Key ingredients for Cannabis recipes
Who doesn’t need more cannabis recipes? This food list is completely devoted to the best cannabis-infused edible recipes and key ingredients.
What are the highly regarded staples needed to make a mind-blowing product that would keep you coming back for more? Here are the following:
2. Weed Mayo
3. Cannabis Flour
4. Cannabis-infused honey tincture
5. Super easy weed oil
6. Marijuana Milk
7. Vegan Cannabis Almond milk
8. Extra Virgin Coconut Cannabis Oil
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 hours
1 ounce of marijuana bud to every 4 ounces (one stick) of butter (or two ounces of marijuana leaf to every stick of butter)
1. Place marijuana in a food processor and blend until broken down into a chunky powder (the consistency of breadcrumbs.)
2. Place the puree into the cheesecloth and tie the cheesecloth at the top so that it forms a ball. In a large stockpot filled with water over medium heat, place four sticks of butter. When it comes to a boil, turn heat to medium-low and add the marijuana. The process at a very low simmer for 2 1/2 hours to allow the marijuana to steep into the water.
3. Take off of the stove and squeeze out all of the liquid from the cheesecloth to ensure that all of the nutrients are added to the liquid. Place in the refrigerator and allow the butter to solidify. The butter will rise to the top above the water. Pull it out, and there you have your marijuana butter infusion.
2. Weed Mayo
This recipe makes about 1½ cups of mayonnaise. Larger portions of mayonnaise can be made the same way. This portion is just low enough not to give you a heart attack if u can’t restrain yourself from eating it all. Be warned: Canna-mayonnaise is extremely delicious.
- 1 large egg
- 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 whole lemon, juiced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1¼ cup canna-oil
- Food processor
Put the egg, mustard, lemon juice, and seasoning in the food processor. The type and the amount of seasoning depending on your taste. Process the mixture until smooth.
Slowly drizzle in the canna-oil while keeping the food processor speed slow. The oil should mix in smoothly with the ingredients forming an emulsion. Enjoy!
3. Cannabis Flour
Surprisingly Easy Preparation and to begin with, one of the best things about cannabis flour is that it makes use of almost the entire cannabis plant. Not the main branches, but all of the buds and leaves from top to bottom are perfect. As a result, you’ll get the best deals and almost nothing will go to waste.
One thing to bear in mind: using cannabis flour in cooking and baking will add the distinct flavor of marijuana to everything you make. It’s awesome if you can’t get enough of it, but it’s not so great if you’re not a major fan. If you’re going to bake something for someone other than yourself, keep this in mind.
It really couldn’t be any easier to bring this stuff together in terms of planning. Best of all, correctly prepared cannabis flour has a shelf life of at least several months. You’re good to go as long as you keep it in a good storage container out of direct sunlight.
As for what you’ll need to get the job done, there’s no specialist equipment required…just:
- A quarter of cannabis (the stronger the better)
- A coffee grinder or food processor
Putting the pieces together, it’s as simple as spreading out the cannabis on a baking tray and popping it in a preheated oven at 110° C for 45 minutes. Rather than cooking it, this will simply activate the THC and prep it to do its thing.
When the cannabis has completely cooled, you’ll need to grind it as finely as possible using a food processor or a coffee grinder. Keep grinding away at it until it is as fine as flour.
You’re then ready to store your cannabis flour in a sealed container in a cool, dark, and dry place, where it will be good to go for a minimum of 12 weeks.
When you want to use it, it’s simply a case of replacing around 25% of the flour the recipe calls for with cannabis flour. Any more than this and you risk the recipe for not coming out as intended. It works perfectly with sweet and savory dishes alike – particularly anything with a strong herbal flavor.
To preserve the quality of the cannabis flour, try to avoid baking with it at temperatures higher than around 180° C. Feel free to experiment with different strains of cannabis for completely different flavor profiles, increasing or decreasing potency as you prefer. That’s it folks and you’re good to go!
4. Cannabis-infused honey tincture
Honey tincture goes well with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea at bedtime. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s a perfect way to take full advantage of cannabis.
