Quenching That Summer Thirst with Ready-to-Drink Kool-Aid Beverage

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As the summer winds up (I know, I can’t believe it either!) I’ve been trying to make smarter choices to get us back on track for a busy school year. We’ve started back with the bedtime routine (that has not been easy), cutting out some of the junk food (goodbye ice cream truck) and I’ve cut out the pop (or as some of you East coast folks call it, soda). Though I drink a ton of water, I miss that sweet flavor and Kool-Aid fruit drinks always hit the spot.


In typical Walmart fashion, Walmart had a great selection of different Ready-to-Drink Kool-Aid bottle flavors. I love the ready-to-drink bottles because I can just buy them and throw them in the cooler and away we go!  You all know how I try to save time whenever possible (and messes) so these bottles are right up my alley.


I was super excited to grab some and go for our adults only weekend camping. I made sure to have plenty of my favorite flavors and ice! We didn’t have a lot of room or ways to make the regular Kool-aid packets so the ready-to-drink bottles were perfect! These with plenty of ice made me one happy camper!


Since I’m not the only Kool-Aid lover in the house, I decided to experiment a bit and make a tasty recipe with Kool-Aid. I decided to make a Kool-Aid snow cone since that’s another favorite summer treat. They are a guilt-free treat, and a great way too cool down from the heat and humidity.


1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Kool-Aid
Snow Cone Maker or Food Processor
Bottles for your homemade syrup
Snow cone cups


  1. In a medium pan, combine sugar & Kool-Aid. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer 3 minutes
  3. Stir for 1-2 minutes to dissolve completely
  4. Using a funnel, VERY carefully pour the syrup into a bottle
  5. Place in fridge to chill

Snow Cones:
Crush ice in snow cone maker/ or food processor
Put ice into snow cone cup, fill with syrup and enjoy!


Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96 oz bottles! There will be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:

360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th  3-5pm:

1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:

2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter


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7 Responses to Quenching That Summer Thirst with Ready-to-Drink Kool-Aid Beverage

  1. alittlemoore says:

    I didn’t realize Kool Aid made ready made drinks. Using them for snow cones is a wonderful idea! I need to look out for these at Walmart!

  2. I never thought of using kool-aid to make syrup. Love that idea to make kid friendly sno-cones.

  3. We love this stuff! Great in frozen beverages. It is so convenient.

  4. Jenna Wood says:

    Sounds like the perfect go-to drink when out in the woods! #Client

  5. Lydia says:

    I. love. snow cones!! 🙂

  6. Gina Stegner says:

    Wow! I love this. Great way to let the kids make sno-cones without a lot of mess

  7. We use Kool-Aid sugar free drink packets but I’ll have to check these out, especially with the super hot days and the boy playing on the playground. A little sugar for him would be fine in that case.

    I also love the idea of making your own snow cone syrup; thanks for sharing it!!

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