There are two lessons that basic Chemistry has taught us about soda. First, don’t shake one, or the soda will fizz up and explode when you open it. Second, never freeze soda. Since liquids expand when frozen, it could create a mess of slushy pop all over your freezer.
However, the magnificent YouTuber Grant Thompson, shared us his knowledge which is far beyond your Chemistry teacher teaches. As this man shook a bottle of soft drink, then came out a delicious homemade SODA SLUSHIE! Not only does the end result taste great, it’s also sure to surprise your friends. Yes, you read it right! With NO fancy appliances needed!
Let’s dig into the nitty-gritty:
1. Get a room-temperature bottle or can of soda.
2. Shake it up violently to increase the pressure. This pressure is what will keep the soda from freezing even when it’s super-cooled.
3. Place the soda in the freezer on a shelf (note that it is important that it doesn’t lie on something already frozen) for 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Be careful not to forget about the bottle, or you risk the liquid freezing and exploding the bottle. You are probably hitting the danger zone around about 4 hours, depending how cold your freezer is set.
4. Take out the soda bottle and open it then close the cap quickly, before inverting the soda. The liquid will freeze into a carbonated slush.
EASY DOES IT? What a great party trick or anytime cool-down treat — only by shaking up an unopened bottle of soda before cooling it for a few hours, you can make an instant SLUSHIE of any flavor you want.
If you won’t believe this, watch it happen: