Make your own slushies in less than 5 minutes without using a blender with this instant magic slushie hack!

Instant Magic Slushie Hack

I recently found out about this cool hack. You can freeze your juice almost instantly, and make your own delicious slushies without making a mess at all. The trick is to freeze the juice using ice cubes and salt. It looks like a magic trick. So cool!

So I decided to give this creative hack a try and my kids LOVED the idea. We had so much fun making our own slushies and finding out we can freeze liquids with just a simple trick.

For this recipe you just need ice, salt, and your favorite juice.

No blender is required so don’t worry about cleaning up a big mess. Enjoy a sweet treat with your kids and have fun making your own slushies. You can use any juice you like. Try different flavors or even mixed them up. My kids loved watching how the juice freezes just like magic.

This is really the perfect fun drink for a hot summer day or when you don’t want to deal with messy melty ice pops.  My kids love ice pops but when we are inside the house, this cool hack is 100% mess free. And it’s so easy to make!

This time I used Gatorade but if you want to make them healthier, use natural fruit juices. Orange juice, apple juice, carrot juice or even homemade lemonade. Any liquid will work magically!

You need a big ziplock bag with ice and salt and a small ziplock bag for the juice inside. And shake, shake, shake for about 5 minutes. This is the trick for making your own slushies without a blender. The ice and salt will turn any liquid into ice within minutes.

Instant Magic Slushie Hack

This is also a great activity for the kids. Get them involved in the process. You can pretend to have superpowers like Queen Elsa from Frozen! Simple, refreshing idea for the entire family to enjoy.

Tip: Get Reusable Silicone Straws. They are very easy to clean, eco friendly, and super safe for hot and cold drinks.

Instant Magic Slushie Hack

Instant Magic Slushie Hack
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A delicious and refreshing magical treat.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
  • Ice cubes (25-30 aprox*)
  • 2-3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup juice
  1. Using a large Ziplock bag, place the ice cubes and salt and mix well.
  2. Place juice in a smaller Ziplock bag,take out all the air, and seal tightly.
  3. Place bag of juice in the bag of ice and salt and close it.
  4. Shake for about 5 minutes or until juice freezes and transforms into a slushie.
  5. If it gets too cold, wrap a dish cloth around it and continue shaking.
  6. Pour into a cup and serve right away.
  7. Enjoy!


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Instant Magic Slushie Hack


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4 Responses so far.

  1. Susannah says:

    My son would love this! He loves slurpies from 7-11 but I hate making a stop 🙁

  2. This is so cool. I am so trying this for my nephew and nieces. I keep buying this bottle thing that you can squeeze but it broke twice! Lol this just seems a lot easier, if a bit messy!

  3. Oh Wow! I had no idea it can be done so easily! That’s so cool!

  4. Angelica says:

    Love this idea. Seems simple and fun. It reminded me of making homemade icecream with rock salt. So creative!

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