12 Recipes That Prove Drink Mixes Aren't Just for Drinks
Take a look in your pantry and make a new baking discovery: dry drink mixes! From Tang to Kool-Aid, these mixes can add an easy flavor twist to your kitchen creations. Ready-to-go and shelf-stable, these fruity and chocolate flavors bring color and flavor.
Lemonade mix brings sweet and sour notes to cupcakes and doughnuts. Childhood favorite Kool-Aid leaves the pitcher and joins cupcakes, pies, cookies and even pickles and barbecue. While you may not be sticking a straw into these recipes, you can add a new sip of drink mix to your baking line-up.
County Fair Style Kool-Aid Drop Doughnuts
Cross all-things-fried county fair food with fruity flavors of Kool-Aid, and you've got these one-of-a-kind doughnuts. Fair fun doesn't stop with the inside; these donuts have a Kool-Aid coating sprinkled on the outside, too.
Orange Cream Cookie Mix
Tang isn't just a space-themed breakfast drink any more. Adding it to a cookie recipe adds a citrus twist. The cookies feature the orange drink mix mixed with creamy, melted vanilla baking chips, turning the finished treats into creamsicles.
Drink Mix Jelly
If you've wanted to make jelly but need a simple approach, drink mix jelly is a great option. Try different drink mixes and fruits with this colorful recipe.
No Bake Cookies VI
While many drink mixes are fruit flavored, instant chocolate milk mix can also be a baking darling. If you want a rich chocolate flavor, add dry chocolate milk to this recipe for chocolate-y no bake treats.
Easy Bake Oven Cake Mix
Not every drink mix recipe needs to be big — but they do need to be big on flavor. Check out this fun, smaller Easy Bake Oven Cake Mix made with lemonade drink mix. Make at home or package up this fun mix for birthday party gifts.
Carolyn's Kool-Aid Pickles
Kool-Aid doesn't have to be for sweet desserts only. For a new kind of pickle, try Carolyn's Kool-Aid Pickles. The recipe combines expected pickles with sweet drink mix to create a sweet pickle side with a special hue. Intimidated? Don't be. It may be a favorite soon!
Summer needs a yummy, cool dessert. If cake isn't your thing on hot days, try an easy, creamy Kool-Aid Pie.The fruity flavors combine with a cool cream and yummy crust for a great picnic pie or weekday treat.
Strawberry Lemonade Yogurt Cake
Yogurt and fruit get a cake makeover in this drink mix baking option. This cake recipe adds a hit of powdered strawberry-lemonade mix to a summery, moist cake. Raspberry lemonade drink mix is a great alternative too.
Chocolate Protein Muffins
If you love chocolate for breakfast, look no further than this yummy muffin recipe. These protein-powered muffins include an instant breakfast powder, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. The ingredient combo offers up lasting protein and tempting chocolate for a snack or quick breakfast.
Tangy BBQ Rub
What do you get when meat meets a drink mix? This Tangy BBQ Rub combines tangy orange drink mix with spices. Together, they create a barbecue rub with a citrus backdrop that will make your grilling shine.
Tiramisu Layer Cake
Does an unexpected dinner party have you looking for a special dessert? Pantry to the rescue! Just add one teaspoon of instant coffee powder to an easy cake mix-based recipe to create this decadent Tiramisu Layer Cake.