Intro: ICICUPS!!!-Cups Made of Ice!!!
We all love having a cold drink on a hot day, but its not so fun when our refreshing ice-cold drink is turned into sugarwater by melting ice. Water from the ice mixed with our once-delicious drink gives us nothing to look forward but a disgusting slush. The answer is simple: instead of adding ice cubes to the drink, why not add the drink to the ice cubes-well in this case, the ice cup! Having a cup made of ice makes having a refreshing drink Mich more enjoyable, because instead of going into the drink, the meltwater flows down onto your hand, thus cooling of your hand AND the drink! Also, the cup surrounds the drink, and therefore cools it more evenly than little ice cubes floating on the top would. So why not give it a try and create your own Icicups? Well, if you want to try it, let's begin!
Step 1: Materialz
You will need two plastic cups, some drinkable water, and some weights (I used marbles).
Step 2: Filling the Cups
Fill one cup partially with water (up about two inches). Fill the other cup with the weights.
Step 3: Stack
Stack the cups with the water-filled cup on the bottom. The water should rise evenly up the sides of the cups. The weighted cup should NOT reach all the way to the bottom; you want a nice, sturdy, thick base.
Step 4: Freeze
Put the cups in the freezer. It took about three hours to for my cups to freeze enough.
Step 5: Take Apart
After the sides of the cup freeze enough that they crackle when you touch them, take the cups out of the freezer. Next, remove the top cup with the weights. Don't worry if the sides of the ice crack, we will refreeze them again. You will also notice that there is still liquid water at the bottom. We will also refreeze that.
Step 6: Refreeze
Put the cup back in the freezer to refreeze any unfrozen, cracked, or damaged parts. I left mine in for about an hour.
Step 7: Cut Out
Remove the cup from the freezer and make sure its completely frozen. If it is, cut away the plastic cup around it. First cut straight down the side, then peel the sides off. Next, remove the bottom. The Icicup should come out easily.
Step 8: Enjoy!!!
"My ice Solo cup! I fill you up! Let's have a party!..." Fill your new Icicup with your favorite drink and enjoy your water-free refresher! It helps to have put the drink in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving so the cup doesn't melt. Thanks for viewing! Enjoy!!! *This Instructable is part of the Spydrinkz project.