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It’s so hot outside, I sometimes feel that we skipped Spring this year and went straight into summer. Growing up my mom would make us all different types of Kool-aid drinks during the summer months and to this day Kool-Aid still reminds me of summer! Back in those days Kool-Aid was just the packets + sugar. I remember my mom would let us add the sugar into the pitcher and I would (of course) add a little extra to the mixture (nothing’s changed, I’m still just a kid at heart). So now that we are in the throws of summer, I thought what better than to make a Kool-Aid inspired recipe that will help me kool off (pun intended!)
This is a super easy and FAST recipe Kool-Aid Ice Cream Recipe that my wife and I whipped up on a warm Saturday afternoon. The great thing about it, NO ICE CREAM MAKER required. It literally only needs 3 ingredients, a blender and a freezer. You can eat it right out of a bowl or put it on a cone, either way it’s delicious and guaranteed to cool you off on a warm summer day.
Because the July 4th holiday is coming up, I thought I’d do some great red, white and blue ice cream. My dad was in the military, and we would always celebrate the 4th with fireworks, flags, backyard cookouts and parades. The white is a lemonade ice cream using the Kool-Aid packet, the red (or pink) ice cream is actually using Kool-Aid liquid concentrate. This worked really well by the way, just a few squeezes and you’ve got both flavor and color. The blue is using the Raspberry Lemonade. Now, because the blue and white flavors are a lemonade base, they were very sweet and tart, which I personally really liked! My wife on the other hand was more a fan of the red flavor, which was a nice balance for those that don’t like tart flavors.
The great thing about this recipe, it can use substitute Kool-Aid and get some great colors. Red, blue, green, yellow, pink, orange, you can mix it up and it would be a great treat for moms (and the kiddos) on a hot afternoon.
Kool-Aid has changed a lot in the years since I was a kid, with a variety of products from concentrates to ready to drink bottles of Kool-Aid there is something for everyone. Walmart, as always, has some great prices on Kool-Aid. I even spotted a few Kool-Aid displays in the store. Unscrew the happy childhood memories and enjoy a delicious glass of Kool-Aid.
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- ½ packet of desired Kool-Aid flavor dry (omit is using liquid concentrate Kool-Aid)
- ⅓ cup of sugar (omit if using liquid concentrate Kool-Aid)
- 2 squirts of Kool-Aid Concentrate (if not using Kool-Aid packets)
- Place heavy cream in blender or a mixer (Ninja's work really well for this if you have one)
- Whip until thick.
- Add in sugar and blend again, then add in Kool-Aid and blend to combine.
- If using liquid Kool-Aid put color in with cream.
- Freeze to harden.