I think chocolate playdough might be my all time favourite type of playdough. It smells amazing but it tastes like playdough so the kids won’t eat it….. well mostly!!! This simple chocolate no cook playdough recipe is perfect for play, in fact it inspired an ice cream shop in our home!
Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe
You will need:
- 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour
- 1/2 cup of cocoa
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of cream of tartar
- 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 and 1/3 cups of boiling water
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the oil and then slowly mix in the boiling water. Place the combined ingredients onto the bench top and knead it until it is beautiful and smooth. If the playdough is a little sticky add a little extra flour as you knead it.
Once you have made your fresh chocolate playdough it’s time to set up your pretend ice cream shop.
I place the playdough into a plastic container and then add an ice cream scoop or large spoon. Then I add some small, paper cups to serve the ‘ice cream’ playdough in (these can be found in the party/baking supplies area of our local supermarket).
You will also need some small spoons and some small beads or sequins so that your children can add some sprinkles to the ‘ice cream’.
If you want to add a few more flavours to your playdough ice cream shop, you just have to try our lemon playdough recipe, this delicious pink playdough scented with herbal tea or a batch of green peppermint dough! In fact, we’ve collected together twelve of our best homemade playdough recipes, all of which would make a fabulous addition to your imaginary play.
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