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Monday, June 11, 2012

Make Yummy Kool Aid Slurpees...

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I'm a kid from the 1970's.
Back then...Kool Aid was cool. It really was.
There was no gatorade, powerade or  red bulls.
It was simply a package of Kool Aid for kids for a special treat.
And if you went to a birthday party, it was usually Kool Aid or Pop Shoppe Pop that was served.
I remember drinking Kool Aid even when I was in University...and having a discussion about favourite flavours with my roomies.
I miss those days!
We had packages of Kool Aid kicking around the house, and while I was surfing the net for something else, I came across a recipe for Kool Aid Slurpees.
My kids love slurpees and so does my husband...but they usually buy them from the local corner store.
I decided to whip up some slurpees to enjoy at home...and bring back an old fav...Kool Aid.
 For this drink, you will need:
1 Kool Aid package, any flavour
1/2 cup sugar
A bottle of club soda {or ginger ale would work too!}
Ice
Fruit for garnish, if you like
Straws
Blender
Directions:
In blender, combine Kool Aid package with 1/2 cup sugar and a cup of club soda.
 Blend together until mixed and foamy.
 Add lots of ice and blend.
{I used the ice crush button on my blender and it worked great!}
 Pour the icy mixture into glasses and add a little more club soda to finish off. 
Garnish with fresh fruit and add a straw.
{This recipe made 4 full size mason jars [2 cup size]}
I made adorable little straw flags by using the template and instructions at this beautiful blog found here.
You know me....I am all about the cute & pretty!
{If you are looking for striped straws and other sweet party accessories, please visit this Canadian company which carries a terrific assortment: Green Munch}
 I think this drink would be great for not only a hot summer day, but for a special dinner at home or a kids' birthday party.
You could also add a little nippy nip of something else for an adult drink.{wink}
And there we have it folks.....a Kool Aid slurpee for just pennies a glass!


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31 comments:

Bronwyn said...

I would totally serve these at a party - virgin for the kids and with a little nip for the grown-ups. I wonder if this would work in my ice cream maker? Hmm..I'll have to give it a try!

Karri Reiser said...

I agree with Bronwyn, this will be perfect for my son's birthday party. 40 13 year old are going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks delicious and very refreshing, Angie! It would be perfect for today because it is raining and that gross feeling humidity is in the air.

חתולי8 said...

it looks just the right thing for our summer......
Lior :)

Kelli said...

Yummy! you always have the best looking food and drinks!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - I remember Kool-Aid and I always thought that giant pitcher of Kool-Aid was pretty creepy! Not only are your recipes great but your presentation and photography suck us right in (that's a compliment!)

allisamazing said...

What a fun recipe! Perfect for a hot summer day :)

Renee said...

How many does the recipe serve? Looks yummy

Cindy said...

Once again, your recipe sounds amazingly good!
Thanks for the recipe.
Hugs, Cindy

Kim said...

I have had my eyes on those cutesy straws for some time now, just need to place my order, love them. I never would have thought to add club soda!

Christine said...

That looks soooo refreshing!!!

Oh and you better be planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!! Please :)

Bette said...

I was a kool aid kid too. I'm gonna try that recipe for my kids. I'm sure they will love it. Bette

Connie said...

Yummy!Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday. Followed you on Linky Followers:)

Sandy Ang said...

just what i need as the temperate soars here

Erin Alldredge said...

I haven't had Kool Aid forever. This is so neat. There are so many flavors of Kool Aid and it's a lot cheaper than a real slurpee. I'd love it if you stopped by my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/06/1-month-of-fun-june-link-party.html

Vanessa Barker said...

This is so cute and a perfect summer drink! I'd love to have you come share at my Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/06/tutorial-tuesday-10.html

Lauren said...

These look delicious! I'm actually craving a slupree now. I'm sure these are even better than the real deal. I would love it if you'd link up your awesome treat at Off the Hook.

Shannon MadiganMade said...

These are perfect for summer! I grew up on Koolaid, too... what a fun way to 'bring it back'!

Jennie Larsen said...

Oh' I love these. SO CUTE, and perfect for summer. My kids would go wild for them. I love the straw labels, can you tell me where you got them? or do you have a tut. for them? Heck I would love to feature you with these drinks and a tut./printable's for the straws. Let me know if you would like to guest post. jenglamgirl@gmail.com jen

Sarah Larsen said...

What a great summer treat!
I am your newest follower, I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me too! Can't wait to see more posts.

Sarah @
www.blissfulbucketlist.com

Kristi said...

This looks wonderful, Angie!! I'd love to try it with the ginger ale variation! Would be super delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/06/mop-it-up-mondays-21-with-give-away.html

{HUGS},
kristi

naptimedelights said...

I love it! Kool-aid is great! I'm a new follower and I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-link-party-5.htmlThanks so much!
Sarah
{http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

Erin said...

These look delicious! We love Kool Aid (and I haven't heard the name Pop Shoppe in YEARS!!!! Those were the days!)

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

These really look delicious and so refreshing! :)
You will be featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xo! Vanessa

Kim said...

Made these tonight for my kids and neighbor kids. They were a hit..great with Sprite! Thanks for sharing. Found you through It's Overflowing linky.

Aimee said...

These are so adorable, and as a child of the 70's myself, I have a thing for KoolAid!

Jocelyn said...

I grew up on Koolaid too!!! What a fun recipe! Pinning this and featuring it on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!! My kids are going to love this!!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What a great drink! I think it's so awesome. I have very fond memories of Kool Aid!

Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) said...

Found you at Inside BruCrew Life. We are your newest followers. My kids will love this drink. Thanks so much for sharing!
~Kim

Tami said...

So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com

Jen Nikolaus said...

These sound amazing! My boys would love them! Thanks so much for sharing!

Best,
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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