Deep Fried Kool-Aid

Fay LaFrage Recipe

By Fay LaFrage jfay


Some of you might have heard about Deep Fried Kool-Aid being sold at the state fair that's so deliz that the news stations are making it while on live TV. I saw this recipe posted while I was watching the news so thought I'd try it and post it. It's really good. I didn't tell my kids what they were eating until they had already ate a few of them because they are young adults (19 to 22 years old and still live at home)and I knew the name would keep them from trying one. LOL! Kids of all ages will love this.

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3 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 2/3 cups plain, all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dry unsweetened cherry kool-aid powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
vegetable oil
1/4 cup dry unsweetened cherry kool-aid powder
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat eggs and sugar together. Slowly add milk while beating slowly. Add flour, 1/4 cup of dry kool-aid powder,salt and baking powder then beat till nice and creamy. The batter should be bright pink. Add more Kool-Aid powder as desired.
Cook in hot vegetable oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove when batter is golden brown and crispy.
Roll in mixture of the remaining 1/4 cup Kool-Aid powder and the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Allow to cool a bit before eating so it doesn't burn your mouth.
Taste best with a glass of cold Kool-Aid to drink.

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Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Jun 24, 2011
I think I read something about this. So what does it taste like and did your kids like it?
Fay LaFrage jfay
Jun 24, 2011
Yes, my kids liked it and wanted me to make it again soon. My daughter wrote the recipe down and is planning on making this one day this weekend over at her friends house for them. To me they tasted like a cherry koolaid flavored donut hole with a stronger cherry koolaid powder sugar coating on it. It was good, but I personally love the fried canned biscuits with the powdered sugar glaze over them better because they remind me of Krispy Kreme donuts which are my favorite fried sweet treat of all. BUT I'm one of those people who prefer plain vanilla ice over any other of ice cream and I don't like filled donuts so it's just me. I'm a plain "Fay". LOL! You can use any flavor of kool-aid and use different flavor of kool-aid with the powdered sugar too. Next time i make them I'm going to use either Strawberry or Lemon Koolaid or use strawberry koolaid in the batter with the lemon koolaid with the powdered sugar coating.
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Jun 25, 2011
I have got to try these! thanks for the feed back!
mary sheets TheMurdock1957
Nov 19, 2011
I had these at our County Fair this year and did not care for them at all. As a child, Kool-aid was my favorite thing to drink so I had to try them and was very disappointed. Maybe your recipe is better than theirs but I think I will pass on this one.
Christine Arnold ChristineArnold
Feb 15, 2012
I never heard of these before. I learn something new every day!
D Downs femvet
Aug 10, 2012
Did not go over well at all…but then when we lived in TN in the late 80s after leaving the Army, I did not/do not like Krispy Cremes. Has to do with taste. I have lived in GA & SC so the southern taste of fried, buttered, and creamed was not new to me. We have delicious fried Ice cream here in New England and it had to have come from the south. Deep Fried Kool-Aid Fried Kool Aid
Rita Ann Bryant RitaAnnBryant
Aug 12, 2012
jfaye, tell me more about the fried canned biscuits with powdered sugar...
have not heard of this...........would love to try it tho!
Mary Jane Naylor Sunshine3159
Mar 23, 2014
How do you form the spoonful or what?