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A while back I had come across this recipe for a Kool-Aid Refrigerator Pie, I had been looking for easy to do recipes that munchkin and I could do together. Since I was starting potty training today I decided this could be a fun activity we could do while working on this new skill. I wanted to find activities that could be used as incentive for going without being prompted for this first day. This recipe was easy and only a few ingredients. Looked to be something munchkin could easily help me do without causing a big mess. Let me share the recipe with you:
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 1 pkg Kool-Aid (unsweetened, any flavor you want)
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- Combine whipped topping, kool-aid & sweetened condensed milk
- Beat well until well blended
- Pour into graham cracker crust
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving
- Serve chilled, top with whipped cream if you want
- Keep pie refrigerated until all gone
Actual activity time for us
I had asked my husband to find me orange Kool-Aid to make this Kool-Aid refrigerated pie recipe. They did not have any but he knew my favorite flavor is grape (yes I am one of those strange people who actually enjoy grape flavored candy) so he got me grape instead. So she knew the agreement was if she could go at least one time without me prompting then after lunch we would make this. Well we got at least one without prompting so she got to make pie.
She was so excited and just could not wait. I found her cooking utensils since they are her size, gathered the few ingredients and we set up shop on a table in our living room/play area. I let her put everything into the bowl since they were all easy to do, the only thing I had to measure out was the Cool Whip. Then she helped me stir, since the mixture is a bit thicker there was not an issue with the pie mixture getting all over the place. The mix combines pretty easy so is a really great cooking activity for a toddler. Once everything was mixed she helped me pour it into the graham cracker crust and spread it around, I did most of the spreading, then she helped me put it in the fridge so it could set up.
Fun ways to alter the recipe
This over all took less than 30 minutes and I do plan to do it again with her. Next time I think I want to try a lemonade Kool-Aid Refrigerator Pie and I still want to try Orange. You can easily add like fresh fruits or berries on top before it sets. This can add something actually good for your child. Also could be fun to get a second graham cracker crust and break it all up. Sprinkle that over the top before refrigerating it, I think this is what we are going to try next time. Also if you are watching your sugar intake find low sugar options for each of these to help.
The final result was very delicious and everyone has enjoyed a slice today. What is something you make it the summer to combat the heat?
Check out my recipe for Confused Chip Cookies