Kool-Aid Sherbet Recipe
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Kool-Aid Sherbet Recipe

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"The recipe for this frosty treat is more than 30 years old, and kids love it," reports Elizabeth Stanton of Mt. Vernon, Washington. You'd never guess that powdered soft drink mix provides the yummy flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unsweetened orange Kool-Aid mix or flavor of your choice
  • 3 cups 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 204 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, Kool-Aid mix and milk until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a shallow freezer container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl, beat until smooth. Return to freezer container; cover and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Yield: about 3 cups.
Originally published as Kool-Aid Sherbet in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p40

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Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"Seems like a huge amount of sugar!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Used the lemonade flavored Kool Aid mix and added some grated lemon peel and juice for 1/2 the lemon. Was a very refreshing treat!"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2009

"This recipe it awsome! I made it in my ice cream maker and turned out great! Cant wait to try all the coolaid flavors!

Leigh Burr"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"I made this with my six year old. We used lime and it was so tasty. He couldn't wait to eat it. We are going to try other flavors this weekend. Thanks for this simple and delioious recipe."

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