I was really kind of surprised when I learned How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn
Sugar free kettle corn just seemed like it would be something that took a bit more effort to make.
How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn
Like so many people that I know, I just love the taste of popcorn.
I could eat popcorn every day if I could. Popcorn is just that yummy to me.
People seem to like popcorn because it is so easy to make.
We can also top it with just about anything. While butter and salt may be a popular topping idea, we do have other options. Sometimes, we can make our popcorn taste a bit sweet too.
Kettle popcorn is that popcorn that has a hint of sweet.
While it is not as sweet as caramel corn is, it is still sweeter than the normal plain popcorn. Kettle corn also has a hint of salt as well.
You may have seen kettle corn made at a fair in a large kettle.
Usually there is someone with a paddle stirring the popcorn in an attempt to keep it from burning. Luckily, we have options for making smaller quantities in our kitchen.
I recommend making this on a stove top.
While you could pop corn using other methods, using a stove top will give us better results in this recipe.
You could use a special stove top popper to yield results like the pros get. You can find decent deals on stove top poppers on Amazon. I also recommend using a more intense salt such as Kosher salt. Lastly, you will need to use a sugar free alternative such as Splenda or Stevia (granular form of course).
The recipe for How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn
- Popcorn Kernels1/2 cup
- Oil- such as coconut, vegetable or peanut oil1/4 cup
- Sugar alternative such as Splenda1/3 cup equivalent
- Kosher Salt1/4 teaspoon
While the popcorn is heating up, make sure that you have a large bowl nearby as you will quickly need to pour the popcorn into it. You will need to use pot holders or mitts as you shake the popcorn and move the pot.
Shake your popcorn pot from side to side every minute and a half to two minutes. Once it starts to pop consistently and sounds like the pot is half full, you can remove the pot from the heat or turn the heat off. Continue to shake back and forth.
When the popcorn reaches the top of the pot, use a pot holder to remove the top- do not stand over the pot as the popcorn will still be popping most likely. Dump the popcorn into the large bowl. Remember, the pot will be hot so take precautions.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 depending on size