Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

by Alli

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According to my family, I’m the best pie maker in the world!  They’ve voted my Cherry Kool-Aid Pie as the coolest and refreshing pie they’ve ever tasted.  I actually blushed from all the compliments AND knowing how easy it was to create my pie using Kool-Aid Easy Mix.  My daughter has already requested it for her birthday in August. Since making this pie, I have ventured out and made several Kool-Aid Pie Recipes.

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

I’ve enjoyed Kool-Aid ever since I was a child.  I always looked forward to summertime and VBS because each day we had a different Kool-Aid flavor to go along with our cookies.  Don’t tell anyone, but snack-time was my favorite part of the day!

If you take a peek in my pantry, you’ll always find a few packages of Kool-Aid, so I was really excited when I found the new Kool-Aid Easy Mix at my local Walmart.

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Y’all, it’s a liquid drink mix and comes in grape, cherry, and tropical punch! The packaging is so cute and colorful and it’s easy to use – you just open and pour.  I also like how affordable it is!  You can make it by the pitcher or by the glass AND it has 50% less sugar than leading sodas.

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

I scooped up all 3 flavors before gathering the rest of the ingredients for my Cherry Kool-Aid Pie.  My 5-ingredient no-bake pie can be whipped up in mere minutes, placed in the fridge for an hour OR overnight and it’s all set.

You’ll need a graham cracker pie crust, 8 oz. Cool Whip, 1/4 cup Cherry Kool-Aid Easy Mix, sweetened condensed milk and an 8 oz. block of cream cheese.

Funny Story

My graham cracker pie crust had a few loose crumbs so I tried to shake them off over my kitchen sink.  I obviously shook too hard and the entire crust fell into the sink.  I didn’t have another one on hand, but I did have a box of graham cracker crumbs.  I just made another crust and everything was good to go. 🙂

After the slight delay of making a new crust, I added the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk into the bowl of my electric mixer and mixed until well blended.

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Then I added the Kool-Aid Easy Mix and mixed on low speed.

No Bake Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Add the Cool Whip and mix some more!

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Spoon the mixture into the crust and it’s ready to rest in the fridge for an hour (or overnight).

Cherry Kool Aid Pie

I topped the pie with mounds of cool whip and maraschino cherries with stems.  The cherries were blotted well with paper towels so they wouldn’t bleed into the topping.

You may want to make two pies. This one sure didn’t last very long at my house. I’m thinking of making the next one with the tropical punch flavor.

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (prepared OR homemade)
  • 1/4 cup Kool-Aid Easy Mix
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl. Mix with electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Add the Kool-Aid Easy Mix and mix well.
  3. Add the Cool Whip and mix on low until light and fluffy.
  4. Spoon mixture into pie crust and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  5. Enjoy!

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73 comments

Reginia Cordell April 20, 2015 - 7:38 am

When you’re talking cream cheese and a graham cracker crust, the rest is just destined to fall into place. I’d love to have this right after a day out shopping but BEFORE dinner. 🙂 …along with a creamy cup of strong coffee.

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

I’ll certainly join you for pie and coffee!

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R U S S April 20, 2015 - 7:52 am

This is what I’d call happy food. Just look at that, I love it and it looks so good. I like how you incorporated Kool Aid into this pie, it’s something new and it looks so pretty too! Imma do this at home. I’m sure it will be a hit.

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:59 pm

I totally agree on the happy food. Every time I see Kool-Aid, I have to smile.

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Madaline April 20, 2015 - 7:55 am

OMG. You’ve knocked yourself out on this one. Not only do I adore Kool-Aid I am CRAZY for how cute it looks! Pink, whipped cream, and cherries!? This is too fun. (By the way Kool-Aid takes me back to my childhood and the big huge Mr. Kool-Aid!)

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I remember that huge Mr. Kool-Aid and that pitcher. I always get warm, fuzzy feelings when I think about Kool-Aid.

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Annette Ramsey May 2, 2015 - 9:25 am

I bought the individual packets of kool aid. I don’t know what you are talking about. The mix of koolaid

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Lacey Charrene April 20, 2015 - 8:26 am

My Mr. 6 would love this! I will have to make him one. We have used the kool-aide easy mix and love it, but not in pie, YET!!! #laceyslegacy

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:57 pm

It really is good and so, so easy.

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Terry April 20, 2015 - 8:31 am

I have used Kool-Aid for many things, but haven’t tried making a pie with it yet. I have colored Easter eggs with it.

