Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

These are ice pack "recipes" - I was told how to make these for my husband after surgery. I double bag these and use gallon size bags. External Use Only - goes without saying! Note: Never apply an ice pack directly to the skin as it can cause frostbite. Always(!!!) wrap ice packs in a towel or cloth before applying to skin!


  1. Palmolive Bag.
  2. Use the green liquid dish soap - Palmolive.
  3. Don't dilute, just put into your zip lock bag, double bag and freeze, maybe reused several times. Makes a nice bag that molds to the affected area.
  4. Alcohol Bag.
  5. Use rubbing alcohol.
  6. 1 part alcohol and 2 parts water. Freeze and use. (this is my favorite).
  7. If it's too stiff, add more alcohol, too mushy - add more water.