September 16, 2020

We love local scoop shops as much as the next ice cream fan, but when your favorite flavor is seasonal and hard to find, you’ve got to get creative.

That’s right – now, you can make it yourself at home!

Candy Play Dough is a flavor our fans can’t get enough of, and we’re constantly hearing how much you love it. Well, we wanted to help you get your fix any time of year (or at least between scoop shop visits!). Our friend Kylee from Kylee’s Kitchen shows how you can recreate this flavor in your very own kitchen, using our Blue Moon ice cream as the base.

This how-to video shows you just how easy it is to make all your Candy Play Dough dreams come true.

Ready to make yours? Follow these steps:

Candy Play Dough

Yield: 9 servings, 2/3 cup each


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (30 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 48 ounces Hudsonville Blue Moon ice cream


  1. Heat-treat flour by microwaving it in 30-second intervals until it reaches 165 degrees. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cream together butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt, and beat until smooth.
  4. Add flour and mix on low until just combined.
  5. Remove half of the dough from the bowl and set aside.
  6. Add pink food coloring to dough in bowl and mix.
  7. Add blue food coloring to dough you set aside and mix.
  8. Use a small scoop or teaspoon to scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Place in freezer for at least 10 minutes or until dough is frozen.
  9. Thaw Blue Moon ice cream in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  10. Scoop out your desired amount of Blue Moon ice cream and mix with desired amount of cookie dough pieces. Mix together and refreeze to set back up before serving.
  11. Store leftover cookie dough pieces and uneaten ice cream in freezer.


Did you try to make this flavor? Which flavor would you love to make at home? Tell us in the comments or by tagging your social posts with #HudsonvilleIceCream and @hudsonville_ic.

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