1 ounce of high-quality cannabis, finely ground
5 lb. container honey
Take the finely ground marijuana and wrap it in cheesecloth, secure with string. Place the bundle in a Crock-Pot and cover the entire package in honey. Cover the Crock-Pot and set it on low. Simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture should summer (not boil!). If it begins to boil be sure to turn the Crock-Pot off and let it cool down before turning it on again. Remove the bundle from the honey and strain the honey from the cheesecloth. Let it cool and pour it into small glass jars that can be sealed tightly. Your final product should be a warm orange. Substitute for honey in any recipe. We love to add honey tincture to our smoothie, coffee, and tea. The honey can be stored in your cupboard for up to 1 month.
5. Cannabis Cooking Oil
- 1 cup of ground cannabis flower (or less for milder potency)
- 1 cup of cooking oil of your choice
Note: When making canna oil, you want to use a 1:1 ratio of cannabis to oil.
Choosing the right cooking oil base for your canna oil
Picking the right oil for infusion comes down to your flavor preferences and the dishes you plan on cooking. Oils will have different consistencies at room temperature, so be sure to put thought into how you will be storing and using your oil.
Many oils work well with baking too! So you might want to choose an oil that will have a flavor and consistency that works for multiple recipes. For example, if you are looking for an oil that can be used in a stir fry as well as a pie crust, coconut oil is a great option. It adds great flavor to veggies and remains solid enough at room temperature to hold up like a pie crust.
If you are looking for an oil with a mild flavor, vegetable and canola oil are going to be great options. They are also very versatile and work with most recipes calling for oil.
If you want something a little more robust in flavor, you can infuse olive or avocado oil. Both stand up well to the cannabis flavor and can be stored in your pantry. One of the most surprisingly delicious desserts I ever had was an olive oil ice cream. So feel free to get creative!
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- Grinder (a simple hand grinder works best; appliances like blenders and coffee grinder pulverize the cannabis, resulting in edibles with bad tasting plant material)
- Double-boiler, slow cooker, or saucepan, etc.
- Grind the cannabis. You can include the entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both—this is all a matter of preference. Just keep in mind that anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your finished product, so again, do not grind your cannabis into a fine powder.
- Combine oil and cannabis in your double-boiler, slow cooker, or saucepan, and heat on low or warm for a few hours. This allows for decarboxylation (
activation of THC) without scorching (which destroys the active ingredients). In all cases, a small amount of water can be added to the mixture to help avoid burning, and the temperature of the oil should never exceed 245°F. Cooking can be done in a variety of ways:
- Crockpot method: Heat oil and cannabis in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Double-boiler method: Heat oil and cannabis in a double-boiler on low for at least 6 hours (8 is better), stirring occasionally.
- Saucepan method: Heat oil and cannabis in a simple saucepan on low for at least 3 hours, stirring frequently (a saucepan is most susceptible to scorching).
- Strain and store the oil. Do not squeeze the cheesecloth; this will simply add more chlorophyll to your oil. All remaining plant material can be discarded or used in other dishes if desired. The oil’s shelf life is at least two months and can be extended with refrigeration.
Note: Be cautious when using the oil to prepare dishes that require heating. Do not microwave and choose low heat whenever possible.
ps for reducing odor when making cannabis oil
The trick for reducing odor is using the right tool for decarboxylation. The steam produced during cooking might not give off a pungent odor at first, but it gets stronger with time. It takes hours for the oil to finish, so you can imagine that the odor can build, and, if you are in the same room the whole time, you may not notice the gradual increase in dankness.
Using kitchen devices with rubber seals on their lids will allow you to lock in the majority of the odor during the cook. Finding a crockpot or pressure cooker with this feature is easy. The seal allows you to be strategic in where and when you open the lid.
Whether you take it outside or put it under your kitchen vent, not allowing the odor to fill your space is paramount when it comes to discretion. But accidents happen! If you find yourself in a situation where your space is too pungent, check out this article on how to get rid of the cannabis odor.
How to cook with your weed oil:
Now that you have successfully infused your oil of choice, be sure to try a little before you make an entire meal. You want to make sure the dosage is right so the meal is delicious as well as enjoyable afterward.
