How to Make Hummingbird Food

One step or process that every lover of hummingbirds would want to know and learn that will surely and definitely add to their enjoyment and excitement of watching hummingbirds is making hummingbird food. What is hummingbird food, you might ask? Well, it is just plainly and simply sugar and water mixed in accordance with a ratio.

I am certain that you are just as anxious and excited as I am to observing those hummingbirds. So let us roll up our sleeves and move on with learning How to produced hummingbird food. The process is easy, quick and simple and is not complicated at all.

So what else are you waiting for? Grab hold of all the ingredients and start cooking. You will now be on your way to watching these beautiful and majestic hummingbirds’ right inside the comforts of your own home.

Remember that this sugar and water mixture must be changed regularly. This should be done about two times a week. One can always recognize the need to change the mixture because it will tend to look cloudy already.


  • water
  • sugar
  • hummingbird feeder
  • food coloring (red)
  • pot (this will be used for heating)


  1. Use a pot to heat up water.
  2. Measure a half cup of sugar and two cups of water. This will have to depend on the dimensions or size of your Hummingbird feeder. The rule is one cup of water to one fourth cup of sugar.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil. It is extremely crucial that the sugar mixes with the water. Ensure that the sugar and the water mix properly.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool until it reaches the standard room temperatures. The hummingbirds are not appreciative of food that burns the mouth.
  5. After the mixture of sugar and water has cooled down, you can now incorporate the food coloring. Six drops will do. The color must be red as this is alleged to be attractive to hummingbirds. But this does not necessarily hold true. I have utilized the blue color and I ended up with quite similar results.
  6. Now carefully pour the mixture in the bird feeder. Just a few things to take notice of… Once the hummingbirds begin to come, these hummingbirds will not leave. Once we went on a vacation and we arrived home with the hummingbirds hungry and hanging out near our door as they waited for additional serving of food. Enjoy.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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