Are you ready to take your taste buds on a zesty and vibrant journey? Get ready for a delightful fusion of sweet and tangy flavors with our Pink Lemonade Fudge featuring a playful twist of Kool-Aid! This no-bake treat is not only visually stunning with its lovely pink hue but also bursts with the refreshing taste of classic pink lemonade. It’s the perfect dessert to brighten up any occasion, from summertime gatherings to cheerful picnics. With just a handful of ingredients and a touch of creativity, you can whip up this scrumptious fudge that’s sure to become a crowd-pleaser. So, let’s dive into the world of homemade fudge that’s as pretty as it is delicious!
For the Pink Lemonade Layer:
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 packet pink lemonade Kool-Aid mix
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- Zest of one lemon (optional, for extra zing)
- Pink food coloring (optional, for a vibrant color)
- Sprinkles (optional, for decoration)
For the Lemon Zest Topping:
- Zest of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1. Prepare a Baking Pan:
- Line an 8×8-inch (or similar size) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides for easy lifting. Grease the parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.
2. Melt the White Chocolate:
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until the mixture is smooth and fully melted.
3. Add Flavor and Color:
- Stir in the pink lemonade Kool-Aid mix, lemon extract, and lemon zest (if using) until well combined. If you want a vibrant pink color, add a few drops of pink food coloring and mix until you achieve your desired shade.
4. Pour into the Pan:
- Pour the pink lemonade fudge mixture into the prepared baking pan. Use a spatula to smooth it out evenly.
5. Create Lemon Zest Topping:
- In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest and granulated sugar. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the top of the fudge.
- Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2-3 hours or until it’s set and firm to the touch.
7. Slice and Serve:
- Once set, use the parchment paper overhangs to lift the fudge out of the pan. Place it on a cutting board and slice it into squares or rectangles.
- Your Pink Lemonade Fudge with Kool-Aid is ready to enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This Pink Lemonade Fudge is a delightful and tangy treat with a burst of pink lemonade flavor, making it perfect for summer gatherings, picnics, or whenever you’re craving something sweet and refreshing.