...a while back one of the roommates foolishly mentioned Kool-Aid pickles.
- Cutting board
- 64oz jars of whole dill pickes
- Kool-Aid packets
Step one: Unleash the pickles!
Open jar and pour juice into bowl. Spill the pickles onto cutting board. Grab a knife and whack them all in half. Put them all back in the jar.
Step two: Sweeten the deal
Stir just over 1 cup of granulated sugar or equivalent Splenda into the pickle juice.
Step three: Stirring up trouble
Mix the Kool-Aid into the pickle juice. (Grape shown here)
Step four: Pour and store
Pour Kool-Aid juice into the jar. Cap and put in the fridge for one week.
While the cherry is so dramatic looking, I do so look forward to the lemonade ones...or prank pickles as I like to think of them.
They will be ready next week.
Step 5: Pucker Up!
The week is up and so taking our tastebuds and stomach for a joy ride, here are the results...
From left to right:
- Double the fun (tropical punch and cherry - sugar for one)
- Prank pickles (lemonade- sugar)
- Thanks a bunch (grape-sugar)
- Bada Bing (cherry-Splenda)
- Oh pie! (cherry-sugar)
Thanks a bunch (grape-sugar)
Smelled like grape Kool-Aid, but tasted like dill pickles though it was slightly sweet. Noticed rubber texture to pickle.
Verdict: Double the grape
Bada Bing (cherry-Splenda)
Smelled like dill pickles, but it was all cherry taste with the barest pucker of dill. Roommate swears it tasted like tropical punch.
Verdict: Good in a taste bud tripping way
Prank pickles (lemonade-sugar)
Very good, sweetish with dill coming through still, reminiscent of bread and butter pickles.
Verdict: Liked, though I really want to chuck some habanero in there to make hot, sweet and spicy dills.
Oh pie! (cherry-sugar)
Once again, sugar and Splenda are not the same. There was no cherry or dill smell! The dill taste was muted with a sweet cherry note. An oddly balanced sweetish dill was the conclusion.
Verdict: Liked it better than cherry w/ Splenda
Double the fun (tropical punch and cherry - sugar for one)
So very red, there was no green left. The whisper of dill was taken out by the one two of the tropical punch.
Verdict: The sour came through in waves, but we couldn't stop eating it
...there is now talk of canning pickles using cucumbers and red wine or a sangria variant...what have the Kool-Aid pickles started??