Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Creamy Kool Aid Pie {Strawberry & Lemonaid Guest Blogger Carson}

Today I'm posting a recipe that's not only an old recipe, but a cheap one as well. I remember making Kool- Aid Pie long before I ever had children. I cant remember exactly where I got this recipe, I just know it's good!
 

Not only is this pie the perfect summer treat but, it's also pretty easy on the pocket book. The whole pie cost just around $4 to make. The flavor possibilities can be endless. Our favorites are lemonade, lime, tropical punch, orange, strawberry and pink lemonade.

For today's post I chose to make a Strawberry Kool -Aid Pie, I have also added a picture of the Lemonade Pie that we made as well.
Sorry a little correction on that. Today I am Introducing. Guest Blogger Carson to Mommy's Kitchen! I hope everyone is ready, because Carson is going to show everyone just how easy it is to make this wonderful pie. Why does Carson want to be a guest blogger?

I asked Carson and he gave me two pretty good reasons.One I really really want to be on that computer all by myself.

And two I know I can make this pie and mom I want to lick the spoon after? How could I say no to those answers. Without further delay here is Guest Blogger Carson showing you how to make Creamy Kool - Aid Pie.

The ingredients you will need, cool whip or generic whipped topping, 1 packet kool-aid of your choice, sweetened condensed milk, 1 - graham cracker crust and One Very Sweet Handsome Helper. In my opinion the pie just wouldn't be the same without him. Watch out Carson is armed with his trusty whisk and spatula.

Lets start by adding the cool whip to a large bowl.


Have mom help open the can of sweetened condensed milk, then add on top of the cool whip. Some people say to add the cool whip last, but remember I am not making the pie so I cant put my 2 cents in this time.


add the kool aid


and mix with a wire whisk, whew this was the hardest part I got so tired. Carson said wow look how pretty.

add all the filling to the graham cracker crust. Mom might need to help you out a bit, it was a lot harder than I thought. It kept sticking to the spatula, can I lick the spatula yet? Not quite Carson.

Mommy helped add the filling and put a strawberry on top.



Um and finally I can have the spatula. YÜMMY!



I get the first piece because I made it.



Yummy! I think the strawberry one turned out so pretty and pink.



Strawberry Kool -Aid Pie 
 
Ingredients:
1 - 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1 - 14 ounce can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 - packet of unsweetened strawberry or lemonade Kool -Aid (or flavor of your choice)
1 - 9 inch Graham Cracker or Nilla Wafer Pie Crust

Directions:
Add all the ingredients together and pour into a prepared graham cracker crust. 

Chill about 2 hours then serve. 

The flavor possibilities are endless my favorites are: Lemon, strawberry, tropical fruit, orange, cherry and pink lemonade.

You can also use a bit of food coloring for pies like lemonade. Fruit can be added if you prefer. 

Maybe some strawberries for strawberry pie or sliced bananas on the bottom of the crust and then pour strawberry flavor on top. You can experiment all you want.


Cooks Note: For the lemonade pie pictured above I added about 6 drops of yellow food coloring and about 1/4 cup regular sugar to tone down a bit of the tartness.

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59 comments:

Micha said... #

That looks great Carson. (and Tina)

I wonder how it would taste with black cherry kool aid because that's the favorite around here.

Gena said... #

My boyfriend's mother fed me this over the weekend. It really is GOOD. We had lemon but she whipped the milk instead of adding Whipped topping!

It is so simple and can be made to be a lot better for you if you use the Crystal Light type packets.

sherri said... #

Good job Carson! This skill will come in handy later in life!

He is just too cute!

Stephanie said... #

Oooh, that looks really good! Perfect pie for a big helper. :-)

Melody said... #

Yummy! This is a great recipe for little helpers. Way to go Carson!

Allison said... #

What a cute little stinker!! =) Tell him he did an awesome job, and that it looks so yummy!

Amber said... #

Great job, Carson! Looks like you have a future Tyler Florence in the making. :-) Yummy pie!

Krystal said... #

I have never heard of this pie! what an awesome summer dessert

Angela Holland said... #

I forgot all about this recipe!! I am so glad you posted! I'm going to have my little girls help me make it!

Libby said... #

Awww..that looks sooo good :) Your son is adorable :) I'm going to have to have my 3 year old make this once I'm feeling up to it! Great recipe!

Mary at My New 30 said... #

Looks perfect Tina!

