Absolutely Perfect Kool-Aid

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Lennie

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.

Top Review by Yogi8

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!

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.

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