Kool Aid Pie
Talk about a pie recipe that you have to try, this Kool Aid pie recipe is it! Not only does this pie recipe taste amazing, but you only need four ingredients in order to make this delicious Kool Aid pie! Be sure to give this tasty pie recipe below a try! It’s so delicious, and EASY!
No Bake Kool Aid Pie
No bake Kool Aid pie is very easy to make, and a ton of fun! Plus, it tastes good to eat as well. Making this pie is very easy, and it’s a fun project for kids to do. To make this easy pie you only need four ingredients, and you get to enjoy a tasty treat. Let’s take a deeper look into what exactly Kool Aid pie is.
What Is Kool Aid Pie?
Kool Aid pie is a very easy kind of pie made using a package of Kool-Aid. The great thing about this pie is that you can use these basic ingredients, and add in your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid, to make the pie. This allows you to mix up the flavors easily, according to your specific taste preferences.
When you make Kool Aid pie it literally means you are adding a package of Kool-Aid into two other ingredients, mixing them together, then pour it into a pie crust. It’s as easy as that!
What Does Kool Aid Pie Taste Like
Kool Aid pie tastes like whatever flavor of Kool-Aid you choose to use. When you add it to Cool Whip, your pie tastes light and fluffy, kind of like you are eating a Kool-Aid cloud. Really, it’s quite tasty, and delicious. This pie is the perfect treat especially for kids, or whenever you are looking for a very simple yet delicious dessert.
Why This Recipe Works
This recipe works so well because it is very easy to pull together, and it can be ready in a matter of minutes. This pie recipe is also perfect for kids to try and help make it. Because it doesn’t require any cooking and is quite simple to make, it is a perfect project to do together with your kids.
Not only is it fun to do with your kids, but it can also be fun for your kids (or kids at heart) to eat, as Kool-Aid tends to come in fun colors, which results in making your pie a pretty color as well.
When your pie is finished, it’s a good one to make ahead, or serve right away, either way, works well for this recipe. You’re finished pie taste delicious with your filling, combined with a delicious graham cracker crust.
What Flavor Of Kool-Aid Should I Use?
There are many, many flavors of Kool-Aid you can choose from. Deciding which one to use is often one of the biggest battles.
The two things to consider when making this pie are, what flavors you enjoy, and what color you are looking for. Both will play a factor in choosing which flavor of Kool-Aid for your pie.
There’s no right or wrong answer for what flavor you should use, you will want to be sure to choose one that you will enjoy eating, and one that has a pretty appearance as well.
How Many Packages of Kool Aid Will I Need?
Unless you want your pie quite strong in flavor, or you were making more than one 8 or 9-inch pie, you will only need to use one package of Kool-Aid. One package that is approximately .22 ounces or 6.2 g, will make one pie.
You may choose to use two packages if you want extra flavor, however sometimes adding two whole packages can be a bit overpowering. We recommend using one package per pie.
Can I Use Different Flavors Of Kool Aid?
For each pie, we would recommend that you use just one packet or one flavor of Kool-Aid. However, if you are making more than one pie, you can make each pie have its own flavor.
Equipment You’ll Need
To make this Kool Aid pie recipe, we recommend that you use the following equipment to help you make the dessert.
Kool Aid Pie Recipe
Kool Aid Pie Ingredients
1 packet Kool-Aid (.22 oz or 6.2g)
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz cool whip
1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
How to Make Kool Aid Pie
Step 1: Mix the Ingredients
Begin making your pie by adding your sweetened condensed milk to a mixing bowl. Add in your package of Kool-Aid mix and stir until blended. Set your mixer aside.
Take your thawed cool whip and add it to your mixing bowl. Gently fold your mixture until the cool whip is combined. Transfer the mixture to your prepared graham cracker crust. Decorate as you wish.
Step 2: Refrigerate
Cover your pie and place it in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to serve. Then serve and enjoy.
We have found that our preference is to store this pie in the freezer until we are ready to serve. It helps the pie to set up, and is easier to cut into slices when it is frozen.
Sweetened condensed milk
Mix until combined
Add Cool Whip
Fold in Cool Whip
Add to pie crust
We have estimated that one pie contains approximately eight servings. One serving is estimated to contain 359 calories. One serving is also estimated to contain 16.5 g total fat, 17 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 47.5 g total carbohydrates, and 5.3 g protein.
