Kool Aid Pie

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Kool-Aid Pie is so easy and so delicious! Just 4 ingredients and you have a flavorful pie everyone loves. Cool, creamy, and refreshing you will be making this no bake dessert all summer long. You can even pick your favorite Kool-Aid flavor for this pie!

Slice of no bake kool aid pie with cool whip and cherry on top.

Need a refreshing summertime dessert that’s easy as pie to whip up? Look no further than this cool, creamy Kool Aid pie. It’s a fabulous no bake dessert recipe that takes only 10 minutes to whip up plus a couple of hours of chill time. It’s perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, and family reunions.

Made with a handful of simple ingredients, it’s a budget-friendly dessert everyone loves. All you need is a packet of your favorite Kool-Aid flavor, some sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, and a graham cracker crust. You can add extra whipped cream and cherries to the top if you want. Pretty easy, right?

Overhead photo of pink, creamy no bake kool aid pie in graham cracker crust with maraschino cherry in the center.

The next time you’re looking for a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day, make this delicious pie. And if you enjoy easy dessert recipes like this, you’ll also love our Strawberry Jello Pie and Blueberry Delight recipes. Both of those are no-bake treats as well!

For now, let’s get to what you need to make this luscious kool aid pie recipe with cool whip!

Ingredients for No Bake Kool Aid Pie

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Graham cracker pie crust, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, maraschino cherries and packet of kool aid.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk — This is the sweetener and the base of the pie filling. It’s rich, creamy, and pairs beautifully with the tart flavor of the Kool-Aid.
  • Unsweetened Kool-Aid Mix — Use any flavor you like! Regular cherry is our favorite, but black cherry or strawberry would be yummy, too, or perhaps orange for more of an orange creamsicle flavor.
  • Whipped Topping — You’ll need an 8-oz tub of whipped topping, such as Cool Whip. Or use my homemade stabilized whipped cream recipe as a replacement. Either one will give the pie a perfectly light and fluffy texture.
  • Graham Cracker Crust — You can use any pie crust, but a premade graham cracker pie crust makes this recipe super easy and adds crunch and texture to the pie.
  • Whipped Cream and Maraschino Cherries — These are optional, but they make this delicious dessert look pretty and add a little extra sweetness, too.

Equipment Needed for Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

Grab these kitchen tools and supplies to make this delicious pie with your favorite Kool-Aid flavor:

  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • silicone spatula
  • pie pan if not using a premade crust

How to Make Kool Aid Pie

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Add the sweetened condensed milk and the contents of the Kool-Aid packet to a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they’re well combined.

Two image collage of mixing bowl with sweetened condensed milk and kool aid mix.

Step 2: Gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip. Do not overmix.

Mixing bowl with Cool Whip added to the kool aid mixture.

Step 3: Pour the pie filling into the store-bought crust. Run your spatula over the top to even it out.

Crust filled with kool aid mixture.

Step 4: Cover the pie and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

Step 5: Once the pie is set, top it with whipped cream and/or maraschino cherries before serving.

Cherry kool aid pie with cool whip in a graham cracker crust.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this pie frozen like an ice cream pie or refrigerated. The slices will be cleaner if the pie is frozen, but it’s delicious, cool, and creamy either way. The perfect dessert for a sweltering summer day!

Storage and Freezing

Refrigerator: Store Kool Aid pie in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Cover it with a pie pan cover or plastic wrap.

Freezer: You can freeze this no-bake pie for up to 2 months. Serve it frozen or thaw it overnight in the fridge.

Slice of no bake kool aid pie on cake server.

Kool Aid Pie Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t overmix the pie filling. It will cause the whipped topping to deflate, and your pie won’t be as light and airy.
  • Serve slightly frozen to make neater slices when cutting the pie.
  • Make mini pies in tart pans or muffin tins so you don’t have to fuss with cutting a pie.

Additions and Variations to This No-Bake Kool Aid Pie Recipe

Try different flavor variations. Instead of cherry Kool-Aid, try orange, lemonade, strawberry, raspberry, pink lemonade, or lemon-lime. You can swap out the flavor every time, so this is one dessert you’ll never get bored with!

Add fresh fruit or canned fruit. To add a punch of fresh flavor, add sliced strawberries or raspberries to the top. Some enjoy adding canned fruit to the mixture or top of the pie, too — drained crushed pineapple or mandarin oranges are popular with the orange creamsicle Kool-Aid pie version.

Swap out the garnishes. Instead of cherries, try a drizzle of strawberry syrup or some rainbow sprinkles.

Use a different type of pie crust. Instead of graham cracker crust, try an Oreo crust or shortbread crust.

Make a layered pie. Mix the condensed milk and whipped topping together, then split it in two before adding Kool-Aid. Use two different colors to create a layered look.

Slice of cherry cool aid pie on white plate with large glass of milk in the background.

FAQ for Cherry Kool Aid Pie

What is Kool-Aid Pie made of?

Just 4 simple ingredients are needed for this no bake Kool-Aid pie recipe! You’ll need sweetened condensed milk, a packet of Kool-Aid, whipped topping, and a pie crust. Maraschino cherry and whipped cream garnishes are optional.

Can I use a different flavor of Kool-Aid?

Yes, of course — the flavor options are endless. Use your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid. We used cherry for this recipe, but you can choose any flavor you like. Lemon-lime or strawberry would be delicious. Make an orange Kool-Aid pie and it’ll taste like a Creamsicle!

Can I make this with a different pie crust?

Absolutely. Using a premade graham cracker crust just makes things easier, but you can make your own crust using graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or shortbread cookies. An Oreo crust would be delish with the black cherry flavor.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You sure can. This no bake dessert recipe is even better if it sits in the fridge overnight, so feel free to make it a day ahead of time.

Can I use Jell-O powder instead?

If you don’t want to use Kool-Aid, you can use a packet of sugar-free Jell-O instead. Make sure it’s sugar-free, though, because the sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip make this pie plenty sweet enough without added sugar.

Overhead image of a slice of 4-ingredient kool aid pie.

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Slice of cherry cool aid pie on white plate with large glass of milk in the background.
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No Bake Kool Aid Pie

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
This No Bake Kool-Aid Pie is so easy and so delicious! Just 4 ingredients and you have a flavorful pie everyone loves! Cool, creamy and refreshing you will be making this one all summer long. You can even pick your favorite Kool-Aid flavor for this pie.


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 packet Kool-Aid we used cherry
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed (Cool Whip)
  • 1 graham cracker crust 9 inches
  • whipped cream and maraschino cherries optional garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk with the Kool-Aid until fully combined.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping.
  • Pour filling into graham cracker crust.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours or refrigerate for at least 4 before serving.
  • Serve chilled or frozen. Top with whipped cream and/or cherries before serving, if desired.


Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Serve frozen for an ice-cream-like texture or thaw overnight in the fridge.
We used cherry Kool Aid but you can use any flavor of unsweetened Kool-Aid you’d like.
You can also use a traditional baked crust if you desire.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg
Slice of cherry cool aid pie on white plate with large glass of milk in the background.

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  1. That pie looks delicious , I am going to make and see hour it comes out. Thanks for sharing.

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