Looking to add a little bit of oomph to your next batch of brownies or cookies? Why not try making them with cannabis-infused butter or oil? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your own cannabis-infused edibles, including some tips and tricks to get the perfect potency.
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Decarboxylate your cannabis
Every great cannabis edible starts with properly decarboxylated weed. Decarboxylation is the process of applying heat to your cannabis to activate the THC. If you don’t decarboxylate your cannabis, your edibles will not be as potent.
Preheat oven to 240 degrees F
Preheat oven to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cannabis on it in a single layer. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the cannabis is dry to the touch and crumbles easily.
Place cannabis on baking sheet
Preheat oven to 245°F (120°C). Place cannabis buds on a non-stick silicone baking sheet, spreading them out evenly. If using trim, shake off any excess moisture first. Decarboxylation is the process of gently heating your cannabis to activate the THC and other cannabinoids so that they may be ingested.
Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes so that the buds bake evenly. The lower the temperature, the longer you will need to heat your cannabis, but the less chance there is of burning off essential compounds.
Once done, remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Bake for 25 minutes
To make edibles, you need to extract the THC from the cannabis plant. The easiest way to do this is with an oven. Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit and spread your cannabis on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. This will decarboxylate the THC, making it active and more potent.
Remove from oven and let cool
Once your cannabis is finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely. This is an important step, as you don’t want to burn yourself when handling the hot pan. Once cooled, use a spoon or other utensil to break up the cannabis into small pieces.
Choose your fat
Cannabis-infused edibles are a great way to consume marijuana, especially for those who don’t like smoking. The first step in making your own edibles is choosing your fat. You can use any fat, including butter, oil, or shortening. The type of fat you choose will affect the flavor and potency of your edibles, so choose wisely.
Cannabutter is the butter that has been mixed with decarboxylated cannabis. It can be used in any recipe that calls for regular butter, just be sure to use a cannabutter ratio to calculate how much weed you need to infuse your fat. If a recipe calls for one cup of butter, you would need one ounce of cannabis to make cannabutter. See our cannabutter page for more information and recipes.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, composed of about 90% saturated fats. It’s solid at room temperature, which makes it ideal for baking and candy making. Cannabis-infused coconut oil can also be used in savory recipes, or as a stand-in for butter or other oils.
Coconut oil has a high smoking point, which means it can be used for frying or sautéing without breaking down and losing its cannabinoids. Coconut oil can also be used in beauty products, such as body lotions and hair care products.
Infuse your fat with cannabis
If you want to make your own cannabis-infused edibles, the first step is to infuse your chosen fat with cannabis. This can be done by simmering cannabis in butter or oil on the stovetop, or by using a slow cooker. The process of infusing the fat with cannabis can take anywhere from 1-24 hours, depending on the method you choose. Once the fat has been infused, it can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or oil.
Add fat to saucepan
In order to make your own cannabis-infused edibles, you will need to first create cannabutter or cannaoil. This process will infuse the fat cells with THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, allowing you to then use this fat in all sorts of recipes. Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to do it.
Add fat to saucepan: You can use either butter or oil (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.), but butter is generally preferred because it has a higher fat content. This will allow you to infuse more THC into your finished product.
Heat fat: Place the saucepan on low heat and melt your fat gently. You do not want to cook the butter or oil, just melt it so that it is liquid.
Add cannabis: Once the butter has melted, add in your ground cannabis. Stir gently to ensure that all of the plant material is fully submerged in the fat.
Simmer: Keep the mixture on low heat and let it simmer for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer you let it simmer, the more potent it will be. Just be sure not to let the mixture boil, as this will cause some of the THC to evaporate.
Strain: After 3 hours (or longer), remove the pan from heat and let it cool slightly. Then strain out the plant material using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer. Be sure to squeeze all of the butter/oil out of the plant material before discarding it.
Enjoy! Your cannabutter or cannaoil is now ready to use in any recipe that calls for regular butter or oil. Keep in mind that edibles made with cannabutter or cannaoil can take up to 2 hours (or longer) to take effect, so start slow and increase your dosage as needed.
Add decarboxylated cannabis
Adding decarboxylated cannabis to your food is the most important step in this process. Decarboxylation is what turns THCA into THC, the compound in cannabis that gets you high. If you don’t decarb your weed, your edibles won’t work.
Decarbing is easy: just spread your ground weed on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven at 245F for 40 minutes. This will activate the THC and make it ready to infuse into your fat.
Heat over low heat for 2-3 hours
Cannabis-infused butter (cannabutter) is butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted thc glands from cannabis plant trimmings or from whole flowers. Cannabis-infused butter is a key ingredient in many marijuana-infused recipes.
Making cannabutter is a simple process of cooking butter and water over low heat with ground cannabis for 2-3 hours. Decarboxylation (a fancy word for activation) usually occurs during this process, but to ensure maximum thc potency, it’s best to decarb your weed before cooking it with the butter. This can be done by spreading out your weed on a baking sheet and baking it in the oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.
Use your cannabis-infused fat in recipes
There are a few methods that can be used to make cannabis-infused edibles, but using your cannabis-infused fat is one of the simplest and most effective ways. By using your cannabis-infused fat in recipes, you can infuse virtually any food with cannabis. This method is also one of the most potent, so be sure to start with small doses and work your way up.
If you love brownies, you’re in luck because they are one of the easiest things to make with your newly cannabis-infused fat. Start by replacing the butter or oil in your favorite brownie recipe with your cannabis-infused fat. You can use any type of brownie recipe, whether it’s from a box mix or your great-grandmother’s secret family recipe. Just be sure to adjust the amount of fat you use to account for the increased potency of your cannabis-infused fat.
Once you have your brownie batter mixed, pour it into a baking dish and bake according to the recipe instructions. As always, start with a small piece to see how it affects you before eating more. These brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
These are the classic cannabis-infused edibles that have been around for decades. By using cannabutter or cannaoil, you can infuse just about any type of cookie with THC. The sky’s the limit when it comes to recipes, so feel free to get creative!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when baking cannabis cookies:
– Start with a low dose of THC and increase as needed. It’s always better to under-medicate than over-medicate!
– Be patient! It can take up to 2 hours for the effects of cannabis edibles to kick in.
– Use an online THC dosage calculator to determine how much THC is in each cookie. This is important if you are baking for multiple people with different tolerance levels.
– Store your cannabis cookies in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using your cannabis-infused fat in recipes. First, the THC in the fat will not be activated by heat, so you will need to decarboxylate it before using it. Second, use less fat than the recipe calls for – you don’t want your edibles to be too potent! Finally, be aware that the effects of edibles can take up to two hours to kick in, so don’t eat more if you don’t feel anything right away.
Now that you know all that, let’s get cooking! This recipe for cannabis-infused chocolate cake is perfect for a special occasion – or any old time you feel like indulging.
1 cup cannabutter, melted
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine the melted cannabutter, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Beat in eggs until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool cake before serving