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This No Bake Kool-Aid Pie recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping and lemonade Kool Aid is easy to make and a delicious dessert for summer. You can whip up this cool, creamy lemonade kool-aid pie in minutes!

kool aid pie with lemon slices and graham cracker crust on a plate

I am a complete sucker for easy desserts – the easier, the better. And like my and strawberry Jello Pie, key lime pie, and orange creamsicle pie, this easy lemonade pie is one of the easiest dessert recipes you can make.

The secret ingredient in this no bake dessert is a Kool-aid packet — yes, the childhood favorite you probably loved as a kid! The Kool-Aid is the surprise ingredient here, and that’s why I wanted to make this. Nobody believes this delicious pie is made with a drink mix!

I first saw this old fashioned no bake kool aid pie recipe at a church potluck a few years ago, but I had pretty much forgotten about it. But, over the weekend, I found this old recipe when I was cleaning off the bookcase because our new puppy thought that my old cookbooks looked very tasty!

Simple Ingredients

You only need 4 ingredients for this incredibly easy no bake kool aid pie recipe. You can find them in most grocery stores:

  • Packet of Kool-Aid — I used lemonade here
  • Sweetened condensed milk — not evaporated milk!
  • 8 oz container of Cool Whip — or any whipped topping
  • Graham cracker pie crust

How to Make Kool Aid Pie

First, add the packet of Koolaid, sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip to a large bowl. By the way, you can use your favorite flavors here.

If you’re not a lemon lover, use the same basic recipe and make a different flavor.

lemon kool aid drink mix in a mixing bowl with cool whip and sweetened condensed milk

Next, mix all of the ingredients together, using a silicone spatula. If you don’t have a spatula, just use a large spoon or wooden spoon.

The mixture should be smooth and creamy when you’re done mixing.

Oh, and whatever you do, don’t try to taste the filling until you add the sweetened condensed milk. Unsweetened kool-aid is tart! My daughter and I tried it, and whoa, is that sour!

lemonade pie filling in mixing bowl with spatula

Note — The pie filling is not bright yellow. It’s actually on the pale side. If you want the pie filling to look more like lemon custard, you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring.

Then, spoon the lemon pie filling into the graham cracker pie shell. Use the spatula to smooth the filling so that it’s nice and even.

smooth kool aid pie filling in graham cracker crust with red spatula

Chilling Time

Pop the pie into the refrigerator for an hour or two so it firms up. Keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat, and that’s it.

I like to top this easy lemonade pie with more whipped topping and a lemon slice or two, just to make it pretty. Serve it with additional lemon slices and more whipped topping or whipped cream for an extra special dessert!

slice of kool aid pie with lemon slices on table


Store any leftover kool-aid pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep well for 3 to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the pie. Just defrost it in the fridge for few hours when you’re ready to eat.


There are a couple of ways to customize this no bake pie to your liking.

Use your favorite flavor of kool-aid. We love pink lemonade, and strawberry kool-aid is perfect for making strawberry pie! You can also try the black cherry, blue raspberry or tropical punch kool-aid flavor.

Or, use your favorite color! The flavor possibilities are endless! You can even make mini kool-aid pies for birthday parties or to celebrate summer vacation!

5 from 9 votes

No Bake Lemonade Kool-Aid Pie

By: Dee
No Bake Lemonade Kool-Aid Pie recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping and Kool Aid is easy to make and a delicious dessert for summer. You can whip up this cool, creamy 4 ingredient sweet treat in minutes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 pre-cooked graham cracker pie shell
  • 1 packet of lemon flavor Kool-Aid
  • 14- oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8- oz container of whipped topping like Cool Whip
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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir the Kool-Aid, milk and whipped topping together
  • Pour into the graham cracker pie crust
  • Refrigerate until filling is firm
  • Top with lemon slices and additional whipped topping if desired


You can use your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid with this recipe. The flavor possibilities are endless!


Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 167mg, Potassium: 221mg, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 157mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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I have a bad habit of writing things down and sticking scraps of paper in cookbooks. My grandma did the same thing, which is why I’m trying to move these old recipes onto the blog before anything happens to them

No bake lemonade Kool Aid pie is one of our favorite easy pie recipes and a great recipe for summer. This creamy pie is cool, lemony, smooth and a refreshing end to any summer meal. Of course, it’s perfect for summer picnics and potlucks too!


This delicious recipe was first published in 2016 and updated in 2022


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  1. Louis says:

    It will be spring soon! Wanted something easy to make with tons of flavor! This is it!5 stars

  2. Bob says:

    My family absolutely loved this dessert! It was just what everyone needed at the end of a hot summer day!5 stars

  3. Janie Hines says:

    My sister made this today and I am amazed how good this is! I don’t like crust, cool whip or pie. This is delicious. It taste more like cheesecake to me. It seems the simplest things are always surprisingly good! Love it! 🍋🍋

  4. Mom says:

    Fantastic pie! It would be perfect for a summer picnic or barbecue. I didn’t know until later that my husband used unsweetened Kool-Aid. It was tart but not sour, so that’s what we’ll use again next time.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That’s good to know! I’m so glad you liked the pie — We need to make it again, soon. 🙂