Homemade hummingbird food recipe

Recipe for Homemade Hummingbird Food

There is no need to buy hummingbird food at the store. Make your own at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. 


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar white plain sugar


  1. Mix sugar and water together in a pot and bring to a boil (you can also just use very hot water and skip this whole part but some say it keeps from going bad longer if you boil it).
  2. Boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat and cool completely before filling feeder.

Recipe Notes

Remember it may take a few days for them to realize it is there just be patient. You can store unused mix in the fridge. To make half this recipe just use 2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar.