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This Cherry Kool-Aid Pie is the easiest way to make a cool and refreshing sweet treat during the hot summer days. No-bake, no-hassle, prepared in no time!
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Table of Contents
  1. No-Bake Kool-Aid Pie
  2. Why We Love This Cherry Kool Aid Pie Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Kool Aid Pie
  7. Tips from Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Pie Recipes
  11. Kool-Aid Pie Recipe

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie is a creamy, cool delicious summer dessert made with only 5 ingredients plus garnish. This no-bake recipe is so easy to make in mere minutes and is the perfect cold pie for warm weather days.

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No-Bake Kool-Aid Pie

This Cherry Kool-Aid Pie could be the easiest sweet treat to keep you cool this summer, especially because it can be prepared in under 10 minutes without turning on the oven.

It’s as simple as combining 4 ingredients in one bowl, filling a premade graham cracker crust with the mixture, letting it chill in the fridge, and decorating each slice with a swirl of cool whip and a cherry.

It is so much fun to turn a childhood classic drink into a delicious dessert, especially when this refreshingly retro recipe is completely customizable. Kids will love choosing their favorite flavors and colors of Kool-Aid, or they can get creative and combine a few!

Why We Love This Cherry Kool Aid Pie Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make without turning on the oven.
  • Only uses 5 simple ingredients plus garnish.
  • Light, creamy, cool mixture is layered into a crispy graham cracker crust.
  • Fun retro recipe is easy to customize with your favorite Kool-Aid flavors.
  • Perfect for pool parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues, and picnics.

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Ingredients

  • Pre-made graham cracker crust
  • Cream cheese
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Packet unsweetened black cherry Kool-Aid mix
  • Cool Whip
  • Maraschino cherries with stems

Substitutions and Additions

  • Fun Flavors: There are so many fun flavors of Kool-Aid to choose from! Some of my favorites include pink lemonade, grape, blue raspberry, fruit punch, orange, watermelon, cherry limeade, and lemonade.
  • Customize Your Colors: It is so easy to customize the colors of this pie for any holiday or celebration. Use an orange packet of Kool-Aid for Halloween, a pastel packet for Easter, green for Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day, pink or red for Valentine’s Day, or mix a few colors to create your own version of the perfect pie.
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  • Handheld mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring tools
  • Decorators bag or a quart size ziploc
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How to Make Kool Aid Pie

This refreshing Cherry Kool-Aid Pie recipe is so quick and easy to make in one bowl–no cooking or oven required. The pretty pink color is simple to replace and customize by swapping the Kool-Aid packet with your favorite flavor.

  1. Make The Mixture: Mix together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, Kool-Aid, and cool whip with a handheld mixture on medium-high speed.
  2. Fill The Crust: Spread the pie filling into the graham cracker crust, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  3. Slice, Decorate, and Serve: Pipe a swirl of cool whip onto the edge of each pie slice and top with a cherry.
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Tips from Recipe Developer

  • You can substitute any flavor of Kool-Aid for the black cherry.
  • You can use the plastic cover on the graham cracker crust as the lid for the pie. Remove the paper center on the lid. 
  • If you are using the plastic cover from the graham cracker crust, and you are freezing the pie, tightly wrap the pie with the plastic lid in a layer of aluminum foil.
  • When making other flavors of the pie, be sure to garnish with the corresponding fruit.
  • Keep pie chilled until ready to serve.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the pie without the cool whip and cherry garnish, for up to 1 month. Cover the pie tightly with aluminum foil before freezing. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a homemade pie crust?

You can absolutely make a homemade pie crust with your favorite recipe. I used a premade crust for ease and convenience. If you choose to make a homemade pie crust, make sure that it is cooled completely before filling. If your crust is still warm, it will melt your creamy mixture and the pie won’t set properly.

Can I freeze my Kool-Aid Pie?

Yes, this is a perfectly easy recipe to freeze. Make sure to wrap it in aluminum foil without the garnish prior to freezing. It should stay fresh in your freezer for up to 1 month. Let it defrost in the fridge the day before you want to serve it.

Can I make my Kool-Aid pie in advance?

Yes, this is the perfect make-ahead pie recipe because it requires at least 4 hours to chill in the refrigerator before it’s ready to serve. It is so easy to make it the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

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Kool-Aid Pie

Serves — 8
This Cherry Kool-Aid Pie is the easiest way to make a cool and refreshing sweet treat during the hot summer days. No-bake, no-hassle, prepared in no time!
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounce pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 14 ounce container sweetened condensed milk
  • 0.13 ounce packet unsweetened black cherry kool-aid mix
  • 8 ounce container Cool Whip thawed (+ 1 cup extra for optional garnish)
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 minute until smooth.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue mixing for 1 more minute until completely combined.
  • Sprinkle the kool-aid mix and continue mixing until the color is uniform.
  • Add the thawed cool whip and mix on low until the pie filling is well incorporated.
  • Spoon in and evenly spread the pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Once properly chilled, slice the pie into 8 slices.
  • Using either a decorators bag, or a quart size ziploc with a corner snipped off, pipe the extra cool whip in a nice swirl at the edge of the slices.
  • Place 1 cherry on top of each swirl of cool whip. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the pie without the cool whip and cherry garnish, for up to 1 month. Cover the pie tightly with aluminum foil before freezing. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Tips:
  • You can substitute any flavor of Kool-Aid for the black cherry.
  • You can use the plastic cover on the graham cracker crust as the lid for the pie. Remove the paper center on the lid.
  • If you are using the plastic cover from the graham cracker crust, and you are freezing the pie, tightly wrap the pie with the plastic lid in a layer of aluminum foil.
  • When making other flavors of the pie, be sure to garnish with the corresponding fruit.
  • Keep pie chilled until ready to serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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