You also want to be sure not to scorch the oil while cooking (just like when you are making the oil). It would be a shame for all that hard work to go to waste and to be left with a cannabis-tasting creation without any of the effects.
Now it’s time to cook! We recommend using an infused-cannabis oil in a few of your favorite recipes to see how it works. Half the fun is experimenting with different recipes, and here are a few of our favorites to get you started:
- Martha Stewart’s “to-die-for” cannabis brownies: A classic reimagined!
- Mayonnaise flavored with cannabis: From ranch dressing to aioli, mayonnaise is the cornerstone of many of your favorite condiments.
- Feeling fancy? Try these cannabis-infused coconut roasted citrus shrimp.
- I’ll wait as you try to find a cake or savory snack that this cannabis-infused chocolate hazelnut spread doesn’t enhance.
- Balsamic vinaigrettes are also delicious with canna-oil vinaigrettes.
6. Marijuana Milk
– 25 g finely powdered cannabis*
– 1L full-fat milk*
* For every 14 liters of milk, a joint of cannabis is a safe rule of thumb. You should add more cannabis proportionally to the amount of milk you use.
For the Ultimate CANNABIS MILK, Here’s What To do:
Using the double boiler system or, if you’re brave enough, a direct low flame, bring your milk to a boil and let it simmer.
Add the weed to the milk in small increments, stirring constantly, until it is fully covered by the milk.
Cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring periodically.
Your milk will begin to turn a yellowish-green color.
Remove from the heat and strain through a cheesecloth, ensuring that every last drop of green milk is squeezed out.
Enable to cool before serving in shot glasses, warm or cold.
Note: If you see skin developing on top of the milk, don’t be alarmed; simply stir it up to break it up!
7. Vegan Cannabis Almond Milk
Due to its naturally high-fat content, the vegan cannabis milk variety is based on almond milk. You may certainly use store-bought almond milk, but making your fresh batch is even more delicious. New almond milk is simple to make and only needs the following ingredients:
- Run the almonds overnight in the water.
- In a food processor/blender, blend the almonds and water until smooth and milk-like.
- Drill out the milk with the almond residue. A dedicated nut milk bag is easiest to use, but any fine sieve will.
- Use the above recipe and replace cow milk with almond milk to produce cannabis milk.
You got it there! Now you have milk infused with cannabis that you can drink directly, take with you as a part of another drink or cook with!
8. Extra Virgin Coconut Cannabis Oil
Along with the coconut oil and cannabis-infused MCT oil, cannabis olives also can serve as a vegan cannabutter alternative. You will be left with an extra Virgin cannabis-infused olive oil after making this recette which is then used to make several delicious cannabis recipes, such as our popular cannabis-infused pesto.
The smoke point is 400° Fahrenheit for extra virgin olive oil. This is why EVOO is often suggested for dips, dressings, and all other uncooked recipes. Therefore, Pure olive oil is an omnipresent oil.
The color is much lighter and can stand up to higher heat to make it a more useful oil for frying and other cooking purposes. And it is also critical to maintaining an ideal temperature like olive oil while working with cannabis.
Too high a temperature heating can denature the compounds and produce little or no effect. You get the risk of denaturing many important plant compounds if cannabis is heated above 300° Fahrenheit.
With this purpose, during your cooking process, we recommend using a digital read thermometer to ensure that you never exceed the safe temperature limit. That’s why it’s best to choose pure olive oil to infuse if you use olive oil for cooking. Extra virgin olive oil is recommended if you plan to use olive oil for non-heat cooking methods.
How to make your very own Extra Virgin Cannabis Oil:
Below is an overview of the most important steps to be taken for the production of cannabis olive oil at home.
STEP #1 – CANNABIS DECARBOXYLATE
Cannabis decarboxylation should take place before you cook, bake, or remove oil from the dried flower buds of the cannabis plant to take advantage of activated CBD or THC.
To reap the benefits of activated CBD or THC, cannabis decarboxylation must occur before cooking, baking, or extracting oil from the dried flower buds of the cannabis plant. Consuming dried cannabis flower buds or raw cannabis will provide little to no intoxicating effect at all.
