Learn to Cook From These Top Cooking YouTube Channels for Kids
Whether you're a beginner baker or a junior chef in training, these YouTubers have got the special sauce.
Margo Gothelf · 9 months ago
YouTube can be a great resource for kids to teach them about cooking and getting crafty in the kitchen. The only problem? It can be a little overwhelming to narrow down which videos to watch. That’s why we’ve cooked up this list full of cooking channels that are great for kids. This list has something for every budding chef no matter if they are interested in sweet, savory, or something in between.
Charli’s Crafty Kitchen
Grab your sprinkles and get ready to get creative in the kitchen with Charli! Charli's Crafty Kitchen is all about showing you how to make easy sweets and tasty creations. Charli, who is often joined by her younger sister Ashlee, sticks with simple concepts and lots of premade mixes, so it's easy to jump in and follow along with her tutorials. If you’re not sure where to start, definitely check out the playlists where you’ll find Frozen-themed dessert and rainbow party ideas all in one easy space.
Cook With Amber
Want to learn how to make wings? What about campfire stuffed mochi? Cook With Amber has got you covered. The teenage chef cooks the basics but doesn't shy away from bold flavors, so get ready to try something new. Her calming demeanor makes her videos extra easy to follow, so you can comfortably cook side-by-side with the videos. Her website also features all of her recipes just in case you miss a step or simply want a hard copy of a recipe.
Babish Culinary Universe
Want to learn how to recreate iconic foods from popular television shows and movies? Then you’re going to want to check out Binging with Babish on the Babish Culinary Universe YouTube channel. Follow along as Babish recreates famous pop culture food moments, like the 1950s dinner from WandaVision, the blue macaroons from The Mandalorian, and the original Krabby Patty from Spongebob Squarepants. Not sure about a technique or ingredient he uses in one of the recreations? Spend some time watching Basics With Babish, the series about the fundamentals of cooking. The videos review how to make staples in the kitchen, including pizza, donuts, and tacos.
If you’ve moved beyond boxed cake mixes and premade cookie dough and want to find your next challenge in the kitchen, take your spatula and mixer over to the Chelsweets YouTube channel. The channel is definitely geared toward those who have some baking experience but want to learn how to make more elaborate cakes and experiment with bold flavors. The hardest part will be deciding where to start. Ease into the eye-catching designs and start with a rainbow cake. Once you've built up your skills, try to master the sprinkle geode cake. Just make sure to prep your sweet tooth.
No matter what you are looking to cook or bake, So Yummy will have it. Learn how to make the most out of marshmallows, cook the perfect burger for game day, and how to hack the basic sheet cake into a crazy creation. The videos move a little fast on this channel, so it will probably be best to give them a quick watch before you start cooking. Once you’re familiar with the techniques and have all the ingredients ready to go, there'll be no stopping you from opening up a full-on restaurant in your very own house — just make sure you keep a permanent reservation for mom and dad!
If you're familiar with the name Wilton from seeing it on a baking sheet in your kitchen, you probably already know that this bakeware company means business when it comes to cakes, cookies, and other baked treats. What you might not know is that Wilton also has a YouTube channel covering everything from basics (like sugar cookie dough) to advanced techniques (like how to pipe flowers out of frosting). All of the videos include full recipes in the comments section and links to Wilton products — just in case you're looking to add more equipment and supplies to your kitchen!
The Emmymade YouTube channel is all about taking classic foods to a new and funky level. Her videos showcase classic ingredients and treats, but with a major twist — so it’s great for that teen who wants to mix things up in the kitchen. If you’ve got some time on your hands, you might want to see if her 100-hour brownies live up to the hype. If not, pull a fast one over on your family with her edible dish sponge cake — an all-time favorite food prank.
Not sure where to start on your cooking journey? Head on over to the Tasty Recipes YouTube channel for some inspiration. The channel is loaded with comfort food classics, indulgent sweet treats, and recipes that revolve around a singular ingredient. Along with staple ingredients, it dives into international recipes as well, so you can easily explore Italian and Asian cuisines. As long as you have a wide pantry available and a willingness to try just about anything, Tasty is a good place to start.
Want to learn how to make fast food at home, but even better and tastier (and healthier!) versions? Head on over to Joshua Weissman’s YouTube channel: In his popular series But Better, he walks you through a step-by-step process on how to cook better versions of fast food favorites like Chipotle burritos and chicken fries from Burger King. Not into fast food? No problem. You'll also find a range of cooking tutorials where you can learn how to make your own sourdough starter or even go back to the basics and see how to make homemade ketchup.
Rosie's Dessert Spot
Love looking at super elaborate cakes on Instagram? Well, now you can learn to make your own thanks to Rosie’s Dessert Spot’s YouTube channel. Her channel dives deep into the world of baking to show you how to make sculpted cakes, piped frosting, and molded fondant. Once you’ve mastered a few of the techniques, you might even want to try this epic Fortnite-inspired cake.
Hey, did you know your very favorite toy store and family experience website has its own cooking channel? We do! Look out for new family-friendly Camp Kitchen recipes every week on the Camp YouTube Channel (we also post ‘em on Instagram and Facebook for good measure). Not to brag, but the Cinnamon Roll Muffins are <chef’s kiss>.
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