When this happens we usually try to find a few fun activities to do inside. Homemade ice cream was on our Summer Bucket List, so when Walmart and Kool-Aide asked me to share a recipe or idea using their fruity drink mix I knew just what to make, Homemade Kool-Aid Ice Cream!
We had so much fun and it was super, because it only takes 4 ingredients. The hardest part was deciding on a flavor that we all agreed on. We finally settled on two flavors, orange and strawberry, because you can never have too much ice cream.
Kool-Aid has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up my brothers and I drank it like water. When I got a little older I remember my 3 year old nephew running around the house with his little permanent Tool-Aid mustache as he called it.
His two favorite things in life were Kool-Aid and cereal. Not together of course. Today my own kids enjoy the fruity taste of Kool-Aide and it never seems to go out of style. We love making Popsicles, creamy Kool-Aid pie, ice cream and slushies.
Kool-Aid Ice Cream
1 - packet 0.14 oz unsweetened kool-aid, any flavor
1 - cup granulated sugar
2 - cups whole or 2% milk
1 - cup half & half
Mix one packet unsweetened Kool-Aid mix together with granulated sugar. Add the milk, half & half and mix until dissolved. Pour mixture into a shallow freezer container.
Freeze for 1 - 2 hours until slightly thickened. Transfer mixture to a bowl and beat until smooth (I used a wire whisk).
Return to the freezer container, cover and freeze at least 6 hours. Remove 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.
Recipe yields - 3 cups.
Cook's Note: I used orange and strawberry Kool-aid for this recipe. I have also had a few people ask if 2% milk can be substituted for whole milk. I think it should still be creamy using 2% since the half & half is added. I also used my small bread pans to freeze the ice cream instead of a freezer container.
Do you have a fun creative idea using Kool-Aid? If so Kool-Aid is offering a chance to win Meet & Greet passes plus tickets to a Big Time Rush concert near you. To enter just submit a photo of your own “Kool-Aid Creation” at the Kool-Aid Summer Creations Sweepstakes.
Complete details are available at Walmart.com. The Summer Kool-Aid Summer Creations Sweepstakes begins on 6/25/13 and ends on 8/6/13 at 11:59 ET.
The girls were so excited to have the opportunity to meet the guys from Big Time Rush and pose for a photo. All I can say is these two girls were Happy Happy Happy!
Need more recipe ideas using Kool-Aid? Check out my fellow Walmart Moms & their Kool-Aid Creations.
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- Kool-Aid Watercolor Painting
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- Kool-Aid Slushies
- DIY Kool-Aid Lip Gloss
- Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Pie (No Bake)
- Lemon Kool-Aid Cupcakes
- Dip Dye Yarn
- Kool-Aid Lip Gloss Two
- Kool-Aid Sorbet
This is a sponsored post. As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I have received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions stated above are 100% entirely my own.