The temperatures are rising, and it is the perfect time for an ice cold refreshment. I remember getting cola flavored slushies from the gas station as a kid. And I was super excited when I found directions to make pop slushies at home. (They go great with our Solar Oven S’mores.)
Make Your Own Pop Slushies
First, you need a small bottle of soda pop. We used a 12 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola for our slushie. Shake that bottle of pop for all it’s worth. (The kids loved this step!)
Next, put the bottle in the freezer. You want to leave it in there until it is just about to the freezing point. For our 12 oz. bottle it took 2 hours. For a larger bottle (16 oz.), you will need to leave it in there a bit longer.
Then you will pour the super cold pop into a cold glass. (I put our glass in the freezer for 10 minutes ahead of time.)
The pop will magically turn into a delicious, ice cold beverage!
I loved my son’s reaction, “It tastes like pop!”
Using science to make pop slushies at home is a super simple and delicious treat that is perfect for that hot summer day.
More summer fun:
- 20 Ways for Kids to Stay Cool with Ice
- Summer-Long Water Play with a DIY Water Wall
- DIY Shark Party Games
- Keep Them Learning This Summer with These Fun Gifts