Fill a glass with lots of ice, and then add just enough water to cover the ice. After a couple of minutes, insert the thermometer stem or probe into the middle of the ice bath and stir gently. Don't let the thermometer rest against the ice or you'll get a low reading. An accurate thermometer will read 32°F.
- Jen Tech
- Vancouver, WA, United States
- I'm a wonderful baker & a Mom. I'm a lil' obsession with chocolate, so I figured why not blog about it. I am the Owner of Jensina's Bakery at http://JensinasBakery.blogspot.com, it is my in-home cookies, cake & cake pops business. FYI: I am no longer selling cookies at the BattleGround Farmers Market, Jen's Sweets is closed. Jensina's Bakery is now OPEN.
Ice Bath Thermometer TEST.
I almost forgot... Every time before you use your thermometer, you need test it! If your thermometer will measure temperatures of 32°F or below, you can test it using an ice bath. The advantage of this method is that you don't have to take atmospheric pressure into account. An accurate thermometer will read 32°F in an ice bath at any altitude or atmospheric pressure.
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