Elizabeth said... #

That looks so easy to make and I have everything on hand already... hmmmm :)

~Mo~ said... #

Looks Good! Thanks Carson for sharing how to make it!, can't wait to try it!

Sonya said... #

oooh I remember making that in Home Ec class! thanks for the trip down memory lane. Im going to make this with my two sons this week!

Susan said... #

Thank You Carson!!! That looks good! I bet it was good.

~ Susan

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said... #

Carson is definitly the cutest guest poster I've seen and a great cook too!

Lara said... #

What a cute little Mommy's helper you have there. A pie that easy is definitely one we need to try. Yum!

Beansieleigh said... #

Carson, this sounds So-ooo good! Thank you so much for showing me how to make this! I'm going to try it just as soon as I can get to a store to buy the ingredients! Then I'm gonna make it, and then we'll just have to see IF I SHARE it!! This pie might just have to be mine... ALL MINE!! (0;

Alwayzbakin said... #

That looks great! And what a handsome little blogger!

Amy said... #

I made the strawberry kool aid pie with my kids last night and it was a huge hit!
It's so easy too!
Thanks!
Amy~

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Yeah Amy! I am so glad the kids liked it. I took two of them to a grill out with friends. It took no time to throw together + the kids can help. So many flavors to experiement with.

Debbie said... #

My gosh, that looks good!! I'm going to have to get my own little guest blogger to help me.

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Yay to Carson! The girls are gonna eat him up.

teresa said... #

How cute! This looks so creamy and delicious, a real family pleaser!

Cindy said... #

Yummy I'm making this

elzlop8 said... #

i made this pie last weekend (had to make 2) my family loved it!!!

Beansieleigh said... #

Just wanted to say I have finally made this pie, and I will be posting my picture (I used cherry koolaid) and reference to you and your recipe come my "Pink Saturday" post on either Aug. 7th or 8th. I did lick the spatula so far and it sure did taste good to me already! It's chilling in the fridge now for serving after dinner tonight! Thanks again for sharing your recipe! ~tina

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Beansieleigh I cant wait to see it. I am making a orange one today. My little guy requested it.

Susie Jefferson said... #

Just discovered your blog and your recipe, courtesey of Beansieleigh!

You have some amazing recipes - my husband's become quite the experimental the cook lately, and is quite excited to try some of your recipes - the green tomato recipe especially.

However, being in the UK I'm wondering about the Graham Cracker base... I wonder if we could improvise with crushed digestive biscuits or something. Ditto the Cool Whip - I used to see this on sale in the UK but haven't for a while. Although I've seen Dream Topping in packet mixes, so this would probably be very similar. Now all I have to do is Google for Coolaid in the UK.

Thank goodness I can get the condensed milk! At least one ingredient is easy to obtain! I'm DYING to try this one myself. Please tell Carson "thank you" and "well done"! (What a cutie. Probably best not to tell him that, lol - he looks to be That Age...)

Anonymous said... #

I mad an orange pie and added mandatin oranges and crushed pineapple, drained well. So yummy!!

Anonymous said... #

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Lesl1e said... #

I think this would be great in the mini graham cracker shells. I can't wait to try it with my 3 1/2 grandson Braeyn.

Katrina said... #

I just used this recipe to make a black cherry koolaid pie, it was delicious!!!!!!! Thanks for the idea, I will be trying more of your recipes!!!!!!!

Karen said... #

My kids will love this. I will be making this for them when my husband goes out of town next week. He doesn't have a sweet tooth so I have to make all the extra sweet stuff when he is gone. My kids love it!!
I know this post is old and you may not see my comment.
Thanks for all the recipes!!

Amanda Rose said... #

I tried this pie today--it was fantastic, but a little bit bland for my taste (I like my flavors STRONG). I think next time I'll try 2 packets of koolaid. My family made a whole pie disappear in ten minutes, so you know it's got to be good :) Thanks for sharing!

The Better Baker said... #

Gorgeoous pie - and post! Carson has a great teacher....and it's only right that when we make something up, we get to lick the spatula. ;-} I've never made a kool aid pie, but you can be sure I will be making this simple recipe soon. MMMM!

Joan said... #

Great idea and the pie is so colorful! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

Anonymous said... #

Yummy lemon Koolaid pie and strawberry pizza pie. Grandchildren will be helping me make them, so thanks for the great "activity" they will provide. PS: I'd sure like to know where to find that cabinet pictured behind Carson. It's exactly what I've been searching for. Thanks much!

