If there’s one thing celebrity recipes are guaranteed to do, it’s spark a (lightly-controversial) conversation in the comments of their social media. Reese Witherspoon did just that after she shared a new creation with the world on TikTok January 18: a mug of snow mixed with cold brew topped with salted caramel and chocolate drizzle.
Witherspoon brainstormed a few different names for her sweet drink before landing on «snow salt choccocino.» The post has garnered over 210,000 likes and 5,500 comments, with a majority of people not really knowing how to feel.
To make her snow salt choccocino, she takes two mugs and fills them to the brim with fresh snow from the top of her car. After bringing them inside, she adds chocolate and salted caramel syrup because «we like how they taste together.» (She got her syrups at Whole Foods.) Then for a «yummy coffee flavor,» she pours in boxed cold brew from Slightshot Coffee Co.
“Isn’t snow dirty?” was the resounding question among several of the top comments on the video, while others were concerned about what could potentially be contaminating Witherspoon’s coffee.
If you’re attempting Witherspoon’s recipe for yourself, you probably don't need to worry. Eating snow—especially in small amounts—from an area you know generally doesn’t get much foot traffic isn’t harmful. It's a good idea to take snow from somewhere that’s visibly untouched, though.
Witherspoon defended her drink of choice via a response video (which has over 181,000 likes) in which she microwaves a bowl of snow water to show her viewers it was completely clear.
«We're kind of in the category of you only live once, and it snows maybe once a year here,» she said in a separate response video. «Also I wanna sayRead more on bhg.com