I was hollering at CeePee the other day and he mentioned how you can buy carbonated milk in Korea. At first it sounded really fucked up and then I came to thinking that it’s probably pretty damn good if a company is selling it. I mean, there has to be a market for carbonated milk if the company exists, right? Well, after a couple minutes I realized that I could make some fizzy milk in the comforts of my own home using my homebrewing equipment.
So here’s my CO2 tank. I use this to serve beer from my 5-gallon soda kegs and to force carbonate beers. Whenever I brew a beer and don’t have time to wait for it to carbonate slowly I hook up the gas and shake the keg for a few minutes. With a carbonator cap I can do the same thing if I want to carbonate a smaller quantity of beer like a 2-liter bottle.
So instead of using beer with this shit I decided to try out milk. We’re not stopping there though. On the way home from work I picked up some Hawaiian Punch, orange Gatorade, Snapple Iced Tea w/Lemon and a bottle of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino.
We started off with Hawaiian Punch since we figured it would taste the best.
We were right. It reminded me of a really sweet fruit punch soda and was quite pleasant. (8/10)
Next we tried the orange Gatorade.
It was really bland. The carbonation gave it a bite that somehow overtook the orange flavor. I mean, this shit isn’t that flavorful out of the bottle. I couldn’t imagine just how shitty this would be if you downed a quart after exercising. (4/10)
And then we hooked the Snapple Iced Tea.
Wow. My first impression was lemon Alka Seltzer tablets but then it was like drinking a soda tea. It was pretty much what you would expect but that first drink wasn’t pleasant. (6/10)
Next up, Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino.
This shit was weird. When poured into a pint glass it foamed up like a root beer float. We took a drink and once you got through the head it tasted fine, almost as if the carbonation completely escaped the drink. I was kinda pissed off and looked at the bottle with the other half in it and it wasn’t foamy at all so I took a drink. It was fucking horrible. That shit caught me off guard and punched me in the junk. Way too fizzy for something you’d expect to be creamy. (2/10)
Finally we took on some skim milk.
Have you ever burped up foam? This was so fucking disgusting. It was like seltzer water that tried to be creamy. It’s 20 minutes later and I still have this nasty taste in my mouth. (0/10)
If you have any ideas for other shit to carbonate post’em in the comments. Things to remember are the liquid needs to be cold and must be thin enough to allow CO2 to escape so ketchup or sausage gravy won’t work. Perhaps gazpacho?