When it gets warmer outside, there’s nothing quite like a nice, cold and tall glass of Kool-Aid. With spring finally here, I’m enjoying all sorts of Kool-Aid treats.
You can use Kool-Aid for all sorts of things. Of course the classic glass of Kool-Aid is great, but using it in food? Now that’s something everyone needs to try.
My favorite Kool-Aid recipe is deep-fried Kool-Aid. No, it’s not just liquid Kool-Aid thrown in a deep fryer. It’s a delicious crispy donut that you’ll be addicted to as soon as you take the first bite.
Deep-fried Kool-Aid is a state and county fair favorite. It’s sold alongside some other super-popular deep fried American foods, like Twinkies and Oreos, but the Kool-Aid is definitely my favorite.
So, wanna try it yourself? FunFoods has a YouTube tutorial on how to make it, so let’s get started! First, you’ll need the following things:
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- Kool-Aid (any flavor)
- melted butter
- vanilla extract
- oil for frying
- garnish of choice (powdered sugar or a glaze, for example)
How It’s Made
To make the deep-fried Kool-Aid, start by combining your dry ingredients: the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, the salt, and the Kool-Aid. For amounts necessary, watch FunFoods‘ video below.
Now, it’s time for the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together your milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Once again, the amounts can be found in the video below.
Mix together your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients until a batter forms, then use a tablespoon or an ice cream scoop to ball up the batter.
Drop those balls in the hot oil until fried to perfection. Let it drain on some paper towels, dust with powdered sugar or cover in a glaze, and it’s ready to serve!
For more info, watch FunFoods video below and get started on making your own.
What flavor Kool-Aid will you use?