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Learn How to Make a Slushie with Kool Aid at home. Your kids will love these Kool Aid Slushies. They taste great and they are about a fraction of the cost of the ones you buy at the gas station.

Kool Aid slushies in red, blue, purple and orange in clear glasses with stripe straws.
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We are so glad summer is here! The kids and I are having a blast enjoying the sun and having fun together as a family. We are trying to “take it easy” this year a bit and do some fun stuff at home.

Today I want to show you how to make a slushie with favorite flavors of Kool-aid powder drink mix. All you need is a blender and a few simple ingredients to create a delicious treat!

Another favorite summer treat is Sonic Slushie, Sonic Nerds Slushie and Easy Pineapple Lemonade Slushie Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

These Kool-aid slushie recipe are so fun for Summer. Perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. We have tried several different flavors and the kids just loved them all. If I had to pick I would say that orange was my favorite.

We love finding ways to beat the heat that are budget friendly. These Kool-Aid Slushies are perfect for that and are a must as we are hanging by the pool.


Ingredients, water, ice, sugar and kool aid packets

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Water – Feel free to substitute the water with Sprite, Club Soda, Tonic Water or Sparkling Water.
  • Ice Cream – We love adding ice cream to this recipe! When we add ice cream my kids call it the slushie shake. It makes it so creamy and the texture is so amazing.
  • Kool-Aid Packets – Pick the flavors that you choose. My kids favorite is blue raspberry lemonade and tropical punch.

How to Make a Slushie at Home

  • Step 1 – Place the water, Kool-aid flavor packet and sugar in the blender, then add the ice.
Kool aid packet added to blender with water, ice and sugar
  • Step 2 – Blend until smooth on high speed. You want it to be slushie type consistency.
Blended red slushie mixture in the blender
  • Step 3 – Pour into four glasses and serve with a straw and maybe even a spoon.
Red slushie in clear glasses

Expert Tips

  • Slushie Consistency – If the slushie consistency is to thin, you may need to add more ice. Start out with a small amount until you get the consistency that you like.
  • Divide the Slushie – Divide the slushie mixture into the serving glasses. This recipe makes about 4 serving. So if you need more, then I would double the recipe.

Celebrate with Fun Straws

I’ve gotten a few questions on where you can buy the pretty straws and even fun lids to the mason jars. I actually bought them on Amazon:

Adding these fun straws to the bright colors makes these even more of a fun summertime treats!

Red, orange, grape, blue slushie in clear glasses with straws

Serving Suggestions

Making these homemade slushies has been a great way to beat the heat this summer. The consistency and taste are just like the ones I was spending several dollars each on. Now I can make enough for my huge family for just a fraction of the cost.

This is the perfect drink to serve on hot summer months or a fun activity for the kiddos. We have even made this fun treat for my kids birthday parties and was such a fun idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Blender to Use?

I highly recommend the Vitamix as it makes the best smoothies and slushies. The one I have is old, but it is still going strong. This high speed blender is quite the investment to get one, but it is one investment that won’t disappoint. You may even like one of these options – The 6 Best Blenders Under $100 of 2024

How to Store Leftover Slushies?

These slushies are best served immediately but if you do have leftovers, just place in the fridge until ready to enjoy.

Can I Use Different Flavors of Kool-Aid?

Yes, you can use any flavors of Kool-Aid packets to make these homemade slushie recipe.

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We love to hear from you. If you make a Slushie with Kool Aid, please comment and let us know how it turns out.

How to Make a Slushie with Kool Aid

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How to make a Slushie with Kool Aid mix. These kool-aid slushies are fun for kids in the summer. These Kool aid slushies are so easy to make. Once you learn how to make a slushie, the kids will be so excited! Find out how to make slushies and beat the heat!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Beverage
Calories 97


  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 kool-aid packet
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups ice cubes
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  • Place all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into four glasses and serve with a straw and maybe even a spoon.

Recipe Notes

Add ice cream for a creamy, delicious finish your kids will love.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 4g, Calories 97kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Sodium 7mg, Sugar 25g, Calcium 4mg

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  1. Alexis says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe I use it about every week and I am always so happy with the results you can’t go wrong!

  2. Allison says:

    Thank you SO, SO much my husband just lost his job and my kids LOVE the slushies

  3. Carrie says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Karma says:

    5 stars
    I must say this is an awesome article. My famiky and I have been drinking kool aid slushies for many years but we do it differently. We make a gallon of regular kool aid then we just throw it in the freezer. It never dawned on me honestly yo use a blender for an instant slushie. By using your reciepe here then we will be cutting back on a lot of sugar as well. So thank you for sharing this.

  5. Haley says:

    These are even better if you use seltzer water.