Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

I like making small batches of hummingbird food so I stay in the habit of cleaning the feeder regularly...but this recipe easily doubles or triples and the extra can be stored in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the sugar to a measuring cup.
  2. Add enough boiling water to come up to the 1/2 cup mark. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add ice cubes to raise the level of the water to 3/4 cup. Stir until the ice is melted and the hummingbird food is at the proper temperature to serve immediately!