You can make the ultimate ranch water by following these simple steps. With this recipe, you’ll never need to rely on store-bought dressing again! Give it a try and let us know what you think!
The first steps:
You will need an empty water bottle, a healthy scoop of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, pepper and salt, ice cubes, and your favorite carbonated beverage. Pour the entire bottle of carbonated beverage into the empty water bottle. Add some ice cubes and a healthy amount of ranch mix with the pepper and salt. Give it a quick shake or stir with the end of a spoon (or fork) and enjoy! This will make about 1 liter ranch water
The secret to great ranch water is finding a carbonated beverage that you love with a strong enough flavor, and making sure that your ranch mix includes pepper and salt. (The Hidden Valley Ranch brand is our favorite.) The best way to find your perfect pairing is by experimenting at home with different sodas, such as colas, root beer or ginger ale, and mixes. You can also add other flavors of dressing mix if you’d like. Some people even enjoy adding tomato juice instead of carbonated beverages!
Mix it up with herbs, spices, and flavorings
The Ultimate Ranch Water is the ultimate delicious, healthy drink for everyone. I will walk you through the steps of mixing and blending ingredients in your blender until you get the perfect mix!
Start with a cup of water, then add a teaspoon of chia seeds, garlic powder, salt, pepper and ginger. Blend the ingredients together until they are mixed well with no clumps. Blend it for about one minute or so. Pour into a glass and enjoy the new taste that is out of this world! It’s ranchy without being overwhelming!
The salt, garlic powder and ginger add just enough flavor to satisfy your craving for a ranch water. If you want more spice, you can increase these ingredients until you have a great balance of taste that makes it go down super smoothly!
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Enjoy your drinkable garden
It’s time to celebrate with the ultimate ranch water! Place five gallons of fresh water in a pot and boil until the temperature reaches 120°F. Add 11⁄2 tsp. salt and one tablespoon onion powder. Stir well until dissolved, then remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes. Once cool, pour over ice into a pitcher or punch bowl (don’t dilute). Mix with fresh lemon juice to taste, then serve with a tall straw. For an extra refreshing boost: stir 2 tablespoons of ice-cold water around the inside of the pitcher before adding ice and lemon juice; this will make your drink much colder than it would have been otherwise!
You can flavor your ranch water with any of your favorite herbs and spices! Try experimenting with different combinations, like parsley and basil. Or why not make a chocolate flavored ranch water? Add 1 teaspoon of cacao powder when you add the lemon juice, or even use hot cocoa mix! Perhaps try adding mint leaves or orange slices for a subtle hint of minty freshness.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy ranch water is with a side of lemonade! To make your own, mix together 4 cups of lemons and 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes before straining. Combine 1 cup of cold water and 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until well combined, then serve over ice with your ranch water! Enjoy!