#KoolOff with Kool-Aid and Cherry Limeade Kool-Aid Cupcakes!

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 My friends and I enjoy taking turns hosting each other for Happy Hour after work.  By Happy Hour, I mean food, drinks, and fun.  Since the weather has been getting nicer I wanted to host a Happy Hour with an outdoor twist, so I invited them over for some badminton, chatting on the porch, good food, and Kool-Aid!

Kool-Aid now comes in 96oz. bottles!

Did you know that Kool-Aid now comes in Ready To Drink 96 oz. bottle?   They do!  I love how easy it is to run in the house after playing outside, grab the  bottle out of the refrigerator, and serve!  I made a quick trip to Wal-Mart the night before having my friends over and purchased two of the 96 oz. Kool-Aid bottles, three different cheeses, fresh strawberries, and grapes, and everything I needed to make cupcakes for dessert.

Kool-Aid is great for summer!

I did some quick prep work including cutting all the cheese, washing the fruit, and baking the cupcakes.  I also put the Kool-Aid in the refrigerator so it would be nice and chilled.  Then I set up the badminton net and I was ready for the girls to arrive!

Cherry Limeade Kool-Aid Cupakes

We had a blast playing badminton out in the backyard.  It was a great way to relieve stress after work and it was hilarious watching everyone try to hit the birdie over the net.   I was all set to take pictures of us playing but I was having so much fun I forgot!  After working up a sweat we came inside and I served up the pretty pink Watermelon flavored Kool-Aid.  It was perfect to #KoolOff after playing out in the sun.

#KoolOff with Kool-Aid 96oz bottles!

Since it isn’t a Happy Hour without food I also served a fruit and cheese tray and some very special cupcakes.  I wanted to make something fun and fruity so I used Cherry Limeade Kool-Aid drink mix in both the cupcake batter and the frosting.   It ended up turning plain vanilla cupcakes into delicious cherry lime flavored ones!   I even used fresh lime wedges to decorate them.   My friends were really surprised when they found out my secret ingredient was Kool-Aid drink mix.

We ended up sitting out on the porch after enjoying some food, talking for hours and sipping our Watermelon Kool-Aid.   It was definitely the refreshing way to enjoy an evening outside with friends.  It’s also the perfect size to grab when going camping, tailgating, or even on a road trip!

 Cherry Limeade Kool-Aid Cupcakes!

Cherry Limeade Kool-Aid Cupcakes


For the cupcakes

  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 3 T. Kool-Aid Cherry Limeade Soft Drink Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 T. milk
  • 2 T. Kool-Aid Cherry Limeade Soft Drink Mix
  • 3-4 c. powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar. Mix until well combined. Beat in the Kool-Aid mix, egg, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in the milk, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way full with the batter. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  7. To make the frosting combine the milk and Kool-Aid mix in a small bowl. Mix well.
  8. Place the butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add in the milk and Kool-Aid mixture and beat until combined.
  9. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and enjoy!


Source: A Hezzi-D original

#KoolOff with Kool-Aid 96oz bottles!


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

Friday May 30th 5-7pm:

    13675 Highway 43 Russellville, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 3-5pm:

    3100 Hough Rd Florence, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 6-8pm:

    517 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals, AL WM Supercenter

Friday June 20th 5-7pm:

    1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 3-5pm:

    1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 6-8pm:

    809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:

    360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday 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



  1. What a great idea — I never would have thought to put Kool-Aid in a cupcake. I want to try it out! And your little party sounds like so much fun — I love badminton!

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