How to make edibles at home
If you’ve ever dabbled in the culinary arts beyond a night eating out or a cup of instant noodles, then you understand the joy and satisfaction.
Making yourself a delicious meal is every bit as rewarding as the Food Channel would have you believe. But if you also happen to be somewhat of a weed aficionado, then we’ve got some exciting weed edibles for you to try today!
We’re not just talking brownies either (but, hey, they might make an appearance anyway). Let’s explore some of the best cuisines your bud has ever met.
Before we start looking at how to make edibles, let’s talk for a bit about why you might want to consider them in the first place.
You may have tried it all – blunts, oils, vape pens, etc. – but there’s just something a little special about edibles. In particular, weed edibles make for a longer lasting and more relaxing experience.
When you eat a pot edible, it takes longer to absorb, but when it does, it hits differently than other forms. Most notably, by eating cannabis-infused meals, it means it will pass through your liver.
Smoking or vaping marijuana goes straight to the brain, which is why the high happens so fast (relatively speaking). But eating an edible forces your liver to metabolize delta-9 THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, which hits quicker and harder.
So, while it may take a tad bit longer, the experience of an edible will be deeper and more relaxing than others.
To top it off, it’s never a bad thing to cook for yourself! Cooking is psychologically healthy and economically sound.
We’ll make this quick, but there’s one more note to make before we get to the edible recipes.
For almost all weed edibles, you need to decarboxylate your bud. Basically, this means you need to cook it at about 215 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Long story short: it will make your weed more potent in an edible. Otherwise, consuming weed in this way won’t have very much of an effect at all.
Tasty Edible Recipes at home
This is a great one to start out with because it can be the building block for almost anything. Unless you’re vegan, butter is in more foods than you probably know.
Here’s how to make it:
- Melt butter in a saucepan (add a little water to keep from burning);
- Add your ground, decarboxylated weed and simmer for 2-3 hours;
- Strain the butter into a jar (for example, you can use a funnel with cheesecloth to catch the ground-up weed);
- Refrigerate jar of cannabutter!
You now have a perfect ingredient for many edible recipes!
2. Weed Bacon
The bacon craze may have calmed down a bit in recent years, but it’s doubtful the salty treat will ever be completely out of style.
To make your own weed bacon, simply sprinkle ground, decarboxylated flower on one side of each bacon slice. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit and flip after about 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the second side and repeat for another 10 minutes.
Fun fact: You’ve now got cannabis-infused bacon grease leftover to use in other dishes!
Cannaoil can be another foundation of many different recipes. Here’s how to make that:
- Combine an ounce of ground, decarboxylated bud to 2 cups of oil (coconut, vegetable, etc.);
- Heat for at least six hours or more without boiling;
- Use some water to keep from burning;
- Strain the oil from the ground-up bud.
This weed-infused oil could be the perfect combination for an oil-based salad dressing.
4. Bud Brownies
You knew it would end up here. It’s a classic for a reason.
Let’s take your newfound experience with cannaoil (see #3) to make some bud brownies. Simply use eggs, water, and your cannaoil and mix in with your favorite brownie mix.
Line it up on a cookie sheet and bake at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour.
5. Marijuana Ice Cream
Sometimes, baked goods just don’t do the trick, and you need a cold and refreshing treat.
Weed ice cream is surprisingly easy to make and you can dress it up however you like.
To make this, do the following:
- Melt about 16 ounces of heavy cream in a saucepan at about medium temperature;
- Melt your cannabutter (see #1) and add sugar;
- Mix together and add whatever you want (fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.);
- Freeze overnight.
If you make enough, you might have a freezing sweet treat for multiple nights to come.
6. Cannabis Tea
There’s nothing quite like a warm cup of cannabis tea to start your day off right. This one is pretty simple and easy, so you should have no trouble getting this one off the ground.
Brew up your favorite tea – whatever it may be – add about a teaspoon of your cannabutter (see #1) and sweeten with milk, honey, and/or sugar.
7. Weed Milk
Heat your milk in a saucepan over medium-to-low heat. Add ground, decarboxylated weed and heat for about 45 minutes.
Remove the concoction from the stove and let sit for about 10 minutes. Strain the milk from the ground-up weed (again, you can use something like a strainer or a sieve with a cheesecloth).
Refrigerate your weed milk, and you now have a prime weed edible to add to your breakfast cereal!
For anyone that likes to indulge in some flower, you know it can make so many things, such as music, extra enticing. It also happens to give us a case of the munchies, especially if you’re a late-night partaker.
We’re willing to bet you’re no stranger to the midnight snack.
If you’ve been wondering how to make weed edibles, then we got some top recipes to try out here.
8. Apple Cider
Hot cocoa and eggnog might get most of the attention, but hot apple cider has become a favorite the more I distance myself from dairy. Although its lack of fatty ingredients means it can’t be infused via cannabutter or milk, this cider recipe uses tincture, liquid-infused THC you can make at home or buy at dispensaries.
9. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
The pumpkin-spice fad never grabbed my household, but it can still taste good when used moderately. Pumpkin and cinnamon are two holiday flavors that pair well with coffee and tea in the morning, and incorporating them into fluffy pancakes is a way to treat yourself without going full-chubs with pumpkin pie. This recipe calls for 1/4 of a cup of infused cooking oil, but you can substitute that with a 1/2 cup of melted butter.Everyone loves healthy desserts! Especially those that are tasty. And now, you can add
CBD to healthy desserts with these amazing recipes. Using CBD in cookie recipes is a creative and fun way to use CBD hemp flower. With these recipes, we think you’ll make these CBD cookies time and again.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CBD Cookies
- 2 Cups Flour;
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda;
- ½ Teaspoon Salt;
- ¼ Stick Butter;
- 1 Cup Sugar;
- 1 Cup Pure Canned Pumpkin;
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract;
- 1 Egg;
- 3 Cups Chocolate Chip;
- ½-1 Dropper Orange CBD Drops.
Just because pumpkins are associated with Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them for Christmas. People still eat pumpkin pie for Christmas, right? Placing a dropper of Lemon Oil will really bring out the flavor as well as keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Simply mix all the ingredients and up to a dropper full of Orange Drops to really bring out the flavor and bake for about 10 minutes.
Gingerbread CBD Cookies
- 2 Cups Flour;
- 3 Teaspoons Ginger;
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda;
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon;
- ½ Teaspoon Salt;
- 1 Cup Butter;
- 1 Cup Sugar;
- 1 Egg;
- 1 Tablespoon Water;
- ¼ Cup Molasses;
- 2 Tablespoons White Sugar;
- ½-1 Dropper Ginger CBD Drops.
This is your ultimate indulgence as you’re going to really pack it on with the butter for this cookie. It might not be the best option for your heart, but it’s great for those who are on the popular keto diet. Adding a drop of Lemon Binoid Drops will give it a tart taste that will have you rubbing your belly at the end of the night while also not suffering any anxiety thanks to the CBD.
Don’t confuse these for a simple butter cookie. This should melt when it touches your tongue. After mixing all the ingredients together, flatten each ball as much as you can to spread it thin, then leave it in the fridge overnight. Defrost for about half an hour before putting it in the oven at 400 degrees. Cook for about 10 minutes.