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.


  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!