Kool-Aid Slushie

A Kool-Aid Slushie is a fun way to cool down on hot summer days. They are easy to make and so delicious. Just grab yourself a bag of ice and some yummy Kool-Aid flavor packets for this fun summer treat. Come on in and I’ll share this simple  Kool-Aid Slushie Recipe 

Kool-Aid Slushies

Homemade Slushie Recipe

I couldn’t believe how much fun these drinks were to make. We always enjoy summer drinks and homemade slushies are at the top of our list of summer drinks. The more fun, the better. Besides this delicious drink, my recipe for a Shirley Temple Drink is always a big hit that you might like to try. If you like making fun drinks with or for the kids, you might like my Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake Recipe or myTropical Smoothie Recipe

What I love about this recipe

  • Slushies are the ultimate refreshing summer drink and always bring back nostalgia or create new memories to share and enjoy
  • This slushie recipe only has four ingredients
  • It’s simple to change the flavor and customize for everyone
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Picking out a Flavor Packet for your Homemade Slushie

I had bought several different flavors of Kool-Aid for a fun day of slushies.

Out of all of the flavor packets, blue was the most requested. They didn’t care which flavor, but they wanted it blue.

Go figure. Luckily there are a lot of blue choices in the Kool-Aid section and they are very inexpensive.

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What Flavor Kool-Aid Packet Should I Use for this recipe?

There are so many flavors of Kool-Aid Mixes available. Some include…Strawberry Kiwi, Grape, Orange, Mixed Berry, Blue Raspberry Lemonade, Mango, Cherry, and so many more

How do you make Frozen Kool-Aid?

Mix water, ice, a kool-aid flavor packet, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth

What are the Most Popular Kool-Aid Slushie Flavors?

Blue Raspberry is the most requested slushie from kids

What is the difference between a Slurpee and a Slushie?

A Slurpee is a brand name for a sweetened ice drink. A slushie is a term that a lot of people use to refer to sweetened iced drinks.

How do you make a Slushie?

Pour liquid, sweetener, and ice into a blender and blend well

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Tips and Tricks for Making Slushies at Home

  • If you would like more Slushy then you can double or triple the recipe, but be warned – it might not all fit into your blender. You may have to make the slushies in batches
  • This recipe makes 2 (16 oz.) servings, so you should be able to squeeze out 4 (8 oz.) servings
  • The blender you use does not have to be any certain brand. As long as it will crush ice, you should be good to go
  • You can use club soda instead of water, but we actually prefer water

Are you ready to make this fun Kool-Aid Slushie? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need


  • water – it should be cold water. You don’t want your ice to melt and end up with a melted and warm slush
  • Kool-Aid drink packet (any flavor) – As I said before, any flavor will do but the most requested “color” from my kids is always blue
  • Ice – This recipe uses a lot of ice. I always just grab a bag of ice from the grocery store or the gas station. But, did you know you can get bags of ice from the McDonald’s Drive-through? Someone recently told me that. I haven’t tried it yet, but I thought I’d share that information
  • sugar – granulated sugar for this recipe

How do you make Kool-Aid Slushies or Make Slushies at Home?

making kool-aid slushies

Step One

Place water, Kool-Aid powder, sugar, and ice in a blender

Step Two

Blend until smooth


This slushie makes 2 large 16 oz. servings or 4 small servings

Special Equipment for Homemade Slushiese :

For this frozen Kool-Aid drink, you’ll want to have a blender on hand to blend this recipe. If you don’t have a big blender then, you can always use those small portable blenders, but you’ll need to divide the ingredients to fit them in. I just recently bought a Ninja Blender (the bottom of the line) at Target. I’ll include an Amazon link to the one that I use.

The type of Blender for making a Slushie

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You’ll want a blender that can really crush through ice. We use a Ninja blender that is pretty simple, but there are Ninja blenders that specialize in making frozen drinks like this Ninja Creami Deluxe . This blender would be a dream for my kids to have.

The important thing is that it crushes the ice


Slushies are supposed to have a frozen liquid texture. Little beads of ice help keep the liquid frozen, but you’ll still have enough liquid to make it easy to drink through a straw


You’ll want to drink your slushie right away. Whenever we have leftover slushies and try to store them in the freezer, the texture is never the same. A freshly made slushy is the perfect time to enjoy it

Doubling the Slushie Recipe

If you have a sizeable blender, then you can easily double the recipe. The ingredients will double, but just make sure you are not overflowing your machine to do it. You may have to just make them 2 at a time

Here’s a quick video to show you how to make these yummy Summer Drinks…

More Cold Summer Drinks

Or, you might love this copy-cat Sonic refreshing drink – Sonic Copycat Cherry Limeade

Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to leave a star rating and share how you made changes or added your own special touch to make it even better.

Printable Recipe Card

Kool-Aid Slushie Recipe

Kool-Aid Slushie Recipe

An easy summer treat to make for the kids
4.80 from 10 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (16 oz.) servings
Calories: 194cal
Author: Melissa


  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 Kool-Aid packet
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups ice


  • Add everything to the blender
  • Blend until smooth


Nutrition Facts are only an estimate 
  • try mixing Kool-Aid flavors for a fun new flavor


Calories: 194cal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 0.04IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. mind yourself

    I haven tried it ye t but I know it will be delicious!

  2. Mini

    How many servings will this make for the measurements given?

    1. Melissa

      Thank you for asking. I will update the recipe card to show the amount…The recipe makes generous 2 (16 oz.) servings, or 4 8 oz. servings.

  3. Roxanne

    5 stars
    How about some fresh strawberries dipped in with strawberry kool aid

    1. Melissa

      That would be delicious!

  4. Carrie

    5 stars
    Oh My Gosh!! That hits the spot on a hot summer day!! I have a small supply of strawberry Kool Aid and it was perfect. It was so cold I jokingly wondered if you could get frostbite from the inside out. I didn’t have a straw so I had to eat it with a spoon. Got brain freeze so bad it felt like my eyeballs were being sucked into the back of my head. I can’t wait to make it again!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Melissa Haines

      LOL! Love this comment – so much. Thank you so much for coming back to tell me you loved the slushie recipe!