Total Time
72hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 72 hrs

After having three kids, I could have saved a lot of $ making this myself.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packet unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon salt substitute (optional)


  1. Mix all together well and store in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
  2. Make ice cubes or popsicles with this.
Most Helpful

5 5

Thank you so much. I have an invalid Mom and keeping her hydrated gets expensive ( she will only drink so much plain water and Gatrorade gets quite expensive ) Having a small son I had Kook Aid in the pantry. You saved me a small fortune. I add abit more sugar for her taste and she drinks it right down. Thank you again !!!

2 5

This is a much more dilute salt/sugar solution than the rehydration formula recommnended by the World Health Organization. WHO recommends 1 tsp salt 8 tsp sugar 1 litre water While I doubt if this recipe would harm a healthy child, before I gave it to a sick one, I would check another recipe source.

5 5

Great recipe! With two children in sports, we will use this often! As for the comments on the Potassium, you get that from adding the salt substitute. The one I have is Morton salt substitue, and it contains 610mg per 1/4 tsp potassium. Thanks again for shairng this recipe...what a money saver!!