Kool-Aid Fruit Juice Rainbow Popsicles

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As a kid, I can always remember being excited seeing my mother making Kool-Aid Fruit Juice for us on a hot summer day. There was something so refreshing about Kool-Aid and my brother and I could often be found fighting over which flavor we wanted her to make! I’ve never been big on carbonation or soda. so Kool-Aid was definitely my drink of choice in that department. Flash forward 25 years and here I am today, celebrating summer with a special Kool-Aid Fruit Juice treat…Rainbow Popsicles!!

Rainbow Kool-Aid Popsicles from The Cards We Drew

These babies are so pretty and fun to make, albeit a tad time consuming. They’d be PERFECT for a Rainbow Themed Party or get together! It’s a pretty simple idea, the time consuming part is mixing up the colors and allowing for freezing time.

Kool-Aid bottle with popsiclesYou’ll want to pick up a pack of plastic popsicle makers. I found some for under $5. From there, you want to get started making your Kool-Aid flavors. Since you obviously don’t need the FULL pitcher of Kool-Aid I purchased six colors for 20 cents each packet and experimented with the amount of water and sugar I needed for each.

Kool Aid MixturesFor each color I mixed up one cup of water, one quarter teaspoon of Kool-Aid, and 1-1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Each mixture could potentially make eight layers of popsicles.

layer the color of the popsiclesOnce it’s mixed up you’ll see that I added a little bit of each color to the layer of popsicle and then placed in the freezer to freeze. It doesn’t take too long for each layer to freeze enough that you can move onto the next. But I would recommend making these in larger batches to make it worth your time.

layering rainbow popsI added a little of each flavor at a time trying to make all of my layers the same width. After added the purple/grape layer you’ll put your popsicle sticks into them and let them REALLY freeze good before removing them from their holders.

kool-aid popsicles dipped in kool-aid drink

I thought it would be fun to soak them in a cup of nice cold watermelon Kool-Aid from the large 96 oz. bottle I got from Walmart…for a great price too of $1.98!!

Kool-Aid at walmart And in case you’re interested…

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

  •  Friday August 8th 5-7pm: 360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM SupercenterSaturday
  • 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

Hope this inspires you to make some pretty, fun snacks for your next party or weekend event…they’ll be sure to delight! My son couldn’t WAIT to eat one!!



  1. Jenna Wood says

    I love the colors, but patience in popcicles is not something I have. I wish most molds came in more than 4 or six, to do this! #Client

    • Abbey says

      Yes, it would be much better to do them like a dozen at a time! :) These aren’t for the faint of heart, but are great for parties and special occasions for sure!


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