The title of this post has nothing to do with the content except for the root word dilute. Somebody said that to me in an argument once and I never gotten over it to this day.
I'm sitting here sipping on a tall cool Alba Chocolate Dairy Shake. Which if you know me at all you know means that I am on a diet. This is what I want to tell you:
Never in a million years would I ever use more water than called for when making Jello, reconstituing soup -either dry or canned - or making broth. I wouldn't even add water to a marinara sauce jar or ketchup bottle to get the last bits out. Dilutional! But when it comes to powdered drink mixes, I never stop at the recommended amount.
For instance, the directions on this drink mix say to start with 1/2 cup cold water. I used about 12 oz. Then I added ice cubes. It's the same story with Crystal Light and KoolAid. I do respect the Country Time Lemonade mix:water ratio, though. With ice tea mix, I could go either way according to who will be drinking it - if it's for someone else, I make it properly. If it's for me, I dilute.
I feel better now that I've gotten this off of my chest.