What Are Freezing Cold Cheetos? (Solved and Explained)

If you can’t get enough of regular or Flaming Hot Cheetos, you might want to try blue, Freezing Cold Cheetos.

What are Freezing Cold Cheetos?

Freezing Cold Cheetos are a homemade recipe that combines regular Cheetos, cool mint, and blue dye. They were invented by the Mythical Kitchen YouTube channel for entertainment. Freezing Cold Cheetos are not connected to or manufactured by the official Cheeto brand.

In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about, “What are Freezing Cold Cheetos?”

What Does Freezing Cold Cheetos Taste Like?

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Because I had to test out this flavor for myself, I cooked a batch of Freezing Cold Cheetos.

And let me tell you, they taste…strange.

Freezing Cold Cheetos taste like a mix between mint and Cheetos. Maybe even a blend of Cheetos and cough drops. Which is gross. It doesn’t taste good at all.

They really do blast cold into your mouth, though.

That’s because of the cool mints in the recipe. The mint flavor overpowers the faint hint of normal Cheetos underneath.

Personally, I’d rather see Cheetos with a cool ranch flavor.

That might actually taste edible. 

Do They Make Freezing Cold Cheetos?

The official Cheetos company does not make Freezing Cold Cheetos.

Freezing Cold Cheetos were made by the people behind the Mythical Kitchen and the Mythical Morning YouTube channels.

Therefore, Freezing Cold Cheetos are not an official product that you can purchase from the Cheetos company or any local or national grocery store.

However, you can make your own Freezing Cold Cheetos at home.

You can find the written recipe later in this article.

Until then, here is a good video that goes through the entire cooking process:

YouTube video by Mythical Kitchen—What are freezing cold Cheetos?

Freezing Cold Cheetos Release Date

There is no official release date for Freezing Cold Cheetos.

This is because Freezing Cold Cheetos only exist as homemade snacks. They are not made in bulk by a factory.

According to the official Cheetos website, there is no mention of a plan to manufacture or sell Freezing Cold Cheetos.

If you want to try Freezing Cold Cheetos, you’re going to have to make them yourself.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with a recipe in this article.

Where To Buy Freezing Cold Cheetos

You cannot currently buy Freezing Cold Cheetos anywhere because they are not an official product.

You can cook Freezing Cold Cheetos yourself, eat them, and even sell them to others as a homemade specialty product.

However, if you want to make and sell Freezing Cold Cheetos as an official business, you’ll probably have to negotiate with the Cheetos company.

That, of course, can get pretty tricky.

If you’re looking to taste test Freezing Cold Cheetos, your best bet is to follow the recipe below in your home kitchen.

What Are Freezing Cold Cheetos? (The Recipe)

Ok, it’s time to share the actual recipe for Freezing Cold Cheetos.

Here are the steps, ingredients, and materials you will need.

Freezing Cold Cheeto Steps:

  1. Create the Freezing Cold Dust
  2. Create the Polenta Mix
  3. Fry the Homemade Cheetos
  4. Dust the Homemade Cheetos
  5. Eat (at your own risk)

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 container of Wintergreen Altoids1 container of Ice Breakers CoolMint
  • 2 containers of powdered blue food dye
  • ⅓ Cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tube pre-made polenta
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 box of cornstarch

Here is the equipment you will need:

  • Spice grinder
  • Tamis (Drum Sieve)
  • Parchment paper square
  • Medium Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Medium size pot
  • Silicone spatula
  • Piping bag + Large round tip
  • Sheet pan (2)
  • Butter knife
  • Deep fryer
  • Spider Strainer
  • Sheet pan with rack

Step 1: Create the Freezing Cold Dust

You will need Altoids, ice breakers, blue food dye, and menthol crystals to make your own cold power.

Start by putting the Altoids, ice breakers, and menthol crystals into a spice grinder. Powderize the mixture. Toss in the powdered blue food dye.

Remove any remaining granules from the mixture with a sieve. Place them in a bowl to keep them separate.

The menthol crystals will give you a cooling sensation, while the blue food dye will add a bit of color to your mouth and tongue.

By that I mean it will look like a Smurf exploded in your mouth.

Step 2: Create the Polenta Mix

Making polenta powder is easy and only requires a few ingredients that you might already have in your pantry.

First, bring a pot of water to a simmer then whisk in a tube of pre-made polenta.

Add salt, baking soda, and corn starch to the cooked polenta. Allow the mixture to cool somewhat before using a piping bag with a large round tip.

Then, spread corn starch over a sheet pan and pipe big lines of polenta mixture across it.

Sprinkle additional corn starch over the lines, then use a bench scraper or butter knife to cut the polenta into Cheeto-like shapes. Don’t forget to return the Cheetos to the corn starch.

Step 3: Fry the Homemade Cheetos

Simply preheat your deep fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and drop in the Cheeto pieces.

After about 45 seconds, they’ll start to look puffed up and will start to float to the surface. At this point, remove them from the oil and place them on a sheet pan with a rack.

Let some of the oil drain away.

Step 4: Dust the Homemade Cheetos

Now, you’re almost ready to eat your homemade Cheetos.

Cover the Cheetos with your freezing powder mix. How much is really up to you but I suggest that you dust all sides of your Cheetos. The more powder you sprinkle on the Cheetos, the more intense your experience will be when you finally eat them.

Let the Cheetos cool down before you try them.

Step 5 Eat (At Your Own Risk)

Just made a batch of homemade Freezing Cold Cheetos and now it’s time to eat them.

Do so at your own risk.

Get ready for a mouthful of blizzard when the mint mixture hits your tastebuds. For an extra cold experience, down some water right after you finish a Cheeto.

Just be warned: This will probably double or triple the cold effect in your mouth.

Minty freshness combined with the sharpness of Cheeto flavor makes for a dangerously disgusting snack.

Be careful not to eat too many at once, or you’ll be in for an icy treat that might just give you a brain freeze (or at least an upset stomach).

Proceed with caution and enjoy!

Final Thoughts: What Are Freezing Cold Cheetos?

Freezing Cold Cheetos might be a memorable side item to bring to a party.

If nothing else, it will give you and your friends something to laugh about for years to come.

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