• How to Make Koolickles (Kool-Aid Marinated Dill Pickles)


Kool-Aid Marinated Dill Pickles

By Andrew Zimmern

Koolickles are sweet, they’re sour and so easy to make. I was turned onto these beauties a couple of years ago shooting a TV show in the South, and I’ve been addicted ever since. They perfectly compliment barbecue. I prefer using a slightly less salty dill pickle, such as Minnesota’s Gedney pickles, but feel free to use any brand you prefer.

How to Make Koolickles (Kool-Aid Marinated Dill Pickles)


  • 1 quart dill pickles
  • 2 packets cherry Kool-Aid
  • 1 cup sugar


Pour the pickle juice from the jar into a large mixing bowl, and whisk in the Kool-Aid packets and sugar until dissolved. Pour the Kool-Aid mixture back into the jar with the pickles and place in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.

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