My kids absolutely love sensory play and one of the best ways to have sensory fun is to make your own playdough! But if you want to take it to the absolute max, you make edible play dough. Just because you can. 🙂
Several people in our family are lactose-intolerant, so we generally follow a dairy free lifestyle. But when we started looking around for edible play dough recipes, a lot of them used butter. So we decided to make an edible play dough dairy free recipe!
The great thing is that the recipe is simple and delicious (even without dairy products), which means that even if you’re not following a dairy free lifestyle, your kids will still love it.
If you enjoy this activity, be sure to grab our free Beach Number Playdough Mats to use them with!
Dairy Free Edible Play Dough Recipe
We found a great allergy-free edible play dough recipe from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The basic recipe uses several household food staples, including powdered sugar, but you can swap out any of them for allergen-free versions.
With 6 ingredients, this edible play dough dairy free recipe is a bit more involved than some of the others. This isn’t exactly a no-cook recipe, since you have to melt the vegan butter, but it still comes together quickly!
Powdered sugar and corn syrup go in the bowl first…
Followed by vegan butter, vanilla, and salt….
…and finally, food coloring!
The initial consistency of this dough was really greasy, kind of the like the cloud dough that went horribly wrong last month.
After a night in the refrigerator, though, it was much more pliable and easier to work with.
As you can see, Roo didn’t care either way. That boy is obsessed with play dough.
He played around with the texture a bit.
But when he found out that he could eat it, there was no stopping him! (A note: This stuff is basically frosting, so don’t let your kids go crazy with it or they’ll never go to sleep!)
See what I mean? 🙂 We had a “ball” working with this edible play dough!
Grab the full recipe below!
Edible Play Dough Dairy Free Recipe
- Adapted from AAAAI
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup vegan butter melted
- Splash of vanilla
- Sprinkle of salt
- 5 drops food coloring any color desired
Combine the powdered sugar and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir well.
Pour in the vegan butter and mix. Add the vanilla, salt, and drops of food coloring and stir until color is even throughout the dough.
Refrigerate overnight before using.
If you enjoyed this post, see more of our homemade play dough fun below!
Plus, get more tips for sensory fun at home on my Sensory Play Pinterest board!