A Pop of Flavor

Whether you’re plopping down on the couch with Netflix or needing a quick bite on the go, popcorn is the answer. This light and fluffy whole grain gets kicked up a notch, as Emeril would say, with homemade seasonings featuring an unexpected base: powdered milk.


SWEET CHILI
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Makes: 3/4 cups seasoning


Ingredients
For the seasoning:
½ cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder

For the popcorn:
8 cups popcorn, popped
Seasoning, as desired


Method
Put popped popcorn in a bowl large enough to stir, and evenly shake seasoning over the popcorn while stirring until completely coated. Serve immediately.


PARMESAN HERB
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Makes: 1½ cups seasoning


Ingredients
For the seasoning:
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
½ cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning

For the popcorn:
8 cups popcorn, popped
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup seasoning


Method
Put popped popcorn in a bowl large enough to stir, and drizzle olive oil on top. Stir gently to coat. Evenly shake seasoning over the popcorn while stirring until completely coated. Serve immediately.


SALTED CARAMEL
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 cup seasoning


Ingredients
For the seasoning:
2/3 cup powdered milk
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons caramel extract

For the popcorn:
8 cups popcorn, popped
¼ cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons seasoning


Method
Put popped popcorn in a bowl large enough to stir, and pour melted butter on top. Stir gently to coat. Evenly shake seasoning over the popcorn while stirring until completely coated. Serve immediately.