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.


21 Comments
MARK_K
MARK KORNEY - Feb 2, 2019
Kinda weird how salt or rock salt is used to aid in cooling something, yet it's used outdoors to MELT something...
Carrie_Cohee
Carrie Cohee - Jan 31, 2019
I just put the ice in a glass and pour my drink into my glass! Woolah!
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Anne Brennan - Aug 20, 2018
I work in a restaurant where one of our cold buffet bars broke down. Filling base with ice and water was not enough to keep food at temp, so I suggested adding salt (think ice cream maker) and we have not had to toss any more salads due to temperatures. Works great!
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Mary McIntyre - Feb 5, 2018
Kay Brasher's tip is good, Irene Peters, but her tip takes 15-20 minutes; the ice and salt takes two minutes.
MaryMMcIntyre
Mary McIntyre - Feb 5, 2018
I saw this on the show "Hack My Life".
Mylinda_Brode
Mylinda Brode - Oct 31, 2017
Great idea! Never thought about adding salt, but it does make sense! Thanks!
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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!!!
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Belinda Joyner - Sep 11, 2016
We have done this for years when filling a cooler the only thing different we use rock salt.
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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.
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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.
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