Homemade Pedialyte

2-quarts water
1-teaspoon baking soda
7-teaspoons sugar
1- (1/4 oz.) packet unsweetened kool-aid -OR- lemonade mix (any flavor)
1/2-teaspoon salt or salt substitute

Mix all together.
Store in fridge for NO more then 3 days. can be made into ice cubes.

By Nellie Lee Luhrmann


7 Comments so far

  1. ariestess on May 26, 2011 6:11 pm

    I wonder if it would be possible to substitute splenda/sucralose for the sugar in this and still have it work the same way?

  2. Cassie on May 26, 2011 7:12 pm

    The salt and baking soda are the electrolytes, not the sugar. The sugar is because you’re using unsweetened drink mix.

  3. Shannon on May 26, 2011 7:50 pm

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  5. Deb B on May 27, 2011 4:24 am

    Is the amount of sugar, 7 tsp., correct? For one packet of unsweetened kool-aid, this would be very sour? Should the kool-aid be pre-sweetened using the amount needed to make 2 qts.?

  6. Rebecca on January 4, 2012 11:19 am

    I added 7 Tbsp and its still a little sour but I think it’ll work. I assumed it was a typo too :) I imagine I could’ve used agave but I didnt think of that til after I added the sugar. Next time..

  7. Jess on July 25, 2012 6:30 pm

    You need to have sugar or some kind of real sweetener to provide some kind of calories. Pedialyte isn’t just to replace lost electrolytes, it is to get some dextrose to provide energy. Also, if you do not use salt-substitute AND salt, you are missing the potassium that is lost with vomiting and diarrhea.

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