After a long morning and afternoon I decided it was time for a quick treat but I didn’t have time to bake any goodies. So, I decided to go with a simple slushy.
If you have kids, you probably have Kool-Aid in the pantry somewhere. We don’t often have it because my kids actually prefer water or milk as their drink of choice, but on occasion I like to whip up a pitcher myself since it reminds me of childhood.
I usually end up picking up those individual packets they sell for .20 for the times we feel like something other than water. I’ll tell you one thing, there are way more choices for Kool-Aid flavors out there now than there was when I was enjoying the stuff as a kid!
As you can see, I mixed a few different flavors for these slushies to make things more interesting. The colors sort of infused together by the end of it and they tasted great mixed together. So fun and colorful too!
Here’s a tip though. Making crushed ice in a blender is extremely noisy so if you have kids who are napping, wait to make these until everyone’s awake.
I started to make these things and as soon as I started the blender it woke up my napping child immediately. After soothing him back to sleep I was then forced to take the blender out to the garage to finish getting the ice crushed. Pretty funny.
So these are simple and can be made in about 15 minutes; Even quicker if you go with Method 3 and use only one flavor of Kool-Aid. I know…I like to be quick yet I took the time to add multiple flavors.
Ingredients (Makes 2 Slushies):
- 3 cups ice, crushed
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 4, .22 oz packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid mix in a variety of flavors (or one 1-2 packets of your favorite flavor- just depends on how tart you want your slushy)
Directions ( A few methods to do this):
Method 1 – Creates swirled or marbled look of colors and flavors – More of a Slushy Drink (as shown in photographs):
Take 4 tall glasses, pour half a packet (roughly .11 oz) of Kool-Aid mix into each glass, add 2 tablespoons of sugar to each glass, fill the glasses with water and stir. Crush all of the ice and fill the bottom of two glasses with ice. Pour a layer of one flavor of Kool-AId on that layer of ice, add another layer of ice and pour the next flavor of Kool-Aid over that layer. Continue on with adding ice and other flavors until glass is full.
Method 2 – Creates defined spectrum of Kool-Aid colors and flavors:
Blend a 1/2 cup of ice, sprinkle in some Kool-aid and sugar, blend and pour the contents into two glasses and repeat this process with more ice and Kool-Aid for each flavor to create more defined layers of color and Kool-Aid flavor for your slushy.
Personally, I would have preferred taking the time to do it this way, but I didn’t have the time.
Method 3 – The one flavor suits all way – complete slushy texture (the quickest method of all):
Crush ice, pour in sugar and your one and only favorite flavor of Kool-Aid, blend and pour into a glass.
The method you choose to make your DIY Kool-Aid Slushy is totally up to you. Have a great day!
Oh, and don’t forget to cook, bake and eat life up while you’re at it. ;)