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.