Absolutely Perfect Kool-Aid

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Who would have thought you could improve on the package directions of Kool-Aid? Well, you can! This is now my family's favourite way to prepare Kool-Aid, at one-and-a-half strength. We tried it at double-strength, but preferred this method, with this amount of sweetness. The extra flavour burst is particularly noticeable, we have found, with cherry, orange, and grape.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 (6 g) packages Kool-Aid, your favourite flavour
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 1 gallon cold water


  1. In a LARGE juice pitcher (1 gallon/4 litres), stir together the 3 packages of koolaid and the sugar.
  2. Add about 1/3 of the water and stir well, making sure Kool-Aid and sugar dissolves.
  3. Slowly stir in remaining water; chill.
Most Helpful

Super! We've been making 1 pkg. with 1/2 c. sugar and filling a large pitcher with water (probably more than 2 quarts.) I like the idea of using the gallon jug... we have so many. Best of all, every kid that's come to our house has liked it this way. A little less sugar never hurt anyone!

yogi July 09, 2002

We will be making kool-aid like this from now on Lennie! Who would of thought there was any other way to make kool-aid? Thanks Lennie, this just really has alot of flavor and it doesn't taste like sugar water either. DD really enjoyed it, she wanted to know where I bought the new kool-aid from :-)

Dana-MMH July 29, 2002

Lennie, this KoolAid was well received in my house! My step son's exact words were, "Is this KoolAid? I don't know why, but it's addicting! I've already had 3 glasses, I just can't get enough of this stuff!" I mixed it up in a 1 gallon bottle of water. I poured half the water out into a pitcher and then I added the 3 packages of KoolAid and the sugar to the bottle using a funnel. Then, I put the lid on and shook it up. I then added enough water back to the gallon container to fill to the top, shaking a little as I go to get the water on the top mixed with the KoolAid mixture. Then I just put the gallon container in the fridge... but I must say that it didn't last long in my house! Thanks for sharing your KoolAid recipe, we'll be making it this way from now on!

Kim D. August 12, 2002