DIY Slurpees – Clean and Scentsible


Have some enjoyable making your individual DIY slurpees! The children will love this cool and tasty deal with and you may even throw somewhat science reduce in there!

DIY slurpees made with orange soda.

DIY Slurpees

My kiddos {and hubby!} are completely obsessive about slushies, so I believed these DIY slurpees can be a enjoyable deal with. They work by means of the method of supercooling, so it may be a enjoyable little experiment too!

Sine these drinks do keep the carbonation of the soda, they don’t have the very same flavoring because the slurpees that you’d purchase on the retailer. However, they’ve that very same icy texture of a slurpee and are simply as refreshing. Plus, the method of creating them is fairly cool!

DIY slurpee made with orange soda.

It might probably take somewhat little bit of experimenting to get the perfect outcomes, however that’s half the enjoyable. Even when it “fails” you’re nonetheless left with a pleasant, chilly soda to get pleasure from. When you desire a thicker slushie, the second recipe on the backside of the publish, could also be extra to your liking.

What’s supercooling?

These DIY slurpees work on account of a phenonmenon referred to as supercooling. Supercooling happens if you chill a liquid beneath its releasing level with out it turning into strong. So how do these DIY slurpees work?

DIY slurpees made with orange pop.

If you shake up the soda earlier than placing it within the freezer, the stress within the bottle is elevated. This naturally lowers the freezing temperature and, extra importantly, removes any giant bubbles from the soda that might act as websites for the ice crystals to type. As your soda sits within the freezer, the temperature will finally drop to that supercool state. If you then take away it from the freezer, launch the elevated stress, and shake it round, the carbon dioxide bubbles are launched once more. The crystals can then begin to type round these bubbles and create that slushie-like consistency.  Science may be fairly cool typically!

DIY slurpees made from root beer.

The way to Make DIY Slurpees

Are you able to make your individual DIY slurpees? You should utilize any taste of soda that you just desire, so choose your favourite! For some motive, we appeared to have higher luck with the darker sodas reminiscent of root beer or coke, however this actually shouldn’t have any impact.


Take a 500 mL {16 oz} plastic bottle of pop and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds to extend the stress within the bottle. This may assist to decrease the freezing level somewhat bit and additionally eliminates any giant bubbles that might act as websites for ice formation.


Place the bottle within the freezer for about 2 half – three half hours. The objective is to get the soda as chilly as potential with out truly freezing it. The nearer you will get to this “magic” level, the higher your slushie will prove. Attempt to not transfer the soda round throughout this course of as it is going to make it extra probably that it’s going to simply freeze.

We began checking on our pop bottles each 15 minutes after the two hour mark to strive and discover that excellent time.  It truly took a few failed makes an attempt {when the pop truly froze} earlier than we settled on about 2 hours 45 minutes. Simply keep in mind that this time will differ from freezer to freezer {and even with completely different areas inside the similar freezer} so be in step with the place you set the pop bottles. You would possibly must do some little bit of experimenting!

Slurpee Magic

Take away the bottle from the freezer.  In a single steady motion, unscrew the bottle cap simply sufficient to launch a number of the stress, rapidly tighten it again up. Flip the bottle the wrong way up or shake it somewhat and it is best to see the ice crystals magically beginning to type.  Pour right into a frosted glass.

DIY Slurpees using orange soda.

And that is what you get.  A pleasant, cool DIY Slurpee!

Alternate DIY Slurpee Technique

Whereas I feel the method of creating the slurpees utilizing the supercooling course of is fairly cool, right here’s one other methodology that’s completely idiot proof. Merely freeze half of the bottle of soda {roughly 1 1/Four cup} in ice dice trays and preserve the remainder of the soda within the fridge. As soon as the soda cubes are frozen, mix the soda cubes with the remaining soda in a blender plus 4-6 extra ice cubes. You’ll get a scrumptious slushie each time. Simple peasy!

DIY slurpees made from root beer.

I hope you might have as a lot enjoyable with this as we did. The entire science behind it will be a enjoyable concept for older children to analysis and is likely to be a cool concept for a science honest challenge! This additionally works with Gatorade and different sports activities drinks, And if you would like an grownup model, it is going to work some alcoholic drinks too {these with decrease alcohol content material}.

Extra Summer time Drink Recipes

For extra scrumptious summer time drink recipes, try these posts…

Strawberry frozen slush drinks in two cups.

Glowing Strawberry Slush

Glass of raspberry watermelon slush with a slice of watermelon.

Raspberry Watermelon Slush

Strawberry lemonade float with fresh strawberries and lemonades.

Do-it-yourself Lemonade Floats

DIY slurpees made with soda.

DIY Slushies made with root beer.


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