Kool-Aid Pie (4 Ingredient No-Bake Recipe)

This Kool-Aid Pie (4 Ingredient No-Bake Recipe) is a delicious dessert for get-togethers, parties, and holidays—a favorite with kids and adults alike.

Kool-Aid Pie is a unique, nostalgic, flavorful, and simple dessert for spring and summer. A 4-ingredient easy and inexpensive dessert that comes together fast and only requires 3-4 hours in the fridge to set up. 

Green Kool-Aid Pie shown whole and sliced with lime slices and a jar of Kool-Aid with text overlay.

As soon as the weather begins to warm, I am all about no-bake desserts. This pie does not disappoint, and it’s ideal for the spring and summer months. There’s no cooking or baking- mix and let it set. It’s slightly tart with just a perfect touch of sweetness.

Kool-Aid Pie is one of the easiest desserts you could ever make. You can make this pie with any of your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. It’s so simple; your kids can even do it. This pie is foolproof and tasty. You can customize it with any flavor, and it’s bound to be delicious. 

This pie will be the hit of your next gathering. You can make this no-bake pie in minutes, which couldn’t be better when entertaining or enjoying summer activities. The cool creamy filling and the graham cracker crust make a delicious combination; your guests will be impressed. So give it a try; you’ll be quite surprised.

Why You’ll Love This 4-Ingredient No-Bake Kool Aid Pie Recipe

This no-bake Kool-Aid pie recipe is one of the easiest dessert recipes I have ever made. It has minimal ingredients and is a delightfully sweet treat.  It’s a little different than any pie I’ve ever made and has become a family favorite.

4-Ingredients– This recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients —simply found at your local grocery store.

Customizable Flavor– Use your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid for this pie. Whatever flavor your taste buds desire. The flavor possibilities are endless.

Make Ahead– This no-bake Kool-Aid pie recipe is a make-ahead summer time favorite. It comes together in minutes and is a great recipe for birthday parties, summer cookouts, or any occasion.

Ingredients Needed for This No-Bake Dessert Recipe

Ingredients shown for No Bake Kool-Aid Pie with text overlay.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust– A premade graham cracker crust is what I usually use for this easy recipe. A store-bought crust is usually found in my pantry. But feel free to make your own crust. A homemade crust is easy and can be done quickly. Check out my Strawberry Cheesecake Bars for how to make a graham cracker crust from scratch.

Sweetened Condensed Milk– Just one can of sweetened condensed milk has all of the sweetness this pie needs.

Kool-Aid Packet– Choose your favorite flavor Kool-Aid powder packet for your pie.

Cool Whip– I like to use a silicone spatula to fold in the Cool Whip. Be gentle when folding it in to keep it light and fluffy.

How To Make Kool-Aid Pie

For complete instructions, see the printable recipe card below.

This is an easy dessert and an old recipe perfect for any time of the year, especially on a hot summer day.

  1. Grab a large mixing bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk and a Kool-Aid drink powder. Stir well.
  2. Fold in Cool Whip.
  3. Pour the creamy pie filling into the graham cracker crust.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

The Best Kool-Aid Flavor Options

There are so many great options and Kool Aid flavors on the grocery store shelf. Which flavor is the best? This recipe is completely customizable, and the flavor choices seem quite endless. I have yet to try them all, so the option is yours.  A few of my favorites are pink lemonade, grape, and lemon-lime. Tropical punch was not my favorite, but it might be yours.

Different Kool-Aid Pies

Changing out the flavors of Kool-Aid will yield a different pie every time. You can change the colors with different flavors of Kool Aid for holidays and celebrations—for instance, Eater. You might choose pastel colors such as lemonade, pink lemonade, grape, or orange—4th of July- blue raspberry lemonade, and strawberry. You get the idea. Get creative, and whatever you choose will undoubtedly be a good choice.

Orange, Grape, and Lemon Lime Kool-Aid Pies with text overlay.

Check out my no-bake pumpkin pie for another easy and perfect dessert. It’s always a winner during the holidays.

Adding Fresh Fruit to Your Pie

Adding some fruit to your pie will jazz it up a bit. Ensure you have washed, dried/drained your fruit before adding it to the pie. Chop your fruit into small pieces and mix well with the condensed milk, Kool-Aid mix, and Cool Whip.

Strawberry Kool-Aid Pie– add some fresh chopped strawberries to the mix. You might even add some sliced strawberries to the top of the pie before serving.

Orange Kool-Aid Pie– Try adding some chopped mandarin oranges to the mix. This will give it some added flavor and texture.

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie– Add some chopped cherries to the mix. Then add some chopped cherries to the top with more Cool Whip.

Recipe Tips and Variations

There are so many Kool-Aid flavors to try, and I still haven’t tried them all. A few of my favorite flavors are lemonade, pink lemonade, grape, lemon-lime, blue raspberry lemonade, and orange. 

*Use your favorite flavors. 

*Add more whipped topping to the top of the pie.

*Chill for at least 3-4 hours before serving.

*Make grab-and-go servings with mini pie crusts.

*A make-ahead dessert that is easy to transport.

How to Store Kool-Aid Pie

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week. Then, keep the pie covered with the plastic lid that comes with the pie crust, or store it covered in an airtight container. You may also wrap it tightly in plastic wrap if the top accidentally gets tossed during dessert.

One bite of this pie will have you reminiscing about your childhood summertime days. You’ll have feelings of nostalgia that will take you back in time to hot summer days, a glass of cold Kool-Aid, and Big 60 Cookies. A childhood favorite then and still a favorite today.

Kool-Aid pies shown with text overlay.

For More Delicious Southern Recipes:

Southern Tomato Pie

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions

More Delicious Pie Recipes:

Southern Buttermilk Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Lemon Ice Box Pie

Recipe FAQs

This pie will set in about 2 hours, but I usually allow 3-4 hours for the pie to set and chill.

This pie will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. My pies usually last only a short time before they disappear.

I do not recommend freezing Kool-Aid pie. The texture would not be the same after it thaws.

More Summer Desserts

Watergate Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Lush

Banana Pudding

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Kool-Aid Pie whole and sliced.

Kool-Aid Pie (4-Ingredient No-Bake Pie)

Gina Abernathy
Kool-Aid Pie is a unique, nostalgic, flavorful, and simple dessert for spring and summer. A 4-ingredient easy and inexpensive dessert that comes together fast and only requires 3-4 hours in the fridge to set up. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust Ready Made
  • 1 (14oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 packet Kool-Aid any flavor
  • 1 (8oz.) Cool Whip thawed


  • In a bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk and a Kool-Aid packet. Stir well. Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Pour into a graham cracker crust.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
Keyword 4 Ingredient No-Bake Dessert, Kool-Aid Pie


  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe, so great not to have to turn my oven on and heat up the apartment! And it’s great that I can use whatever flavor of Kool-Aid I like. I tried it with the Tropical Punch and it turned out delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    A great simple recipe to make with children. Made it with my 6-year-old niece and we both enjoyed the process and eating it afterwards! 😀

  3. 5 stars
    As a kid who grew up drinking Kool Aid, the flavor of this pie is very nostalgic. Super easy recipe!

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