Monday, February 25, 2013

27 Uses for Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid comes on sale once a year here for 10 cents so when it does I buy a bunch ( you wouldn't believe the looks you get when you buy 150 to 200 packs of Kool-Aid lol) I use a lot of it, here are some of the things I use it for besides drinking.

I mix several packs of Kool-Aid with the sugar ( 1 cup sugar to 1 pack of Kool-Aid) and put in a jar
to use it in several things.

1. Use it to make a single glass of Kool-Aid 1/8 cup to 1 cup of water.

2. Add to homemade or plain yogurt for flavored yogurt.

3. Add to plain applesauce for flavored applesauce. The girls use to always want the flavored applesauce’s but I would never buy them because they were so expensive. They really liked this when I started doing it.

4. Add to snow for snow ice cream.

5.  Put some in applesauce to dry and make fruit leather.

6. Make lip gloss. Melt a small amount of petroleum jelly with a small amount of the kool-aid in it to get the desired color microwave for a few seconds to soften up the mixture let cool before using.

7. Add to club soda or sprite for a flavored soda.

8. Put into cool whip to ice a cake with.

Things to use the plain Kool-Aid for

9. Make syrup for snow cones.

10. Make syrup for pancakes.

11. Add to homemade or canned frosting for a flavored frosting.

12. Make play dough I just add a pack or two to my favorite homemade play dough recipe.

13. Remove Chlorine from hair. Combine a pack of lemonade kool-aid with a dollop of shampoo. Apply to hair let sit 15 minutes before rinsing out then re shampoo hair.

Note: Try not to get the Kool-Aid powder in your eyes or it will sting.

14. Dye Yarn. Go to To see how.

15. Clean your dishwasher. Pour one or two packs of lemonade Kool-Aid in the detergent compartment of you dishwasher run an empty cycle.

16. Add to your homemade dishwasher detergent. Helps remove water stains.

17. Tye Dye a T-Shirt. Mix Kool Aid with vinegar, apply to a twisted shirt (according to the pattern you want), leave in the sun to dry and then iron at a medium heat.
18. Color Easter eggs.

Choose your flavor and color of Kool-Aid, all have their own specific color usually matching the color on the packet
Add 2/3 cup of water and packet to hot or cold water and stir.
Add hard boiled eggs and let them sit in the mixture until the desired color is obtained. You don't need vinegar as Kool-Aid contains citric acid
Let the eggs dry completely

19. Make popsicles. Pour mixed Kool-aid in small plastic cups when partially set up add popsicle sticks or plastic spoons in the middle, when frozen out of the cups to eat.

20. Kool-Aid Cookies

Pack Kool-Aid your choice of flavor

1 2/3 Cups sugar
1 1/4 Cups butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 Cups flour
1/2 Cups sugar for dipping

Mix kool-aid with the sugar. Add softened butter and mix until fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in salt and baking soda. Add flour in 1/2 cup increments and mix well after each addition.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the sugar. Place them on greased cookie sheet and into 325 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Don't overbake! Remove cookies from sheet after 1 minute and let cool.

21. Check for leaks in toilet tanks The darker colored soft drink powder works the best because you can see it better.
Carefully lift the lid off the toilet tank and set it aside. Open up a pack of Kool-Aid and pour it into the tank. The test can take as little as ten minutes or as long as thirty minutes, depending on the size of the leak. Don't flush the toilet! Just watch the toilet bowl. If you see the colored powder float through from the tank, then there's a leak present. It's quite possibly the flapper piece. But, you'll have to investigate further to determine the exact cause

22 Kool-Aid Water Colors Pour several different packs of Kool-Aid into individual glass containers ( Plastic will stain) add a tablespoon of water to each container stir until dissolved. Give the kids paint brush and paper and let them go to painting

23. Dye your hair. You want a different color for Halloween or any time take a pack of kool-aid mix with 1 tbl of hair conditioner to make a paste put o clean hair let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing out will wash out in a couple washings.

24. Make Hard candy.

25 Make your own Gatorade the recipe is HERE. My husband likes this better then the store bought and he goes through a lot in the summer.

26 Make your own pedialyte the recipe is HERE. The little ones seem to like this better then the store bought.

27. I found this after I posted this so I am adding it. I found it at readynutrition it is how to make flavored popcorn.

Do you have any other ideas how to use Kool-Aid would live to hear them.


  1. I will have to try some of these and see what they do.

  2. Thanks so much for a GREAT post. I never knew how versitile good old Kool-Aid could be!! Hope you don't mind that I linked to your site!!

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  3. WOW! I didn't know they was so many uses. I do use it for my homemade dishwasher soap. I will have to try some of these.

  4. That is the craziest list. I love it.

    brenda from ar

  5. Wow! I didn't realize what you could do with Kool-Aid. Way cool!
    I love your blog!

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  7. I'm not sure my previous post came through for Gatorade using Kool-Aid:

    1/3 tsp. salt substitute (like Nu-Salt)
    2/3 tsp. salt
    5 tblsp. sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
    1 pkg Kool-Aid
    64 oz water

    Mix together and put into bottles.

    1. Thanks for reminding me about the Gatorade I can’t believe I forgot that. We use so much of that in the summer . I added it to the list along with the pedialyte.

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  10. Add water to power mix and put in water balloons and have a water balloon fight with friends

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