How do you know which kind of crust to use? There are many different crust choices you can choose from. You can choose to make your own homemade pastry crust, or you can buy a premade graham cracker crust, you can also choose to make your own graham cracker crust from scratch if you want.
Deciding which kind of crust to make is entirely up to you. If you’re looking for quick and convenient then you might consider buying a pre-made crust, or graham cracker crust for all you have to do is pour your filling into it.
Kool Aid Pie Recipe Tips and Variations
One of the fun things about this pie recipe is that the sky is the limit when it comes to flavor variations, and how to decorate it. The process of making the pie is straightforward, but the personal flair you add to it is entirely up to you. Below are a few ideas for you.
Fun Flavor Ideas to Try
Kool-Aid packets come in many different varieties. You can find all kinds of flavor combinations, that will make your pies fun. Instead of going with just the normal strawberry flavor, you might consider mixing it up and doing something a little less common.
Pick a flavor that you like, there’s not necessarily a common pie flavor, such as lime, or orange, or in our pictures we made blue raspberry lemonade. Simply have fun, and make whatever sounds good to you!
Fruity Pebbles Kool Aid Pie
For a fun and unique twist on your pie, you could even try decorating it with Fruity Pebbles. Please note that once Fruity Pebbles are added to your pie, it should be eaten right away as the cereal will become soggy quickly.
Cherry Kool Aid pie
Cherry Kool-Aid is one of the all-time favorite Kool Aid pies. This allows you to enjoy your pie without having too crazy of a Kool-Aid flavor to it. Cherry flavored is a delicious pie, and the color makes a beautiful looking pie as well.
No Bake Lemonade Kool Aid pie
Using your basics lemonade Kool-Aid mix is another fun variation to try. This allows you to have a lovely lemony flavored Kool Aid pie that is light and fluffy. This is a delicious flavor to make for your summertime gatherings and one that most everyone will enjoy.
Strawberry Kool Aid pie
Strawberry Kool Aid pie makes a delicious flavor go to when you don’t know which kind of Kool-Aid flavors to choose. Strawberry is another one that almost everyone will enjoy, and it tastes delicious.
Easy Watermelon Kool Aid pie
Watermelon Kool Aid pie is a favorite flavor. This allows you to make a unique flavored pie, that is not a normal pie flavor but is still mild and one that everyone typically enjoys. Eating watermelon flavored pie is a tasty treat no matter what time of year.
Sprinkles. Adding sprinkles to your pie is a fun and easy way to decorate your pie in a festive, or cheery way.
Additional Cool Whip. You can add additional Cool Whip to your pie to decorate it, by adding another layer to the top of your pie, or by adding decorative swirls to your pie once it is set.
Cherries. Adding a cherry on top of your finished pie is another fun and very simple way you can decorate your pie. You can also you other types of fruit to decorate your pie if desired.
How To Serve
Kool Aid pie should be stored in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to serve. We have found that it works best to cover your pie after it has been prepared and freeze it until you are ready to serve.
Remove your pie from the freezer when you are ready and cut it into your slices. Slicing it will freeze allows you to get nicely cut slices from your pie. Serve this pie while cold, for a dessert or snack.
Room Temp. Once a Kool Aid pie is created, it should not be kept at room temperature any longer than it takes you to prepare your pie. Your pie is made primarily of Cool Whip, and will not last while when kept at room temperature, as it has a tendency to melt. For best results, keep at room temperature as little as possible, otherwise store in the fridge or freezer.
Fridge. We recommend storing your Kool Aid pie in the fridge for no more than one to two days, before eating. Pie that is stored in the fridge for an extended amount of time has a tendency of making the crust soggy.
Freezer. You may also cover your pie and place it in the freezer. Your Kool Aid pie may be kept in the freezer for up to three months for the best results, we recommend eating it within one month.
We recommend freezing your Kool Aid pie for approximately 4 to 6 hours to allow it fully set, then serving. You can also store the leftovers in the freezer if desired. Be sure that your pie is covered, or securely wrapped before placing it into the freezer so that you can avoid freezer burn.
How long does Kool Aid Pie last in the fridge?
