Edible Slime Recipes

Learn to Make this Classic Kids' Favorite That's Fun and Safe to Eat

Nearly all slime recipes are non-toxic but that doesn't mean the ingredients or slime taste good. Each of the six edible slime recipes in this collection is safe to eat—but some of them taste good and some taste terrible. Try them all to see which ones your kids like best.

Edible Ectoplasm Slime

You can make non-sticky, edible slime from two easy-to-find ingredients.
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This is the slimiest of the edible slime recipes. If you plan to eat the slime, avoid using any glow-in-the-dark ingredients that 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.

Tasty Edible Slime

Many edible slime recipes start out white. You can add coloring and flavoring to add interest.
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This recipe produces an edible slime that tastes a bit like pudding. It's sweet and can be flavored with vanilla, lemon, coconut, or other food flavorings. 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.

Chocolate Slime

Slime can taste like chocolate pudding.
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Chocolate slime is brown so you don't have as many color options 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!

Edible Goo Slime

Mud also acts like slime, but you wouldn't want to eat it.
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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 quicksand. You definitely don't want to eat those.

Edible Electroactive Slime

Slime made using corn starch and oil has interesting electrical properties.
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This interesting slime reacts to an 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's completely safe to eat, however, it's not particularly tasty. You can flavor it, but most people are put off by the oily texture.

Storing Edible Slime and Cleanup

If you plan to eat your slimy creations, observe proper kitchen hygiene. Use clean utensils and high-quality ingredients. You can clean up after making or using any of these slime recipes with warm, soapy water. Be aware that some slime 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 tiled or stone kitchen surface, or outdoors.

Edible slime should be stored in the refrigerator when not in use to prevent microorganism growth. To prevent evaporation, store slime in a sealed plastic bag or a container with an air-tight lid.

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