Koolickles Kool-Aid Pickles Recipe – You Made What?!

Greetings lovelies! Hi, it’s Emmy. Welcome back to another Emmy How-To recipe video. Today I’m going to show you how to make these — beautiful things. Can you see that? Let me wipe off the condensation for you. If you cannot see that — these are dill pickles that are soaking in a solution of Kool-Aid. So these are Kool-Aid pickles also known as Koolickles. For those of you that don’t have Kool-Aid in your neck of the woods, Kool-Aid is a beverage consumed by many American children…. …that contains tons of sugar and
tons of artificial flavoring and coloring. They are very popular in the south of the US — and I’ve never had them, so I thought I’d make some. Enough jibber-jabbering — let’s
go in the kitchen and I’ll show you how to make these. Pickles! Pickles, Mama! All right. What else? And sugar. Kool-Aid. This one is what flavor? Unnn, cherry! Uh-hun… So the first thing we’re gonna do is open
up our jar of pickles and drain out all the pickle juice. So there are few different ways to prepare your pickles: you can slice them in half… …or, just slice them in the middle not going all the way through; or you can
keep them whole and just pierce them several times with a fork. So after whatever method you
have chosen, then you place the pickle back into the jar. OK. Back to the pickle juice
now we’re gonna add one cup of just white sugar and stir this until it is completely dissolved. Next add one to two packets of unsweetened Kool-aid — whatever flavor of your choosing — in this case reason we are using cherry. When everything is well combined then we are going to replace the pickle juice back into the jar. And fill it up all the way to the very top. Re-seal it and then place it in the refrigerator for at least one week to marinate. First of all, I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of dill pickles — I always give my pickle to my husband because I just don’t really care for them; but one must try a Koolickle once in their lives… So, all right! Let’s give it a taste! So, as you saw in the video, I did three different preparations: cut them in half; sliced them; and I also kept them whole. So let’s see how they look. So here’s a whole — one. Not very attractive, I must say. Halves definitely took on the color: look at that! It seems the cut edges really absorb the color. It smells very dill pickly: sour, vinegared —
and dilly. All right, let’s give it a taste. Here we go. (Itadakimasu!) You know, it’s actually not…not too bad; not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I have to admit the flavor is actually — pretty good! — I mean, for what it is. It’s very dilly and vinagered… and quite sweet. It tastes a lot like relish, actually. Crunch. Munch, munch, munch, munch, munch. Mm, Hmm. The cherry flavor is subtler than I thought it would be; and so I think if you really want a cherry-filled…Koolickle definitely add two packets instead of one. I have to say they’re really unattractive but the taste really isn’t bad! I’m shocked! [Laughs.] Wow! Just out of curiosity, let’s give the whole one a taste. [Crunch. Munch, munch, munch, munch.] Mm. And as you can see, the flavoring and the Kool-Aid did not get into the middle of that. So this would either take more soaking — or I would just skip this step entirely and just cut them in half. It seems to be a better way to absorb the Kool-Aid. So that’s that! That’s a Koolickle, and I have to say that I was very surprised by that not horrible at all; actually quite
palatable — and really fun! If you’ve got a kid that loves pickles, and a kid that loves Kool-Aid, why not try them? Super-fun; inexpensive; and, yeah — weird! Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever had a Koolickle before and if so, which one’s your favorite flavor. Make sure you check out
my other channel, too, if you’re interested in kid crafts and fun things that I do with my sons — and…yeah…don’t forget to subscribe, “like”, and comment and I hope you guys enjoyed that; I hope you guys learned something; and I shall see you in my next video. Toot-a-loo! Take care! Bye! That is so great! I love the detailing of the scales; not to mention the eyes; and look at the size! They’re huge! It’s hard to ignore the fact
that a pickle looks incredibly phallic I mean… there’s just no way around it.