You can use the links below to jump through this article if you need help with how to go about freezing fizzy drinks, how to defrost them or whether it’s actually worth doing in the first place:
How to Freeze Fizzy Drinks
When it comes to freezing fizzy drinks, the most important thing to remember is that you need to be careful. Never put cans into the freezer because the liquid and the carbonated bubbles will expand as the liquid freezes and burst out of the can and make a big mess in the freezer.
- Transfer to Container
Make sure you transfer the fizzy drink into a suitable container. You don’t need to worry about it keeping it’s fizz because that will have gone by the time the drink is frozen. You need a plastic bottle or container that can be closed but with enough gap to allow the liquid to expand. If you are making ice lollies, then you can pour the liquid into the moulds.
Pop the lid on the bottle or container.
Label with the date and contents and put the fizzy drink into the freezer to freeze.
How to Freeze Popular Fizzy Drinks
The above method applies to most fizzy drinks, but some drinks are obviously more popular than others. Below we’ve covered a couple of the most common fizzy drinks.
How to Freeze Coke
Coke can also be frozen if you like, but it will lose all its fizz and become flat. It will still retain it’s flavour, though. If you have ever wondered why cola flavoured ice lollies don’t taste quite like coke, then this is why!
It’s the flavour of coke without the fizz. To freeze coke, you can follow the same instructions outlined above.
How to Freeze Lemonade
You can freeze lemonade too. It will lose its fizz, so it won’t be quite the same, but you will still get the flavour of lemonade. You can freeze lemonade by following the same instructions outlined above to freeze fizzy drinks.
3 Tips for Freezing Fizzy Drinks
Now you know how to freeze them, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing fizzy drinks to have the best results:
- Never Freeze Cans – Never freeze fizzy drinks in enclosed and unopened cans. They will explode and make a mess in the freezer. Always transfer the drink into a suitable container first.
- Seal After Freezing – If you are freezing in a plastic bottle and are worried about it expanding, then you can freeze it with the lid off to allow the liquid to expand. You do need to take care with this method, though, because it can end up backfiring and make a mess.
- Make Lollies – To make life easier for yourself, buy a suitable ice lolly mould. These make the process of freezing your drinks into ice lolly shapes that are easy to eat and store in the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Fizzy Drinks?
Fizzy drinks should only really be kept in the freezer for a few weeks. They don’t freeze well, and we wouldn’t recommend that you freeze fizzy drinks at all. Instead, try freezing orange, apple or tropical juice.
You Can Freeze Fizzy Drinks for up to 1 Month
How Do You Defrost Fizzy Drinks?
You wouldn’t usually need to defrost a fizzy drink as most uses for frozen drinks are to be eaten frozen as a tasty iced treat or dessert. If you do need to thaw out the fizzy drink, then you can take it out of the freezer and pop it into the fridge to defrost slowly.
Can You Refreeze Fizzy Drinks?
No, you shouldn’t refreeze fizzy drinks. Whilst it shouldn’t cause too much sickness, it will deteriorate the flavour of the drink, and it just wouldn’t be worth it.
Do Fizzy Drinks Freeze Well?
No fizzy drinks do not freeze well. They lose all of their fizz because when the drink is put into the freezer, both the liquid and the carbonated bubbles expand and then these pop and leave you with a flat-tasting frozen drink.
If you’ve still got questions about freezing fizzy drinks or soda in general, then these may help:
Can You Freeze Fizzy Drinks to Make Ice Lollies?
This is one of the better ways to freeze fizzy drinks. Buy a mould to make lollies, top them up with your favourite fizzy drink and freeze. They will lose some of their flavour through the loss of fizz but will still taste delicious and be refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
Can You Freeze Soda into Ice Cubes?
As above, you can also freeze fizzy drinks into ice cubes to add to drinks. They will still retain some flavour but don’t expect them to be packed full of taste.