These edible slime recipes give you gooey, squishy slime, plus they are safe for eating. Choose a recipe based on the ingredients you have available and the desired slime texture and appearance.
Let all cooked slime recipes cool before playing with them!
Soluble Fiber Edible Slime
This recipe makes translucent edible slime that has a non-sticky “flubber” texture. Of all the edible slime recipes, this one looks and behaves most like traditional borax-based slime (which is not edible). This slime requires cooking, so it’s best if adults make it and let it cool before handing it over to young explorers.
- 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) water
- 1 teaspoon soluble fiber
- food coloring and flavoring (optional)
You have a couple of options for the soluble fiber. Use a product labeled “soluble fiber” or else get psyllium husk or Metamucil. Metamucil costs a bit more, but it is already colored and flavored, so the resulting slime tastes and looks good. If you use unflavored and uncolored soluble fiber or psyllium husk, you can add a bit of powdered drink mix, other flavoring, or food coloring.
Edible Marshmallow Slime
Marshmallow slime is opaque, stretchy, and a little sticky. It is not wet or drippy. It smells yummy and is definitely tasty enough that you can eat your science project.
- 6 large or jumbo marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch (more if you want stiffer slime)
- Microwave the marshmallows and oil for 30 seconds. Marshmallows fluff up when you cook them, so use a clear glass and watch the show. The resulting mixture is very hot!
- Stir in the corn starch.
- Let the slime cool before playing with it. Knead in more corn starch if you want stiffer or less-sticky slime.
Gummy Bear Edible Slime
Any gummy candy works for this, so don’t worry if you don’t have actual bears. This slime is very stretchy. It’s also a bit sticky. Dust fingers with corn starch or powdered sugar before playing with it.
- 1 cup gummy bears
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (icing sugar, confectioner’s sugar)
- Place the gummy bears and corn starch in a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds. Stir.
- Microwave the mixture until it bubbles. This mixture is very hot!
- Let the mixture cool before kneading in the powdered sugar.
Sodium Alginate Slime
Sodium alginate may not be an ingredient you already have in your kitchen, unless you enjoy molecular gastronomy projects, like edible water bottles or chameleon eggs. However, it’s edible and makes excellent slime. The resulting slime is wet, translucent, and… well… slimy.
- 2 cups or about 500 milliliters of water
- 1 tablespoon sodium alginate (more, if you want a thicker slime)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- food coloring (optional)
- Mix together the sodium alginate and sugar.
- In a blender, combine the powdered mixture and the water. Add food coloring, if desired.
- Blend at least 30 seconds.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Slime
This edible slime is opaque. It’s a bit sticky, but definitely tasty!
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon of corn starch
- flavoring or food coloring (optional)
- Stir together the milk and cornstarch in a saucepan.
- Heat and stir over low heat until the mixture thickens.
- Remove the slime from heat and mix in any colorings or flavorings you like. Nutella is a popular flavoring because it enhances the texture as well as the flavor of the slime. Let the slime cool before playing with it.
Store this slime in a sealed bag in the refrigerator when not in use. It’s good for a day or two.
Easy Fondant Slime
The simplest version of this recipe calls for fondant in the form of musk sticks. Unless you’re Australian, it’s unlikely you’ve encountered this confection. But, it’s basically a perfumed fondant stick, consisting of icing sugar, gelatin, and musk essence. You can use any fondant for this recipe, which produces a fluffy slime that has medium stretchiness and is not very sticky.
- 2 package Musk sticks or around 360 grams of fondant
- 3 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Microwave the fondant and water for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and stir the mixture.
- Mix in the vegetable oil. Let the slime cool before playing with it.
More Edible Slime Recipes
An edible slime recipe is one that does not include borax, glue, liquid or spray starch, soap, or any glow-in-the-dark ingredient. Some of these ingredients are non-toxic, but that does not mean they are good to eat! There are additional edible slime recipes that use food-grade ingredients you can try. Examples include electroactive slime and oobleck. Electroactive slime is a mixture of corn starch and vegetable oil, while oobleck is a mixture of corn starch and water. Both of these types of slime are opaque white, unless you add food coloring. Both are edible, but neither tastes particularly yummy.