Kool Aid Ice Cream Recipe will be the hit of Summer with only 3 ingredients. Get the kids involved, choose a flavor and enjoy delicious ice cream without an ice cream maker needed!

Blue Kool Aid Ice Cream in a white bowl
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Kool Aid Ice Cream Recipe is a fun homemade ice cream recipe. The kids love to help, and they get excited to choose a color. This no churn ice cream is so easy. It’s perfect for a hot summer day.

I also make Cookie Monster Ice Cream and Cotton Candy Ice Cream.

Why We Love This Recipe

You only need 3 simple ingredients for this ice cream recipe, and you probably already have them in the pantry. It does not get any easier than this ice cream treat.


Ingredients to make Kool Aid Ice Cream - kool aid, milk, sugar.
  • Package Kool Aid. You can use any flavor of Kool Aid you want.
  • Whole Milk. I do not suggest skim milk as the texture will not be as rich and creamy.

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  • Dairy Free Option. Substitute coconut milk in this recipe for a dairy-free recipe.

How to Make Kool Aid Ice Cream

Bowl of kool aid combined with milk and sugar.

Step 1. First, get a large mixing bowl out. Put all of the ingredients in the bowl and whisk together until the sugar and Kool Aid packet have been dissolved. Fold together until well combined.

Mixture spread in pan.

Step 2. Second, pour the mixture into a shallow cake pan. Freeze for a couple of hours until the ice cream is mostly set. It normally takes about 2 hours.

Mixing bowl with mixture combined.

Step 3. Next, put the mixture into a large bowl and mix until it is very smooth. Use an electric mixer on medium high speed.

Ice Cream mixture in shallow cake pan.

Step 4. Once everything is mixed, put the ice cream mixture back into the cake pan. Refreeze for another couple of hours until completely frozen. Normally it takes about 2-3 hours but after 1-2 hours should start to firm.


Place the ice cream inside a freezer-safe container with a lid. Freeze up to a week. It will last longer but the layers will not taste as fresh.

Pro Tips

  • I love my stand mixer, but a hand mixer will work too.
  • You need to use a shallow pan. If you use a pan that is too deep, the ice cream will take longer to set.
  • Don’t skip the step that requires the ice cream to be mixed. This helps the ice cream to have the right consistency.
  • Make sure to grab the unsweetened kool-aid envelope.
  • Store in a freezer safe container to ensure freshness.
Purple Kool Aid Ice Cream in a white bowl.

Flavor ideas

  • Blue Raspberry
  • Grape
  • Strawberry
  • Lemonade
  • Orange

These are just a few ideas as the possibilities are endless with Kool-Aid flavors. It is really fun to make several different flavors and serve different scoops.

It looks so pretty with a strawberry layer, grape, and anything you love. You get to enjoy more delicious flavors.

Blue Kool Aid Ice Cream in a white bowl

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Let us know once you try this kool-aid sherbet and what flavor you decide to try. Leave a comment and star rating.

Kool Aid Ice Cream Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Kool Aid Ice Cream Recipe will be the hit of Summer with only 3 ingredients. Get the kids involved, choose a flavor and enjoy delicious ice cream without an ice cream maker needed!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 509


  • 1 Package Kool Aid Any Flavor
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
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  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until sugar and
  • Kool Aid is dissolved.
  • Pour into a shallow cake pan and freeze for two hours, or until mostly set.
  • Spoon into mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Return to the shallow cake pan and refreeze for 2-3 more hours or until completely frozen.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will last up to 3 months in the freezer!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 509kcal, Carbohydrates 106g, Protein 7g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 24mg, Sodium 117mg, Potassium 355mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 105g, Vitamin A 386IU, Vitamin C 11mg, Calcium 274mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Lisa Ann Radice says:

    Wondering if the individual water flavor packets can be used instead of cool aid. They have a strawberry watermelon flavor I’d love to try with your recipe. Thanks for sharing! We made homemade ice cream when I was a kid. I only ever remember making one flavor, vanilla. Butter pecan is my favorite today. Used to be dark chocolate.

    1. Carrie says:

      I haven’t tried that, but I get it works great.