How to Make a Frozen Gel Pack (Ice Pack)


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Introduction: How to Make a Frozen Gel Pack (Ice Pack)

In this Quick Tip Video I show how to make a frozen gel pack. You can use these for aches and pains after exercising or pretty much anything. You could also use them to keep food cold if you need.

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    7 Discussions

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    greepaul
    greepaul

    3 years ago

    Be sure to put a piece of cloth between the pack and your skin. I made one exactly like this and put it on my knee for only seven minutes. It felt colder than a commercial gel pack (better heat conductor?) and when I took it off, I had superficial frostbite: the skin was as stiff as cardboard. That was 5 days ago and it's still painful: please be careful!

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    rcoop
    rcoop

    6 years ago on Introduction

    is this gel the same as the one used in ice cream canister of ice cream maker

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    yoyology
    yoyology

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Would this work with vodka or other drinkable alcohol? Adjusting the ratios to account for the proof, of course (70% alcohol=140 proof).

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    bakdrft
    bakdrft

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Why would you waste good alcohol? Isopropyl is way cheaper. Go buy a bottle cheapskate!

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    RichsMethods
    RichsMethods

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, anything that would lower the freezing point of the water would work.