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.
I hope you'll give a our ice cream recipe a try. The orange reminds me of orange sherbet or a orange dreamsicle, so that was definitely our favorite.
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.
I have included some easy step by step photos of how easy this ice cream is to make. The best part about the whole recipe is that you don't need any fancy ice cream maker. Just flavor, mix and freeze. Next on our bucket list is Tie Dye Kool-Aide T-shrits.
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.
You can also download the free Shoparoo app and snap a picture of your Walmart receipt with at least $4 worth of Kool-Aid purchases. You will receive a unique code to use at Ticketmaster Kiosks in Walmart or at Ticketmaster.com to get a Big Time Rush family four pack for $50.
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.
I've included a photo of my daughter and my friends daughter waiting to get into the Big Time Rush concert. This was the Dallas stop for the Big Time Rush Summer Break Tour. While we were waiting we caught up with Mr. Kool-Aid himself and posed for a photo.
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.
- Preschool Painting with Kool-Aid
- Rainbow Kool-Aid Snow Cones
- Orange Kool-Aid Crumble
- Kool-Aid Watercolor Painting
- Homemade Snow Cones
- 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.