These Sure Are Kool (Aid) Pickles!

Summer is upon us. I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid…summer meant lots of Kool-Aid to quench our thirst. I must say, my kids didn’t get a lot of Kool-Aid because I was concerned about the sugar, etc. But no matter what, summer still reminds me of Kool-Aid. With that in mind, here’s a fun thing to make for that next summer picnic (or just to brighten up your fridge) Kool-Aid Pickles! They are insanely easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A 32-ounce jar of pickles (whole dill pickles)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope (.14 ounce) unsweetened Kool-Aid (your color choice…I went with red)

And here’s how you make them:

  1. Drain the pickle juice from the jar into a bowl.
  2. Slice the pickles and return them to the jar.
  3. Add the sugar and Kool-Aid to the juice bowl. Mix until the sugar and Kool-Aid are dissolved.
  4. Pour the juice back into the jar over the pickles.
  5. Wait one week for your pickles to turn a fabulous color!

This will obviously make those dill pickles sweeter, but they’re not over-the-top sweet like regular sweet pickles, so they can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.








I’m going to serve mine in a glass pitcher with a plastic spoon…just like I was mixing up Kool-Aid!

P.S. I have never tried this with a generic drink mix, so I can’t attest to how they work. I’m also thinking that if you didn’t want to use a powdered drink mix due to the ingredients, that mixing in beet juice with a little extra sugar would work just fine to make red ones. I’ll have to try that out some day!


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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4 Responses to These Sure Are Kool (Aid) Pickles!

  1. I can’t even imagine how this tastes.

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