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How to Keep Your Water Bottle Cold All Day

It's summer vacation! It is here, anyway, so I hope it's summer vacation where ever you live.

For Grace and I, summer vacation means lots of hikes, picnics, and other outings.

I always pack lots of snacks for us – Sweet N Salty bars, fruity snacks, nuts, and fresh fruit. I also pack water bottles.keeping water bottle cold

Warm water is the antithesis of refreshing, especially if it's a hot day.

To keep the water in our water bottles icy cold, I use this tip:

Freeze the water bottle

  1. Fill your water bottles 1/3 full and freeze them.
  2. Keep the water bottles in the freezer so that they are ready when you need them.
  3. When you're ready to go on an outing, fill the bottles you'll need with cold water.
  4. The ice will thaw within a few hours, and you'll have cold water to drink all day long.

It's not just for outings.

We froze Grace's milk using this method last year, and it stayed safely cold until she was ready to drink it with her lunch. This is a great tip for packing lunches for school, camp, or day care.

Happily submitted to Kitchen Tip Tuesday and Works for Me Wednesday

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4 thoughts on “How to Keep Your Water Bottle Cold All Day”

  1. Tara- Just wanted to let you know that freezing water in some metal bottles is not recommended. It can cause the bottom to become mis-shaped. I love the technique though. I used to do it every day when I had a bigger freezer. 🙂

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