I bet you are always looking for a new fun recipe for the kids – I know I am! This Kool Aid Pie is fun and super easy to make.
When I was a kid (a million years ago), Kool-Aid was the “go to” drink all summer long. Frozen Kool-Aid pops were a special treat all year long made in one of these from Tupperware!
I was a Kool-Aid kid of the 50’s and 60’s. I think everyone of my generation was. An envelope of Kool-Aid cost a nickel so was an inexpensive treat.
You could control the amount of sugar used since you had to add in your own.
My kid’s were Kool-Aid kids of the 90’s when the slogan was “Wacky wild Kool-Aid style” .
Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in 1927 in his mother’s kitchen in Hastings, Nebraska. Its predecessor was a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. To reduce shipping costs, in 1927, Perkins discovered a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack, leaving only a powder. This powder was named Kool-Aid.
Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953. Hastings still celebrates a yearly summer festival called Kool-Aid Days on the second weekend in August, in honor of their city’s claim to fame. Kool-Aid is known as Nebraska’s official soft drink.
The Kool-Aid Man has been around since shortly after General Foods took over the brand and continues to be used today. He is still the face of Kool-Aid all these years later.
If the Kool-Aid Man were brought up to the scale represented in the iconic ads, he would measure about 6 feet tall, have a dry weight of almost 6,000 pounds (11,000 pounds when filled with Kool-Aid), and his glass frame would measure 3.6 inches thick.
Running around with a Kool-Aid mustache or spilling a big glass of Kool-Aid on the carpet are time-honored rites of passage, but in 2005, Kool-Aid made a breakthrough with Kool-Aid Invisible, powders that turned clear when dissolved in water. Life got a little easier for carpets everywhere.
Kool Aid is Handy too!
Did you know? Kool Aid is also good for more than just drinking!
Kool-Aid can be pretty handy. It’s famously used as a DIY hair dye. The citric acid in Kool-Aid makes it a handy toilet bowl cleaner if you leave the powder in overnight, or if you’re worried your toilet is leaking, an envelope of grape in the tank can test for you. If the water in the bowl turns purple before you flush, you’ve got a leak. A packet of lemonade Kool-Aid can even clean your dishwasher.
Kool Aid Pickles and other odd ways to Kool Aid
Southerners have long enjoyed a Kool-Aid delicacy that doesn’t need a glass. Kool-Aid pickles, or Koolickles, are easy to make—just add your favorite flavor Kool-Aid (cherry is the traditional pick) and some sugar to the brine from a jar of dill pickles, slice the pickles for maximum absorption, put everything back in the jar, and let it marinate for a week in the refrigerator.
The end result is a garishly colored, salty-sweet pickle with a flavor all its own.
Deep-fried Kool-Aid took the country by storm. USA Today described the treat’s origins as “a thick batter with Kool-Aid drink powder.” Once blobs of this concoction hit the fryer’s oil, they turned into a brightly colored treat similar to doughnut holes.
If you’re curious about the whole process, YouTube would be delighted to teach you how to make your own deep-fried Kool-Aid.
Now that we know more than we really need to know about Kool-Aid, let’s make some pie!
Kool Aid Pie
- 6 mini graham cracker crust
- 1/2 can (7oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
- 1 package Kool-Aid drink mix, (flavor of your choice)
You Won’t Believe How Easy This is!
I can’t wait to try this recipe with all different flavors of Kool-Aid. This is definitely an easy, quick and simple dessert to make during the warm summer months. It will really be a hit at any cook out!
- 6 mini graham cracker crust
- 1/2 can (7 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
- 1 package Kool-Aid drink mix (flavor of your choice)
In a large mixing bowl, mix together condensed milk and kool-aid packet
Fold in Cool Whip
Pour into the mini graham cracker crusts
Place in the freezer for an hour or until set
Place a strawberry on top and serve
You can also use any fresh fruit of your choice for garnish that will blend well with the flavor Kool-Aid yu use.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 941Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 868mgCarbohydrates: 122gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 10g
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