The unhealthy edition. :-)
Ah, Kool-Aid, the delicious sugar (and poisonous food color) laden drink of childhood.
Worst thing about Kool-Aid is the big pitchers taking up room in the fridge.
Second worse thing about Kool-Aid is deciding which flavor to make because every kid wants a
What if I told you there is a way to have it all?
I'm talking, have your cake and eat it too, summer style.
I give you, easy to serve, easy to store, easy to please,
-condiment squeeze bottles, .97 from WalMart , or 2/$1.00 from DollarTree, if you don't mind that they are catsup and mustard colored. We splurged and went for the clear ones. *Squeeze bottles are convenient, not necessary. You can easily make and store this is empty water bottles.
-Kool-Aid packets, the individual packet kind, in various flavors
-sugar, lotso' sugar
-measuring cup and bowl
For each flavor, label a squeeze bottle.
Put 1 to 1 1/4 cup sugar (how sweet do you like it?) in the heatproof bowl (I use the big glass mixing bowl with a spout from Pampered Chef), add one packet of Kool-Aid.
Whisk in 6-8 ounces of boiling water.
Basically you are making a flavored simple syrup.
** If you go for more sugar, use less water or it won't all fit in the squeeze bottle.
Whisk it good, whisk it real good.
Pour the syrup into the condiment bottle. If there is still sugar in the bottom of the bowl, pour a little syrup back in, re-mix and pour it out again. You should get most of it.
Repeat with the other flavors.
To make Kool-Aid, put water into your cup and add a few squirts of the syrup, stir, taste, add more if needed, then add ice.
Voila, multiple flavors of Kool-Aid to please every kid, and not take up lots of space in your fridge
Will there be another edition of Handy Summer Hints, this time with healthy content? That remains to be seen!