Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mixing just a Sippy Cup of KoolAid

I got this idea from my brilliant sister. She was tired of filling her fridge up with different flavors of Kool-Aid for her kids. One day they would want raspberry, the next day they wanted orange or grape. To solve this problem she came up with a way to make individual servings of Kool-Aid.

Take an old Crystal Light tube container or any other Tupperware. Open the Kool-Aid packet and pour it inside. Then add the recommended amount of sugar (1 cup). Put the lid on and shake it up! You can decorate the containers, or tape the name of the flavor on the lid. When your kids want juice, then you just take about a teaspoon of your Kool-Aid mixture and put it in their sippy cup. Then just add the water. You may need to add more of your Kool-Aid mixture depending on the size of your sippy cup. We have 10 ounce cups and I actually use a baby formula scoop to measure out the powder.

Ta-Da! You have individual servings of Kool-Aid. Your children can choose what flavor they want and learn their colors at the same time. The best part is that your refrigerator is not full of different flavors of Kool-Aid.


  1. That is great! You could alter the mix any way you want too. My son is still pretty small so I do a lot of extra water and it could be changed accordingly!

  2. This is such a great idea! I hope you don't mind if I copy it!

  3. I hate to ask...but why do you give kool-aid to kids young enough to use sippy cups when they need at least 3 cups of milk and 1 cup of 100% juice per day?

  4. our four sons:

    Sometimes sippy cups are nice for the convenience factor, regardless of the age of your kids. My sister's five year old still uses a sippy cup (especially in the car).

    I actually don't give my little boy THAT much Kool-Aid. He drinks plenty of milk and juice (thanks for your concern!)... he probably only drinks one cup of Kool-Aid or less per day. That's why it's nice not to have to mix up an entire package of Kool-Aid and leave it in the fridge.

    And as the others have said... you can dilute it a lot and it's basically like flavored water. Kids need to drink plenty of liquids in the hot summer and sometimes it is easier to get them to drink water with a little bit of flavor in it.

    Thanks for the question.

  5. I do this too!! My older kids still take a "rest" from their busy play activities by watching a movie and I let them have some juice in a take 'n' toss sippy cup...that way my carpet isn't red/orange/blue but the color it was meant to be. They enjoy having a choice (don't we all?) I do usually dilute mine too...I don't think my kids know what **real** Kool-Aid is supposed to taste like! I like your containers though, maybe I should do that, they look prettier than mine do. We also give them a choice of some Gatoraid powder to mix in too (we have that around because my DH loves it when he is outside doing a project!).