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Homemade Pedialyte or Gatorade Frozen Pops, Ice Cubes on Sticks, American

Hi, In this dangerous hot weather, I wanted to offer you a homemade Gatorade/Pedialyte recipe to restore people's chemical imbalance from sweating so much. I AM MAKING THESE INTO POPSICLES and ice cubes. In fact I was so excited about having these and saving $5 a bottle on the liquid that my mom almost LIVES on, (often in the form of Ensure nutrition drink) that I had a dream about making the popsicles, taking them out of the popsicle mold, wrapping in plastic, putting in a plastic bag, then making more, until there is a good supply of these cool frozen pops that are good for any heat related illness, or for when a person is doing a lot of activity outside like sports or their outside job, or for when child has stomach flu or diarrhea. This will save you a trip to the emergency room in case of dehydration, caused by any reason. Even if you could only sip one sip every 5 minutes during the day, you would get enough liquid and balanced salts/sugars in your body with this drink. Please watch out for the elderly and children in this hot weather, their bodies can't control their thermostat normally like the rest of us.

Ingredients
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 Tablespoons sugar (not sugar substitute)
  • 1 packet kool-Aid- OPTIONAL (not the ones with the sugar already mixed in them, because you can't know how many TBSP. sugar are in those.)
Preparation Instructions

The Kool-Aid is optional. Store in the refrigerator. Be creative; use this "Special Kool-Aid" to make ice cubes so it will stay in their bottle or sippy-cup. Or, insert toothpicks into your ice cubes before freezing, or put into popsicle molds. Make slushees by mixing the liquid with ice cubes in your blender, or by mixing the ice cubes made with this liquid with a bit of water or the liquid in a blender.

Contributed by Sheila, 2007

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