Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

This easy recipe makes for the softest play dough with the texture of ice cream! Your little ones are going to love this! This post includes affiliate links.

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

We Love This Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe!

It’s soft, pastel, easy to make, and stores great for MONTHS!

I love having Q help while I make it with mixing the dry ingredients. It took me about 10 minutes to make all 4 colors and set out this invitation to play for Q.

I’ll be sharing how to make it, what to do with it, and how to store it!

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe Here:

🍦Add:

1 Cup Flour

1/3 Cup Salt

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1.5 tbsp cream of tartar

🍦To a bowl

🍦Then mix a drop of food coloring into 1 cup of boiling water and pour into the bowl.

🍦Stir really well!

🍦Then add 1/3 cup more flour.

🍦Stir again really well!

🍦Then add 1/3 cup more flour.

🍦Mix in then move to a cutting board and knead well!

The key for achieving pastel colors is just using a tiny bit of food coloring. I like gel food coloring as the colors are more vibrant. Liquid food coloring is fine to use too!

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

I like to set out the play dough ice cream with some fun sensory tools!

We found this ice cream scoop at a vintage shop in Vermont in the fall. SO many amazing sensory materials can be found second hand and right in your kitchen.

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

We pretend we run an ice cream shop and then Q dives in!

He adds in his wooden ice cream, and then trucks of course. Other ways to play:

Set out with ice cream bowls and a cash register

Set out with cookie cutters and make fun shapes

Set out with absolutely anything – this play dough is so open ended!

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

Most of Qs trays end up as a construction site.

That’s the beauty of sensory play! I linked above his favorite trucks.

Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

Here’s How I store it!

  • You can wrap in plastic wrap and store in tins
  • You can store in mason jars
  • You can store in plastic zip lock containers
Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe
Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe
Beautiful Easy Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe

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