Pre workout is super popular these days thanks to its ability to make you feel more alert, focused and energized.
In this article, we answer some common questions regarding adding ice to and freezing pre workout.
Here’s whether you can freeze pre workout:
You can freeze a pre workout shake if you prefer your pre workout drink to be cold. You can also freeze your tub of pre workout if you want to prevent the powder from clumping.
Can You Put Ice In Pre Workout?
If you want to an enjoy an ice cold pre workout shake without the hassle of freezing it, adding ice is a better option in my eyes.
Can You Freeze Pre Workout Powder?
Pre workout powder by itself is unlikely to freeze well as there’s no water.
But if you want your pre workout shake to be really cold, there’s no harm putting your tub of pre workout in the freezer.
Also, some people claim that freezing your tub of pre workout stops it from getting clumpy.
(Although this seems like a waste of valuable freezer space in my opinion!)
Can You Freeze Pre Workout When Mixed With Water?
If you want your pre workout shake to be super cold, or a slush-like consistency, then feel free to put your mixed pre workout in the freezer.
Just be wary that when the pre workout drink freezes, it expands. So make sure you don’t fill your shake to the very top, otherwise you may damage the shaker.
Also, you should never put metal protein shakers in the freezer as they can explode.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
How Long Does Pre Workout Last In The Freezer?
If you were to put your tub of pre workout in the freezer, then I’d still recommend using it before its Best Before date, to make sure it doesn’t lose its effectiveness.
Whereas if you were to put a pre workout shake in the freezer, then I’d use it within a couple of weeks.
(Although I don’t see why you’d leave it in the freezer for that long anyways!)
Do All Types Of Pre Workout Freeze?
In short, yes.
You can put all tubs of pre workout in the freezer with no trouble, since it’s just powder.
Also, since all pre workouts dissolve in water, you can put any type of pre workout shake in the freezer too.
Just remember to avoid using a metal shaker!
Should You Freeze Pre Workout?
There’s no right or wrong answer here.
While frozen pre workout isn’t more effective, some people may prefer having their pre workout ice cold/slush-like.
If that’s you, then by all means freeze your pre workout!
Personally, I don’t bother freezing pre workout as I think it’s more convenient to just drink it as is.
Can You Refreeze Pre Workout Once It’s Been Defrosted?
Yes – you can refreeze a pre workout shake once it’s been defrosted, as long as your shaker is clean.
By this, I mean let’s say you go to the gym and you get sweat all over your protein shaker.
Then it’s crucial that you clean your protein shaker before refreezing, to make sure there’s no bacteria present.
Not only could this make your freezer unhygienic, but it could also make you sick.
How Long Does A Pre Workout Shake Take To Freeze?
Well, this depends on a couple of things.
First, how cold is your freezer?
The colder your freezer, the shorter it takes to freeze.
Second, how much water are you mixing your pre workout with?
The more water you use, the longer it takes to freeze.
But for example’s sake, let’s say you mix your pre workout with 400ml of water.
Then on average, you can expect your shake to freeze in around 3 to 5 hours.
How Long Does A Frozen Pre Workout Shake Take To Melt?
Again, this depends on a couple of things.
First, how much water did you mix your pre workout with?
The more water you use, the longer it takes to melt.
Second, what temperature of the room is your shaker at?
The warmer the room, the shorter it takes to melt.
Going back to our earlier example, let’s say you used 400ml of water to mix your pre workout shake and it’s left at room temperature once taken out the freezer…
Then on average, you can expect your shake to fully melt in around 2 to 3 hours.
- You can put ice in pre workout if you prefer drinking it cold.
- Freezing pre workout can help prevent it from going clumpy.
That’s all for this article, but can you take pre workout on empty stomach? Or should you cycle off pre workout?
Hope this helped!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.