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Oh, what fun! Thanks for the tip on coloring eggs with Kool-Aid. I’ll have to try it next Easter.

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Amy at Mom's Magical Miles April 20, 2015 - 10:10 am

You had me at the first picture! It looks beautiful!

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Thanks, Amy! I was well pleased with how it turned out.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle April 20, 2015 - 10:11 am

That sounds so good! This is really my dream pie. Yum!

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Everyone in my family loves it!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication April 20, 2015 - 10:26 am

So simple but still SO pretty, Alli! I love it! “Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy boy, Billy boy?” 🙂

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:54 pm

kristen, I’ve been singing that song for 3 days! 🙂

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) April 20, 2015 - 11:28 am

Oh Yum! I just so happen to have some of these Kool Aid Easy Mix in my cupboard. This sounds like a perfect way to use them!

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:54 pm

It is, Paris! I love how I can now make it by the glassful.

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mary April 20, 2015 - 11:33 am

i love pie !!! I so appreciate your print option for the recipe Thanks Alli. Looks amazing

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Glad you like the print option. My parents are computer-free and my aunt always prints out my posts for them. 🙂

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Logan Can April 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

This looks so delicious and easy to make! My husband would love it! Of course, you can’t go wrong with kool aid! It’s the best this time of year, especially.

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:46 pm

It turned out even better than I imagined, Logan!

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lisa April 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

This pie sounds so good! I love cream cheese!

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Me, too!

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heather heinlein April 20, 2015 - 12:36 pm

This pie looks so good. I will have to try that new Kool Aid out!

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Alli April 20, 2015 - 12:48 pm

It’s so convenient, Heather!

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Olivia Schwab April 20, 2015 - 12:52 pm

I’ve never had a Kool-Aid pie before but it looks good! I’m going to have to try this sometime! Thanks for showing me the recipe!

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Raijean April 20, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Now that’s a great idea, I can almost taste it!

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AJ @ NutriFitMama April 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm

What a pretty looking pie- I love the pink 🙂 The cherries on top are a perfect touch as well. It sounds yummy!

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Kristen April 20, 2015 - 3:03 pm

I have never seen anything like this before. I am sure my kids would love it for sure.

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Chubskulit Rose April 20, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Your family must be right because if you can make pie out of kool aid, then you are the best pie maker in the world! I bake pie once in a while but I always fail terribly lol.

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April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition April 20, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Yum! That looks so light and refreshing and easy to make! I love almost all kinds of pie!

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Liz Mays April 20, 2015 - 6:06 pm

That’s such a delicious way to use Kool-aid. The cherry and the whipped cream on top are super cute.

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lisa @bitesforbabies April 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm

That pie looks great…I never would have thought to use Kool-aid in a dessert like this!

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Diana Villa April 20, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Thank you so much for such a wonderful post and recipe!!! I love it 😀

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Jeanine April 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Yum! Now this is different and looks super delicious! I would absolutely love to try this. I bet my kids would love it!

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Brent April 20, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Would like to try other liquid drink mix in this, too… Country Time Lemonade for lemonade pie.

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Nancy April 20, 2015 - 11:07 pm

OH MAN. I love this already and I haven’t even had a bite out of it. Since i’m heading home in the next few days I should make this for my little nephews!!!

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Alison April 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Oh my gosh this looks delicious and so easy to make! I am definitely giving this one a try this summer – I already know its going to be a hit!

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Lauren April 21, 2015 - 1:01 am

This pie looks delicious! I bet you could also vary the recipe for any flavor! How awesome!

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Fi Ní Neachtáin April 21, 2015 - 6:06 am

That looks so sweet and delicious! I wish we had Kool-Aid here in Ireland so that I could make it for myself.

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Shaney Vijendranath April 21, 2015 - 7:34 am

I love anything with granadilla for summer but this looks so yummy! I’m definitely going to try it when summer comes this year.

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Dawn McAlexander April 21, 2015 - 9:41 am

Kool-Aid, cream cheese and maraschino cherries? What’s not to love about this recipe! And your pics look awesome! This recipe rocks!

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2015 - 9:44 am

That recipe looks awesome! I love the idea of Kool-Aid that just needs water, no adding sugar! Easy and delicious, just the way I like it!

