Carbonated Fruits & Vegetables 101

carbonated raspberriesPhoto courtesy of V. Wasik/StarChefs.com

Did you know you can use your iSi Creative Whip to carbonate fruit and vegetables? What’s that, you ask? Imagine orange segments, watermelon chunks, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, cherry tomatoes, or even cucumber slices in which all the juice is fizzy. Why carbonate? Think of the difference between a glass of still water and soda water on your tastebuds. Plus it’s really, really fun!

Pick fresh, juicy seasonal fruits and vegetables. Fruits with high water content work best. This fall and winter, in addition to juicy pears and Concord grapes, try pomegranate seeds and ripe persimmons too.

Peel your fruit or veg as needed, cut into bite-sized pieces, or with pomegranates, remove the seeds.

Fill your Creative Whip bottle. Screw on the head.

Screw on one iSi soda charger.

Rotate the bottle around a bit to tumble the contents around a bit. Chill overnight to carbonate.

When you’re ready to serve, press the lever down to release all the gas from the bottle. Now you can unscrew the head.

Serve your fizzy fruit or veg immediately. This makes a for simple but fun salad or garnish or drop into festive cocktails for an unexpected little surprise.

Post and photo by Louisa Chu | PUBLISHED: October 27, 2009