Salted caramel popcorn pots

I’m not going to pretend that these Salted Caramel Popcorn Pots are anything but an extreme indulgence but they make a wonderful dessert. It is also easy to make and, as it requires at least 8 hours chilling, can be made in advance. I don’t dare tell you how many calories this is per pot, so let’s settle for “rather a lot”. Most of all, don’t feel guilty, just spoon it in… we all deserve a treat now and again!

Salted caramel popcorn pots

Salted caramel popcorn potsIngredients serves 2

400ml double cream
200ml milk
140g toffee popcorn, plus extra to decorate
2 gelatine leaves
4 tbsp caramel (from a can ie Carnation)
Half tsp flaky sea salt

How to prepare
Pour the cream and milk into a large pan, add the popcorn and bring to a gentle simmer, pushing the popcorn under the liquid and squashing gently on the bottom of the pan. Bubble for 1 min, then remove from the heat, transfer to a jug and chill for at least 6 hrs, or preferably overnight.

Strain the popcorn cream back into a clean pan and gently reheat, discarding the remaining bits of popcorn. Meanwhile, place the gelatine leaves in cold water to soften for 3-5 mins. When the popcorn cream is steaming and the gelatine is soft, remove it from the water and squeeze out any excess drops. Place in the hot popcorn cream and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool a little.

Mix the caramel with the sea salt – start with 1/4 tsp, taste, then add more if you think it needs it. Divide the salted caramel between 2 glasses or pots. Pour the popcorn cream on top and chill for at least 2 hrs, or overnight.

Serve each pot topped with a few pieces of toffee popcorn.