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Top-Secret Recipe: Homemade Gatorade

Secret ingredient: Pixy Stix



    Host of "Top Secret Recipe" Shares Homemade Gatorade

    Todd Wilbur, host of "Top Secret Recipe" on CMT, shows you how to make your favorite brand name foods at home. Learn how to mix up homemade Gatorade (secret ingredient: Pixy Stix!). He'll be sharing more at the Capital Home Show this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center. (Published Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014)

    Have you ever wondered how one of your favorite products or restaurant meals is made? There's a way to find out.

    The host of "Top Secret Recipe" on CMT has been revealing the secrets for years, and Todd Wilbur joined News4 with a little show-and-tell.


    • 2 quarts (8 cups) water
    • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 1-ounce (1/3 cup total) orange-flavored Willy Wonka Pixy Stix powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid (sour salt)
    • 1/4 teaspoon orange-flavored unsweetened Kool-Aid powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon Morton's salt substitute (potassium chloride)


    Combine everything in a two-quart pitcher and stir until all the solid ingredients have dissolved. Serve cold.