If you're looking for a refreshing treat to cool off on a hot summer day, Kool-Aid popsicles might just be the perfect solution. These frozen treats are easy to make, customizable, and a hit with both kids and adults.
You're going to LOVE these homemade Kool-Aid popsicles!! Kids love Kool-Aid and they're going to absolutely adore it frozen!! I promise!
Give these easy homemade popsicles a try this summer and see what you can create! Even better, get the kids to help make them for a fun summer project!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Looking for a refreshing frozen treat to cool down during summer? Look no further than Kool-Aid Popsicles! Here are reasons why you will love this recipe:
- Easy to Make. With only a few ingredients and simple steps you can even get the kids help mixing these up!
- Budget-Friendly.They're an affordable treat that can be made in bulk for parties or family gatherings.
- Perfect for Hot Summer Days. An easy way to enjoy a refreshing and cooling treat!
- Versatile. Change up the Kool-Aid flavor, add some fresh fruit, or make a boozy version for adults
All you need are a few simple ingredients to mix up these easy homemade popsicles.
- Kool-Aid: Use any flavor or you enjoy!
- Sugar: For sweetening the base for these homemade popsicles.
See the recipe card below for the full list of ingredients and the exact quantities of each.
Substitutions and Variations
Don't have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this popsicle recipe.
- Sugar: Swap the sugar for a sugar substitute such as Stevia or Splenda to taste instead.
- Add Fruit: Add small pieces of fruit to the popsicles for added flavor and texture. We love chopped strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and blueberries.
- Water: Use coconut milk instead to give your popsicles a rich, tropical flavor.
- Yogurt: Add plain or flavored yogurt to your popsicle mixture for a creamy texture and tangy flavor.
- Rainbow Popsicles: Layer the flavors, freezing one layer at a time, in the popsicle molds for a rainbow effect.
- Add Gelatin: Add a box (3 oz) of Jello gelatin to prevent popsicle from dripping or being as messy to eat.
No matter which variation you choose, these easy popsicles are a fun and easy treat to make at home.
How to Make Popsicles With Kool-Aid
In just a few simple steps and a few hours of freezing and voila! You have a delicious and refreshing summer treat!
- Mix up the Kool-Aid following the directions on the package. Stir until fully dissolved.
- Grab your popsicle mold and get ready to fill.
- Pour the Kool-Aid into the popsicle molds.
PRO TIP: Fill the molds only three-fourths of the way to allow for expansion when freezing.
- Cover with popsicle stick insert.
- Place the filled molds in the freezer on a level surface and freeze for 6 hours or until popsicles are frozen solid.
How Do I Make Popsicles Without a Mold?
It's super easy to do!
Use ice cube trays or plastic cups with wooden popsicle sticks or plastic spoons inserted in center if you don't have popsicle molds.
Pour the liquid into your make do molds and freeze slightly. Once it's slightly solid you can add the toothpicks, spoons, or wooden sticks to the popsicles.
If you're looking to make the perfect popsicles with Kool-Aid, here are some expert tips to help you get started.
- Use popsicle molds for the best results. They come in various sizes and shapes and are specifically designed for making popsicles.
- No popsicle molds? Use ice cube trays or plastic cups with wooden popsicle sticks or plastic spoons inserted in center.
- Fill the molds only three-fourths of the way to allow for expansion when freezing.
- Having trouble dissolving the sugar? Dissolve it in boiling water and then add cold water.
- These popsicles must be stored in freezer until ready to serve.
Here are some frequently asked questions about these popsicles to help you get started.
Yes! You can use paper or plastic cups as an alternative to popsicle molds.
You can use either the packets or liquid Kool-Aid. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the package.
Yes, you can make sugar-free popsicles by using a sugar substitute or by omitting the sugar altogether.
Run the molds under warm water for a few seconds and gently pull the popsicles out.
More Homemade Popsicle Recipes
Do you like homemade popsicles? Here some recipes you may also like to try.
Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
Easy Kool-Aid Popsicles
- 1 packet (.22 oz) Kool-Aid flavor of your choice prepared according to packet directions
- 1 cup sugar or sweetener
- 8 cups water
- 1 box (3 oz) Jello gelatin to reduce popsicle dripping or being as messy to eat.
- Prepare Kool-Aid according to packet directions. Once dissolved, add gelatin, if using, and stir until blended.
- Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
- Cover with popsicle stick insert.
- Place filled molds in the freezer on a level surface.
- Freeze for 6 hours or until popsicles are frozen solid.