Friday, June 28, 2013

Homemade Kool-Aid Ice Cream &
{Kool-Aid Summer Creations Sweepstakes}

Summer is definitely here and today was the first day that the mercury hit 100 degrees. Schools out and of course my kids are already bored. Not because of lack of things to do, but because it's just too darn hot to do anything outside.

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 freezer container, cover and freeze 8 hours or over night. 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 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 to get a Big Time Rush family four pack for $50.

Complete details are available at 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.

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.


Anonymous said... #

Can this be done with splenda instead of sugar?

Tina Butler said... #

I haven't ever tried it with Splena or any other sugar substitute, so I'm not sure. The only substitute I do use is Truvia baking blend and I know the conversion is half of regular sugar. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Anonymous said... #

Hello...can I use skim milk for this recipe or 2%?

Anonymous said... #

after you freeze it for 2 hours and you take it out to beat it do you use a mixer or whisk before returning it to the freezer

Tina Butler said... #

I used a wire whisk, but I'm sure a hand mixer will work just as well.

Miss Jean said... #

Not to give away my age, but in the 50's Kool-Aid came with recipes on the packages. We made Kool-Aid ice cream all the time and orange is my favorite. The only difference is that ours called for a can of evaporated milk rather than the half and half. That may cut down on the calories that one of the readers was commenting on. I have an old Kool-Aid recipe pamphlet around here somewhere. If I can find it, I would be glad to send you a copy. Email me...

Melissa said... #

This looks like fun. My daycare kids always loved the Kool-Aid playdough I made.

Marsha Baker said... #

What a KOOL (can't believe I'm the first to say that!) idea. =) Pinning and looking forward to making it with my grandkids. LOVED seeing your face on the video Brandie shared of your time in N'ville. How neat!

Tina Butler said... #

I think 2% milk could be used in place of whole milk. It still has the half & half for the creaminess.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said... #

How fun, and I love that you don't need an icecream maker. The colors are so intense too. . .

Elizabeth said... #

I can't wait to try this. I love homemade ice creams but don't have an ice cream maker. This is perfect. Thanks!

Tina Butler said... #

I can't wait to try other flavors. I found a cherry limeade Kool-Aid, so that should be fun.

Lynn said... #

I have never heard of this. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... #

Can coconut milk be subsituted for the 2% milk?

Tina Butler said... #

I personally have never tried coconut milk. All I can say is give it a try. I know I have used almond milk to replace regular milk before in recipes.

Mamma said... #

Would this work with presweetened Kool Aid? I have a container of that and we don't drink Kool Aid.

Anonymous said... #

What is half and half

Tina Butler said... #

Half & Half is half cream and half milk. You can find it by the regular milk.