Wednesday, February 02, 2011

home made "blue ice"

two weeks ago the DH had surgery on his shoulder

since then we've been really friendly with ice packs

now we have a couple of those blue gel packs, but they don't really stay cold for a 30 minute cooling session, and they're kind of pricey

my daughter shared a recipe with me to do a home made version

I whipped up a couple of these and we've been using them at least 3 times a day ever since -- they're even better than those blue things

it is really simple and really cheap too!

Small pack:

2 - 1 quart zip top plastic bags
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

pour the liquids into one bag, squeeze out the air and zip close, insert into second bag, zip close and freeze

Big pack:

2 - 1 gallon zip top plastic bags
2 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup rubbing alcohol

if you want even smaller ones, use sandwich bags and split the quart measurements!

1 comment:

Nancy G said...

These instructions are really easy, and the finished product is way cool (or will be, after you put it in the freezer)! [Ducking to avoid being hit with a flying ice ball, as the snow is too dry for snowballs.]