Edible Slime Recipes

Make Slime You Can Eat

Some slime is made with ingredients you can eat.
Some slime is made with ingredients you can eat. Kevin Tobar / EyeEm / Getty Images

Nearly all of the slime recipes are non-toxic, but that doesn't mean the ingredients or slime are good enough to eat. This is a collection of edible slime recipes. Some edible slime tastes good; some tastes terrible. All of these recipes are safe to eat as food.

You can make non-sticky, edible slime from two easy-to-find ingredients.
You can make non-sticky, edible slime from two easy-to-find ingredients. Kevin Tobar / EyeEm / Getty Images

This is the slimiest of the edible slime recipes. If you plan on eating the slime, avoid using any glow-in-the-dark ingredients, which will affect the taste of the slime and likely aren't good for you to eat. This slime has a hint of flavor, but you can add more. It's fine to add a bit of powdered drink mix to the recipe to improve its taste. The recipe is not that bad to eat, once you get past the clammy texture. More »

Many edible slime recipes start out white. You can add coloring and flavoring to add interest.
Many edible slime recipes start out white. You can add coloring and flavoring to add interest. PamelaJoeMcFarlane / Getty Images

This slime recipe produces an edible slime that sort of tastes like pudding. It is sweet and can be flavored with vanilla, lemon, coconut, or other food flavoring. The base slime is an opaque white color, but you can use food coloring to make the slime any color you like. The recipe is based on sweetened condensed milk, making the slime basically a dessert. It's the perfect recipe for a party with kids. Clean up with warm water. More »

Slime can taste like chocolate pudding.
Slime can taste like chocolate pudding. PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost / Getty Images

Chocolate slime is brown, so you don't have as many color options here as you do with other types of edible slime. It's worth it, though, because this slime tastes like chocolate! As written, the recipe calls for chocolate syrup. You can substitute cocoa powder or hot cocoa mix, if desired. If you don't like the chocolate flavor, consider using butterscotch or caramel ice cream topping instead of the chocolate syrup. It's fine to make ingredient substitutions in this recipe. After all, slime is all about experimentation! More »

Mud also acts like slime, but you wouldn't want to eat it.
Mud also acts like slime, but you wouldn't want to eat it. Westend61 / Getty Images

This slime is made from cornstarch and water, so there isn't much to it as far as taste goes. It's a fun slime to play with because it has viscoelastic properties. If you squeeze it, it hardens. If you try to pour it, the slime will flow. Pretty cool. Natural versions of this also exist, such as mud and quick sand. You definitely don't want to eat those. More »

Slime made using corn starch and oil has interesting electrical properties.
Slime made using corn starch and oil has interesting electrical properties. T-Pool / Getty Images

This interesting slime reacts to electrical charge (like a charged balloon, plastic comb, or piece of styrofoam) as if it had a life of its own. The slime is based on cornstarch and vegetable oil, so it is completely safe to eat. However, it is not particularly tasty. You can flavor it, but most people will be put off by the oily texture. More »

Storing Edible Slime and Clean Up

If you intend to eat slime, use proper kitchen hygiene. Use clean utensils and high quality ingredients. Store edible slime in the refrigerator when its not being used to prevent microorganism growth. To prevent evaporation, store it in a sealed plastic bag or a container with a lid. All of these edible slime recipes can be cleaned using warm, soapy water. Some recipes, especially those containing food coloring or chocolate, can stain fabric and some surfaces. Slime is messy, so you might consider playing with it in a bathtub, a kitchen, or outdoors.