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Recipe Collection: Electrolyte Concentrate Ice Cubes

admin October 7, 2013

Written by Kate Tietje and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in January of 2024. 

If you’ve tried my homemade Ginger-Lemon or Turmeric-Lime Electrolyte Drinks, you know they’re great stuff.  Good for exercising, fall sports, and stomach viruses.  Really, any time you need rehydrating.  But, you know…if you’re sick right now, are you going to want to stand up for 10 minutes to make this?  What if you don’t even have the ingredients in the house?  Are you going to run to the store for honey or ginger?  I wouldn’t.

This is my solution.  I’m making a concentrated version of it and freezing it in ice cubes so that when you need it, it’s just a minute away…and really simple.

Another option is Earthley’s Electrolyte Powder, which replenishes fluids naturally.  This natural electrolyte powder is made from three simple ingredients (organic maple sugar, Himalayan pink salt, and cream of tartar).  Simply add the powder to your favorite drink or smoothie for an electrolyte drink that’s easy on sensitive stomachs and completely natural.

Electrolyte Concentrate Ice Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 5 slices of fresh ginger* 
  • 6 lemons, juiced*
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • Filtered water

*If you don’t like this ginger-lemon flavor (which is admittedly great for stomach issues), you can try these flavors (other ingredients remain the same):

  • Orange-Vanilla: Juice of 8 fresh lemons + 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Lemon: Juice of 6 fresh lemons (skip ginger)
  • Cherry: 1/4 cup cherry juice concentrate
  • Strawberry-lemon: Juice of 4 fresh lemons + 1/2 cup pureed strawberries
  • Grape: 1/2 cup grape juice

Directions:

Step 1: Boil some water (about 1 – 2 cups) with the sliced ginger.

Step 2: Boil this mixture for 10 – 15 min., then let it sit for about 2 – 3 hours.  You want it to be really strong.  Meanwhile, juice your lemons.

Step 3: Combine your ginger tea (remove the ginger pieces) and honey in a bowl.  I used just under 1/2 cup, but the resulting drinks won’t be very sweet at all.  3/4 cup makes them lightly sweet because this will make 12 24-ounce bottles later.  That’s just 1 tablespoon per 24-ounce bottle if you use the full 3/4 cup  But, you choose.

Step 4: Add your lemon juice to this and the salt.

Step 5: Stir it until the honey and salt are dissolved.  Then, add enough filtered water to make 3 cups total mix.

Step 6: Now, fill up ice cube trays with it.  It should make about 24 ice cubes (assuming your trays are 1 oz. per cube, which most are).

Step 7: Freeze for a good 24 hours.  Because of the relatively high sugar and salt content, they will not be solid like normal ice.  They will be a bit tacky.  That’s okay!  Just pop them out and throw them in a bag.

Usage: When you need it, put one ice cube into 7 ounces of warm water and let it dissolve.  Stir and drink.  You could choose to mix it in 4 ounces of water and add a few ice cubes to cool it back down after mixing the drink if you prefer.  And, of course, you can scale up if you want — 4 ice cubes go in a quart jar.  It’s super simple and quick to make when you need it!

Electrolyte Concentrate Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 4 - 5 slices of fresh ginger* see notes for other flavor variations
  • 6 lemons juiced*
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • Filtered water

Instructions

  • Boil some water (about 1 - 2 cups) with the sliced ginger.
  • Boil this mixture for 10 - 15 min., then let it sit for about 2 - 3 hours.  You want it to be really strong.  Meanwhile, juice your lemons.
  • Combine your ginger tea (remove the ginger pieces) and honey in a bowl.  I used just under 1/2 cup, but the resulting drinks won't be very sweet at all.  3/4 cup makes them lightly sweet because this will make 12 24-ounce bottles later.  That's just 1 tablespoon per 24-ounce bottle if you use the full 3/4 cup  But, you choose.
  • Add your lemon juice to this and the salt.
  • Stir it until the honey and salt are dissolved.  Then, add enough filtered water to make 3 cups total mix.
  • Now, fill up ice cube trays with it.  It should make about 24 ice cubes (assuming your trays are 1 oz. per cube, which most are).
  • Freeze for a good 24 hours.  Because of the relatively high sugar and salt content, they will not be solid like normal ice.  They will be a bit tacky.  That's okay!  Just pop them out and throw them in a bag.

Notes

Other flavor variations:
  • Orange-Vanilla: Juice of 8 fresh lemons + 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Lemon: Juice of 6 fresh lemons (skip ginger)
  • Cherry: 1/4 cup cherry juice concentrate
  • Strawberry-lemon: Juice of 4 fresh lemons + 1/2 cup pureed strawberries
  • Grape: 1/2 cup grape juice
Usage: When you need it, put one ice cube into 7 ounces of warm water and let it dissolve.  Stir and drink.  You could choose to mix it in 4 ounces of water and add a few ice cubes to cool it back down after mixing the drink if you prefer.  And, of course, you can scale up if you want -- 4 ice cubes go in a quart jar.  It's super simple and quick to make when you need it!

Have you ever tried an electrolyte concentrate?

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10 Comments

  1. LOVE this! Thank you!

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  2. Thanks for this! We love the drink recipe, but I don’t always have lemons and ginger around. I’m definitely going to do this so we’re prepared for any winter illnesses we have this year!

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  3. I am a huge fan of Ginger, so I am definitely going to try this!!!!

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  4. Looks wonderful – Kate. Sharing on Fb right now.

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  5. The orange vanilla flavor sounds good – but your recipe indicates to use lemons instead of oranges.
    Do you mean to use ginger tea with all of the flavors except the lemon?

    Thanks for this recipe, I am making it now!

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  6. Easy to follow and very useful. Thanks for writing this article.

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  7. Thank you. Pineapple/ lemon/ ginger also taste good together. I have some in the deep freeze, and it tastes good as a hot tea.

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  8. I have ginger tumeric tea could i use that?

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  9. […] also put quite a bit of nourishing food in my freezer, plus I’ll have these electrolyte concentrate ice cubes in the freezer so anyone can bring me a healthy drink.  I’ll be eating and drinking a lot to […]

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  10. I am allergic to lemon. Can limes be substituted?

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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

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