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2-Ingredient Ice Cream Play Dough is edible, it's soft, and it looks and moves EXACTLY like ice cream! Make it any color with frosting!
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Ice Cream Play Dough

Ice Cream Play Dough is edible, soft, and it looks exactly like ice cream! Perfect for pretend play as well as a kid-friendly craft.


  • Measuring cups
  • Electric stand mixer
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup pre-made frosting
  • cups  powdered sugar


  • Add the powdered sugar to the frosting in slow increments using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, continually scraping the sides of the bowl.
  • Before you add all of the powdered sugar, touch the play dough and, if it feels at all sticky, add the rest of the powered sugar in (just continue to test the “stickyness” and say no to sticky play dough).
  • Once you’ve added all of the powdered sugar, the play dough will begin to look just like ice cream in your mixer.
  • Roll it into one big ball and make sure it is not crumbly or sticky. If, by chance, you added a little too much powdered sugar, don’t worry! Simply sprinkle a little olive oil onto the play dough and BOOM! Problem solved!


  • If the ice cream play dough begins to get dry, add a little bit of olive oil. 
  • Clean up with soap and water.