Hummingbird Food Recipe

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Hummingbird Food

Missy Asche


I like to combine just 2 cups of the water with sugar and heat to dissolve, then I add the other 2 cups of room temperature water so it doesn't take so long to cool.
Kids especially love to help with this. If they're too young, I would just allow them to measure the water & sugar, add the food coloring, and let them pour the food into the feeder.

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5 Min


5 Min


Stove Top


1 c
4 c
drops of red food coloring

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat water with sugar, stir until dissolved. Add red food coloring. Allow to cool before adding to feeder.
I like to heat just 2 cups of water with the sugar and stir until dissolved. Then add the remaining 2 cups of water (room temperature or cool) to help cool it quicker.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: For Pets, Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Hummingbird, #Bird