Kool aid pickles combine sweet and salty for an amazing flavor combination. With just 3 ingredients,this kool aid pickles recipe is super easy but so delicious.
Kool aid pickles
You might be thinking what in the world? Kool aid pickles do not disappoint. While Kool Aid pickles, also called koolickles, might have originated in the South, they are sure to impress in any region. If you love pickles, then this is the recipe to make.
You only need 3 ingredients to make these. I bet you already have all of the ingredients! This is a great recipe to let the kids help with.
The pickles are sweet with a little bit of sour and have amazing color. You have to give this recipe a try!
We are addicted to these now. They are really tasty.
If you like Kool Aid, try Kool Aid Ice Cream for another fun recipe.
What do Kool Aid pickles taste like?
I think they taste like bread and butter pickles or sweet pickle relish. The pickles take on a very sweet taste from being soaked in the sugar and koolaid.
If you like sweet pickles, you will love these koolaid pickles. Plus, they are just so fun and easy to make. My kids love helping make these!
Let’s get started!
Ingredients for kool aid pickles:
- dill pickle spears
- 1 packet kool aid, (we like the cherry flavor of kool aid)
I told you it was simple! With just 3 easy ingredients, you can make these delicious and sweet pickles. Yum!
How to make kool aid pickles:
In a large bowl, drain the pickle juice from the jar.
Next, add in Kool aid and sugar to pickle juice and whisk together until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour the juice mixture back into jar with pickles. You may have a little juice left over. We really like the cherry kool aid but you could try other flavors.
Seal top and shake the jar. Place in refrigerator and shake the pickle jar once a day for 5-7 days. My kids love helping with this part.
They love when it is time to shake the pickles. Plus, it is so fun to watch the pickles turn a vibrant color of kool aid.
Keep refrigerated and enjoy! Scroll down to see the full recipe.
Other ideas to try with kool aid pickles:
We used dill pickle spears to make this recipe. However, any shape will work. You can use pickle chips to make these and they will look more like bread and butter style pickles.
I think whole pickles would be good as well. The baby dill pickles would be tasty.
Change up the kool aid packet flavors. Also, feel free to change the kool aid flavor. We used cherry but tropical punch would also be good. Hawaiian Punch is another good flavor.
You can really try any flavor you prefer or have in the pantry. The main difference will be the color of the pickles.
Obviously if you use grape, the pickles will have a purple color instead of red.
Just use what you have to make these sweet and sour pickles. Try other shapes of pickles. Anything will work.
Try Kool Aid Pickles this week!
Give these a try and let us know what you think! My kids had a blast helping to make these. They weren’t sure if they would like them but they all agreed they were delicious.
We had a lot of fun shaking them each day. It was fun to watch the color of the pickles turn and deepen each day.
This is a great recipe to try with your kids and very inexpensive as well. You know we like to keep things simple around here but tasty. 🙂
It really is so yummy! Leave a comment letting us know what flavor you tried and how they turned out!
Print this kool aid pickles recipe below:
Kool aid pickles
- 32 oz jar dill pickle spears
- 1 packet kool aid cherry
- 3/4 cup sugar
- In large bowl drain the pickle juice from the jar.
- Add in Kool aid and sugar to pickle juice and whisk together until dissolved.
- Pour back into jar with pickles, you may have a little juice left over.
- Seal top and shake.
- Place in refrigerator for 5-7 days shaking once a day.
- Keep refrigerated.
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