Kool-Aid Days & Frozen Cherry-Limeade Kool-Aid Pie

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's time to celebrate KOOL-AID DAYS again. Remember me telling you that the town I live in, Hastings, Nebraska's big claim to fame is being the birthplace of KOOL-AID!! I thought in that spirit of celebration, I'd share a couple FUN recipes that use Kool-Aid.

The first one is from my friend over at Our Treasured Home. She recently posted a recipe for Kool-Aid Pickles -- you have to check out that recipe!

Next is a hybrid recipe that I made using a couple different recipes and concepts to make what ended up being a very fun dessert. All thumbs were up for this one (son said they taste very much like cherry-limeade from Sonic, "only better") -- so COOL and refreshing. This would be a great treat to have the kids help you make :)

Frozen Cherry-Limeade Kool-Aid Pie
(Printable Version)

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp sugar

1 packet unsweetened Cherry Flavored Kool-Aid
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup frozen Limeade concentrate, thawed
2 8 oz. containers Whipped Topping

1-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Jar of maraschino cherries

12 (8 oz) half pint canning jars

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press about 2 heaping Tbsp in the bottom of each jar (divide evenly between the 12 jars). Place jars on a large cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes. Cool completely. Mix together dry Kool-Aid packet, sweetened condensed milk and Limeade concentrate. Fold in whipped topping. Divide between prepared jars leaving room to place on the lids. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours. Before serving, prepare whipped cream. Combine cold cream and powdered sugar pre-chilled mixing bowl. Beat with whisk attachment until peaks form. Spoon over top of pies and top with a cherry or 2. Serves 12. YUMM-O!!