By no means am I a Tik Toker or even someone who publishes at all on the app. I do however really enjoy the for you page, and the endless amounts of laughs that it brings me while I am having my coffee in the morning. I’ve seen youtubers that are titled “Tik Tok Made Me Try It”, but until the other day, I had never tried anything that was trending or viral on Tik Tok, but people were right about some of these hacks for snacks.
So I am compiling and trying some of the more viral food trends on Tik Tok…well, ones that are good at least. Feel free and I encourage you to share your experiences with foods from Tik Tok and what you have tried that was a hit or a miss. Some of these are simple to make and some are more time consuming, but I am here for you to try it out!
Ranch Dill Pickles
I saw this and instantly thought “that is disgusting”. But I love dill pickles and I like ranch seasoning (not dressing), so I thought “why not?”. Currently as I am writing this, I am on my third round of ranch dill pickles in the past 3 days. Oddly, they are sooooo good! Now that I think about it after making it and eating it, it is simply pickle juice marinated with spices which does not sound gross.
How to Make it:
1 Jar of dill pickles
1 packet of hidden valley ranch
Pour the entire packet of ranch into your pickle jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight. It’s that simple.
Whipped Dalgona Coffee
I love a good coffee recipe. When my sister-in-law brought this to my attention, we were in the beginning of the pandemic and resources were scarce like toilet paper, baking goods like flour, and instant coffee to make this beauty. I ordered instant coffee off of Instacart, and the best they were able to find was the instant espresso, and I thought “even better”! The stronger the better in my book. My sister-in-law and I made this, and oh my goodness was it good. The whipped portion many people thought was bitter, but it was so strong and delicious to me.
How to make it:
2 tbs. Instant coffee
2 tbs. Regular sugar
2 tbs. Hot water
Your favorite milk (I use oat or almond milk)
In a mixing bowl, put the instant coffee, equal parts sugar, and equal parts water into the bowl. With an electric mixer, mix vigorously until it is a light and soft fluffy texture. Pour your favorite milk into a glass of ice, and pour the whipped coffee mixture on top and them mix it all together.
Top Ramen Hack
I love Ramen. It is hard to find a good ramen place where I live, so the thought of trying this when I saw and heard about it on Tik Tok was perfect. So I looked through Tik Tok and found a recipe that was easy. Of course, I modified it a bit and added more fresh ingredients like spring onion and additional spices like Siracha to make it tastier. However, for this girl, it was way too sweet, and the fact that it was not made into a broth made me question calling it ramen. To me, it was more like a rendition of a sweet asian noodle dish and not the ramen I know that is primarily based off of a very flavorful broth that you then layer flavors on top of to make it even better. Not a recommendation for those who love traditional ramen soup.
How to make it:
1 tbs. Brown sugar
2 tbs. Low sodium soy sauce
1 pack of your favorite instant ramen
1 tbs. Crushed red pepper
1 spring onion chopped
2 tbs. Minced garlic
Everything Bagel seasoning
In a small pot, boil the ramen in it’s broth. In a separate skillet, put the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper on medium high heat. Cook it until it is slightly reduced. When the noodles are done, take just the noodles and place it in the skillet of your sauce mixture. Immediately add two eggs and begin mixing until the eggs are fully cooked. Put the noodles in your favorite bowl and sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning and Sriracha onto the noodles and enjoy.
This was a fun and interesting experience to explore fun trends with food. What should I make next? I am sure there will be more trends coming out on Tik Tok!