I love history.
I love food.
I love food that has a history!
This recipe was originally published in a 1940 era Kool Aid advertisement (now that’s some history!) but I found it reprinted in a old issue of Reminisce Magazine .
Since it’s a depression-era recipe, the ingredients are few and frugal.
It was really simple to make – and my children declared it delicious.
We’ve made two batches – first an orange batch followed by a strawberry one – and we loved them both!
I’m sure that the home cooks making this in the 1940’s used their own cream to whip up for whipped cream – but I did not. I took a shortcut in the heat and humidity and used Cool Whip.
I can only imagine how wonderful it be with the real thing!
Frozen Kool-Aid Desert
1 cup sugar
1 package (.13 ounces) Kool-aid any flavor
2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
In a bowl, combine the sugar, Kool-aid and milk; stir until the Kool-aid and sugar are dissolved. Pour into a freezer container and freeze for one hour or until slushy.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream until stiff. Add the Kool-aid mixture ; mix just until combined.
Return to the freezer container. Freeze until solid, about two hours.
Yields one quart.
I’ve linked this post with Mouthwatering Mondays over at A Southern Fairytale, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace, and Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff.
9 thoughts on “Frozen Kool-Aid Dessert”
This looks yummy! My boys will probably like it.
What a fun recipe! That looks so simple and yummy! I know that my kids would love this! I’m with you, I love recipes with history and character!
Melinda, I’m always seeking out new recipes to try that have a history to them. I’ve bookmarked this recipe, I want to make it soon (hopefully this coming weekend). Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I sure will deliver if you supply the plane ticket, lol! :o) Have a great day and thanks for sharing such a fun recipe!
Wow kool aide?! Imagine all the flavors and varieties that are possible. Love that it has only a few ingredients.
What a fun and easy dessert! I will have to try this with my kids. I am always surprised by how long some of these companies have been around. I never would have guessed that mom’s were serving Kool-Aid in the ’40’s.
Can’t wait to try this. I think my son will love it. I posted the recipes for the cream cheese danish and the garlic ham and cheese rolls on my blog.
Go have a look.
I love you for sharing this. My kids are going to think this is the coolest thing ever! Making it tomorrow night!
I love old recipes, too. I have never heard of an recipes using Kool-Aid before. I love the simplicity and flavor freedom with this one. Doesn’t Kool-Aid make about 15 different flavors? I am going to try this!
Love Kool-Aid… nice to have a recipe that can use it … and obviously my kids will love it too!! ~Alison
PS – I have a recipe swap on my blog that you may be interested in –> http://prairiestory.blogspot.com/