Edible Play Dough

Last updated: January 1, 2023
 This post was originally published on April 28, 2014

An incredible Edible Play Dough made with frosting that your kids will love! I’ve been so eager to share our newest homemade play dough recipe with you! It’s incredible, it’s edible, and it just so happens to be play dough (which will make you feel like such a fun mom!). This taste-safe dough will reduce worries and make any kiddo, even older kids, happy!

How to make Incredible Edible Play Dough

Edible Play Dough

Toddlers and bigger kids love playing with this. We’ve made it so many times now and my kids STILL look forward to when plan to make it again. You’ll never believe how easy and fun it is to make. When you think of edible play dough, what ingredients do you imagine? Will it taste sweet? Will it have flour? How soft will it feel? I can’t wait to show you!

Incredible Edible Play Dough

The secret ingredients? Frosting and powdered sugar! The two ingredients come together to make the softest, fluffiest, and coolest play dough you can make. You can use white frosting, as we did, or you can use colored frosting. Or, you can add a couple drops of food coloring!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pre-made frosting

  • cups of powdered sugar

Tools Needed: 

Edible play dough ingredients

Place the powdered sugar in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the bowl while mixing on low speed. Continually scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure all of the ingredients are mixed. Stir in additional powdered sugar to the mixture until the consistency isn’t sticky but more soft and fluffy.

Edible play dough Supplies

If, by chance, you added a little too much-powdered sugar, don’t worry! We aren’t perfect and this is a fun recipe! Simply sprinkle a little olive oil or coconut oil into the homemade playdough and BOOM! Problem solved! Edible playdough recipes should all be this easy:) The leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, but the dough is best used at room temperature. A microwave can be used for a few seconds to warm the frosting back up!

Incredible Edible Play Dough recipe (2 simple ingredients)

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Incredible Edible Play Dough pic

Edible Play Dough Recipe

The original EDIBLE PLAY DOUGH recipe! It’s completely safe to taste. Roll it, squish it, and build with it.

Supplies

  • Measuring cups
  • Kitchen Aid stand mixer with edge mixing attachment, or something similar
  • Playdough toys or cookie cutters

Instructions
 

  • Place the powdered sugar in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer
  • Slowly add 2 cups the powder sugar to the bowl
  • Mix on low speed
  • Continually scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure all of the ingredients are mixing
  • Before adding the last 3/4 cup of powdered sugar to the bowl, touch the dough to test the “stickiness” of it
  • Add the remaining powdered sugar until the dough feels soft as opposed to sticky. NOTE: You might not need to use the remaining 3/4 cup of powdered sugar:)
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18 thoughts on “Edible Play Dough

    1. Yes you can use fluff. It is the same as melting the marshmallows. Use it all the time to make homemade fondant.

  1. I love your photography! Absolutely stunning! My daughter is a little young for playdough, but I’m pinning this for future reference. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Can you add gel food coloring to this? I had to ask…my kids love bright colors! Plus it would look like the other store bought stuff they play with already.

  3. i just love this play dough recipie amd many others of yours! thank you for revealing your secrets! this is going to be very helpful!

  4. I tried this with Duncan Hines frosting starter and it worked great! I added Neon food coloring after and the finished product was awesome and very tasty. 🙂 if you use food coloring you have to work it in a bit until the consistency is right. It starts out a bit sticky once you add it but comes out great! I wish I could post a pic!

    1. It will stay soft until you put it in the fridge. It will harden in the fridge, but then take it out and it will become soft again once it reaches room temp. Simply add olive oil if it gets dry while they are playing with it:)

  5. I love this recipe! I didn’t care if it was edible or not, so I added some baby oil and it smells yummy and is so soft!

    1. Well, slightly yes. But, nothing a little bit of gentle soap and water won’t quickly remove. They learn by getting messy, so don’t be afraid to try it! I’m sure your baby will love it:)

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