I have a stash of 12 oz coke cans I keep at my desk at work. They are kept at room temperature. Normally I stick a single can in the refrigerator first thing in the morning and then drink it in the afternoon. I know what you’re thinking… why not put the entire six pack in the fridge! If I put a whole bunch of cans in the fridge they would be drank/drunk but my co-workers who eat or drink everything that’s not nailed down. And for some reason I can’t remember to grab a cold can from home in the morning to take with me.
In general my system works… except when I forget to put a can in the fridge in the morning. When I go to get a can at 2:00 PM, and there isn’t one because I forgot, I give myself a dope slap and then put a can in the freezer for a “quick chill down”. I have left it in the freezer for random amounts of time and I’ve noticed that 10 minutes doesn’t seem quite long enough but after an hour the can is slushy or icey… which isn’t optimal. If I accidentally leave the can in overnight by the next day it is either completely frozen or has exploded!
I don’t have the time to do a number of experimental trials… but I bet someone has figured this out already. So my question is simple.
What’s the optimal amount of time to leave a room temperature can of coke in the freezer so that it gets chilled down but doesn’t get slushy?