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28 June 2013 No Comment Disclosure

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Hello summer! Its that time of year when the days are filled with warm sunshine and delcious, cool, refreshing treats. Kool-Aid is a staple in our household of all boys. But did you know that those little packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid have lots of creative uses like painting at craft time or even as a glossy lip stain?

I was given the challenge by Walmart as a part of the Walmart Moms to share a different way to use Kool-Aid. I immediately thought….SNOW CONES! Snow cones and summer go perfectly together. The kidlets love snow cones but I for one don’t like having to constantly buy the syrup to make them so I thought I would try to make my own snow cone syrup.

To make the following recipe I used a snowcone maker that I’ve had for several years. But if you are looking for a snowcone maker, Walmart currently has one on Rollback for $16.88.

Kool-Aid Snow Cones

  • 1 pkg. of unsweetened Kool-Aid (whatever flavor you like)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • (optional)
    Squeeze bottles- for easy dispensing and storage ($.97 at Walmart)

In a medium saucepan make a simple syrup by combining sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Once all of the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat. Stir in one envelope of desired Kool-Aid flavor. Allow mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, pour into a squeeze bottle and chill in the fridge until ready to make snowcones.


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To serve, we like to use mason jars or an upcycled glass jar. The kidlets also like several different flavors on their snow cones at once. So one can make a couple of different snow cone syrup flavors using your favorite flavors of Kool-Aid and store in different squeeze bottles for dispensing. Some of our favorite flavors of Kool-Aid are Mixed Berry, Cherry Limeade, and Peach Mango.

Are you creative with Kool-Aid? Kool-Aid is offering a chance to win Meet & Greet passes plus tickets to a Big Time Rush concert near you. To enter submit a photo of your own “Kool-Aid Creation” at see.walmart.com/summercreations. If you (or your kids) can’t get enough of Big Time Rush there is also a great deal using Shoparoo. Submit a photo to Shoparoo via the app or online of your Walmart receipt with $6 worth of Kool-Aid purchases to get a unique code to purchase a family four pack to see Big Time Rush for $50. Complete details are available at walmart.com but don’t forget that the last day to submit your “Kool-Aid Creation” is August 6th, 2013.

What is something creative you’ve made using Kool-Aid?

Walmart momDisclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post as well as given samples and a giftcard to purchase the products needed to create this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




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