Cool Whipped Play Dough

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It’s a new EDIBLE play dough!  You know I can’t stay away from making this stuff.  😉 Can you guess what I used this time?

Cool Whipped Play Dough - it's edible! | The TipToe Fairy

This time around I used whipped topping — Cool Whip.  I actually chose the “extra creamy” whipped topping.  I picked it because I thought the hydrogenated fats would work well in a dough.

Cool Whipped Play Dough - it's edible! | The TipToe Fairy

This was a strange experiment, and I have to admit in the beginning I was thinking this was not going to work.  But, it did.  This was a 2-day process for me only because the fairies in my kitchen hid all my boxes of corn starch.  It was about 10 o’clock at night when I started, and I wasn’t going to the store for a box of corn starch.

Cool Whipped Play Dough - it's edible! | The TipToe Fairy

I started with a frozen 8 oz tub of whipped topping. But, I only had about 1/2 cup of corn starch. I mixed the whipped topping with 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of corn starch.  It turned into a messy goo.

Cool Whipped Play Dough - it's edible! | The TipToe Fairy

Then, I went searching the cabinets for more corn starch, which I could not find.  So, I packed up the goo and put it back in the freezer.  The next day I purchased three boxes of corn starch, and when I got home, I promptly found 2 brand new boxes of corn starch at the top of my pantry.  :/

Cool Whipped Play Dough - it's edible! | The TipToe Fairy

You can easily use food coloring when it’s still in the “goo” form, but I thought white was fine for our experiment.  We made a few snowmen from it. This made more than enough play dough for two kids.  It tasted sweet and a little like a marshmallow and a little like sweetened whipped cream.  It was very pliable.

When I finished kneading it, it was freezing cold.  This was a great sensory activity for Molly. She loved playing with it when it was cold.  We even cut out snowflakes with a snowflake cookie cutter. It eventually warmed to room temperature, but the pliability stayed the same.

Cool Whipped Play Dough

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  • 8 oz tub of whipped topping
  • 2-3 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Do not defrost whipped topping.
  2. Dump all of the whipped topping into large bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar until well combined.
  3. Next, mix in 1 cup of corn starch -- at this point it might still be a goo.
  4. Refreeze the goo for several hours or overnight.
  5. Remove from freezer and mix in 1 cup of corn starch. If it still feels sticky, add 1 more cup of corn starch.
  6. Remove from bowl and begin kneading. Knead for 3-5 minutes until it turns into a dough consistency.
  7. Then, it's time to play!
  8. When done, place in ziplock bag and keep in fridge for 2-3 days.
  9. When crumbly and no longer pliable throw out.

I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did with Cool Whipped Play Dough!!


4 Comments on Cool Whipped Play Dough

  1. Caden
    May 1, 2014 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! That sounds like a great idea. I am a relatively new mom and I freak out over my little man putting things in his mouth.

  2. Kim
    May 1, 2014 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

    What a super idea! I am a former kindergarten and preschool teacher and stuff in the mouth is always a concern. Your model is pretty cute, too! 😉

  3. Christy
    May 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so neat!! My girls would love doing this!

  4. Renee's Kitchen Adventures
    May 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

    I am amazed at the things you have been making playdough out of! Who would have thunk it?? It sure does keep the kids busy though1


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