Fun social distancing cooking activities

You can easily do these cooking activities while social distancing with your buddy, they are so much fun!

Make sure to have the ingredients before your meeting and to always bring your buddy emergency card for any allergies or food restrictions they might have.

Make your very own ice cream in a bag

Summer’s favorite treat and you can do it yourself while social distancing. Bring the ingredients outside and prepare this flavorful snack with your buddy!


  • 2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream (that’s 2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar (or other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp Pureed Fruit or Cocoa (optional)
  • Ziplock bags Hint: You may want to double bag it to make sure it doesn’t leak!
  • Ice
  • Rock Salt


Mix together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and cocoa in a quart ziplock bag; seal and shake well. In a gallon ziplock bag add 6-8 cups ice and 1/2 cup rock salt.

Put the ice cream bag inside the gallon size ice bag. Zip closed and shake the bag for 15 minutes or so. Keep shaking until you get your desired consistency (soft serve to firm).

It is ready to serve! YUM!

Fun Edible Paint Recipe

This fun edible paint recipe can be done outdoors with your buddy. You can use this edible paint not only for bread, but also for pancakes, cookies or to decorate cakes. You’ll love how easy it is to make this edible paint recipe and how you can have a whole range of colors ready to go in a matter of minutes!


  • Granulated Sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic Bowls
  • Brushes
  • White bread (or even cookies or pancakes)


The goal is to make the paint as thick and sugary as you can so it doesn’t make the bread all soggy. It’s hard to have an exact measurement of sugar and water to use because it will depend on the size of your sugar crystals but a good starting point is to put a tablespoon of granulated sugar, a squirt of food coloring and a tablespoon of hot water into a bowl and stir. (The hotter the water, the quicker the sugar will dissolve)

The result should be a syrupy, colorful and sweet edible paint! If you find your sugar hasn’t completely dissolved you’ve probably reached the saturation point for the amount of water you have. Simply add a few more drops of warm water, stir again and it should solve the problem. If your paint is too watery then add some more sugar until the water can’t dissolve any more.

You can add the paint to cookies, bread, pancakes the sky is the limit!


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