Homemade Gatorade Recipe


I am looking for a recipe for homemade Gatorade? Could I use unsweetened Kool Aid powder to provide a nice flavor?

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I was talking to a friend today and she said her hubby only drank water and Gatorade, but complained that Gatorade was too high to buy. I told her I'd see if anyone knew how to make a good substitute for it. Surely there's someone with a recipe. Thanks in advance.

Sharon, KY

RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

Recipe: Gatorade

  • 1 package unsweetened Kool Aid (any flavor)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Mix together, this equals the electrolyte replacement found in many popular drinks on the market. Great for hot summer. Sandra from Florence, AL (08/09/2005)

By Sandra

RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

Homemade Gatorade #93652

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unsweetened flavored drink mix (enough for 2 quarts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt (sodium chloride)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt substitute (potassium chloride; eg. Morton Salt Substitute)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup granular fructose (can substitute 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs. corn syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid (can substitute 2 tbs. lemon juice)
  • water, to make 2 quarts 8 servings

    3 minutes prep time

    Place all ingredients in a large pitcher or jug and stir or shake until well mixed. Chill and keep refrigerated until used. By dsbaby14

    RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

    We just buy the powdered Gatorade (or even the store brand). Even the name brand is much less expensive than purchasing it in bottles. My husband even likes it less than full "strength" so it's even cheaper to make. (08/10/2005)

    By Mary Ellen

    RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

    Here is a very simple and very good recipe for MYO Gatorade
    • 1 pkg Kool-aid, flavor of your choice
    • 8 tbs sugar
    • 3/8 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp potassium chloride (Nu-Salt)
    • 8 cups warm water
    Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Cool and serve. We make this and pour into old Gatorade bottles. It's quite good. (08/12/2005)

    By Marta

    RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 9 tbs. Sugar
    • 3/8 tsp Salt
    • 2 liters (approx) water

    RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

    To make one quart:

    • 2 tsp Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice
    • 4 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tp liqumins trace mineral drops
    • 1 qt water

    Mix together and enjoy. The trace mineral drops will provide all you need for the day. (01/19/2009)

    By Richard T.

    RE: Homemade Substitute for Gatorade

    All right it takes 1 can of orange juice, 2 Tbsp. of lemon, 1 Tbsp. of lime, 3/4 tsp. salt, then water. This is for 2 liters or 10 Tbsp. of sugar and 3/4 tsp Morten lite salt. This is funny and one Kool aid packet of your choice for flavor, then water. This is also for 2 liters. and you are very welcome. (02/06/2009)

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