Easy Kool-Aid Sherbet is a delicious frozen treat that is made with only three simple ingredients, no ice cream maker required! With just a package of Kool-Aid mix, sugar, and milk, you can create a delicious and creamy sherbet in any flavor you desire.
When it is hot outside, nothing cools you off better than a frozen treat, and this Kool-Aid Sherbet delivers! Making this Kool aid flavored ice cream is a fun treat and SO easy to make.
Kool Aid Sherbet Recipe
There are many other homemade sherbet recipes out there, but one of the main reasons I love this recipe so much is that it is SO simple to make. All it takes it three ingredients, some stirring, freezing, and a lot of enjoying! This simple Kool-Aid Sherbet is made with milk, sugar and Kool-Aid – that’s it!
When to serve Kool-Aid Sherbet
If your kids are anything like mine during the summer, they are constantly begging for something cold, whether it be a cold drink, a popsicle, or an ice cream cone. This is one of my go-to recipes to whip up on those extra hot summer days. I have also made this recipe for several different parties- there are many different Kool-Aid flavors so you can make this sherbet to match any theme/décor. You can even do red and blue for the 4th of July, pastel colors for Easter, orange for Halloween, or you can just use your child’s favorite color for a birthday party. The possibilities are endless!
Why you will love this Kool-Aid Sherbet recipe
- It is SO easy to make. The prep work for this recipe is minimal and the results are so amazing and delicious.
- Flavorful and fun! The treat is a great one to make with kids, they can pick their favorite color or flavor and be a part of the process. Who doesn’t love to eat and enjoy something they helped create?
- Healthier alternative for dessert. This recipe is a great option if you are trying to consume less calories. You can use skim milk for a low-fat dessert with tons of flavor!
Kool-Aid Sherbet Ingredients
- Kool-Aid: You will need 1 package of Kool-Aid mix, any flavor you want. You can be creative with the color or flavors, choose your favorites and experiment with different ones.
- Sugar: Just one cup of sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the sherbet. You can adjust the amount of sugar based on your personal preference. If you prefer a less sweet dessert, you can reduce the amount of sugar or use a sugar substitute.
- Milk: Using 3 cups milk will provide a deliciously creamy consistency. I usually use 1% milk because that is what we drink in our house. You can use whole milk, 2% milk, skim, or even non-dairy options too. Any type of milk will work just fine!
How to Make Sherbet with Kool Aid
Mixing the Ingredients
In a large bowl, whisk together all three ingredients until the sugar and Kool-Aid mix is completely dissolved.
Freezing the Mixture
Next, pour the mixture into a shallow dish, cover, and then place it in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until mostly set. It is important to use a shallow dish so that the mixture freezes evenly. You can use any type of dish that will fit in your freezer.
Refreezing and Smoothing
Once the dessert is partially frozen, put the sherbet back in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. This will help to break up any ice crystals that have formed and create a smooth texture. Then, refreeze in a covered, shallow container until set (at least a few hours, but overnight is best).
When the sherbet is completely frozen, it is ready to serve. You can store it in the freezer for up to a month. When you are ready to enjoy, set the sherbet out for about 10-15 minutes prior to serving to make it easier to scoop.
Kool Aid Sherbet Ice Cream
- 1 package of Kool-Aid mix any flavor/color
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups milk I use 1% because that's what we usually have, but any kind you have on hand will work great.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all three of the ingredients until the sugar and Kool-Aid mix is completely dissolved.
- Next, pour the mixture into a shallow dish, cover and then place it in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until mostly set.
- Once the dessert is partially frozen, put the sherbet back in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Then, refreeze in a covered, shallow container until set (at least a few hours, I like to freeze mine overnight).
- When you are ready to enjoy, set the sherbet out for about 10-15 minutes prior to serving to make it easier to scoop.
- Serve and enjoy!
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How to make rainbow sherbet
I have not tried making rainbow sherbet yet, but I think it would be really easy to do with this recipe! Make three or four different flavors and then wait until the flavors are mostly set and then swirl them together. Be sure when you are swirling together to not over mix, it might loose the rainbow affect if so.
Sorbet vs. sherbet – what is the difference?
Are sherbet and sorbet the same thing? Short answer, no. Sherbet is generally made with some sort of fruit juice and some type of dairy as well. This sherbet recipe does have milk in it, but I am sure that you could use a dairy free option. Almond milk or coconut milk would be delicious in this recipe! You can still enjoy the creaminess of sherbet even if you have a dairy sensitivity. With sorbets, those are usually dairy-free, mostly made with fruit and ice.
What is the most popular flavor of sherbet?
Orange sherbet is the most popular flavor, followed by rainbow sherbet. However, with Kool-Aid, you have endless possibilities to create your own unique flavor combinations. Raspberry, grape, and lemon-lime are just a few of the many flavors you can choose from.
Is sherbet dairy free?
Sherbet is NOT dairy free and will contain some type of milk or cream. You can make homemade dairy-free sherbet by using coconut sweetened condensed milk, or another thicker, creamier type of non-dairy milk like coconut milk.
What is sherbet made out of?
Sherbet is a frozen dessert that is typically made with fruit juice, sugar, and milk or cream. However, this Kool-Aid sherbet recipe does not use fruit juice and instead relies on the flavor of the Kool-Aid mix to provide the taste.
What is the difference between sherbet and ice cream?
The main difference between sherbet and ice cream is the amount of milk fat they contain. Sherbet typically contains less milk fat than ice cream, making it a lighter and less creamy dessert. Sherbet also typically contains fruit juice, while ice cream does not.
How long does it take to make sherbet?
You only have to spend about 3-5 minutes actually making the sherbet, but then you do have to allow about 6-8 hours of freezing time before the sherbet is completely frozen. I just make mine a day or two before I need it. If you keep it in the freezer in an airtight container, it will easily stay good for a week or two!
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Easy Kool-Aid Sherbet is a sensational frozen treat that is made with three simple ingredients! You can have fun with this recipe and make this Kool aid ice cream in many different flavors, strawberry, orange, watermelon- any flavor you want!