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It may be day 50—or 60, or 70, I’m not really sure what the difference between Monday and Saturday is anymore—of quarantine, but we’re still managing to learn plenty of new (and shocking!) things on the internet everyday. For one, TikTok has instructed us that we have, indeed, been drinking those store-bought Starbucks Frappuccinos wrong, for, well, ever

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You know the ones we’re talking about: Those bottled, sweet coffee drinks, the ones which are closer in consistency to iced coffee—rather than the blitzed, milkshake Frappuccino the baristas at Starbucks blend.

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It seems everyone thought that’s just the way they’re supposed to be (and the drink has been in grocery stores since the ‘90s, so we’ve been doing it wrong for a long time), but TikTok user @naatalie_lee has shown the world an extremely important hack.

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Instead of simply cracking open one of those bad boys, you’re supposed to stick them in the freezer for a few hours. Don’t worry: They won’t firm up and become frozen (although if you do leave the bottle in for too long there’s a chance that it could shatter, so if you’re concerned you can always freeze the Frap in a bag or freezer-safe bowl instead). When you pull it out, it might still look runny, but just shake the bottle and watch as the beverage morphs from liquid to a creamy solid—just like the kind you’d get at Starbucks. Toss a straw in there and you’re good to go: Starbucks in a bottle—no leaving your house required.    

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Tiktok has taught us a lot of hacks this spring. Discover this excellent creme brulee hack, how to make pancake cereal, the best way to brew your own White Claw slushie, and how to whip up your own dalgona coffee at home. 


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Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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