostess Cake; Smittenkitchen.com