pinch tips: How to Chill a Drink in 2 Minutes

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Chill a drink in no time thanks to this tip from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen.


16 Comments
Mylinda_Brode
Mylinda Brode - Oct 31, 2017
Great idea! Never thought about adding salt, but it does make sense! Thanks!
waha1
Cam K - Sep 7, 2017
Just be careful where you empty the salt water. It will kill the lawn, contaminate lakes and ponds and rust your drains if not washed out well.
Violetta
Irene Peters - Jun 13, 2017
Looks like a good idea, but I would not want to bother with the rigmarole of ice and salt, as we seldom have ice on hand. Therefore Kaye Brasher's idea of paper towel etc is more appealing to me. Thanks for sharing though.
Irene - June 13, 2017
Violetta
Irene Peters - Jun 13, 2017
Looks like a good idea, but I would not want to bother with the rigmarole of ice and salt, as we seldom have ice on hand. Therefore Kaye Brasher's idea of paper towel etc is more appealing to me. Thanks for sharing though.
Kay_Brasher
Kay Brasher - Dec 31, 2016
Wet a paper towel and wrap around the can or bottle. Put in freezer for 15-20 minutes and it will be ice cold. Do this every morning before work. Put in lunch bucket with freezer pack and Still ice cold at lunch time!!!
lbj
Belinda Joyner - Sep 11, 2016
We have done this for years when filling a cooler the only thing different we use rock salt.
kings19010
Nid Murphy - Sep 11, 2016
Brilliant idea. When my husband goes hiking on Sunday he always grab couple cans of soda before he leaves. I just put in the freezer but I like this idea. Thank you.
Godis57
Sharyl Connor - Jul 13, 2016
I remember when I was young (late 1950's) my Mother during the summer time would make homemade ice cream. One of the steps was to mix rock salt with the ice (in ice cream maker) to keep it from melting. Thank you for the tip above it brought back great memory. God Bless!
MomaDi
Diane Bryant - Jul 9, 2016
Thank you so much for this tip. I needed this a few weeks ago when I was charged with bringing the drinks to a family picnic and couldn't add the drinks to the cooler/ice until I arrived. We added water to the ice, but didn't know to add salt. Next time I will be prepared! :-)
JanelleM
Janelle Martin - Nov 26, 2015
Cool trick! Nice to know it now.
helenh1951
Helen HART - Nov 7, 2015
Thank you Janice , your reply was appreciated.
CruisinHealthy
Janice Fink - Nov 6, 2015
Nicole Spann - "How to cool a drink in 2 minutes" video - They show a medium sized metal bowl with water in it. They then add ice and approx 1/3 cup of salt. They then add a can of soda pop. Let it rest there for 1 minute, then gently stir the ice water around the can and let it rest another minute; remove the can. The beginning temp of the soda was 74 degrees and after 2 minutes is was approximately 46 degrees. My note: You can do this with any bottled or canned beverage, and individually,or many cans in a large tub or a cooler. Just increase your salt. A great way to chill those drinks quickly!
CruisinHealthy
Janice Fink - Nov 6, 2015
Helen Hart - Yes, they were pouring salt into the water. For this size bowl, you would need approx. 1/3 cup of salt. The 'why' - "Pure ice and water can't get any colder than 0 degrees Celsius (at normal atmospheric pressure). By adding salt though, the temperature can drop lower than 0 degrees Celsius, because solutes lower the freezing temperature of the solution. This allows the can to be cooled faster than with ice and water alone."
Nicole_Spann
Nicole Spann - Nov 6, 2015
The screen for the video has the title but everything else was black.... Can someone share the tip with me please?
helenh1951
Helen HART - Nov 3, 2015
What are you pouring into the water ? Is it salt ?If so , why?
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