Kool-Aid Milkshake

Kool-Aid Milkshakes are sweet and tangy milkshakes that kids love—the perfect refreshing summer dessert.

Kool-Aid milkshakes
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Kool-Aid Milkshake Recipe

I love the tangy flavor of this Kool-Aid milkshake. My kids say it tastes a little like sour patch kids. I think it’s not as sour as that, but it does have a tangy flavor. You can really taste the Kool-Aid flavoring coming through with every bite. Making milkshakes is easy. They’re usually a combination of ice cream and milk plus some flavoring, but sometimes they are too thick or too thin. This recipe, I believe, is just the right ratio of ice cream to milk, giving you a creamy, colorful, and fun milkshake that you can enjoy on a hot summer day.

Today, I’m excited to share this milkshake recipe with you so you can try it. If you love this milkshake recipe then you’ll probably love my other milkshake recipe like this tangy kiwi milkshake, or this chocolate chip vanilla milkshake recipe!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – You can use vanilla bean or classic vanilla ice cream
  • Kool-Aid Powder Packets – I like to layer the milkshake to make it even more fun, but that is entirely up to you. I have to say, tropical punch is my favorite flavor with my kids.
  • Milk

Equipment Needed

You will need a blender for this recipe

Instructions

Layering (If you only plan on making one uniform color, then triple the amount of each ingredient and only blend once)

Place 1 cup of ice cream, 2 tbsp. Milk, and 1 tsp. Kool-Aid powder into the blender

adding ice cream to blender

Blend until smooth

Kool-Aid milkshake

Pour into the bottom of your dessert glass

Rinse the blender and repeat with the second color of Kool-Aid packet

adding Kool-Aid to milkshake

Repeat until you have all of the colors you want in your fun summer milkshake

Kool-Aid milkshake

Garnish

garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry

Expert Tip

If you plop the second and third layers onto the layers below them, the colored layers underneath will rise up and form around them, creating a cool tie-dye milkshake effect.

Use a clear glass to enjoy the fun layers you created

 **Some things I learned with this shake:

  • Yellow and Blue mixed to make a light green similar to the blue. So, if you want a true green, you’ll have to help it out with a bit of food coloring. (The kids were disappointed that green was not represented in my color layers. Can you believe any kid would walk into the room, see rainbow milkshakes before them, and complain?! Geez!)
  • You’ll need to add some food colorant to the yellow color, as well.

Variations

Want this milkshake less sour? Add less kool-aid powder or add a sweetener like sugar or honey

Can’t find Ice Cream? Use frozen yogurt or sorbet

What to Serve with

FAQs

Can I make a milkshake without a blender?

Yes! Make sure the ice cream is softened either by letting it sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or microwave for 20 seconds. Place ice cream into a container with a lid. Add milk and softened fruit or flavoring. Mash it with a wooden spoon. Place the lid onto the container and shake it for about 15 seconds.

What is the best milk to use for a milkshake?

I like to use 2% milk, whole milk, or half and half for milkshakes. The higher the fat, the tastier and creamier the milkshake will be.

Storing

This recipe should be enjoyed right away so the ice cream does not melt

Yields

This recipe is enough to fill one (16 oz.) dessert glass

Double or triple the recipe for more

Kool-Aid milkshake

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    Kool-Aid milkshake

    Kool-Aid Milkshake

    A fun layered and tangy milkshkae for summer
    5 from 1 vote
    Print Pin Rate
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 1 minute
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    blending: 5 minutes
    Servings: 1 serving
    Calories: 597cal
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $5

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup ice cream vanilla
    • 2 tbsp. milk 2%, whole, or half&half
    • 1 tsp. kool-aid flavor packet

    Instructions

    Layering (If you only plan on making one uniform color, then triple the amount of each ingredient and only blend once)

    • Place 1 cup of ice cream, 2 tbsp. milk, and 1 tsp. Kool-Aid powder into the blender
    • Blend until smooth
    • Pour into the bottom of your dessert glass
    • Rinse the blender and repeat with the second color of Kool-Aid packet
    • Repeat until you have all of the colors you want in your fun summer milkshake

    Notes

    nutrition facts are only an estimate 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 597cal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 0.4mg

    ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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    1. Melissa Haines

      5 stars
      Loved it!