Easy No-Bake 3-ingredient Kool Aid Pie

This fresh, creamy no-bake Kool Aid pie is a perfect treat on a hot summer’s day. I made mine using cherry-flavored Kool Aid but feel free to choose any Kool Aid flavor you like as they will all work well.

This Kool Aid pie has to be one of the easiest desserts I have ever made, honestly, it comes together so quickly you’ll be amazed. No fancy kitchen gadgets are required!

kool aid pie on placemat

If you are looking for a few other no-bake dessert recipes I’ve got you covered; Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake, Easy No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie or these Easy Dessert Strawberries. You can’t go wrong with any of them. I love no-bake desserts in the summer. They are absolutely the best! No need to compromise on taste and simplicity even when you don’t turn the oven on.

Why You’ll Love This Pie

  • Very few ingredients
  • Comes together quickly
  • No kitchen gadgets required
  • Customizable and versatile
  • Delivers a real creamy mouthful

Equipment Needed

  • mixing bowl
  • glass (Pyrex) pie plate
  • mixing spoon
ingredients for kool aid pie

Kool Aid Pie Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whipped topping 
  • 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid packet 
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1 Graham cracker pie crust 

How To Make an Easy Kool Aid Pie

  • Thaw whipped topping in the refrigerator. 
cool whip topping
  • Add a can of condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
sweetened condensed. milk pouring from can
  • Add one package of Kool-Aid, any flavor you wish, to the whipped topping and condensed milk mixture.  
adding kool aid to kool aid pie
  • Mix on low until all three ingredients are combined thoroughly.
beaters in kool aid pie filling
  • Then pour into the prepared pie crust. Doesn’t it look so yummy? Now it needs to refrigerate for 2 hours.
filling the pie crust with kool aid pie filling
  • Remove from the refrigerator and slice into portions.
kool aid pie without cream topping
  • Add whipped topping by piping it onto each slice if desired. Enjoy!
kool aid pie with a slice cut out

Tips and Tricks

  • remove whipped topping from the freezer a few hours before you want to prepare the pie
  • place the prepared crust in the fridge while you mix the filling to speed up the setting process
  • to really speed up the setting, place the pie in the freezer
final kool aid pie

Variations of Kool Aid Pie

  • any flavor Kool-Aid will work
  • top Kool Aid pie with diced fruit
  • garnish with whipped cream
  • add your favorite cake sprinkles
  • choose a different crust – any crust will work – use Oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate wafer crumbs or even a regular pie crust would work well
kool aid pie slice on plate

How to Store a Kool Aid Pie

Kool-Aid Pie is best stored in the fridge. The delicate whipped topping is best kept cool otherwise it will fall. The pie will keep for about a week in the fridge. Leftovers can be frozen.

FAQs

Which flavor of Kool-Aid tastes the best in Kool-Aid pie?

This is based on personal preference. Which flavor Kool-Aid do you like? Give it a try in Kool-Aid Pie. Better yet…. try out the different flavors and choose which one you prefer.

Do I have to use unsweetened Kool-Aid?

I recommend using unsweetened Kool-Aid otherwise the pie may be overly sweet. The sweetened condensed milk adds the sweetness so unsweetened Kool-Aid is best.

What can I substitute for whipped topping?

Whipped cream would make a good substitute for whipped topping.

What can I substitute for sweetened condensed milk?

Evaporated milk can be used instead of sweetened condensed milk but the finished pie will not be as sweet. If you use evaporated milk taste the batter and see how much sugar it needs. Just add sugar to your liking.

Can I make my own graham wafer pie crust?

If you have the time you can absolutely make your own pie crust. If you want to make a graham wafer crust you can buy graham wafer crumbs in the baking section of the grocery store and mix them with butter and sugar to make a crust. Or you can also use graham wafer crackers, process them into crumbs in the food processor and then add the butter and sugar to make a crust.

How do I make a gluten-free Kool Aid pie?

If you want to make a gluten-free Kool Aid pie you’ll need to buy gluten-free graham cracker crumbs. Check the gluten-free section of your local grocery store to see if they carry them. They may carry gluten-free graham crackers which can then be processed into crumbs, mixed with butter and sugar, and made into a crust.

How do I make a dairy-free Kool Aid pie?

If you want to swap out the dairy items; whipped topping and sweetened condensed milk for nondairy options you can give it a try. The taste and texture will not be the same, however.

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All About Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid was developed in Nebraska by a man named Edward Perkins. The concept of a powdered fruit juice, Kool-Aid, came to him after he was introduced to Jello while working at his family’s general store.

The family had a popular drink they developed called Fruit Smack. This drink was a liquid concentrate mixed with water. It was difficult and expensive to distribute Fruit Smack hence the creation of Kool-Aid which used a powdered concentrate instead of a liquid one. Kool-Aid was much easier to sell and distribute across the US and internationally.

General Foods bought Kool-Aid from Perkins in 1953 and is now owned by Kraft General Foods.

final kool aid pie

Kool Aid Pie

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz whipped topping   
  • 1 pkg unsweetened Kool Aid
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Graham cracker pie crust

Instructions
 

  • Thaw whipped topping in the refrigerator. 
  • Use whatever flavor of Kool Aid you wish. We used cherry in this recipe. 
  • Mix whipped topping, condensed milk and Kool Aid in a mixing bowl.
  • Then pour into pie crust and refrigerate for 2 hours. Enjoy!
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