Tina Butler said... #

We had the country cabinet custom made. I found it out at canton trade days in Canton, TX. We are in a new house now, but at the time we did not have a pantry so that was my pantry. I still have it and love it.

Janet said... #

Thanks, Tina, for the cabinet info. We live in Plano, so it's a nice little outing to Canton. Love Freeway's photo. Hope Carson and the family enjoys the summer. Janet ("Anonymous")

Anonymous said... #

thanks for sharing your pie, carson. i made the strawberry & grape & decorated it with blueberries. it looks real good, oh & i enjoyed licking the spatula... thank you, carson!

Angela Gutierrez said... #

I just discovered your blog via Pinterest. I will be making this pie this weekend using the new peach-mango Kool Aid flavor. I can't wait! :)

Christina Pearce said... #

Can yoy use jello also instead of koolaid

Tina Butler said... #

Jello is already sweetened and the kool aid is not, so I wouldn't think it would work.

Anonymous said... #

I made this today. I took 6 fresh strawberries (frozen would work) and chopped them small. Next I drained them while the other ingredients were being mixed and folded in the strawberries lastly. It was so good with the little pieces of strawberry and the strawberry drink mix.

Anonymous said... #

Katrina, I make a black cherry jell-0 salad and I use black cherry jell-0 and canned black cherries cut in half. I bet if you drain the canned black cherries and chopped about 1/3 of them for the pie, it would be wonderful to use in this pie. Black cherry is our favorite jell-0 flavor as well.

Tabatha H said... #

I found your recipe through Pinterest, bought the ingredients 2 days ago & just made my very own Strawberry Kool-Aid Pie! Thank you for the recipe. I liked the taste I got from licking the spoons, hopefully everyone else will later. I am curious if a Blue Raspberry would turn out good?! My favorite color is blue so I may have to try 1.

Lynn Pidgeon said... #

Carson is adorable and thank you for the recipe. Good job Carson.

Lesa said... #

FYI: Some loser has stolen your pic and recipe and posted it on FB. I reported it, telling her to remove it. But I thought you should know so you can follow up if necessary. As a fellow blogger, this really makes me mad. I never would have found the original source if not for your watermark. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=358127450960049&set=a.326854847420643.67424.100002883901090&type=1&ref=nf

Tina Butler said... #

I think I know exactly who you are talking about. I got into an argument with her earlier trying to get her to remove it. I have never dealt with such a awful, rude and disrespectful older woman in my life. I told her she was rude and had no common courtesy for others feeling. My mother and grandmother would of never spoke tome that way. It was awful. If it was the same person I already reported it to fb and they removed it. Thank you though for letting me know.

Anonymous said... #

Great recipe! Had one just like this years ago, but lost it after moving. Thank you.

Linda Brooks said... #

I have not heard of unsweetened kool-aide. Would this be the same as sugar free, which has artificial sweetener? I would love to try this with my great grand daughter but cannot use artificial sweetener. Please let me know. Thank you and thank you for sharing.

Brittany Jones said... #

Could i chop up a few strawberries and use them inside the pie or would it effect the taste of the kool aid?

Trish Russell said... #

I'm not sure but maybe your getting confused with Jello. Koolaide packets are unsweetened until you add two cups of sugar when you make a pitcher of it. Unless I'm missing something! Lol!

Tina Butler said... #

@Trish Russel,
No I am not mixing it up with Jell-O. No sugar is needed as sweetened condensed milk and cool whip are added to the recipe. Those make it plenty sweet.

Anonymous said... #

Thanks for sharing your recipes. "Ove making this with the granddaughters....so fun, easy and yummy. We will try the kool aide ice cream next.

lynnsturgeon said... #

mom mom made me this when i was 19 yrs old diff kind ever fri.after school. i am now 58 and make it for my drandsons




Deb Roberts said... #

My m-i-l calls this "face first pie", only I used canned, frozen lemon or limeade. I like the idea of using Koolaid for different flavors. Using the frozen juice eliminates having to add sugar. Neat post. Love your guest blogger.

Anonymous said... #

I was just wondering how the grape flavor was. I think it would be really good. Though I saw somewhere a comment that someone tried grape and thought the flavor was too intense. They talked about trying only half of a packet next time. So I just wanted to know what you thought about the grape. Thanks!