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India Pale Ale Caramel Corn

India Pale Ale Caramel Corn

Sweet caramel popcorn gets spiked and spiced with a pour of India Pale Ale beer and a hint of garam masala.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Caramel, India Pale Ale Caramel Corn, Indian Pale Ale, Popcorn
Servings: 14
Calories: 150kcal


  • 8 cup Popped popcorn
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • ½ cup India Pale Ale Beer
  • ¼ cup Packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown rice syrup or corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • Heat oven to 300°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, place popcorn and cashews; set aside.
  • In 2-quart saucepan, heat ale over medium heat, frequently, until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes. Pour into glass liquid measuring cup to confirm measure. Add back to saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, syrup and butter. Cook over medium heat until bubbly around edges, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy. Remove from heat; carefully stir in garam masala and salt. Pour over popcorn mixture in bowl; toss until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in pans.
  • Bake 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.


  • India pale ale is a style of beer that is pale to deep amber in color and slightly more hoppy and bitter than other pale ale.
  • Garam masala is an Indian spice mixture. While its recipe is variable, garam masala usually consists of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves and may also include coriander, cumin, nutmeg, mace or pepper.
  • Brown rice syrup is a sweetener derived from brown rice. It has mild malty notes that enhance the beer flavor in this recipe. It is available at large supermarkets or specialty

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories150
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 9g 14%
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
    • Trans Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 70mg 3%
  • Potassium 80mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 2g 4%

  • Iron 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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