ORANGE CREAMSICLE POPCORN
“Oranges and cream is such a dreamy combination, isn't it?” asks Jaclyn of the food-centric blog Cooking Classy. As it turns out, it’s just as dreamy in her Orange Creamsicle Popcorn recipe, of which Jaclyn provides both “wet” and “dry” versions. But be warned: This Orange Creamsicle Popcorn recipe might take a bit of extra effort to make, but it’s definitely worth the work.
- 9 cups freshly popped popcorn (the yield of about 1/4 cup of kernels)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 can sweetened condensed milk (for “wet” version only)
- 1 tablespoon cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3/4 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white chocolate chips (for “dry” version only)
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
For the “wet” version, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then stir in sweetened condensed milk, cream, sugar, salt and orange zest. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows until melted, then mix in the orange extract. Pour warm mixture evenly over popped popcorn and toss with a spatula to coat. Allow to rest and set for 20 minutes, then enjoy. Jaclyn has also experimented with a “dry” version of the recipe, which omits the cream altogether and instead incorporates white chocolate chips, which are melted into the warm mixture at the same time as the marshmallows.