The Best Thermomix Playdough Recipe | Easy Playdough Recipe (2024)

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I love playdough. I find it therapeutic, so I’m always happy to make a batch. Although my kids aren’t neat playdough players. If I turn my back for a moment, it’s thrown all around the living room and in places that I don’t want it to go.

But I’m a sucker, and I make it again and again. This is my favourite Thermomix Playdough recipe. It’s super smooth and beautiful. If you don’t have a Thermomix, you could try this No Cook Playdough recipe instead. Once you’ve made either recipe, store it in an airtight container.

The best Thermomix Playdough recipe


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The best Thermomix Playdough recipe

  • Author: fatmumslim
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110g cooking salt
1 tbsp cream of tartar
290g boiling water (boil this in your kettle before you start)
330g plain flour (and keep a little extra for at the end)
15g vegetable oil (or coconut oil/or any oil of your choice)
Food colouring


1. Put water in your kettle and turn it on.
2. Place the salt in your Thermomix Bowl and blend for 10 seconds on Speed 8. It will be a fine powder when you’re done. Add in the cream of tartar and blitz for 2 seconds on Speed 8 to combine.
3. Pour in the boiling water and cook at 60° on Speed 4 for 4 minutes.
4. Add the flour and blitz for 40 seconds on Speed 3. It should be combined, but if not blitz for a little longer.
5. Add the oil and then pulse until mixed together. Scrape the playdough from your Thermomix Bowl onto a clean bench-top. If you don’t want food colouring to touch your benchtop you can do this in a bowl. I like to poke a hole into the dough and pour in a few drops of food colouring. Knead to spread the colouring throughout the dough.
6. As you’re kneading your dough, you’ll be able to tell whether you need more flour or not. This will depend on how much food colouring you’ve used. If the dough is wet, or sticking to your bench-top, sprinkle a little extra flour (1 tsbp at a time) and knead until it is no longer sticky.
7. Store in an airtight container or in a seal-able bag. This lasts for a few months.



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35 thoughts on “The best Thermomix Playdough recipe”

  1. Do you think it would work with coconut oil instead of veggie oil?

    • Yes, I’ve made it with coconut oil and it’s perfecto. 🙂

      • Made this today and it’s the best recipe I’ve found!! Little man is having a blast. We added some essential oils to make it smell lovely too ?
        Will definitely try adding the food dye into the water next time as some have suggested as I have blue hands now ? Lol

  2. Thanks! It turned out perfectly and the coconut oil gives in a nicer smell.

  3. How long do you think this would last? Would different brand flours make it any different? I made it and it’s quite sticky, don’t know if I put too much of something in or not enough flour…
    Do you put it in a container once its cooled or while still hot?

    • Mine will change on the amount of food colouring I use. I just sprinkle flour on the bench to knead and wait until it’s the right consistency.

      I wait until it cools before putting in a container so it doesn’t sweat. x

  4. Hi, is there a link missing now? I can’t seem to find it! Thanks

    • Sorry, I’m not sure what’s happened. It’s all fixed now. 🙂

  5. This recipe looks A LOT like the ThermoFun recipe put out a year before yours. Was it your inspiration?

    • I got it from a girlfriend actually and tweaked it to suit me, so not sure where she got it from. Sorry.

  6. Hi. Can you double this recipe?

  7. How funny that this was in your newsletter this morning! Miss 4 1/2 loves play-doh, I do enjoy it too but all the little bits that end up everywhere and squished into the carpet put a bit of a damper on the whole experience. However, play-doh disappeared from our house for a year and now she is MUCH better at keeping in ON the table. AND she knows the drill – she has to vacuum up around the table afterwards, every time! (Yep, another mean mum!). BUT, it was just yesterday we were playing together with it, for about 2 hours aswell. Making all sorts of shapes and ‘furniture’ and decorations. She stole all of my cake making tools to imprint in her playdoh food. We just agreed that we would make a batch of playdoh this weekend if she keeps her room clean this week 🙂

    • That sounds like a great deal!

  8. I always put the food colouring in the water so that I don’t get food colouring all over my hands, bench etc.

    • In your Thermomix too? It doesn’t colour any parts? I’ve only had mine for 5 weeks…..I’m too scared to put it in with the water but it’s a great idea!

      • I do the same Michelle, or did on the last batch two days ago – and not an issue!

        • Awesome tip. It’s all made now, food die at the end. Kids love it!!

      • Hi Michelle, no it doesn’t colour any parts. We’ve had ours for about 18 months now and make playdough in it very regulary.

      • whenever I’m using the thermie and I think something might stain the lid (cause the bowl won’t stain) I spray with cooking oil and it doesn’t stain 🙂

  9. Ahem… public service announcement: don’t inadvertently use gluten free flour.

    • OH NO! What happened?

      • Oh, I was planning to use it as my daughter is GF!

  10. I made this today and it’s the best recipe I’ve found!! Little man is having a blast. We added some essential oils to make it smell lovely too ?
    Will definitely try adding the food dye into the water next time as some have suggested as I have blue hands now ? Lol

  11. I made this tonight and it was really sticky, like scrape off the “floured” bench sticky. The second batch I up’d it to 450gms flour and it came out better. I also add color to the water then sprinkle with glitter as I’m kneading

    • Thanks for sharing your feedback. xx

  12. Hi Chantelle, gorgeous photo’s I just added
    your Play doh link to my FB Thermomix recipe sharing group page. Please fell free to join and add any Thermomix recipe links yourself. It Thermomix Kitchen ? Have a fabulous day ?

