Homemade Gel Pack

Total Time
0 mins
0 mins
0 mins

This is great for injuries and keeping beverages cool.

Skip to Next Recipe


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol


  1. Mix, then seal in a freezer bag, then encase in a second bag.
  2. Place in the freezer.
  3. Note: The more alcohol you use, the softer the pack will be, making it more gentle on injuries than an ice pack.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an awesome recipe! Nicely conforms to any body part and seems extra cold! ;-)

5 5

Earlier this year I had such a horrible cough that I dislocated a rib. OUCH! This gel pack really helped because I was able to use a gallon size freezer bag and wrap it around my ribcage. I used a few drops of blue food coloring so everyone would know what it was when they opened the freezer. Thanks for posting this!!

5 5

After knee surgery, we needed an ice pack for my airedale mix dog. This worked out perfect as it would conform to her leg.