This post is really less about the popcorn and MORE about the ‘butter‘….
Popcorn is one of those snacks that I can always eat. While I typically enjoy my popcorn smothered in butter and salt, my allergies haven’t been permitting that lately. Butter (even the purest grass-fed golden deliciousness) is my nemesis for the time being, so I decided to create my own version!
If you are vegan or have trouble with butter like I do, you will absolutely LOVE this stuff! It smells, tastes, and even looks like real butter!…no weird ingredients AND it takes hardly any effort to make!
- ¼ c. + 2 t. milk of your choice (it's best to use an unsweetened one with a bit of fat like almond or hemp)
- 1 t. lemon juice
- ¼ t. + ⅛ t. sea salt
- ½ c. + 2 T. + 1 t. coconut oil
- 1 T. grapeseed oil
- 1 t. cocoa butter, melted
- ¼ t. arrowroot
- pinch turmeric, optional, for butter lemon color
- Mix the milk (I used homemade hemp milk) with the lemon juice.
- Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to curdle.
- After 10 minutes, whisk the arrowroot into the milk until combined.
- Pour everything into a food processor.
- Process for two minutes.
- Pour into a container, for instance, a small Tupperware or glass Pyrex dish, or even an ice cube tray.
- Place into the fridge or freezer to harden (I put mine in the freezer, and they took about an hour to harden).
- Use as you would regular butter!
Adapted from this recipe
I guess-timated that this recipe yields about 24 ‘pats’ of butter (a pat is about one tablespoon). When compared to actual butter, here’s how the vegan version stands up:
REAL BUTTER** VEGAN BUTTER**
CALORIES 102 58
FAT 11.5 g 6.7 g
**Values based on one tablespoon of each
To complete the recipe, melt and pour atop a bowl of delicious, organic, hot popcorn!
I love using my Presto Popcorn Maker for this! It takes NO oil, and it pops virtually EVERY kernel!
What’s your favorite memory of eating popcorn?
Just about every night as a kid (ok, I was actually 16), I would make a huge batch of it and watch either ‘Clue’ or ‘Sweet Dreams’. I was very ritualistic.