We all love to get our geek on, right? Making science happen in the home through dynamic experiments is a great way to have some fun. It’s especially exciting when we get to sample our creations, because that’s something you could never get away with in the lab. Luckily, through some hands-on food science experiments, you can have your cake and eat it, too!
Ramen can be pretty boring on its own, especially with that plain yellow color. Have some fun with it like Timmy Tomato did and make ramen of many colors instead to spruce up your noodle game.
This is a clunky and complex experiment for sure, as YouTuber KeefCooks shows. Setting the whites and yolks at different times to cook is definitely not the most practical way to cook an egg. However, the long, cylindrical egg you get as a result is sure to blow everyone’s mind as you slice into it and serve it up. It’ll definitely be worth all the trouble.
HooplaKidzLab shows you how to make this scientific phenomenon happen easily with just soda water and raisins. The soda pushes the raisins around because of how light they are, creating a cool rippling raisin effect. It makes for a cool moving decoration until the raisins stop moving, at which point you can eat. They may be a little fizzy, but they’ll still taste good.
DIY Unicorn Frappuccino
Remember the color-changing, kaleidoscopic Unicorn Frappuccino? While it may be gone from the Starbucks menu, you can use the power of science to make it at home — color-changing part and all. The secret lies in the acidity of that blue syrup that causes the frappuccino to change color. YouTuber Jerry James Stone has got you covered on how to make that happen, so get going!
Miracle Berry Fun
This science experiment actually takes place in your mouth. As shown by Good Mythical Morning in the above video, you can play with your mind by consuming miracle berry tablets. These contain a special protein found in the berries called miraculin, which tricks your taste buds and brain into thinking that sour foods are in fact sweet. You won’t believe what you’re tasting, that’s for sure.
You can extract the gluten out of your flour and pump it full of air to make some cool foodie balloons! Top tip: while Flying Junior’s video doesn’t show this, stick a gluten ball in a hot oven and watch it inflate like crazy. Gluten is a strong protein network that traps in air and water perfectly, making it a great substance for a food balloon. It’s seriously one of the coolest things ever.
DIY Sour Candy Fidget Spinners
Hop on the crazy viral fidget spinner trend and make your own edible version. YouTuber Collins Key has got some fun tips and tricks to help you out along the way.
Making Sugar Bowls With Balloons
Relying on the conversion of sugary water to a glassy solid helps you figure out how to make the perfect sugar bowl to serve desserts in! YouTube channel How To Cook That has mastered how to make these bowls come out spot-on each time, so refer to their video to make your own.
Harnessing the power of science to grow your own food for three bucks in assembly cost? Is this real life?! It definitely is, and MIGardener is showing you how to make your own simple hydroponic system at a cheap price in a short amount of time. The food you’ll reap from this is easily worth the little effort it takes to construct.
Frozen Chocolate Wind
If you like playing with molecular gastronomy, this is the food experiment for you. MOLECULE-R Flavors has got an easy but cool way to turn foamy chocolate into a light, airy frozen treat. Blending air with soy lecithin is the key here, and allows you to make a light, tasty dessert that anyone will love.
Soy Sauce Foam
As the above video from How To Make Sushi shows, it’s pretty easy to turn the usual condiment of soy sauce and wasabi into an wispy, next-level foam. Combining air with a natural stabilizing agent allows you to recreate this cloudy condiment easily. It’ll be an interesting textural change from how you usually eat sushi that you may not want to revert from.
By spraying food colorings on at shallow angles, as shown by ayarel01 in the above tutorial, you can trick eyes into thinking the cake changes color as it rotates. It’s a pretty nifty optical illusion that’ll shock anybody who gazes upon this dessert.
The Scientifically Perfect Cup Of Tea
Ever wondered what it really means to have the perfect cup of tea? Luckily, some scientists figured out the exact formula and recipe for us, and YouTube channel SORTEDfood is here to guide you through making it. You’ll never have a bad tea-drinking experience again after watching this.