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What can I use in place of rock salt?
Last Updated: 6th May, 2020
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Regarding this, can you use regular salt instead of rock salt for ice cream?
"The Cook's Thesaurus” also mentions that other kinds of salt will work in place of rock salt, but that there is a danger of the cream freezing too fast due to uneven distribution and the smaller grain size. If you do use table salt, use caution with the amount that you add to the ice bath.
Subsequently, question is, can you use rock salt for cooking? Unless it's labeled as edible, you can't use it as an ingredient in food. Rock salt contains impurities, mostly minerals that are removed from salt that we use in our everyday cooking. Then, lay the food you want to cook on top of the rock salt.
Just so, is rock salt and ice cream salt the same thing?
Ice cream salt is more commonly known as rock salt. It is the same chemical composition as table salt. Sodium Chloride. But the salt you purchase for making ice cream or melting the ice on your driveway or sidewalk should not be eaten.
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