Introduction: How to Make Kool-Aid

It has been said that Kool-Aid makes the world go ‘round. Let it be advised, however that the proper tools and directions, the great American beverage is nothing more than an envelope of unsweetened powder. There are five simple steps to create this candy- tasting drink.

Step 1: Step 1: Picking the Proper Flavor

Picking the proper packet of flavoring is the first step in making Kool-Aid. Check the stores shelf for a wide variety of Kool-Aid ranging from Mountain berry punch to Tropical blue Hawaiian punch. If it is difficult decision knock yourself out and buy two. Which are usually 65 cents for a packet.

Step 2: Step 2: Having the Neccessary Items

After choosing the flavor that best suits your taste buds, the second step is making sure that your kitchen houses some necessary equipment for making Kool-Aid. Find a two-quart pitcher. Plastic is nice, but glass pitchers allow the liquid to shine through and add festive coloration to any refrigerator shelf. Next, find a long-handled wooden spoon, a one cup measuring cup, a water faucet that spouts drinkable water, usable white sugar and an ice cube tray full of ice. Then, you are ready to mix.

Step 3: Step 3: Getting the Kool-Aid Ready

Third, grab the left edge of the Kool-Aid packet between your thumb and index finger. With your other hand, begin peeling the upper left corner until the entire top of the envelope is removed. Next, dump the contents of the envelope into the pitcher. Then, take the measuring cup and scoop two cups of sugar into the pitcher as well. At this point, adding water is a crucial step. Place the pitcher under the faucet and slowly turn cold water on. If the water is turned on too quickly, the powder will fly all over when the initial gust of water hits it. After the pitcher is filled within two inches of the top, turn the water off and get prepared to stir. With the wooden spoon submersed three quarters of the way in the liquid, vigorously stir in a clockwise motion until all the powder is dissolved. Taste it, if the Kool-Aid is not sweet enough, feel free to add more sugar.

Step 4: Step 4: Enjoy What You Have Made

Fourth, when you are finishing touching up the Kool-Aid to your liking, rinse off the spoon and the measuring cup. Take a glass from your cupboard. An eight ounce cup is big enough. But stronger thirst might prefer a 32- ounce mug. Add ice then fill the glass with Kool-Aid. Find a comfortable chair, put your feet up and drink away. After all Kool-Aid makes the world go ‘round.