Introduction: How to Make an Instant Slushy

How to make an instant slushie. Want a to make any drink into a delicious semi-frozen drink called a slushy? Usually this means putting your desired drink in the freezer and waiting until it reaches the desired state of being froze, however with this awesome method you can have a frozen slushie drink in just a few minutes!

We have also provided a video tutorial on how to make an instant slushy. so be sure to give it a watch for more elaborated instructions.

Step 1: Gather What You Will Need

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What you will need:

- A drink (any drink will work for making a slushy)

- 2 Plastic Bags

- Some ice

- Salt

Step 2: Pour Drink Into Plastic Bag

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Pour the drink into one of the plastic bags. Make sure that you seal the plastic bag completely to ensure no spills.

Step 3: Put Plastic Bag Inside Other Bag

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Put the plastic bag with the drink in it inside of the other plastic bag. Again, make sure that the plastic bag with drink in it is completely sealed.

Step 4: Fill Bag With Ice

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Fill the outer bag with ice. Make sure to leave enough room to be able to close the bag.

Step 5: Pour Salt in Bag

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Pour salt into the outer bag. You should be pouring the salt on top of the ice. How will this work? Salt and ice create a chemical reaction that "superchill" your inside drink. This will require quite a bit of salt.

Step 6: Shake Bag for About 5 Minutes

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Now seal the outer plastic bag that is containing everything and shake. Shake the bag for a good 3 - 5 minutes or until you can visually see the drink become a slush state.

WARNING : The bag will get very cold, so consider using a towel to shake and handle the bag.

Step 7: Enjoy!

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After shaking the bag for about 5 minutes, the inside drink will have became a slushy! Do this with any drink including soda, juice, or just water! If this tutorial was confusing in any way, be sure to take a look at our video tutorial on how to make an instant slushy - How to Make an Instant Slushy . We have also given a few pictures to what the slushy will look like. Thanks for reading!


acabrera7 (author)2015-06-14

alternative way is to just put the can in the freezer, wait 2 hours (keep an eye on it! too long and it'll burst!)

If it has a bulge at the top, that means the gas is trying to escape, and the drink is still liquid, however when the gas is removed, TSH! slushy! I recommend transfer can into plastic bottle for easier handling.

T_Parker (author)acabrera72017-03-04

That's what I normally do but then I start whinging because I don't have a cold drink to drink whilst waiting.

gatornana (author)acabrera72016-03-26

But that is too.slow if u r wanting another slushy fast. And requires way too much of my attn on a can in thr freezer,lol

ApexTV (author)acabrera72015-06-20

Cool! How long does it take to make a slushy?

T_Parker (author)2017-03-04

How much salt do I use because I don't want to use too much or too little.

Michigan state (author)2016-10-04

liar i shook it for 15 and didnt work

Jenniferboo (author)2016-04-11

Im about to try this for my boys!! They have mono and strep throat and really want a slurpee/slushy just really dont want to drag them out to 7 11 or wawa 15 to 25 mins away thats too much!!!! And they wont eat popsicles!! Ugh!! Hope this works fingerscrossed :)

gatornana (author)2016-03-26

Thanks!what a unique way to make a slushy and a great science project for school for granddaughter!
I will b using method for adult entertainment:Plum Wine Slushy

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ApexTV (author)DaddysGal222015-06-20

Thank you DaddysGal22 !

mechaknight (author)2015-06-12

its awesome its like the homeade ice cream stuff except its better

ApexTV (author)mechaknight2015-06-20

Ya I know! It's better because it's so quick and easy to make.

skumar231 (author)2015-06-13

nice very cool

ApexTV (author)skumar2312015-06-20

Why thank you kind sir!

CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-13


ApexTV (author)CandyLove112015-06-20

Thanks! What a nice compliment!

TwinkletoesKat (author)2015-06-19

just tried and it didn't work, I used PLENTY of ice and salt

ApexTV (author)TwinkletoesKat2015-06-20

You must of not shaken it for long enough. I thought that it wasn't working as I was making the video, however I just was not shaking it for long enough. Be sure to shake the bag for a good five minutes, maybe even a bit more. I urge you to try it again and shake for a longer time nonstop, because I think you will be pleased with the results! Good luck!

mulesaremylife (author)2015-06-12

Awesome! I love slushies! We are working on cement work tomorrow and this will be a very refreshing snack.

ApexTV (author)mulesaremylife2015-06-12


dtpit (author)2015-06-12

I 've try this@ home Bt I use plastic jar (candy container) instead plastic bag just add ice cube n flavors and shake it.....

ApexTV (author)dtpit2015-06-12

Sounds cool! I never knew that it would work without salt! Does it seem to take longer?

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