Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
Reuse an old 2 liter bottle and help add electrolytes, but with a somewhat healthier twist.
Make and share this Homemade Pedialyte recipe from Food.com.
- 8 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon morton lite salt (Sea salt if not Morton Lite Salt. The key is to add KCl not just NaCl. Morton Lite is half and half,)
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon gelatin powder (Jel-O)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (If honey is not used, see below, then the recipe calls for 4-6 tablespoons of sugar, to taste)
- 1⁄3 cup raw honey (Do not use honey if this drink is to be served to children under 12 months old)
- 2⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
- Heat up 1 cup of very hot water (not necessarily boiling, but pretty hot) in a Pyrex measuring cup.
- Add the powdered ingredients, stir until dissolved, and transfer to your 2 liter bottle(or larger).
- If using honey, then pour out your honey into the Pyrex cup.
- Add honey to the 2 liter bottle, let it pour for 30 seconds, use 1 cup of hot water to rinse out the residual honey from the Pyrex measuring cup into the bottle. You should have a total of 2 cups of water in the bottle along with all of the ingredients sans the lemon juice.
- Measure out the lemon juice in the mostly clean Pyrex cup and add to the bottle.
- The concoction will foam up … don’t panic. Stir/shake to mix all of the ingredients. The foam will dissipate momentarily.
- Add the remaining water (~6.2 cups) to top off the bottle and serve over ice.
- You may want to stretch this recipe by adding Airborne tablets or equivalent and additional water.
I can't say that I've ever tasted Pedialyt, but I must say that I don't like this mix very much. My 4 yr old son didn't care for it either. We used Celtic Sea Salt, so perhaps I need to cut back on the salt in the recipe. It was very salty. I tried to tweak the taste by adding a bit of sugar, and it made it worse.