Have you ever heard of Kool Aid pickles? Yes, you read that right. These sweet and sour pickles are a popular snack in the Southern United States, and for good reason.
The combination of tart pickles and sweet Kool Aid powder may sound strange, but trust us, it works!
Today, we’re sharing our favorite recipe for Kool Aid pickles so you can try this unique and tasty treat for yourself.
Sweet and Sour Tangy Fun Snack
If you’re a fan of pickles and looking for a unique twist on this classic snack, look no further than these colorful snacks. While these tangy and sweet treats have been a beloved snack in the Southern United States for decades, and they’re quickly gaining popularity across the country.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own right at home and enjoy a tasty and unexpected flavor combination. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide to making Kool Aid pickles.
What do Kool Aid pickles taste like?
Some say they taste like a sour and sweet combination, while others describe them as tangy with a sugary aftertaste.
These vibrant and zesty pickles are taking the world by storm, and for good reason. The pickles are packed with a sweet and sour flavor that is super addictive. It’s like biting into a juicy green pickle followed by a punch of fruity sweetness.
But the flavor doesn’t stop there. There are countless variations of Kool Aid pickle recipes out there, with some even introducing a spicy kick or a salty finish to the mix. Trust me, once you try them, you’ll be hooked.
Are Kool Aid pickles a Southern thing?
Pickles that are soaked in Kool Aid have been eaten in the southern states have been making and eating them for years. They come in a variety of colors depending on the flavor of Kool Aid used to make them, from bright red cherry to bold blue raspberry.
What are Kool Aid pickles made of?
This recipe starts off with a jar of whole dill pickles purchased from convenience stores or your local grocery stores.
Then the pickle juice is combined with, a Kool-Aid flavors, and some sugar. This is a fun kid-friendly recipe that young and old enjoy snacking on.
Depending on the Kool-aid powder flavor and color, the color of the cool aid will change the resulting color of the pickles and the sweet flavor.
One thing is for sure, Kool Aid pickles are a unique snack that is worth trying at least once. Who knows, they may become your new favorite guilty pleasure.
What is the best flavor of Kool-Aid pickles?
There are so many different flavors available to use. There are over 20 types of Kool-Aid Packets flavors and they will each produce a different flavor. You might have to try a few to find your favorite. Mine are the cherry pickles.
How long do these flavored pickles last?
Once this fun recipe is made, they will last for 30 days in the refrigerator. However, I can’t prove that as they never last that long at our house.
How to make kool aid pickles fast?
It takes less than ten minutes to make this easy recipe.
Just drain the brine from the pickle jar into a medium size bowl with a pour spout or a large measuring cup.
If the pickles are not already sliced, remove them, slice them into pickle spears or pickle chips, and return them to the jar.
Add the Kool-Aid flavoring packet and sugar to the reserved juice. Stir while the sugars dissolve and you have a colorful brine.
Pour the Pickle Juice back over the sliced pickles. All of the pickle liquid might not fit back into the jar because you added the sugar. However, I find since I use whole pickles, that when sliced, there is a bit of extra room for the extra sugar.
Put the cover back on the jar and refrigerate for 5 days for the new flavors to soak into the cucumbers and change the color of the pickle.
What to Serve with This Tangy Treat?
I like to add sweet pickle relish to potato salad. Dice these up fine for a crazy twist on your next salad.
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Or use as a sweet pickles relish on your next Microwave Hot Dog or Grilled Brats.
Fun and Tasty Dish to Pass
These colorful pickles are the perfect take along for your next potluck, Holiday party, birthday party, club or school fundraisers, or any event where you need to bring a dish to pass.
If you love entertaining with Charcuterie Boards, this is a must have addition.
There is only one problem. You might have to purchase the gallon jar of pickles and make a big batch!
Kool Aid Pickles Sweet Sour Recipe
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- 32 Ounces Dill Pickles Any Brand
- 1 Packet Kool-Aid (.16 Ounce) Any Flavor
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- It takes less than ten minutes to make this easy recipe.
- Just drain the brine from the pickle jar into a medium size bowl with a pour spout or a 2 cup measuring cup.
- If the pickles are not already sliced, remove them, slice them and return them to the jar.
- Add the Kool-Aid flavoring packet and sugar to the brine. Stir until dissolved.
- Pour the brine back over the sliced pickles.
- Put the cover back on the jar and refrigerate for 5 days for the new flavors to soak into the cucumbers and give them a new color.