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Make Your Strawberries Pop & Fizz For the 4th of July

Make Your Strawberries Pop & Fizz For the 4th of July

When I think of 4th of July, I often think of food and fireworks, but never together. However this year, I may have to change my line of thinking. The California Strawberry Commission has just released a new concept for deliciously cool carbonated strawberries that will fizz and pop in your mouth. I personally can't wait to try them, but will have to find a place that sells dry ice first. That's right, this recipe is part home-ec class, part science class. You could even say that it's a little journey into molecular gastronomy. To see how you can make your own carbonated strawberries,

Thanks to Cybele at Candyblog for the tip!

Carbonated Strawberries
From The California Strawberry Commission

  1. Place dry ice in a large metal bowl.
  2. Cover dry ice with a barrier – a piece of stryofoam, plastic or other material - to keep strawberries separated from the dry ice. Make sure to leave some space between the barrier and the edges of the bowl.
  3. Place strawberries on a plate and set on the barrier.
  4. Slowly pour water into the space between the barrier and the bowl so that it contacts the dry ice. The dry ice will then begin to create a “fog” around the berries. You don’t want to pour too much water in all at once – add as needed once the “fog” starts to dissipate.
  5. Strawberries will be carbonated in 20 to 30 minutes.

Remember! Dry ice can be very dangerous. When working with dry ice, be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and always wear gloves or use tongs. Touching it with your bare hands can damage your skin. Also, do not store dry ice in an air-tight container - save the explosions for the fireworks!

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foodiedudie foodiedudie 9 years
You can make carbonated fruit at home without dry ice
poetess poetess 9 years
yummy!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Fizzy grapes? I will have to check that out!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
oooh, this would be a fun thing to do with the dry ice that comes in packages to my lab! We usually just throw it in the sink and watch it bubble over.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Very weird!
screammylungzout screammylungzout 9 years
sounds cool...it kinda sounds like pop rocks but with real fruit
stnybaby stnybaby 9 years
My local Albertson's sells Dry Ice and i've seen it sold at a few other grocery stores. You can also try finding a local retailer by going to http://www.dryicedirectory.com/usa.htm and entering in your area code. hope that helps! :)
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
I know that my kids LOVE Fizzy Grapes. We can buy them at the Wal-Mart nearest us. They come in a little clear plastic container, but they have a metal top to them that you have to peel back that pop's when you open it, just like a soda. They are interesting and good. I would be tickled to try these! :)
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
wow, how cool!
HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 9 years
wow - that sounds very cool. No idea where to pick up dry ice, though. These would be perfect for a party.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
This sounds dangerous.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
This would be spectacular at a party, awesome idea, I'm going to give it a try!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Wow, this sounds really cool. Too bad dry ice is so costly to get a hold of.
inthewrong inthewrong 9 years
This sounds like a lot of fun. To bad in most cases to get dry ice you have to be a university science student with a good reason to use it. That stuff can be so damn dangerous!
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