I love ice cream.

I really love ice cream.

I thought it would be fun to create a play dough recipe that smells like ice cream. I had visions of scoop-like balls of play dough covered with colored dough sprinkles. It was all very cute and ice cream parlor-ish in my mind.

To make the dough smell like ice cream, I am using Cold Stone Creamery International Delight Coffee Creamers. They have three new smells {I mean flavors}, Hot for Cookie, Founder’s Favorite and Churro Caramel. Oh my! I need a cup of coffee right now just thinking about those.

I modified one of our favorite play dough recipes:

  • 1 part Cold Stone Creamery International Delight Creamer of your choice
  • 2 parts corn starch

Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until it is a thick consistency. It smells all yummy and ice creamy.

I pulled out the dough to start making ice cream parlor accessories when something magical occurred…

The dough melted into the kitchen counter!

I picked it back up and found that it felt solid and could be molded in my hand and squeezed, but the minute I set it down it would become a puddle.

It looked and smelled like melted ice cream.

It is really one of the craziest things we have made at home and my boys had a ball investigating this crazy concoction that reacts to pressure with resistance, but melts away when set down.

It is a great afternoon activity made from two ingredients you will have on hand.

My faux ice cream parlor didn’t pan out as expected, but we had a ton of fun!

Stop by the ID Pinterest board for even more fun!

Love ice cream + coffee? This summer, International Delight is bringing your favorite Cold Stone Creamery ice cream flavors to coffee. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.