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How Do You Keep Your Ice Cream Creamy?

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Ice cream comes in a myriad of textures, but anyone worth their sprinkles knows smooth and creamy is the way to go. This video by Reactions, a series from the American Chemical Society, tackles the scientific explanation behind how different methods of ice cream making impact the final form. The key to crafting soft ice cream lies in the size of the ice crystals. Bigger ice crystals create a harder, almost crunchy texture while smaller ice crystals practically disappear.

There are two keys to keeping ice crystals small: adding an emulsifier and freezing your mixture quickly. Take a look at the video to find out why that is and see the proof in the final product.

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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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