Cool A Drink In 2 Minutes With Water, Ice, And Salt

Cool A Drink In 2 Minutes With Water, Ice, And Salt

"Ahhh, a nice, refreshing, room-temperature can of pop..." said no one ever. In case you're in a situation with a lukewarm can of soda, there's a quick life hack you can employ to chill the can in about two minutes. All it takes is a bowl, water, ice, and salt. You don't even need a refrigerator! Watch the video below to see exactly how it's done.

How To Cool A Drink In 2 Minutes

You have all the necessary supplies at home.

Salt Is The Secret To Making Warm Drinks Cold

Amazing science at work!

How Does Salt Melt Ice?

Salt melting ice is a major component in cooling lukewarm cans of pop.


Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    The reason salt is used to clear up snow and ice isn't due to melting, but freezing point depression. (0:37)

  • 2

    The chloride leftover from winter salt can have potentially negative affects on the environment. (1:29)

  • 3

    Here's a few alternatives to salt and sand that can help dissolve ice: (2:11)

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