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Stephanie April 21, 2015 - 10:14 am

YUM, this looks delicious! I just saw the Kool-Aid Easy Mix on the shelf at our store last week – I know just how to surprise the kids with a fun treat now – thanks for sharing this recipe! #client

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ourfamilyworld April 21, 2015 - 1:20 pm

This pie looks amazing. I would have never thought of using Kool aid. This is an interesting twist

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Ann Bacciaglia April 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm

This pie looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try making one this weekend. My kids will love it.

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Courtneylynne April 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm

omg I think not only my daughter, but hubby too…. Would totally love this!!! A kool aid pie sounds so fun to make!

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HilLesha April 22, 2015 - 12:48 am

It has been years and years since I’ve touched Kool-Aid. However, this sounds really interesting!

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Shirley Wood April 22, 2015 - 7:54 am

I knew it would be good when you started with that graham cracker crust! I’ve used Kool-Aid in recipes also, it adds such a nice flavor and color too. Your pie looks scrumptious. Pinning.

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Alli April 23, 2015 - 5:51 am

And I learned not to shake a premade graham cracker crust over the sink. 🙂

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Lynndee April 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

Now this reminds me of my childhood. I’ve always loved having Kool-Aid at school. Never thought you could make a pie out of it. So cool!

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Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies April 22, 2015 - 1:27 pm

I never thought of using kool-aid in a dessert like this! This is such a fantastic idea – would love to make this! thanks!

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Manu Kalia April 22, 2015 - 10:35 pm

You just made it easy! My wife always love pies, She would love this.

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Krystal April 23, 2015 - 4:43 pm

I never used Kool Aid to bake before. What a smart and creative idea!

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Erlene April 24, 2015 - 10:20 pm

Oh my gosh I love the color of the pie! The pink is so girlie and pretty for the spring/summer. Wouldn’t this make a pretty Mother’s Day pie? Oh and my hubby loves water enhancers too, so I’ll have to pick some of these up for him.

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Elizabeth Mason April 26, 2015 - 12:36 pm

did you mix the kool-aid with water before adding it or did you add the kool-aid

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Debbie O'Malley April 26, 2015 - 5:40 pm

I was wondering the same thing as Elizabeth Mason.

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PAT April 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm

I HAVE MADE KOOL-AID PIES FOR YEARS BUT I USE THE LITTLE POWERED UNSWEETENED PKGS , ANY FLAVOR, STRAWBERRY AND LEMONADE ARE FAVORITES OF FAMILY, DO NOT ADD WATER, JUST POUR DRY POWDER IN WITH CONDENSED SWEET MILK, AND COOL WHIP, MIX
AND SPREAD IN CRACKER CRUST AND CHILL, I HAVEN’T TRIED IT WITH THE CREAM CHEESE BUT WILL IN FURTURE AS SOUNDS DELICIOUS

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Deb April 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm

I have made several of these and have made them in all kool aid flavors. The only flavor we don’t like is Grape, just because it tastes like medicine!! Luv all other flavors and they are a hit everywhere I take them!!

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Aisha Kristine Chong April 27, 2015 - 6:42 am

Kool Aid in a pie – now this is something kids would love!

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Lorelai April 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm

Yumm-O! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 1, 2015 - 8:37 am

Hi, Alli! Wanted to let you know that we loved this post you linked up last week at the #HomeMattersParty so much that we featured it this week! Check it out if you get a chance at http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/05/01/home-matters-linky-party-35/ Happy Friday!

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Sandra Watts May 5, 2015 - 8:07 pm

This looks so good and what a fantastic idea. I bet it has a lot of flavor to it. I can not wait to try it and I hope you don’t mind but I pinned it too.

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Alli May 8, 2015 - 9:23 am

Pin away! It’s my family’s new favorite dessert – and so, so easy!

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Lisa May 9, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Just made this for Mother’s Day was so easy tried the filling when I was making is delicious can’t wait to serve it at the picnic tomorrow!

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Alli May 9, 2015 - 4:04 pm

I hope your family loves it as much as mine does! Happy Weekend!

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Penny Barry August 5, 2017 - 10:31 pm

I made this for work. One of the girls grew up with this pie. I had never heard of it. I came upon this recipe and tried it two ways. Both were delicious! I could not find the liquid kool aid that was mentioned in the recipe so i used just one package of black cherry kool-aid along with an oreo crust. I mixed some chocolate shavings into the mix and added some on top of the pie. The pie came out great. I like that the cream cheese is added. I found other recipes without it and made the other pie without it. This one is the favorite at work. It came out firmer than the picture above because i didn’t use the liquid. Loved the texture. My co workers thank you!!! So many options in kool aid flavors!

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