How To Make Pedialyte Taste Better? (Follow This)

Last updated on October 26th, 2022 at 05:20 pm

As a human being, it is entirely natural to fall sick at times. For example, you could lose a lot of minerals to vomiting when you catch a fever.

In such cases, you would need Pedialyte to replenish these lost nutrients.

Unfortunately, however, the taste of some Pedialyte is rather unappealing. So, many people wonder about how to make it taste better.

You can make your Pedialyte taste better by adding sweeteners to the mixture. These sweeteners include orange juice, salt, lime, lemon juice, coconut water, strawberry, etc. You can execute this flawlessly if you are making your homemade Pedialyte. However, I would not advise you to add sweeteners to a pre-made Pedialyte

How to Make Unflavored Pedialyte Taste Better?

How to Make Pedialyte Taste Better

You can make unflavored Pedialyte taste better by adding some sweeteners to the Pedialyte.

In addition, you can create some of the best Pedialyte flavors by adding the right amount of sweetening agents.

Any unflavored Pedialyte syrup would taste like water. We liken the taste to water because it would be technically tasteless.

Rather unfortunately, the consistency of the Pedialyte is different from the consistency of water.

Thus, aside from the taste, you could identify the syrup. Thus, you won’t be able to drink it.

You can use sweeteners such as orange juice, lemon juice, and even salt to add taste to the Pedialyte mixture.

Moreover, you can also apply synthetic sweeteners to help add taste to the Pedialyte. However, I would recommend you use natural sweeteners instead.

What to Mix with Pedialyte to Make it Taste Sweeter?

To make it sweeter, you can mix natural or synthetic sweeteners into the Pedialyte mixture.

The natural sweeteners include the following:

#1. Coconut Water

Coconuts are said to contain a lot of healthy nutrients.

Moreover, the liquid in the coconut, commonly referred to as coconut water, has a lot of nutrients, including iron, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin C, potassium, sodium, and phosphorus.

These nutrients make coconut water effective in acting as a sweetening agent, especially for your homemade Pedialyte recipes.

Moreover, coconut water contains sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose.

Thus, it can serve as a good sweetening agent for your Pedialyte. Note that despite being a sweetening agent, coconut water is good for diabetic patients.

Therefore, if you wish to make a homemade Pedialyte and are diabetic, you can use coconut water as your sweetening agent.

#2. Lime Juice

Lime juice provides a rather sweet and acidic tone, making for a great flavor contrast in your Pedialyte drink.

In addition, lime juice contains nutrients such as Vitamin C, proteins, carbohydrates, and fiber.

Ensure you use lime juice as your sweetening agent if you are:

  • Looking for a healthier skin tone.
  • Trying to build your immune system.
  • Looking to prevent heart diseases and kidney issues.

Moreover, you can check out the chart below to understand the components that make up lime juice better:

Sugars 1.45g
Magnesium 4.6mg
Phosphorus 9.3mg

#3. Orange Juice 

You would not be wrong if you considered orange juice the best sweetening agent.

This is because orange juice is sweet but also contains a beautiful level of acidity, which is essential to creating some of the best Pedialyte flavors. 

Orange juice contains the following sugars: glucose, fructose, and sucrose.

Moreover, the citric, malic, and ascorbic acid found in orange juice tends to provide a healthy level of acidity, and this makes orange juice one of the best sweeteners.

Orange juice generally contains eight grams of sugar, which is more than enough to make it an effective sweetening agent for your Pedialyte. 

#4. Lemon Juice

Like orange juice and lime juice, lemon juice is another sweetener with high sugar and acidity.

Lemon juice contains acids such as citric acids and amino acids. It also contains phenolic compounds.

Despite all these organic acids, lemon juice is relatively high in sugar, containing 2.5 grams. 

While I would recommend that you use natural sweeteners, you can also choose to use synthetic sweeteners for your Pedialyte syrup. These synthetic sweeteners include:

#5. Sucralose

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener known for the fact that it contains zero calories.

