Take any bottle of soda, and get it to freeze on command! This "super cool" trick works with cans of soda as well.

Step 1: Watch the Video!

This project was inspired by the viral YouTube video: "How to Chill A Coke In just a second!!" and the process of nucleation was inspired by "Self-Freezing Coke - Crazy from Kong!

I knew water could be turned to instant ice, but was amazed to see that soda could be supercooled as well.

Check out the 42 second version: QC#13 - Instant Slushy! 

Try this trick with water Waterbending In Real Life

Detailed Tips & Tricks for making "Instant Ice"

WARNING: Leaving soda in the freezer too long can result in failure of the container, and a big mess. Glass bottles are not recommended, as the ice expands when freezing and can shatter the glass explosively. Use of video content is at own risk.
<p>I did this some time ago, this was really fun to do!</p>
<p>It is so obvious and nobody said it.</p><p>This Instructable is...wait for it... ...Is SUPERCOOL!!! </p>
<p>*ba dum tss*</p>
So how would you add gin to a bottle of tonic water before it goes into the freezer without losing the pressure?
<p>How about making gin ice cubes and then adding the tonic to it? Or maybe just put the gin in the freezer until it is very cold (and it gets a bit syrupy) and add the tonic to that.</p><p>Hmmm, sounds like I'm going to have to do some experimenting here.</p>
<p>That would be rather difficult. You do know that the antifreeze additives for motor car fuel is alcohol based? Back in the 70s when I lived in Chicago I regular used a can full every time I &quot;filled it up&quot;. Even on some days when the temp hit -20 I never had a problem starting my car at the first attempt. </p>
Well as long as the tonic isn't flat, I suppose you'd be able to just shake it to regain any pressure lost when opened. But the addition of alcohol would lower the freezing point considerably, and it might interfere with the supercooling or prevent from happening at all. <br> <br>But a G+T slushie sounds might good
<p>I did this by accident with a 64oz bottle of coke back in 85 - 86.</p><p>I had it sitting outside the Gard shack for chilling. When I opened it and released the pressure; instant slush. After which I kept it in the shack to warm up. </p>
Great instructable, but when i tried it the bottle exploded in my face and the cap flew off and hit the roof. I must have done something wrong
<p>So let me see if I have this right?</p><p>The bottle blew it's top!</p><p>Pun, obviously intentional.</p><p>:)</p>
Lol, i hope the ceiling is fine. :)
<p>Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish that happened to me when I tried.</p>
<p>It also works with beer in cans.</p>
<p>I just put it in the microwave and set the timer to a negative number.</p>
<p>Love it!!! You come up with amazing things. That's why you're the King!!</p>
<p>Can it be done with a glass bottle, or would the bottle burst?</p>
<p>Quote .....'Glass bottles are not recommended, as the ice expands when freezing and can shatter the glass explosively'.</p>
<p>As stated in the Instructable glass is NOT recommended. The drink will try to expand while freezing and the glass MAY break making a mess or worse. A plastic bottle is the safest choice. Never try to freeze water or milk in a glass bottle.</p>
<p>Can anyone figure out how long it takes with a 250ml mini bottle of zero Coke?</p>
<p>Can you do it with a soft drink?</p>
coke is soft drink
<p>Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)</p>
Tried it. doesn't quite work in my freezer because the edges freeze before the whole bottle is cold enough. The cap flew off when I opened it and *most* of it turned to slush like in the video and overflowed. It made a mess the first time, but at least I learned how to get a slushy out of a bottle of soda.
<p>cool it in the fridge first</p>
have tried this a several times and it does not works?
<p>well a little secret that i have found to work is that if you get your drink then cool it down in your fridge first then put it in the frezzer it should work a little better. and i set my freezer to -2 degrees fahrenhiet and it happened to a thing of juice concentrate</p>
How long will it take to supercool for a 1.25 liter soda
This is awesome. We have to try it
Sa Weet
no more 7-11 for me this summer thank you
Yeah no more 7-11 for me either! <br>But I think 7-11 is cheaper than doing this
there is a store that sells one liter bottles of pepsi by my house for less than 0.75 cents with tax and deposit
That was sick I had a coke one tomorrow ill try a root beer!
this is the best thing ive read on instructables ever ps after the nuclieation i went to pour out my root beer and made a mess all over my kitchen
This is AWESOME!!!
How Fun! :) Does this require carbonation, or can it be done with non-carbonated bev's?
I've got a coke in the freezer right now. Thanks for this awesome instructable.
I did this a couple of years ago but never even thought to film it for an instructable. <br>On one occasion I had filled a soda bottle with water and left it in the freezer over night so I would have cold water for a day out. When I opened the freezer the water was still liquid, at first I thought the freezer was faulty but when I put the bottle down on the work top the water all turned to ice in about 30 seconds.
i had lots of fun with this instructable. i do it almost everyday just for the fun of it. but when i tried to do it with gatorade. the gatorade came out with a wierd texture.
YEAH. It's not really self-freezing. You need a colder-than-frozen bottle to start out with. This is a nice parlor trick, but not practical for any real situation where a cold beverage is AN EMERGENCY (caps lock rage).
For things like that, I suggest keeping a container of salt water in the back of the fridge. Stick your drink in it - it'll be cold in very short order.
I'm not trying to be mean here, but this really isn't very useful to anyone unless they are hearing for the first time that such a thing is possible. You state, &quot;In my freezer, the middle of the center rack settles at -24&ordm;C (-11&ordm;F) and takes 3:15 to super chill 4 bottles.&quot; It would be nice if you could use an IR thermometer and tell us the temperature of the bottle that produces good results. <br> <br>I have researched this before and believe I saw that 20&ordm;F is a good temp to go for. I had considered buying a mini fridge and rigging it to stay at the perfect temp just for slushifying drinks.
I just learned this for the first time, though I knew it was possible. I think this will be VERY useful to me for ice cream sundaes or as a standalone dessert. It's also a good idea for parties to show off a magic trick.
I think you miss my point. Doing this is useful. But his instructions only apply to his exact freezer this time of year. 3 hours and 15 minutes isn't even likely to work for him other times of the year.<br><br>However, crowd sourcing information like:<br>Water 25&ordm;F<br>Coke 20&ordm;F<br>Diet Coke 12&ordm;F<br>etc...<br><br>...would help every reader. With the right equipment we could follow those instructions and get the results. With the instructions given a very low number of people are going to have success. The comments here and on Facebook confirm it.<br>
Thx, I'll use that temperature
Nice quaich. It's the main reason I clicked on the thumbnail. Now you gotta rinse it out with a little single malt :-)
Suprised to see this worked with diet sodas as well - approximately how long did it take to freeze the cans? There's a much higher element of risk here with the sodas than we had with water :P
You're on YouTube AND intructables? I love this! Keep It up!

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