Buttered Popcorn Sorbet with Black Truffle Shavings and Sea Salt
Movies are just rolls of film without popcorn! There is nothing more apropos than popcorn during a movie. And nothing says celebration quite like frozen treats! Add a little shaved black truffle on top to represent the iconic glamour of the biggest stars of the year and you have a combination that could possibly be a better trophy than even that little gold fella…
- 6 cups popped and lightly buttered popcorn ((squished into the measuring cup to reduce air))
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili flake
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 whole black truffle
- 1 pinch sea salt
Make the simple syrup, in a sauce pot, by bringing the sugar and water to a near boil ( until the sugar dissolves ). Cool as quickly as possible (a large ice wand is best).
In a blender, combine the popcorn and the corn syrup and blend until smooth. It should form a semi-thick paste. Add this paste to the simple syrup; Freeze this concoction in an ice cream freezer machine (as according to mfg instructions ). Scoop and top each sorbet filled dish with a as much black truffle shavings as you like, with a sprinkle of sea salt.
We would never do this, but you can substitute white truffle oil for the truffle shavings if absolutely necessary. Keep in mind however, nothing beats real black truffle! Yum!