Chocolate Milk Slime

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The other day, I saw a cute carton of chocolate milk slime at the bookstore (strange place for slime). The carton made for cute packaging but it’s been my experience that things like store bought play dough and such don’t tend to be as good as homemade so I tucked the idea away.

Easy to make Chocolate Milk Slime from The Chaos and The Clutter

Today, Snuggle Puppy was having a hard day. A hard day. The Husband is away and that triggers all kinds of abandonment and trauma issues for Snuggle Puppy given his past history.  After an awful morning and a challenging start to the afternoon, I remembered something I had heard in a podcast from Dr. Karyn Purvis that recommended sensory activities every two hours for kids from hard places. I know that sensory activities are usually very effective for calming my kids so I decided to give it a try.

I got Snuggle Puppy to help me make our slime. I didn’t have borax which most of the online recipes call for so I made this one with items I had in the house.

2 1/4 cups corn starch
1/2 cup unscented shampoo*
2/3 cup chocolate milk
1 Tbsp. water

optional: brown paint or food colouring

*Note: It’s not necessary to use unscented shampoo, but if you use regular shampoo, it will smell like the shampoo and not like chocolate milk.

Add the shampoo to the corn starch in a large mixing bowl.

making slimeSlowly stir in the chocolate milk a little bit at a time. Add the water and mix well. If when you pick it up it’s too runny, you can add a bit more corn starch or if you find that it’s not runny enough, you can add a bit more water or wet your hands and then handle the dough. If you want it to look more the colour of chocolate milk, you can add a bit of brown paint or brown food colouring. I didn’t have any on hand so ours was only slightly coloured by the chocolate milk itself.

Chocolate Milk Slime

This dough is obviously not edible because of the shampoo!

Snuggle Puppy absolutely loved it! It really turned things around. The expressions on his face tell it all!

playing with chocolate milk slimeHe spent about half an hour playing with the dough and then later went back to play with it again. He found it had hardened a bit but as soon as he added just a bit more water, it was back to the right consistency. When he was finished playing with it the second time, we put the goop into a resealable plastic bag and sealed tightly to store for another day.

***UPDATE*** Due to a comment on The Chaos and The Clutter’s Facebook Page from a very astute reader, I realized that since this has actual chocolate milk in it, it needs to be stored in the fridge. Alternatively, you could play around with using chocolate syrop and water instead of the chocolate milk. 


  1. So sorry for your hard day as I truly know what “hard” means in that area. My husband and I have never left for more than few hours, because it’s too much for our daughter (and at times the other special needs kiddos too). I can’t imagine what it would be like to have your hubby away on business. I’m sure a cell phone must come in handy. 🙂

    Thanks for writing this, I know I’m at the point where I have to incorporate sensory activities into the kiddos’ schedule every couple of hours, but the idea just seems exhausting. So many things about my day are so planned. I appreciate you sharing how much it turned him around, as it may just be the incentive I need, because honestly, to have things turn around on those days…

    Lastly, thank you for taking the time to write this all down, as I know it takes time out of your busy and chaotic days. It means a lot to people like me. 🙂

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