Chill Your Cereal Bowl in the Fridge Overnight

Photo: Billion Photos, Shutterstock
Photo: Billion Photos, Shutterstock

I honestly have a hard time trusting people who claim to not like breakfast cereal. It’s one of those foods that has been engineered to get people to eat it — it’s basically kibble for people! — and those who insist they are unaffected by flavour science are very suspicious to me indeed.

But then there are people who embrace cereal eating. I like to call them “my people.” These folks don’t shovel cereal into their mouths mindlessly — oh no — they do it thoughtfully, always looking for ways to enhance their cereal eating experience. Longtime Skillet commenter Ag Obair is such a person, and they have changed my cereal game for the better:

The quinoa portion of this comment is good, but the cereal portion really speaks to me and what I’m about. (I could never claim to be “about” quinoa; no one would believe it.) Putting your cereal bowl in the fridge is just good sense. Icy cold cereal milk is always preferable to kind-of-cold cereal milk, and you need all the help you can get on hot days. For sugary cereals (the best kind of cereals) the coldness highlights the dessert aspect of the dish, bringing a little bit of indulgence to your morning.

Honestly, I don’t see why we should stop with cereal bowls. Throw the spoon in there too. Put ice cream bowls in the freezer. Chill your ice coffee glass overnight. Get those those salad plates cold, cold, cold. (I am never not impressed by a cold salad plate.) Put everything in the dang icebox. It is, after all, very hot outside.

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