TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Your Water Bottle Cold | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures - The Nibble Webzine Of Food AdventuresTIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Your Water Bottle Cold | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures
Record high temperatures and humidity nationwide today mean that no one should leave home without a water bottle or other hydration.
But what happens if you don’t have a bottle chilling in the fridge…or even if you do?
You wouldn’t think that a tip would be needed on how to chill a water bottle. But if your technique is simply to put the bottle in the fridge to chill down the water, you find that it warms up pretty quickly on a hot summer day.
Here are some tips to keep that bottle of water colder, longer.
Definitely start by keep your water bottle in the fridge; but “layer” that cold water with one of these techniques:
A water bottle chilling jacket makes room temperature water cold, or keeps chilled water cooler, longer. Photo courtesy Vacu Vin.
Ice cube trays designed for water bottles. Photo courtesy Photo courtesy Progressive International.
Use Rapid Ice, a pre-frozen jacket that goes over a wine bottle to chill it. It fits large bottles of water perfectly, and also helps keep 16-ounce bottles cool. It will extend the coldness of your water, which hopefully is pre-chilled with an added stick of ice. Place the sleeve back in the freezer when you return, and you can also use it to chill wine until you need it again for water.
Rapid Ice also makes a can chiller, to fit over beer and soda, which can help keep your water cool.
Rapid Ice competitor Vacu Vin makes a water bottle chiller jacket for a 16-ounce water bottle. It will also chill a room temperature bottle of water in five minutes.
Freeze the bottle, making sure it isn’t full to the top so the water can expand. Remove the bottle when you get up in the morning so the ice will start to melt