Kool Aid Sherbet

This is something I have been wanting to try for ages! I had a very difficult time locating the unsweetened Kool Aid that was required for the recipe. I finally found it in a discount grocery store a few weeks ago and since the weather has been fairly warm decided it was the perfect time to try it!

I used my ice cream maker to “freeze” the sherbet but you could also just pour the mixture into a bowl and freeze it to get the same results. This recipe is fast and easy to make… the hardest part of it is waiting for the freezing process to take effect so you can eat it!


These are the ingredients I used. I decided to use a mandarin/tangerine drink mix for my first attempt at the sherbet.


I whisked the milk, Kool Aid and sugar in a medium bowl until both the sugar and drink mix were fully dissolved.


I poured this mixture into the bowl of my ice cream maker.


And let it run for about 20 minutes before pouring the still somewhat soft sherbet into a recycled ice cream container and placing it in the freezer.


I left it in the freezer until it was time for dessert, about 5 hours and then scooped it into bowls to enjoy. The sherbet has lots of flavour and with all of the different Kool Aid flavours I bought it is sure to be a treat we enjoy over and over again once the really hot weather hits!

Kool Aid Sherbet

Preparation Time: 5 minutes Chilling Time: 2 – 5 hours Servings; 4 – 6


  • 1 pouch Kool Aid unsweetened drink mix, any flavour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups milk


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until sugar and drink mix are fully dissolved.
  2. Pour into bowl of ice cream maker, or straight into plastic bowl.
  3. Run ice cream maker for about 20 minutes, until sherbet resembles a slushie.
  4. Pour into plastic bowl.
  5. Freeze for 2 – 5 hours before scooping and serving.

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