Although Kool Aid pie can last for up to a week when covered and stored in the fridge, we recommend only keeping it in the fridge for one to two days before eating it completely. A pie that is stored in the fridge for a lengthy amount of time has a tendency to become soggy and not taste nearly as good as when it is freshly made. If you wish to store it for a longer amount of time, please transfer it to the freezer.
Can You Freeze This Pie?
Yes! Freezing your pie is a very good storage method for Kool Aid pie. To freeze, simply wrap your pie in the freezer paper, plastic wrap, and place it into a freezer bag, or store it in an airtight container. Then freeze for up to three months, or one month for the best results.
Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
Yes, this recipe can easily be made ahead of time. When you make this recipe ahead of time, do you want to cover it and place it in your freezer, then removed it shortly before you are ready to serve this delicious pie.
How To Make Your Own Graham Cracker Crust
If you prefer to make your own graham cracker crust, rather than buying one you can easily do this. To make it you will need one and a half cups of crushed graham crackers, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and one stick (8 Tbsp) of melted butter. Stir all of these ingredients together in a mixing bowl until combined.
Preheat your oven to 375°F.
Lightly grease the bottom and sides of your pie pan. Then, pour your prepared graham cracker crust into the pie plate. Take a layer of parchment paper, then press out your crust.
Bake your crust at 375°F for approximately 8 to 12 minutes, or until it begins to turn a light golden color. Remove from the oven, and allowed it to cool, then refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes before adding your pie filling.
Now you have a homemade graham cracker pie crust that you can use for your Kool Aid pie if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can You Replace The Cool Whip?
Yes, you can replace the Cool Whip in this recipe. However, to do so you will want to replace it using a version of stabilized whipped cream.
There are many different ways you can make stabilized whipped cream, and the easiest way to do this is to use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed together with one cup of heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
You will want to whisk these together until they form a whipped cream, and then you can fold them into your pie filling mixture.
Can you make your own sweetened condensed milk?
Yes, you can make your own sweetened condensed milk if needed. To do this, you want to take a medium saucepan and place it over medium-low heat.
Whisk together approximately 2 ¼ cups of milk, and 1 cup of granulated sugar. Simmer stirring occasionally for approximately 30 minutes or until your milk has reduced by half of its volume.
Remove from the heat and stir in 5 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until melted and combined.
Can I change the flavor of Kool-Aid?
Absolutely! You can use whatever kind of flavor of the Kool-Aid packet you prefer. There are many different options to choose from, so make your Kool Aid pie to be flavored with whatever you like best.
Can I make a homemade crust?
Yes, you can easily make a homemade crust for your Kool Aid pie. To do this, you can make a graham cracker crust, or you can make a pastry crust, whichever type of pie crust you like best will work.
I don’t have any Cool Whip, what else can I use?
If you don’t have any Cool Whip, you can use an off-brand kind of Cool Whip as well, or you can substitute the Cool Whip for stabilized whipped cream.
How do I store leftovers?
The best way to store your leftovers is to wrap them up securely, then place them into the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them once again.
Are there any alternatives to Kool-Aid?
Yes, if you prefer to use something besides Kool-Aid, you can simply add in lemon juice, lime juice, or your favorite drink powder packets.
You can use flavored drink powder such as tang, Country time Kool-Aid, or even tea packets. Please note whatever flavored powdered drinks you use, is what your pie will taste like.
Can I Mix Fruit Into The Filling?
Yes, you can add fruit into the pie filling if desired. To do this, you will want to add your fruit at the very last step.
Completely mix your pie filling together, add your Cool Whip and fold until combined. Then take your fruit slices that have been fully dried, and gently fold them into your pie filling. Transfer your fill into the crust.
Creamy Kool Aid pie
Kool Aid pie is a delightful creamy pie that is so full of creamy goodness you are going to enjoy this one. This pie recipe is so simple, only requiring four ingredients, and a few minutes of your time to prepare.
If you are looking for a quick and easy pie recipe, this one is for you! Not only is it quick, easy, and very tasty, but it is also easily customizable to whatever flavor you desire.
Easy Kool-Aid No Bake Pie
Easy Kool-Aid no bake pie requires just four ingredients and a few minutes of your time to assemble. There is no pie recipe easier to make than this delicious Kool Aid pie. Plus, you can choose whatever flavor you desire, simply by mixing up the package of Kool-Aid flavors. Give this delicious pie recipe a try today!