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Speeding Up an Ice Bath

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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Today: The best -- and speediest -- way to cool food down.

Some essentials, like stock and ice cream (a complete necessity, right?), require immediate removal from heat. In order to cool down quickly, such items need an ice bath -- and it's handy to know the types of vessels that will cool down the fastest.

Watch resident Genius Kristen use a kitchen staple as an ice bath to cool down a chocolate sorbet. Once you realize how simple it is to hack an ice bath, try your hand at making your own.

Hack an ice bath for the following recipes:


Meat Stock

Jeni Britton Bauer's Ice Cream Base

Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream with Burnt Orange-Caramel Swirl.

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz

Tags: Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts, Kitchen Hacks, Tips & Techniques, Videos, DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Kitchen Confidence