Don't let go of that ice cream cone, kitty. NEVER LET GO.
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We're huge fans of Mrs. Kenji's four-ingredient, one-utensil-required dessert hack. It's as dangerously edible as it is easy to assemble. Don't believe us? If you can spare 60 seconds, our very own Sweets columnist Maria del Mar Sacasa will don her whitest apron and show you.
Next time you eat a caramel apple, chocolate-covered strawberries, or a banana split, think of the
children fruits. Your pleasure comes from their pain. Pixel artist Lacey Micallef of lulinternet.com documents the horror in this animated short.
File this under mesmerizing. Nathan Myhrvold and his Modernist Cuisine team, who published a 2,400-page, six-volume cookbook earlier this year, filmed Jell-O bouncing at 6,200 frames per second. If Jell-O had a backyard trampoline and jumped in super slo-mo, this is probably about what it'd look like.
You're never, ever, under any circumstances to mix water with chocolate, right? The water will cause the fat molecules in the chocolate to seize and clump up, and your chocolate is no good to anyone anymore. Right? Well, kinda. Here's how to make a mousse with just chocolate and water.
The folks at America's Test Kitchen wanted a bread pudding that had a moist, creamy interior and a crisp top crust. They chose challah for its rich flavor. To cut down on the egginess, they used only yolks and still achieved a luscious, silky custard. For a crackly crust, they dotted the top with additional toasted bread cubes and brushed on melted butter followed by a sprinkling of white and brown sugars. Watch the video here for the technique.
Is ten minutes too long to watch a baker fold sheets of dough and butter to make croissants, pains au chocolat, pain aux raisins, and more? Nope. (Warning: You may really want a croissant after watching this.)
Candy canes don't have to be eaten just as is; they can be use in hot cocoa, peppermint bark, as the straw for drinking juice out of a lemon, and more. Check out these suggestions from Howcast.
Here's the gift for the person who has everything and really, really likes gummy candy: the World's Largest Gummy Worm. Each 26-inch-long gelatin-based log packs 4,000 calories in three pounds of sweet, naturally and artificially flavored chewy goodness. It even bears a happy face, a face that you can imagine shrieking in horror as you bite into the worm's ribbed body. All this can be yours for just $27.95 from Vat19, who made this video to instruct you on what to do with such a grotesquely huge piece of candy. (PS: Yes, we know TWLGW looks like something else.)
After I watched this video of Yaskawa-kun, a smiling ice cream (er, soft serve, but you know what I mean)-serving robot in Tokyo's Summerland theme park, I thought, "There must be other good videos of cute ice cream-serving robots on YouTube!" ...But no, not really. This appears to be the crème de la crème of cute ice cream robots. It even has its own Twitter page.
There are tons of videos of dogs eating ice cream cones on YouTube. And for good reason—dogs eating ice cream cones are adorable. In honor of July being National Ice Cream Month, here's a selection of such videos for your amusement
So, it's officially summer—time for ice cream trucks to really kick it into high gear (hah!). Maybe you've already seen them flooding the streets, motoring around to please anyone with a hankering for creamy soft serve ice cream. I, for one, blame my current soft serve addiction on a youth filled with their mind-numbing jingles. But even if you have followed those jingles, you probably haven't had a chance to see behind the truck's tiny window and into the day-to-day routine of a vendor. So CNNMoney.com hopped on board and spent a day with Nike Olasokan, a Mister Softee franchisee who drives through the streets of Brooklyn.
Stephen Colbert must have read our post on Ben & Jerry's new Elton John-honoring Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road flavor. At first we didn't recognize the "brickle" part either, but Colbert made perfect sense of the word: "some sort of English...