Available as part of the Everyday Stuff STEAM Workshops Bundle, which includes:
|Start / End Dates||Now through Dec. 31, 2022|
|Edible Inventions||$10 per household|
|Everyday Stuff STEAM Bundle||$50 per household|
|Access through Dec 31, 2022|
Edible Inventions: Chemical Cuisine
In this one-session workshop, we’ll explore the science behind familiar foods and exotic recipes. It’s a little bit messy, extremely tasty, and a lot of fun!
The recipes included in this class use easy-to-find ingredients and standard kitchen tools. They include:
- Super Speedy Butter, made with heavy cream and a disposable water bottle
- Aquafaba Meringue Chocolate Ice Cream, a frozen dairy treat (with a vegan option)
- Fizzy Lemonade — think volcano in a cup!
This self-paced workshop consists of a 25-minute instructional video and three recipes to make.
The butter and lemonade recipes each take about 30 minutes.
The ice cream recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and several hours to freeze.
What to Expect
This self-paced workshop includes:
- a 25-minute video that explains the science behind the recipes and demonstrates how to make them;
- written and printable instructions;
- links to more online resources.
Measuring, mixing, and use of a power mixer. Adult supervision is recommended.
- learn about atoms and molecules and how they combine
- play around with states of matter – solid, liquid, gas
- use the Scientific Method and Design Thinking to make their recipes taste better.
Recommended Book (Optional)
My book Edible Inventions contains more background on the recipes featured in this workshop and more projects, including DIY pancake mix, growing food from vegetable scraps, a solar oven that can bake a cake, and many others!
The butter recipe requires heavy cream; the ice cream and lemonade can both be made from entirely plant-based ingredients. For a complete list of ingredients, see the Teachable page.
The recipes included in this class use standard kitchen tools (spoons, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, etc.), an empty disposable water bottle, and an electric mixer.
Kathy Ceceri, B.A.
Kathy Ceceri is an award-winning writer and educator, and the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on STEAM activities for kids and teens. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert at About.com (now ThoughtCo), she wrote the Hands-On Learning column for Home Education magazine and taught her own two children at home from kindergarten until college.
Kathy’s workshops and activities are designed with the non-expert in mind. They introduce basic concepts in science and technology, and give students the skills and information they need to troubleshoot their projects and build upon what they’ve learned. Additional background material and resources look at the diverse people behind the inventions and put them into context in the larger society.