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Playing with Aquafaba

May 20, 2016
By: So Delicious

Bean water? Bean juice? Bean Goop? Though it might seem like putting the word “bean” in front of something really kills the appetite, the versatility of whatever you call the liquid inside a can of chickpeas (known more broadly as “Aquafaba” which you have to admit has a much better ring to it) is really quite magical.

Once it’s whipped vigorously with a couple of other ingredients, you’re left with a light and fluffy meringue-like substance. It’s being used to replace egg whites in a variety of recipes, along with all sorts of other fun applications.

If you’re new to aquafaba, check out our tutorial that explains it all: Aquafaba in 30 Seconds

We’ve been playing around with it, to much success, and wanted to share some of our findings with you! Some of the things we have made to date include:

Vegan Marshmallow Cream

Vegan Marshmallow Cream made with Aquafaba

We used the cream to make a few additional things, too. Including these

Dairy-Free S’mores

Vegan s'mores made with aquafaba

We also whipped up a light cinnamon aquafaba frosting to dunk our churros into!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Churros

Nothing says Cinco de Mayo more than a hot batch of homemade churros. These just happen to be vegan, gluten-free and best enjoyed with a light and sweet cinnamon aquafaba frosting!

Needless to say, we’re excited to experiment even more!

What about you—have you played with aquafaba yet? We’d love to hear more about your successes, and maybe even your flops, in the kitchen. Is there anything you are dying to make or would like to us try to make with this magical bean water? If so, please let us know in the comments.

Now go forth and aquafaba!

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