How to Make a Frozen Coke in 20 Minutes (DIY Coke Slushie)
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There’s nothing like a freezing cold drink to give you a brain freeze! This Frozen Coke Recipe is delicious and so easy to make using an ice cream maker.
This DIY Coke Slushie tastes just like a Coke Slurpee and is another recipe you need to add to your must make list!
How to Make a Frozen Coke (DIY Coke Slushie):
I grew up in a very small town. And when I say small, I mean small! There were nineteen kids in my graduating class, no movie theaters or chain restaurants, and only a couple convenience stores. (7-Eleven and another local chain.)
The 7-Eleven had a Slurpee machine, so it was our main source of icy treats during the summer. I loved the cherry flavor, but my all time favorite was (and still is) the Coke Slurpee!
There’s just nothing better than an icy cold treat during the hot summer months.
This frozen coke slushie recipe is simple and so yummy! Don’t drink it too fast or you’ll definitely get brain freeze.
What is a Frozen Coke?
A Frozen Coke is just like it sounds. Coke that’s been frozen into a slushie consistency.
It’s like the perfect combination of soda and ice that you don’t have to worry about being too chunky to enjoy. I thought about titling this post “Copycat Slurpee Recipe,” but I was afraid the slurpee trademark people might not like that idea, lol. So frozen Coke it is, lol.
This particular preparation method (using an ice cream maker) results in an almost perfect Coke Slurpee dupe. It is the same consistency and flavor of a Coke Slurpee.
Ingredients and Supplies to Make this Coke Slushie Recipe
- Ice Cream Maker that you can see the contents while it spins (If you don’t have one, this 2 quart Cuisinart is the one to get!)
How to Make a Frozen Coke (DIY Coke Slushie)
- Add the Coke to the ice cream maker and let run for 20ish minutes. (depending on your ice cream maker)
- That’s it!
(I told you this was simple, right?!) You’ll love the ease and taste of this frozen coke recipe!
Can You Make a Frozen Coke Ahead of Time?
You could make it ahead of time, but I wouldn’t recommend as the slushie will freeze solid.
This Frozen Coke recipe is designed to be enjoyed right away.
If you have leftovers, this is what I recommend: Add the leftover Frozen Coke to a shallow dish and place in the freezer. When you are ready to finish it, you can break it up into small pieces and re-blend it in the blender. You might need to add a smidge more liquid Coke to get it back to the Coke slushy consistency.
Can You Add Alcohol to a Frozen Coke?
Of course you can!
There’s always room to make it more of an adult beverage if you want. Just make certain that you label them differently so the kids don’t accidentally take a drink of yours! I think this would taste amazing with some lime and coconut rum!
One thing to keep in mind is that the alcohol might increase the processing time.
Can I make a Diet Coke Slushie using Diet Coke?
That is a big NO!
Do not try to make Coke Slushie Recipe with diet Coke. It needs that sugar in the regular Coke to work.
(And yes, I tried it, lol.)
Look at that gorgeous slushie! Graba a spoon (or a plastic straw), because we all know those paper straws ate cute to look at, but are the worst to drink out of, lol.
If you’re looking for more summer drink recipes, check out these great options as well:
- Strawberry Lemonade Slushie (for the kids)
- Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- Frozen Coconut Mojito (for the adults )
- Peach Mango Wine Slushie
How to Make a Frozen Coke (DIY Coke Slushie)
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: drinks
- Method: ice cream maker
- 1/2 liter Coca Cola
Also needed: Ice cream maker that you can see through the lid
- Add Coke to ice cream maker and process 20 to 25 minute or until desired consistency is reached.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make a coke slushie:
- Add Coke to a shallow dish and place in the freezer for about 4 hours or until frozen. Break up frozen Coke and place in blender. Add additional liquid Coke to the blender a tablespoon or 2 at a time until desired slushie consistency is reached.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 186
Keywords: frozen treats, coke slushie
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
wow, I had my great friends James and brother Mark come over for lunch. I just had normal coke though. 🙁 next time I will try these, thank you 🙂
So why doesn’t the diet soda work? What happens?
I don’t know the science behind it but when you use sugar free soda it acts more like water and freezes to the side of the ice cream maker, like an ice cube until it’s no longer able to turn.
If you wanted sugar free, may be poor the soda into an ice cream tray, freeze it like that and then blended in the blender.
This was amazing, thanks!
This is amazing! Tastes just like a cola Slurpee. I made it two days in a row.
Made this yesterday, the kids were so impressed I love making these diy Slurpee’s at home!
This looks so good, I love slurpees.