5 Cool Food Tricks That Will Brighten Your Day
Are you sick of watered-down iced coffee, bland and boring popcorn, and flavorless apple juice? Then check out these 5 cool hacks that will help you solve many a food-related dilemma!
1. Natural Apple Juice
Put an apple in the freezer for a few hours until it's completely frozen. Then take it out and let it thaw. Crush the apple in your hand, collect the juice in a glass, and you'll be having the most delicious apple juice of your life!
2. Chocolate Strings
Melt chocolate in a water bath, then pour thin strands of the melted chocolate into ice-cold water. The cold instantly solidifies the chocolate. Now carefully remove the strings from the water, let them drain for a second, and use them to decorate desserts – pretty cute, right?
3. Real Iced Coffee
Over the last couple of years, iced coffee has really been giving its hot counterpart a run for its money. You could easily be fooled into thinking that adding a few ice cubes to your regular cup of joe would do the trick, but not so: regular ice cubes are only going to water down your coffee! To avoid this mishap, brew some coffee as you normally would, and once it has cooled completely, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze for a couple of hours. Now you can make iced coffee with ice cubes that are going to boost the flavor of your coffee, not water it down!
4. Even Tomato Slices
The ability to cut tomatoes into even slices is a skill most people simply are not blessed with, and that's okay, because we have the ultimate tomato slicing technique for you. Grab 2 forks, stick them in a tomato, and then cut into between the prongs with a sharp knife. Thin, even slices of tomato? Coming right up!
5. Fruity Colorful Popcorn
Shoving a handful of Skittles into your mouth is as close to tasting the rainbow as we'll ever get. But did you know they're also a great addition to popcorn?
- olive oil
- corn syrup
- Skittles, separated by color
Heat some olive oil and a little bit of corn syrup in a saucepan and melt the separated Skittles one at a time. Mix each melted Skittles flavor with some popcorn, then mix the different colors in a large bowl and enjoy!
Coating popcorn in melted Skittles, finally getting to drink that perfect cup of iced coffee, and making your own apple juice – these are life-altering hacks we're talking about here, so don't hesitate to give them a try!