Q:

How to defrost a frozen soda?

A:

Quick Answer

If the soda is frozen in a plastic bottle, it can just be set out to thaw; however, proceed with caution if it is in a metal can or glass bottle as it could explode. To defrost a plastic bottle, simply removethe bottle from the freezer and set it out at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The main concern when dealing with frozen soda is the risk of explosion. Liquids naturally expand when they freeze. Even a bottle of plain water will stretch its plastic container when frozen. If it is glass or metal, it can rupture the container, causing an explosion. Most likely this will occur inside the freezer, causing only a mess, rather than an injury.

However, dealing with soda introduces the increased risks related to carbonation. Soda is made of water mixed with solutes, including flavorings and carbon dioxide bubbles. These solutes lower the freezing point of soda below what plain water would be. Therefore, a soda left in the freezer may still be slushy for awhile. However, when the container is opened, the carbon dioxide gas is forced out rapidly, and in the absence if this solute the freezing point of the remaining liquids goes up, meaning that the soda may freeze instantly.

This freeze causes an almost instantaneous expansion of the container. If the container is plastic, it will probably just swell. However, if the soda is in a glass bottle or aluminum can, the container may explode.

Learn more about Cooking

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What craft projects can glass bottle caps be used for?

    A:

    Some glass bottle cap crafts include making a wreath gluing the caps in various cylindrical patterns, making wind chimes by hanging them from a stick or a metal plate with thread or metal links, and making a coaster by gluing the bottle caps together at the edges to create the shape of a square. Additionally, they can be used to create the frame of a mirror or picture.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can you cook whole frozen salmon?

    A:

    Whole salmon can be cooked many different ways from frozen; it just takes a little longer than fresh according to CookitFrozen.com. If the salmon was frozen soon after being caught, it may be even better than the fresh salmon found at most supermarkets.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some tips for cooking frozen chicken patties?

    A:

    To bake frozen chicken patties, preheat the oven to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit, place the patties on a baking sheet and cook for 17 to 20 minutes. Chicken patties are often prepared to use for sandwiches and are eaten on hamburger buns. Add lettuce, tomato and pickles to enhance the flavor of the sandwich.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you deep fry frozen chicken wings?

    A:

    Frozen chicken wings may be deep fried by placing the wings in a large skillet or deep fryer filled with vegetable oil at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes. When done, the wings should be crispy.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore