Kool-Aid Floats Recipe
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"Youngsters love this refreshing punch," says Carthage, New York's Margaret Bossuot. Sweet sherbet, fruity soft drink mix and orange juice concentrate make this beverage a popular way to beat the heat on summer days.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 envelopes unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid mix
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 quarts cold water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 quart raspberry or orange sherbet

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In large pitchers, prepare Kool-Aid with sugar and water according to package directions. Stir in orange juice concentrate. Just before serving, add ginger ale. Serve in chilled tall glasses. Add a scoop of sherbet to each glass. Yield: 2 gallons.
Originally published as Kool-Aid Floats in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p40

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