This Kool-Aid Pie Recipe has only 4 ingredients and comes together in a flash! Choice your fave Kool Aid flavor and make this pie your very own! Just like with my Blackberry Lemonade Pie, Atlantic Beach Pie, Strawberry Margarita Pie, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars and My Blueberry Ice Cream, you can cool off all summer long!
If your summers growing up looked anything like mine then you recognize the nostalgia that comes with a glass of ice cold Kool-Aid. When I was a girl I’d spend entire days during my summer vacations playing with cousins, neighbors and friends. We’d ride our bikes around the block, jump double dutch or jump through sprinklers being set off on lawns. Eventually, the sun would get too hot and we’d crave a sugary drink to energize us and cool us down. I could always count on there being a large pitcher of Kool-Aid in my refrigerator ready to be served. Grape, fruit punch or cherry variations were a staple in my house thanks to my mama, and as an adult I haven’t completely given up the craving for it.
Years later, I still remember those days fondly, and I look forward to being able to watch my daughter Harmony make her own summer memories. Until then I’ll relive my own past through the recipes that I share with you guys.Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Kool-Aid Pie.
WHAT IS KOOL-AID PIE?
Kool-Aid pie is a simple no bake pie that requires just a few ingredients including Kool-Aid. Light, sweet and slightly creamy, this pie is a surprisingly refreshing treat perfect for the summer months.
The best part of this recipe is that it’s totally customizable! You can use any Kool-Aid flavor of your choosing, and it’s bound to be delicious.
The second best part is that it requires on a few things and a few minutes to pull this entire recipe together.
KOOL-AID PIE INGREDIENTS
This pie literally has 4 components total!
- Whipped Cream
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Pie Crust
HOW TO MAKE KOOL-AID PIE
- Start your pie with my graham cracker crust recipe here or cut down time and grab a store-bought.
- NOTE: If making a homemade pie crust, make sure that it is cooled completely. If your crust is still warm it will melt your whipped cream mixture and the pie won’t set properly.
I’ve got the best graham cracker crust recipe that will ensure a perfect crust with no cracks or crumbles! But of course, there’s no shame in a store-bought crust because sometimes we just don’t have the time for all of that y’all.
- Next, stir your choice of Kool-Aid packet, whipped cream and condensed milk together until well blended. Be sure not to over-whip otherwise you’ll lose the airiness in your mixture and create something a bit denser than intended.
- Lastly, pour your pie filling into your graham cracker crust and place your pie in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 hours. Allowing your pie to set for this long allows it to come together and guarantee that each slice will come out clean rather than soupy.
WHAT FLAVOR OF KOOL-AID SHOULD I USE?
I prefer to use flavors that really pop in terms of flavor and also color.
These are the best that really bring those together:
- Tropical Punch
Summer is truly a time where I can allow myself to be a kid again. I’m still the girl that loves to hang outside with her friends, hop on a bike every now and then and enjoy my Kool-Aid. But I just can’t resist trying something new and perhaps adding a bit of class to a childhood favorite. This pie is perfect for family cookouts or a quick weeknight dessert when you just need something a little extra sweet. Take a page from my book this summer, cut yourself a slice of Kool-Aid Pie and don’t forget to be a kid once in a while.
Kool Aid Pie
- 1 0.13 ounce Kool-Aid drink packet flavor of your choice
- 1 cup cool-whip (or whipped cream)
- 1 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk can
- 1 9 inch graham cracker crust ingredients are here: https://grandbaby-cakes.com/how-to-make-graham-cracker-crust-recipe/
- For the graham cracker crust, follow instructions here: https://grandbaby-cakes.com/how-to-make-graham-cracker-crust-recipe/
- For the filling, Stir drink packet, already whipped cream, and condensed milk together until well blended.
- Add pie filling to graham cracker crust.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours and serve.
I thought we were supposed to use the unsweetened packets of kool-aid. The sweetened condensed milk and cool whip should have enough sugar to sweeten the pie.
thank you, another new pie for me, like the layer and no bake! thank you
I want to try this with orange and wondered if I could add can of madrien oranges to the mixture instead of putting them on top, and I want to try strawberry as well
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
I would honestly put on the top.
Yes I tried it with orange flavor and it taste like a dreamsicle popsicle. I took me back to my childhood.
I used this recipe for my best friend’s birthday pie this year and wanted to let you know that it turned out to be EXACTLY what she wanted in her dream pie. According to her, this pie is the stuff of legend. It turned out beautifully and it was so easy to make! Thank you a million times over for coming up with this! I used your graham cracker crust recipe too and that was the easiest, best smelling pie crust I’ve ever made. I’ll be using both of these recipes again!
Mary Meyers says
I have not shopped for koolaid in ages. I am not sure if I should buy the old kind without sugar or pre sweetened. Cannot wait to try!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
Use the one with sugar.