Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

01.22.2012

Oranges and cream is such a dreamy combination isn’t it?  I love orange creamsicles and last week I made a recipe for Oranges and Cream Cookies so I wanted to create another recipe for people to have a second use for the orange extract if you purchased it.  Everyone loves this popcorn.  It would be a great snack for parties, movie night or the upcoming super bowl.  I played around with the recipe, the first time I made it I did an alternate method which you can find at the bottom of the recipe. It dried after a while whereas the listed recipe didn’t.  It stayed nice and sticky, which I prefer.  Both ways were delicious so take your pick but either way I hope you try this recipe =).  This recipe makes a ton of popcorn so be prepared to share.
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Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unpopped popcorn kernals
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tsp orange extract

Directions

  • Pop popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, cream, sugar, salt and orange zest. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil mixture one and a half minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add in marshmallows and stir until melted. Mix in orange extract. Divide warm mixture evenly over two bowls of popcorn and toss with a spatula to coat. Allow to rest 20 minutes to set.
  • For an alternate method
  • I have also made this popcorn in a dry version. Omit the cream, then when you stir in marshmallows also stir in 1/3 cup white chocolate chips.
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12 comments

  • Brittany: This sounds like a much tastier (although maybe not healthier) option than the bag of microwave popcorn I just ate while watching the game. I’ll have to give this a try if it tastes anything like an orange creamsicle. Remember the orange cow milkshakes? This is taking me back quite a few years. January 22, 2012 at 8:53pm Reply

  • Betsy: who thinks of these things?!?! Sounds so awesome to me! We just launched our online Seasonal Potluck and February is Oranges month! If you’d like to link up your recipe, we’d love to have you! http://bit.ly/zDoNfx February 1, 2012 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Danica: Yummy!!!!!, I usually go for Gourmet Popcorn but love this recipe will def try at home !!! April 20, 2012 at 7:22am Reply

  • Anonymous: about how much does this recipe yield when all is said and done? November 28, 2012 at 5:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s a good question =), probably enough for 10 people. It makes a lot. December 1, 2012 at 10:43pm Reply

  • Anonymous: How long will it stay fresh? December 16, 2012 at 7:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It depends on how picky you are really. Basically every popcorn recipe I make I prefer it the day it’s made as popcorn tends to become a bit stale after that. December 18, 2012 at 9:22pm Reply

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  • Jacque: Jaclyn,
    I am getting ready to make this and wanted to check and see what kind of CREAM is this were using?
    Heavy whipping cream, or just whipped cream, or table cream, or?
    I noticed on most other recipes you posted it was with heavy whipping cream, so this is what I purchased, but wanted to be sure before I made it July 23, 2013 at 5:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I recommend using heavy cream. July 23, 2013 at 8:28pm Reply

  • Shameka: I JUST MADE THIS BUT IT IS STILL STICKY AND I HAVE LET IT SET FOR HOURS NOW. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE IT HARD SOTHAT I CAN PUT IN BAGS IN GIVE TO FRIENDS November 8, 2013 at 6:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Bake it in the oven as suggested above, hope that helps! November 8, 2013 at 8:24am Reply

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