Moreover, you can create sucralose by manipulating sugar: you need to replace three hydrogen-oxygen groups with chlorine atoms.

Sucralose is very helpful when sweetening your Pedialyte, but excessive amounts can cause severe health risks.

The most common form of sucralose is Splenda, which is available in several stores.

#6. Acesulfame Potassium 

You can refer to acesulfame potassium as acesulfame k or E950. E950 works by stimulating sweet receptors of the taster’s tongue.

This way, you would be able to enjoy the sweetness of the Pedialyte, but you would not be consuming any sugar.

Fortunately, your body does not absorb the chemical into your bloodstream.

Instead, it passes it out in urine, thus making this sweetener safer. Note that you can mix this sweetener with sucralose as well.

What If My Child Doesn’t Like Pedialyte?

If your child does not like Pedialyte, you need to apply alternatives to help him out.

You can use various alternatives to ensure your child takes the medications and gets well. Note that children naturally don’t like Pedialyte.

This is because Pedialyte is naturally tasteless and thus, unappealing to children. The alternatives you can take are:

#1. Apply Sweeteners to the Pedialyte Mixture

If you make a homemade Pedialyte syrup, you can add sweeteners to the mixture to ensure that your child enjoys the flavor.

You can choose to use natural or synthetic sweeteners.

However, since you are dealing with a child, I would advise using natural sweeteners, especially orange juice and coconut water.

#2. Use Pedialyte Freezer Pops

Since the syrups are primarily bitter, you can save your child the trouble by buying and using the Pedialyte freezer instead.

It would be best to store these pops in the freezer to ensure they do not melt. 

#3. Mix your Pedialyte Solution with Water

Mixing your Pedialyte solution with water usually helps your child consume the Pedialyte syrup in bits.

However, it is not advisable to do as some major chemicals dissolve in the water.

Nevertheless, doctors have approved this as a method of feeding Pedialyte to children.

What’s the Best Pedialyte Flavor?

The best flavors of Pedialyte include the Orange Breeze Advanced Care, Mixed Fruit Electrolyte Solution, Iced Grape Advanced Care, Strawberry Lemon Power Pack, and the Unflavored Electrolyte Solution.

#1. Orange Breeze Advanced Care

The Orange Breeze Advanced Care flavored Pedialyte has a touch of orange flavor and is popular because the sweetness level does not overpower the syrup.

This is because the acidity level of the syrup is well balanced with the sweetness level. It has a tangy taste to it and is very light and refreshing.

#2. Mixed Fruit Electrolyte Solution 

The Mixed Fruit Electrolyte Solution comes out with a pretty cocktail flavor, and it has no bitter aftertaste.

It is made from different mixed fruits, and thus, it is sweet yet, balanced. However, it tastes medicinal, which poses a challenge to some drinkers.

#3. Iced Grape Advanced Care

Like the Orange Breeze Advanced Care, this flavor provides a light and refreshing feel, and its sweetness level is not overbearing. Moreover, this flavor contains an additional zinc content.

#4. Strawberry Lemon Power Pack

This Pedialyte syrup tastes like strawberry lemonade, and it is sweet and does not incorporate the bitter aftertaste that many Pedialyte syrups do.

It has a pretty tart but bold flavor, and many people enjoy it. Moreover, you can easily mix this with water and consume it.

#5. Unflavored Electrolyte Solution 

This is the original Pedialyte flavor and the most popular Pedialyte flavor.

This syrup has no taste, and its consistency is relatively thick. Therefore, it is most effective when you take it chilled.

Nevertheless, many people dislike this particular flavor, and thus, they choose to go for every other flavor. 


The best part about adding sweeteners to your Pedialyte mixture is that it eliminates the risk of adding excessive sugar.

This is because the sugar in the sweetener is tamed down enough to blend in with the Pedialyte mixture.

Thus, if you want to make your Pedialyte mixture taste better, add your sweeteners without being afraid of excess sugar.

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