Craving an ice cold drink? If the can or bottle hasn’t been sitting in the fridge, you might think you’re out of luck, unless you know this simple tip from DaveHax.

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All you need for this to work is a bowl the can fit in, ice cubes and some table salt. Fill the bowl with water and place the ice cubes inside. Next, place the can in. Now, this would eventually cool your drink down. However, if you put a couple spoonfuls of table salt and mix it in, you’ll be causing a chemical reaction that will help cool your drink down in just a couple minutes. What’s happening is that the salt will cause the ice to melt faster by drawing heat from its surroundings—in this case, your warm can. Stir after one minute; after two minutes, it’ll be done.