Carbonated Fruit

Fruit is delicious as it is, but have you tried carbonated fruit? You have always been able to do this using  dry ice, but that is never usually readily available and hard to come by. Carbonated fruit is delicious,

really fun and pretty easy. All you need is a soda siphon or whipped cream dispenser and C02 cartridges. The Co2 cartridges are the same size as the N20 cartridges so there will be no problem using C02 in your whipped cream dispenser —  here are the steps!

Fizzy Fruit

  1. Fill the whip cream dispenser (or siphon) with fruit
  2. Screw on top securly
  3. Charge with one soda charger (two if you have the 1 L whipper)
  4. Leave in for a few hours
  5. Release pressure with valve  – ( don’t forget this step!)
  6. Unscrew top and serve!

It’s a fun way for kids to eat fruit, and also a great decorative added for mixed drinks or garnish on top of desserts!

 

N20 Infused Drinks

If you’ve read an earlier post on making your own flavored liquors, then you are familiar with the process of infusing flavor’s in to drinks. It’s simple and delicious and the recipes are endless, and totally unique and up to you how you want to make them, so experiment away! Check out these two recipes for Watermelon Habanero Infused H2O and Root-Bourbon Old Fashioned with Carbonated Cherries, Yum!

Watermelon Habanero Infused H2O

Makes 2 cups of infused water

1 cup 1/4″-diced watermelon
2 strips lime zest
1 thin-sliced ring habanero chile
1/16 tsp. salt
2 cups filtered water
N2O Whipped Cream Chargers ( Ultra purewhip, Purewhip, SFG…)

Place the fruit, zest, chile, salt and water in an Whip Rite whipped Cream Dispenser and charge with 2 N2O cream chargers. Let sit for 10 minutes and then release gas with canister standing upright. Strain water through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve over ice with vodka or silver tequila, or on its own as a lovely infused non-alcoholic drink.

To spike with vodka, mix about 3 ounces of infused water with 1 ounce of vodka. Serve on the rocks, or stir with ice till chilled then strain and serve up.

 

Root-Bourbon Old Fashioned with Carbonated Cherries

Makes 1 drink 

1 1/2 oz Hudson Bay Bourbon
3/4 oz ROOT liqueur
1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Syrup (recipe follows)
Dash of Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
Carbonated Cherry (method follows)

Measure the bourbon, ROOT, syrup and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass three-quarters full with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with carbonated cherry.

Carbonated Cherries
Makes about 1 cup

1 (10-oz) jar maraschino cherries
iSi (0.5 liter/pint) Gourmet Whip Plus
Kayser CO2 Chargers

Drain cherries and discard juice. With a paring knife, slit each cherry from the bottom to butterfly them. Place cherries in iSi Gourmet Whip canister. Cap and seal. Charge with twoC02 soda chargers, give it a light shake and then let sit refrigerated overnight. When you are ready to serve cherries, release the CO2 by squeezing the handle. It is very important that all the gas is released! Then unscrew the top and remove cherries to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cherries will stay fizzy for about 15 to 25 minutes.

Vanilla Bean Syrup
Makes about 3 cups

1 large vanilla bean
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and with a knife blade scrape out the pulp. Place the split bean pod and the vanilla bean pulp into a small pan with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Cool. Can be stored, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.