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How to make popcorn: The VonShef Guide

Closeup of popcorn in front of a large smart TVCloseup of popcorn in front of a large smart TV


Popcorn isn't just a snack; it's a sensory experience, producing irresistible flavours and aromas while evoking movie-night magic. 

In this definitive guide, we'll walk you through the art of popcorn making, leveraging the power of your VonShef popcorn maker to create mouthwatering batches in the comfort of your home.

So, without further ado, grab your kernels and let’s dive in!

What you'll need

Before we embark on our popcorn-making journey, let's gather our essentials:

Popcorn kernels
A popcorn maker



Oil or butter
Flavourings (caramel, spices - you name it!)


How to make perfect poprcorn

Now that you have everything you need, it's time to start popping! Follow these steps for popcorn perfection:

  1. Measure out your popcorn kernels according to your popcorn maker's instructions. Remember, moderation is key to ensuring each kernel gets nice and golden.
  2. Preheat your popcorn maker as needed, adhering to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  3. Add a dash of oil or butter to the popcorn maker's chamber, setting the stage for even popping and a burst of flavour. You can skip this step if you’re using a VonShef Popcorn Maker – no butter or oil required!
  4. Gently pour your measured kernels into the popcorn maker.
  5. Switch on the popcorn maker and wait for the popping sounds; this is a sure sign that deliciousness is underway!
  6. Wait until the intervals between pops stretch to 2-3 seconds.
  7. Once the popping reaches its crescendo, switch off the popcorn maker and retrieve your golden, fluffy bounty.
  8. Sprinkle your popcorn with your favourite seasonings (more of these below), and serve! 

Here's a video of our Hot Air Popcorn Maker in action:

How to flavour popcorn

Unleash your creativity with these flavour-packed popcorn recipes:




Cheesy popcorn 

Elevate your popcorn game by sprinkling nutritional yeast or grated cheese for a savoury sensation.

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Spicy popcorn

Ignite your taste buds with a fiery blend of chili powder, paprika, or hot sauce.




Caramel popcorn

Drizzle melted caramel sauce over your kernels and allow it to set for a decadent treat.




Chocolate popcorn

Satiate your choccy cravings with a generous drizzle of melted chocolate chips.

How to make sweet popcorn

For those with a sweet tooth, here's a simple recipe to make sweet popcorn:

  1. Follow the steps outlined above for making perfect popcorn.
  2. Melt butter and add sugar in a separate saucepan to create a sweet glaze.
  3. Pour the sweet glaze over the freshly popped popcorn, tossing gently to coat.
  4. Allow the sweet popcorn to cool and set before serving.

How many calories are there in popcorn? 

While popcorn is hailed as a healthy snack, moderation is key. Here's a breakdown of its nutritional profile per 20 grams >>

Keep in mind that these values may vary depending on how you prepare your popcorn and any additional ingredients you use.

  Per 20g
Calories 31
Fat <1g
Carbohydrates 6g
Fibre 1g
Protein 1g

With your VonShef popcorn maker and these handy tips, you'll be whipping up delicious batches of popcorn in no time! Whether you prefer it savoury or sweet, plain or flavoured, homemade popcorn is a tasty and satisfying snack that's perfect for movie nights, parties, or anytime cravings strike. So, grab your kernels and start popping!

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