While Kool-Aid isn’t something I’d normally use in baking, I love that Walmart always challenges me to think outside the box. I considered using it to color my simple salt dough in a rainbow of shades, but then I stumbled onto a Kool-Aid pie recipe…
Kool-Aid pie? That’s right! And it’s SO super easy to make that the kids can throw this together entirely by themselves. Simply choose your favorite store bought pie crust, and fill it with a mixture of your favorite Kool-Aid flavor, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip topping.
We chose to flavor our Kool-Aid pie with the pink lemonade flavor, but as I mentioned, you can use any flavor you prefer. We loved the tangy lemon filling this created, but I also love the vibrant pink shade that Kool-Aid cherry mix provides.
The recipe makes enough filling for a 9-inch pie crust, but I fell in love with these adorable little Keebler mini graham cracker crusts that stumbled across at Walmart. Since I’m a total fail at getting that first slice of pie to come out in one piece, I love that these provide cute little pre-portioned servings. The recipe provided just enough for two packages of six, for a total of 12 mini Kool-Aid pies.
Refrigerate the pies for at least two hours (or freeze for an ice cream-like pie), and top with a dollop of homemade whipped cream for a cool summer treat!
- 1 package Kool-Aid (any flavor)
- 1 8-oz. container Cool Whip
- 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 9-inch graham store bought crust or 12 mini graham cracker crusts
- homemade whipped cream (optional)
- Whisk together the Kool-Aid flavor of your choice with the sweetened condensed milk.
- Gently fold in Cool Whip a little at a time until completely incorporated.
- Spoon filling mixture into pie crust and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Alternately, you could freeze it for a more ice cream-like texture.
- Serve with homemade whipped cream.
Need some more Kool-Aid inspiration? Check out these other ideas from my fellow Walmart Moms: