How to make Edible Lemon Play Dough

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Summer is here and I’m excited to share with you this recipe for Edible Lemon Play Dough Recipe. It is super easy to make with not much clean up time. With only two ingredients (plus sprinkles) and one bowl for mixing, it doesn’t get much easier. You can shape this play dough into balls using an ice cream scoop or use food cutters for any other shape you may want. The kids are going to love this fun activity!

Ice cream Play Dough

How to make Edible Lemon Play Dough

Ingredients for ice cream play dough

Ingredients Needed:

1 tub Lemon frosting 

1 cup cornstarch

Colorful sprinkles

Ice Cream Scoop or Food Cutters

Add 1 full tub of Lemon frosting to a big mixing bowl 

Ingredients for Ice cream play dough

Combine with 1/2 cup of cornstarch and mix with a spatula, spoon or your hand mixer. Then add the remaining ½ cup of cornstarch one spoonful at a time and mix well.

Ingredients for ice cream play dough

Finish kneading the dough by hand until completely mixed. The play dough should be completely mixed and pliable but no longer sticky.

Ingredients for play dough
Ingredients for play dough

Make small bowls of play doh and form into balls. .Flatten the dough if using food cutters.

Dough for Play Dough
Dough for play dough

Use an ice cream scoop (or food cutters for different shapes) to form the dough. Scoop the dough out of the ice cream scoop.

Or if you use a food cutter, push the food cutter down, wiggle it a little bit to make a clean shape then twist it to separate the outer part of the dough.

Push the shape gently with your finger out of the food cutter. 

Ice Cream Play Dough ingredients

Decorate with colorful sprinkles!

Ice Cream Play Dough

If your edible play dough crumbles or gets too tough, soften with any type of oil. If the play dough gets sticky add a little cornstarch to soften. Discard after playtime is over. While this play dough is “edible” it is not meant to be eaten in large quantities!

Ice Cream Play Dough balls
Yield: 4 servings

Ice Cream Play Dough

Ice Cream Play Dough

Ice Cream Play Dough will be a hit as a summertime activity, fun kids party craft, or summertime boredem buster! It is quick, easy, and only requires two ingredients (plus Sprinkles)!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 Tub Lemon (or any flavor) Frosting
  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • Sprinkles

Tools

  • Ice Cream Scoop or Food Cutters
  • Mixing Bowl

Instructions

    1. Add 1 full tub of Lemon frosting to a big mixing bowl
    2. Combine with 1/2 cup of cornstarch and mix with a spatula, spoon or your hand mixer.
    3. Then add the remaining ½ cup of cornstarch one spoonful at a time and mix well.
    4. Finish kneading the dough by hand until completely mixed. The play dough should be completely mixed and pliable but no longer sticky.
    5. Make small bowls of play doh and flatten the dough or if you want it rounded, scoop it with an ice cream scoop.
    6. If using the food cutters, make shapes from the dough. After you push the food cutter down, wiggle it a little bit to make a clean shape then twist it to separate the outer part of the dough. Push the shape gently with your finger out of the food cutter.
    7. If using an ice cream scoop, form into balls after scooping out the dough. You can use Pam Cooking spray on the scoop to prevent the dough from sticking.
    8. Decorate with colorful sprinkles!

Notes

If your edible play dough crumbles or gets too tough, soften with any type of oil.

If the play dough gets sticky add a little cornstarch to soften.

Discard after playtime is over.

While this play dough is “edible” it is not meant to be eaten in large quantities!
Parental Supervision is recommended!

Ice Cream Play Dough Balls
Ice Cream Play Dough with sprinkles

I hope you and your family enjoy this craft!