These Popsicles taste better than the store bought. Back in the day my Mom came up with or got the recipe as there were 5 of us she had to keep in cool snacks in MO in the summer.Everyone elses' Mom was freezing Kool-aid as is and calling it a Popsicle, but not my Mom. Frozen Kool-aid lacked a big punch of flavor and didn't freeze uniformly...you got dead ice once the flavor was sucked out.
What's the secret to the perfect homemade Popsicle? Jello. Simple 3 oz box of gelatin in the same flavor or complimentary flavor to your 2 quart pack of Kool-aid gave you the perfect consistency, texture and bright flavor.
To make it you simply bring 3 cups water to a boil. Stir in Jello until dissolved. Stir in Koolaid mix, and sugar if useing the unsweetened Kool-aid. Add cold water to make 2 quarts. Pour off into your Popsicle molds, insert sticks, freeze and voila the perfect homemade popsicle is yours.