Super Simple Slushy Ice Pack!
3 parts rubbing alcohol
8 parts water
Ziploc bag or Foodsaver bag
Combine three parts rubbing alcohol to eight parts water. Here are the sizes I use:
- MINI PACK: 3 oz rubbing alcohol and 8 oz water
- QUART-SIZE PACK: 3/4 C rubbing alcohol and 2 C water
- GALLON-SIZE PACK: 2 C rubbing alcohol and 6 C water
If you've got a food saver vacuum sealer, put the water/alcohol mixture in a food saver bag, and seal it shut. That's your tightest, most reliable seal! ....OR...... If you don't have a vacuum sealer- no worries- just use a Ziploc "freezer bag" (they're stronger than non-freezer bags). Also, to prevent the bag from popping open, double bag it don't put too much pressure on it.
Place a towel or piece of fabric between the bag and your skin!!! Consider making a simple cover for it, like a boo boo bear!
TIP: When you remove the ice pack from the freezer, if it feels solid, just smoosh it around a bit with your fingers and it'll re-slushify and be squishy again. :)
Last, if you decided to do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it with your name and what state you're from! I've recently decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.
Boo Boo Bear Bags
(to put your slushy ice pack in)
Hot / Cold Packs
(with a dry corn filling)