Homemade Pedialyte

Recipe by garpgump
READY IN: 6mins
YIELD: 2 liters


  • 8 14
    cups water
  • 1 - 1 12
    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,)
  • 12 - 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)
  • 13
    cup raw honey (Do not use honey if this drink is to be served to children under 12 months old)
  • 23
    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.