If you’re lucky enough to live in the Midwest, you’re probably pretty familiar with the appropriately dubbed Polar Vortex of 2019. Record-setting temperatures were low enough to turn boiling water—or coffee!—to snow.
It’s just now finally warming up, and we’re glad to be saying goodbye to this wicked winter weather. Here are some of the most memorable food photos and videos from this year’s Polar Vortex.
1. Talk About Iced Coffee
— Maddie & Bella (@MBCoffeeCo) January 30, 2019
We’ve seen plenty of people turn water to snow, but coffee? At least it smells good. If it’s ever that cold again, try to re-create this one with your own coffee shop drink.
2. Ghost Ramen
— Mr. Arsenie (@MrArsenie) February 1, 2019
It took only 15 minutes for this person to freeze ramen noodles and chopsticks in mid-air. (You won’t want to leave these ramen recipes out in the cold.)
3. This Is a Crime Against La Croix
— Tony Fevers (@43north89west) February 1, 2019
These cans of La Croix were no match for the temps. Slushies, anyone?
4. The Weather Is No Yolk
— Matthew Dux (@MatthewDux) January 30, 2019
5. What’s the Opposite of Hard Boiled?
The eggs shared by one chilly user aren’t so easy to crack.
6. A Winter Beyond Science
Well, apparently it is THAT cold. That is, cold enough to turn 100 proof bourbon into a slush and to completely freeze 90 proof bourbon! Bourbon ice cube old fashioned, here I come! #PolarVortex #PolarVotex2019 pic.twitter.com/WFktzLHVIb
— Katie Hall (@katydids424) January 31, 2019
We all knew it was possible to freeze bourbon, we just didn’t think we’d ever see it. This year’s Polar Vortex turned this 90-proof liquor into a delicious little ice pop.
7. Spontaneous Cold-bustion
— Joseph Puopolo (@jpuopolo) February 1, 2019
Careful where you keep those cans! Temperatures like these can cause an ugly soda explosion. Here’s how to clean up those stains.
8. Cold and Crafty
Currently it's -21 with a wind chill of -42 at my house.
— Kori Zenz (@KoRickZenz) January 30, 2019
The winter’s not all bad. @KoRickZenz found a colorful way to make the most of the 2019 Polar Vortex. Just fill a water balloon with food coloring and water for a cute and crafty porch decoration.