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Are you old enough to remember the Kool Aid Man commercials? Oh Yeah!
I've done a lot with Kool Aid over the years besides drink it the regular way. I've made slushies for my kids with it. I have made play dough with it. I've seen people dye their hair with it, though I haven't done that. But, today for Fun Friday I am going to share a couple of "new to me" ideas using this versatile powdered beverage, plus I am throwing in a free printable, too!
Kool Aid Candy Dots
When I was a kid growing up, getting those little wax paper sheets of colorful candy dots was a fun treat for us. When I recently began to see recipes for them on Pinterest, I was intrigued. The recipes I saw all called for egg whites or meringue powder. I wanted to make my dots vegan, so I used corn syrup instead. You can make your Candy Dots any flavor you would like and they only take 4 ingredients! Here is how I made them:
Kool Aid Candy Dots
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 package kool aid unsweetened mix, any flavor
2 T. corn syrup
1 T. almond milk
Mix the ingredients together until a stiff yet flowing dough forms.
Put into a piping bag and using a small round tip, pipe onto waxed paper strips.
(Just make small dots, the dots will spread.)
I made two batches, one of orange and one lime. This recipe made LOADS of dots!
Allow the dots to dry over night.
My candy dots stayed a little soft inside, not totally crunchy. The Kool Aid really gives them a burst of flavor and bright color!
After they dried, I cut my waxed paper strips between the dots into 4x6 inch rectangles and slipped them into plastic cookie bags. I think these would make a sweet, fun party favor!
To print, use the Avery 8160 labels. Do not check "fit to page."
I used lime and orange flavors, but the possibilities are only limited by the flavors of Kool Aid available. I love how bright and sunny these colors are and I think they would be great at a swimming party, (along with some Kool Aid Slushes!)
Kool Aid Sherbet or Ice Cream
Believe it or not, I think this sherbet was even easier than the candy dots and of course, much cooler!
Since it only took 1/2 a package of Kool Aid to make the Candy Dots, I used the same flavors to make this ice cream, or sherbet, whichever you want to call it, and it only took 3 ingredients! Not only that, I made one of the flavors vegan for Maddy's sake and it is so good! I will give you the recipe for both the vegan and the non-vegan versions.
"Put the Lime in the Coconut" Vegan Kool Aid Sherbet
1-15 oz can coconut cream or coconut milk
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 package lime Kool Aid
"Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all together!" (I couldn't resist!) Mix all of the ingredients together very well. Pour them into a regular sized loaf pan. Put in the freezer for about 2 hours.
After 2 hours, the sherbet should be partially set. Use the hand held electric beaters and beat the mixture to create a more creamy texture and smooth back into shape in the loaf pan. Place back in the freezer.
I left it in the freezer until the next day and then scooped it out to serve! It is really delicious!
Creamy Orange Kool Aid Ice Cream
1 and 1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 package orange Kool Aid
3/4 c. granulated sugar
Mix all the ingredients together and prepare just like the lime recipe. It is so yummy!
Hope you have some good summer fun this weekend and maybe give one or both of these recipes a try! Let me know what you think and if you have any other off the wall Kool Aid ideas!
6/22/2019 02:09:59 pm
These both look like a lot of fun! I know a grandmother who is thinking about getting a temporary tattoo (made with Kool-Aid) just to see the shock on the faces of her grown daughters!
6/23/2019 03:28:53 pm
We should try that idea Helen :) Would our daughters be shocked?
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!