Self Freezing Coca-Cola (The trick that works on any soda!)

With this one simple trick, you’ll be able
to take any bottle of soda, and pour out an instant slushy on command. Now if you don’t
believe what you’re seeing, that’s ok, but it is real, and in this project you’ll discover
the insanely easy secret to making an instant soda slushy. For this project, grab a bottle of room temperature
soda, and start shaking it violently. We want as much pressure to build up inside as we
can get. Now I’ve done this with these 500mL bottles, and set them in the freezer for 3
hours and 15 minutes. This is the point when they’re colder than freezing, but not actually
frozen. Now you can show your friends that it’s just a normal soda, but watch what happens
if we simply release the pressure, tighten the cap, and turn it upside down. In just
3 seconds, the entire bottle has turned to an icy soda slush. Pour it in a glass, and
you’ll get a good idea of how thick the slush really is, and when it starts pushing up at
the top you can see it’s a light and fluffy, delicious carbonated ice. Now let’s try removing
the pressure very slowly. This is going to take a bit of patience, but when you get the
cap off, you might notice, your soda didn’t freeze. If you pour it into a frosty bowl
that just came out of the freezer, it’ll ice up right before your eyes. There’s one chilled
soda ready to be served. You could try keeping your soda liquified by pouring it in a clean
bowl, then freezing it by dropping in one flake of ice. These crystals will grow rapidly,
until your entire bowl is filled, and now we have another chilled soda, ready for your
enjoyment. On a bigger scale, like in a glass, you’ll notice that the crystals collect at
the top. To get them to spread out, just take a spoon, or a straw, and give it a little swirl.
You should see the whole drink quickly ices over. Now, if you’re wondering why this works,
it’s because the liquid is supercooled and actually wants to freeze. It just needs some
help getting started. Now this works with every soda, and sports drink that I’ve tried
because it’s the water in the drink that’s actually freezing. As the ice forms, the syrup
gets trapped between the ice crystals, so the slush keeps its flavor. If you try this
yourself, keep in mind that every freezer is a little different, so just play around
with the time it takes to get your best results. I tried supercooling canned soda and found
that they work as well, but you have to release the pressure very very slowly or they’ll ice
up in the can. When you do get them open, you’ll see the trick works exactly the same
as the others. Well now you know how to super-chill, your favorite soft drink, and master the art
of the 3 second slushy. If you like this project, perhaps you’ll like some of my others. Check
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