  13. Perfect recipe! Cannot believe how smooth it is! I made a Christmas version this morning for my girls by making ‘gingerbread’ playdough. I added ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the flour. No food colouring needed and it smells and looks just like gingerbread dough!

    • That would have smelled beautiful!

  14. Can you just kneed in the thermi ? Instead of on Bench ?

    • I did 1 minute on the dough setting and it was perfect

      • Yay!

        I actually like the kneeding, but great to here you could make it work in the machine. Thanks Anna. x

  15. Am I the first person to see that the recipes are different??
    The first one has 290g water and 330g flour…. The second has 330g water and 350g flour.
    I followed the second recipe and ended up with a very sticky mess….

  16. This is the easiest play dough I’ve ever made. I have a junior primary teacher daughter and she said she is buying a thermomix just to make okay dough lol.

  17. Best playdough ever. I put oil and colouring in at the end of cooking cicle and put it onto dough setting. Been a mum for 23years and this is the easiest and best playdough Ever.

  18. The best recipe ever….and for those wondering you can totally double the recipe – it works perfectly! I just milled the salt for double the time and i also did step 4 for a bit longer and used the dough mode to knead. I also found adding the colouring at the water stage resulted in a better colour mix.

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The Best Thermomix Playdough Recipe | Easy Playdough Recipe (2024)


The Best Thermomix Playdough Recipe | Easy Playdough Recipe? ›

Add the 250g (1 cup) water and 1 tbsp cream of tartar of tartar and cook for 5 mins/60 degrees/speed 3. Add the 300g (2 cups) plain flour and mix for 50 secs/speed 4. Choose the knead option and knead for 2 mins. The mixture should look like large pebbles.

How do you make super easy playdough in the Thermomix? ›

Add the 250g (1 cup) water and 1 tbsp cream of tartar of tartar and cook for 5 mins/60 degrees/speed 3. Add the 300g (2 cups) plain flour and mix for 50 secs/speed 4. Choose the knead option and knead for 2 mins. The mixture should look like large pebbles.

What is the best homemade playdough recipe? ›

how to make the world's best homemade play-doh. You'll need 3 cups of white all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of table salt, 3-4 tablespoons of any cooking oil (start with 3 and add more if necessary), 3 cups HOT water, and food coloring.

How long does Thermomix playdough last? ›

Your Thermomix playdough can be stored in a zip-lock bag or airtight container and it will usually last several weeks at room temperature. Lavender oil has antibacterial qualities, so the addition of essential oil will also help keep it safe to use.

What is the secret ingredient in play dough? ›

While cream of tartar is not an ingredient you probably keep on hand in your kitchen, it is worth the investment if you are trying to become a playdough making pro. Cream of tartar really helps to get your playdough to the fun gel form and prevent it from staying too wet.

What are the 4 ingredients in homemade playdough? ›

1-cup salt 4 cups flour 1 ½ cups water 4tbs. oil Mix flour and salt. Add water and oil slowly to the dry ingredients, stirring with a spoon until well blended. Knead dough until soft and pliable.

How do you make super soft playdough? ›

The BEST Play Dough Recipe
  1. 2.5 Cups Water (boiled) (Strained Winter Potpourri water)
  2. 1 1/4 Cup Salt.
  3. 1 1/2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar.
  4. 2 1/2 Cups Flour.
  5. 5 Tbsp Oil (coconut or vegetable)
Jan 19, 2021

What is pulse on Thermomix? ›

Pre-set pulse times of 0.5, 1 and 2 seconds helps give you the necessary control, so that you can gradually chop hard ingredients like nuts, Parmesan cheese, and chocolate into increasingly smaller pieces without turning them to mush. The selected pulse time can be repeated until the desired consistency is achieved.

Why do you put salt in playdough? ›

When water is added to flour, proteins in the flour clump together and hold the water. This is what gives you the dough consistency- just like when you make bread! The salt helps the proteins stay stuck together, you may notice that playdough you buy in the store also has a salty smell.

How do you knead in Thermomix? ›

Press the ear of wheat symbol on the display to activate dough mode. You can then start this by turning the dial. When preparing dough, we recommend that you always use the quantities given in the recipes.

Why put cream of tartar in playdough? ›

In fact, baking powder is a mixture of baking soda and cream of tartar. It is slightly acidic, and because of this, it affects the gluten structure of the playdough to make it more elastic. Tartaric acid acts as an emulsifier, so it helps prevent any added oil from separating.

Is cream of tartar necessary for playdough? ›

The cream of tartar helps give the playdough a stiffer, stretchier texture, as well as a bit of added volume. It also acts as a natural preservative and stabilizer, helping your dough last a bit longer before it becomes crumbly or starts to go bad.

What makes playdough harden? ›

The product called “Play Doh” and also the homemade play doughs are all water-based, so they'll harden if simply left out in the air (the water in them will evaporate out and into the air).

How do you make cookable playdough? ›

Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball. The dough is now ready to be made cut into shapes using cookie cutters or you could make a model. Place the finished items on a lined baking sheet and bake on the lowest setting on your cooker for 3 hours or until solid.


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