You’ve never had fruit like this! Carbonate the juices of your fruit and make little capsules of juicy fizz! It’s so easy, and it only takes fruit, dry ice, a cooler, plastic wrap, and some time. Your local grocery store probably carries dry ice. Grapes are my FAVORITE – give it a try and let me know what you think! 😀
I learned about Fizzy Fruit from Chef Steps – they are awesome, check out their Youtube Channel!
You will need:
- A cooler
- Dry ice about 1 pound/455 of dry ice for a 50-quart/47 L cooler
- A few clean towels
- Juicy fruits such as grapes, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, satsuma oranges, etc.
Place a clean towel at the bottom of a cooler chest and, using an oven mitt, place dry ice in your cooler. Cover with another clean towel. Be very careful with the dry ice. The extreme cold can burn you just like extreme heat. Always handle the ice chunks with either a towel or oven mitt to make sure they never have direct contact with your skin.
Wash and dry the fruit, then place it in the prepared cooler, making sure that the fruits are not directly touching the dry ice. You can create a barrier with the towel. If your fruit has thick skin, such as a watermelon, make sure you cut it up into pieces so the gases can reach the juice in the fruit.
Place the lid securely on the cooler and wrap tightly in plastic wrap so it is airtight and no gases can escape. Wrap multiple layers of plastic wrap around the cooler—it takes a lot!
Let sit for 12 to 18 hours. The plastic wrap will most likely be bulging from containing the gases. Unwrap the cooler, serve immediately, and watch your guests be amazed!