Cannabis legalization is increasing, and so are cannabis-infused products. There’s a huge variety of edibles on the market, from the traditional marijuana brownie to all sorts of other food types. You can even infuse your favorite foods with cannabis. It’s easy to make your own edibles, and it can be fun too. Having some recipes on hand can be really helpful if you want to try your hand at making them yourself.
What You Should Know
Cannabis-infused food, often called “edibles,” are a great way to enjoy marijuana without smoking it. Edibles come in many forms, including cookies, brownies, tea, and hot sauce. They can be bought pre-made or you can make your own at home. When you make your own edibles, you can control how potent you want them to be.
Decarboxylation is an important process when making edibles. You need to heat the cannabis so that the THC is activated, which makes it easier for your body to absorb. With smoking, decarboxylation happens when you light the weed. But with edibles, you have to cook the marijuana at a low temperature to keep the plant matter intact. That way, you can infuse oil or butter with it.
Making Weed Butter or Oil
You’ll need a fat-based ingredient like butter or oil to make cannabis-infused butter (cannabutter). CBD and THC are fat-soluble, so they’ll be more effective if they’re dissolved in fats. Cannabutter is easy to make, although it does take some time. You can make it on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Just be sure to keep an eye on it if you’re using the stove. You’ll need a cheesecloth, stove or slow cooker, butter, cannabis, and water to make cannabutter. Start by putting the water, butter, and decarboxylated cannabis in the pot or slow cooker, then let it simmer for a few hours. The water will prevent it from burning. Once it’s done cooking, stretch the pieces of cannabis matter with the cheesecloth and allow the butter to solidify in the fridge. You can drain off any excess water before using the butter or oil in any recipe. If you want to add extra ingredients like lavender or honey, you can make flavored butters.
This is a great way to add cannabis to hot drinks like tea or hot chocolate. It can also be used as a topping for desserts or eaten on its own. You’ll need honey, a cheesecloth, cannabis, and a stove or slow cooker. The process is similar to making cannabutter. It can be a bit messy, but it will last for a few months if stored properly.
Cannabis brownies are popular for good reason; the chocolate flavor can often mask the taste of the marijuana. You can make them from scratch, use a box mix, or buy them at a store. When baking with cannabis, use butter or oil that has been infused with THC.
Weed Cookie Classic
This is a classic cannabis-infused roast that’s simple to make. You’ll need peanut butter, flour, sugar, canabutter, and eggs. As with any cookie recipe, you can also add some ingredients of your choice. For example, you could make a savory and sweet version by adding a few pieces of bacon.
Making your own gummies at home is easier than you might think. If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack that you can take with you on the go, homemade gummy bears are a great option. They’re also a lot of fun to make!
This recipe is for cannabis-infused gummies. The gelatin and creamy honey create a strong base, and the molds can be customized to your preference. The dropper pour method ensures each mold is filled cleanly and evenly. You can easily change the recipe to your desired shape, size, and flavor.
Drinks and teas
Marijuana is soluble in fat, not water, so it will bind better with oil and butter. You can infuse drinks by adding infused oil, butter, or honey. You can also add a few drops of your favorite tincture to a drink.
Cannabis-infused tea is a popular way to consume the drug. However, brewing cannabis-infused tea can be tricky. If you use the dried flower to infuse some hot water, you will likely end up with a weak tea. For a milder tea with a lower dosage, it is an option. You can also brew your favorite herbal tea and then add cannabis-infused honey or a tincture for a more potent drink. If you like coffee with milk, you can add a little canabutter or coconut marijuana oil for a richer, smoother flavor.
Keep Em Fresh
To keep your edibles fresh and flavorful, store them in an airtight container or bag. You can keep cooked products in the fridge or freezer to extend their shelf life.