Today is National Cotton Candy day, and because of that we are sharing an interesting spin on the standard recipe that can be made at home or served from a food truck.


Vanilla-Curry Cotton Candy

Prep Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar (or pink cotton-candy sugar)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder


Mix the sugar and vanilla bean in a bowl; set aside about 30 minutes.

Preheat a cotton-candy machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions, at least 5 minutes.

Turn off the cotton-candy machine, pour the sugar mixture into the center and turn on the machine.

When it starts to spin cotton candy, hold a paper cone in the middle, perpendicular to the machine, and move it around the edges to accumulate the cotton candy on the cone.

Sprinkle with the curry powder.

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