Although there are associated health benefits with CBDA and THCA, this can be good or bad depending on your desired experience.
However, most cannabis consumers want to feel CBD or THC’s full effects when making homemade edibles.
For this recipe, we decarboxylated our cannabis flower in the oven before combining it with olive oil and placing it into the crockpot.
Therefore, we can have a shorter cooking time, two hours.
If you’re brand new to the process of decarboxylation, get the full decarbing guide here.
STEP #2 — Immersing your olive oil
This cannabis-olive oil infusion is a fairly easy way to remove the cannabinoids from the plant using heat and fat. This method incorporates a wide range of cannabinoids and plant compounds into the oil from the plant.
Whether you have CBD flora or THC dominating flora or not will depend on the cannabinoids extracted. The process entails combining olive oil and cannabis flowers in a container in a water bath controlled by the temperature.
Mix in a mason jar and then submerge the stem jar in a water bath made of a slow cooker, and then Olive oil and cannabis flowers are added. This easy process lets you basically ‘set and forget’ once everything has been set up.
Step #3 – ADDITIONAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Many factors can influence the results of your cannabis cooking.
Here are a couple of further aspects that will influence your final result.
- A kind of flower strain used
- The strain of cannabis you use will affect time and temperature recommendations for the decarboxylation.
- There are varying levels and ratios of various cannabinoids and terpenes in each strain of cannabis.
- Since you want to consider the best temperature and cooking time for your particular strain as each cannabinoid and terpene decarboxylate at different conditions.
The final potential and poisoning effects will also vary depending on the prevailing strain of THC or CBD. CBD’s dominant floral options and options to choose from the THC dominant floral cannabis.
- 16 ounces organic, extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 ounce decarbed cannabis flower
- Lay a clean tea towel down on the bottom of the crockpot. This will create a buffer between your mason jars and the crockpot, potentially preventing any jar from moving or cracking during cooking. Fill your crockpot with enough warm to hot water to cover the top of the mason jars you plan on using by an inch to create a water bath.
- Place the digital instant-read thermometer into the water. Start the crockpot heat on high. When a temperature of 185° F is reached, turn the crockpot to low.
- While the water bath is heating in the crockpot, measure and decarb the cannabis flower in the oven at 240° F for 40 minutes. Click here for a full cannabis decarboxylation tutorial, if needed.
- Evenly divide the olive oil between the mason jars you plan on using. You can either use pint-sized or half-pint-sized jars, it’s you’re preference, just be sure they fit in your crockpot. No matter the size, be sure to leave a 1/2 inch headspace from the top.
- Evenly divide the decarbed flower between the olive oil-filled jars. Wipe the rim of the jars with a clean towel and place the lid on. Tighten the metal ring to finger-tip tightness; it does not have to be tightened all the way. Do not tighten too tightly.
- Once the water bath reaches a temperature of 185° F, carefully place the jars into the water bath. Place the lid on the crockpot and leave it alone to infuse for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, carefully remove the lid, followed by the jars from the hot water. Set them aside to cool.
- Once cool enough to handle, you will want to strain the oil through a paper filter and funnel, cheesecloth
, or French press to separate the plant-matter from the olive oil.
- Save the leftover cannabis pulp for use in future recipes. Then return the prepared cannabis olive oil to whatever jar you would like to store it in.
- Store the prepared cannabis olive oil in a cool, dry place. It will last longer if stored in the refrigerator and even longer if stored in the freezer.
*Yields: ~1 pound / ~16 ounces / ~2 cups*We recommend you sanitize your jars by keeping them submerged in the 185° F crockpot for 10 at least minutes. This step is not necessary, but good practice for safety and hygiene.*Sometimes the mason jar will float when placed in the water bath. This is no need for concern, simply put something heat and water safe over the top of the jar to weigh it down, a clean rock works well.*If you are storing the oil in the fridge or freezer, never use the microwave to soften it, as the heat will destroy important cannabinoids.
Serving: 1ounceCalories: 250kcal
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