Have you tried carbonated fruit? I love it! It tastes like a fruity soft drink in each bite! Such a surprise.
It’s a lot of fun. Everyone wants to try them!
Here’s how to make them.
- Buy 1 pound of dry ice.
- Wash and dry fruit.
- Mix fruit into dry ice.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
- Place in a cheap cooler and plastic wrap the whole thing.
- Set aside for 2 hours or more.
- Remove fruit to serving plate.
What kinds of fruit work best? Here are the ones I tasted.
GOOD FRUITS TO CARBONATE
- Kiwi fruit slices (these were outstanding)
- Grapes, any kind (liked red grapes best)
- Clementine segments (like orange crush soda)
- Watermelon slices or cubes
FRUITS I DIDN’T LIKE CARBONATED
These three seemed to be less sweet than expected and got a somewhat mushy texture from being frozen.
HOW TO SERVE CARBONATED FRUIT
- Add to cold drinks, any kind, including sparkling water. New Year’s Eve champagne would be lovely garnished with fizzy fruit.
- Add as topping to a dessert, like a cherry on top.
- Place bite-size fruit on toothpicks stuck into a whole orange. Walk around the party saying to each guest, “Carbonated grape?” or whatever fruit you are serving. (My favorite way to serve these as you get to watch the reaction.)
- Set out a plate of mixed fruit as shown in the photo. Either tell everyone it is carbonated fruit or let them be surprised.
- Add some to a fruit and cheese board for extra pizzazz.
- Add a few to a regular non-carbonated fruit salad. I wouldn’t use all carbonated fruit because a little goes a long way. You don’t want your tongue to be constantly buzzing.
- It’s science experiment! Try using whole clementines or oranges with the peels on. Talk to the kids about how it works.
Try some of these in your summer drinks!