Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet Is Easy to Make

by Alli

I’ve been on a sherbet kick lately. Homemade sherbet is so easy to make, so I’m experimenting with different flavors. Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet is another family favorite and is really popular with all the grandkids. Make sure to check out my kool-aid pie recipes.

This is a 3-ingredient recipe and I usually make it the day before I’m planning on serving it and letting it chill overnight. Homemade sherbet can’t get any easier than this one.

It has finally warmed up here in South Carolina. We had a crazy weird spring. It snowed a few days ago for about an hour. The next day it was 75 degrees. Thankfully, the cold weather has ended and spring has sprung. That means it’s time for homemade sherbets and ice cream.

Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet

To make Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet you will need three ingredients.

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • sugar-free orange kool-aid
  • orange soda

In a large bowl, whisk together the orange kool-aid and sweetened condensed milk. Mix well.

Step 1 - Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet Recipe

Add two cups of orange soda. Whisk well.

How to Make Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet Ice Cream

Pour the sherbet mixture into a shallow freezer-proof container.

Place Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet in the Freezer Until Firm.

Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until partially frozen. Remove from the freezer and spoon sherbet into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Pour the sherbet back into the shallow container. Cover and return to freezer for a few hours or until frozen.

How to Make Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet

Yield: 6 Servings

Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet

How to Make Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet

Orange Kool-Aid Sherbet is my oldest grandson's favorite dessert. It's smooth, creamy and perfect on a hot summer day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (0.15 oz.) lemon-lime unsweetened Kool-Aid
  • 2 cups orange soda (like Sunkist or Fanta)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and Kool-Aid.
  2. Add 2 cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour sherbet mixture into a shallow container. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until partially frozen.
  4. Remove from the freezer and spoon sherbet into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Pour the sherbet back into the shallow container. Cover and return to freezer for a few hours or until frozen.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 1g

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Mix and Match Flavors

You can make so many different kool-aid sherbet flavors. Just change up the soda to go with your favorite kool-aid flavor.

Next, I want to try grape kool-aid and grape soda. I also want to make watermelon flavored sherbet. I’ll use Sprite or Ginger Ale when I make it and I’ll be sure to share the results. So stay tuned!

Who invented Kool-Aid?

According to Wikipedia, Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid in his mom’s kitchen in Hastings, Nebraska. He first invented a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. In 1927, to save on shipping costs, he figured out a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack. That’s how Kool-Aid was invented.

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candy April 10, 2019 - 8:04 am

Nothing healthy about this treat, but it is a treat and that is why we love them. Very easy to make, color is awesome and you could use any flavors everyone likes.

Amber Myers April 10, 2019 - 8:16 am

I will be trying this with my kids for sure. We love sherbet, especially when it’s getting hot out. I didn’t know you could make it with Kool-Aid!

cait April 10, 2019 - 9:59 am

ill have to make this with my kids this weekend- they are HUGE sherbert fans esp when the weather turns nicer!

Tasheena April 10, 2019 - 1:48 pm

This would be so much fun to make for my kiddos this spring/summer. It looks really yummy and refreshing.

Jeanette April 10, 2019 - 3:41 pm

I love orange sherbet! It just brings me back to when I was a child. My family loved sherbet so we ate it quite a lot. It would be fun to try to make it.

Terri Steffes April 10, 2019 - 8:45 pm

I am a huge fan of sherbet. Orange and lime are my favorites. I cannot wait to try this. Maybe this weekend.

Emily April 10, 2019 - 10:59 pm

Yum! I really want to make this with my kids this summer! It seems like such a sweet and refreshing treat. I would have never thought of this recipe on my own, thank you for sharing it!

Beth April 11, 2019 - 12:34 am

I haven’t had sherbert in a long time. I used to like it better than ice cream when I was a kid. I’ll have to make some, this looks delicious!

Heather April 11, 2019 - 9:09 am

Orange creamsicle is my favorite ice cream. I would probably make a yogurt version for protein and watch the sugar.

Ruth I April 11, 2019 - 9:29 am

Wow. This is so easy to make. I might do this everyday because I love sherbet!

rika April 11, 2019 - 5:09 pm

This recipe would be perfect for hot summer! My kids love sorbet and anything with beautiful color like this!

HilLesha April 11, 2019 - 11:05 pm

I love sherbet, but I have never thought of using Kool-Aid before. However, I’ll definitely give it a try the next time I make sherbet!

Heather April 12, 2019 - 1:11 am

This looks like my kind of recipe. Simple!

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations April 12, 2019 - 2:39 am

My daughter would love this! She prefers sherbert over ice cream any day. This looks like it tastes amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

Lynndee April 12, 2019 - 9:12 am

Ive never tried preparing sherbet before. Would love to. That would be the perfect summer treat. Yum!

Melissa April 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm

I have never heard of being able to make sherbet with kool-aid! What a delicious summer treat! My son will love to help me make it and we will all enjoy it by the pool. Thank You!

Marysa April 15, 2019 - 2:51 pm

How interesting that you can make your own sherbet like this! My kids would absolutely love to make their own dessert. I’ll have to get the ingredients so we can give it a try.


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