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Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

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This no-bake cherry kool-aid pie is a creamy and sweet treat that is perfect for potlucks and everyday desserts.
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  1. Cherry Kool-Aid Pie Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Cherry Kool-Aid Pie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This bright pink cherry kool-aid pie is a dreamy, cloud-like confection. A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a fluffy, creamy filling for a no-bake recipe that is a quick and easy dessert to make and will disappear even faster than you make it.

Easy pie recipes are where it’s at when you are craving something sweet. Our salted caramel no-bake pie and jello pie are two favorites.

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Cherry Kool-Aid Pie Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (6-ounce) pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1 (0.13-ounce) packet unsweetened black cherry kool-aid mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed (plus 1 cup extra for optional garnish)
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

KOOL-AID: You can substitute any of your favorite flavors of unsweetened kool-aid for the black cherry in this no-bake dessert recipe. Pink lemonade, ice blue raspberry lemonade, and orange are just a few of the great options you can choose from.

CRUST: If you want to change it up, you could substitute the graham cracker crust with a chocolate graham crust or Oreo crust.

How to Make This Cherry Kool-Aid Pie Recipe

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 minute until smooth.

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Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the creamy filling.

cream cheese blended in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue mixing for 1 more minute until thoroughly combined.

milk blended into the cream cheese mixture in a bowl

STEP THREE: Sprinkle in the packet of kool-aid mix and continue mixing until the color is uniform.

kool-aid blended into the cream cheese mixture in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Add the thawed Cool Whip and mix on low until the pie filling is well incorporated. 

cool whip blended into the cream cheese mixture in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Evenly spread the pie filling into the prepared graham cracker pie crust. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Once properly chilled, slice the pie into 8 slices.

PRO TIP:

You can use the plastic cover on the graham cracker crust as the lid for the pie. Remove the paper center on the lid. 

kool-aid mixture spread into the graham cracker crust

STEP SIX: Using either a decorator’s bag or a quart-size Ziploc with a corner snipped off, pipe the extra Cool Whip in a nice swirl on top of the pie at the edge of the slices.

pie topped with cool whip

STEP SEVEN: Place 1 cherry on top of each swirl of Cool Whip. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

PRO TIP:

When making this pie with another kool-aid flavor of this tasty pie, be sure to garnish with the corresponding canned or fresh fruit. 

pie topped with cherries

How To Serve

This delicious dessert would be the perfect recipe to make and take to a potluck on a hot summer day. Of course, you don’t have to limit this perfect dessert to the summer months. This delightful pie would be delicious year-round.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of this delicious pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the pie, without the Cool Whip and cherry garnish, for up to 1 month. Cover the pie tightly with aluminum foil before freezing. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving. If you are using the plastic cover from the graham cracker crust, and you are freezing the pie, tightly wrap the pie with the plastic lid in a layer of aluminum foil.

close up shot of a slice of pie topped with whipped cream and a cherry on a plate

I am a huge fan of no-bake desserts partly because my kids can make them with minimal help from the grown-ups. This cherry pie is a sweet treat made with simple ingredients and a welcome addition to any meal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use different flavors of kool-aid in this recipe?

Choose your favorite flavor of kool-aid for this recipe. There are so many flavor options that you could make a different pie every week!

Can I make my own crust for this black cherry kool-aid pie recipe?

This is a great recipe to make your own crust. Either a graham cracker crust or chocolate crust would both work well in this recipe.

Can I freeze this pie?

You can freeze the pie, without the Cool Whip and cherry garnish, for up to 1 month. Cover the pie tightly with aluminum foil before freezing. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Cherry Kool-Aid Pie

5 from 1 vote
This no-bake cherry kool-aid pie is a creamy and sweet treat that is perfect for potlucks and everyday desserts.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounceS sweetened condensed milk
  • 0.13 ounce unsweetened black cherry kool-aid mix
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed (plus 1 cup extra for optional garnish)
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 minute until smooth.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue mixing for 1 more minute until completely combined.
  • Sprinkle in the kool-aid mix and continue mixing until the color is uniform.
  • Add the thawed Cool Whip and mix on low until the pie filling is well incorporated.
  • Evenly spread the pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Once properly chilled, slice the pie into 8 slices.
  • Using either a decorator’s bag or a quart-size Ziploc with a corner snipped off, pipe the extra Cool Whip in a nice swirl at the edge of the slices.
  • Place 1 cherry on top of each swirl of Cool Whip. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the creamy filling.
  • You can use the plastic cover on the graham cracker crust as the lid for the pie. Remove the paper center on the lid.
  • When making this pie with another kool-aid flavor of this tasty pie, be sure to garnish with the corresponding canned or fresh fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg
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