How To Make Cannabis Milk & CBD Milk
Cannabis and CBD milk are an easy way to get cannabinoids into your body. High-THC options provide a hard-hitting high that lasts for hours, while CBD milk subtly eases the mind and body. Whatever you choose, add some spices to make every sip pop!
Cannabis and cooking go hand-in-hand. It is a great way to combine a love for food with a love for your sweet green. So, for those who want to get a little creative in the kitchen, we have put together a recipe to make cannabis-infused milk – a delicious treat that can be drunk on its own, as part of a milkshake, or used as part of a larger cooking recipe. It is the cannabis perfect base.
How To Make Marijuana Milk
Does the idea of a cannabis-infused milkshake sound appealing? Well, you are going to need some cannabis-infused milk first!
You Will Need
- Full-fat milk
- Sieve and cheesecloth
- The quantities of each ingredient will largely depend on your tolerance. As a general rule, 0.5-1g per 1/4 litre of milk will be sufficient for most. If you use more than this in a regular joint, then up the dose per 1/4 litre proportionately.
Important: The milk used must be full fat. Fat is required to bind the cannabinoids from your cannabis into the milk. Choosing a low-fat milk will be much less efficient.
1. Grind up your cannabis into a fine powder. The finer you grind it, the better it will infuse the milk.
2. Pour the milk into a pan and place it on a medium heat so that it begins to simmer, but not fully boil.
3. Add your cannabis to the milk and stir everything together thoroughly.
4. Allow the mix to continue bubbling away for another hour, stirring every now and again. Be sure to keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
5. After an hour, turn off the heat and allow the milk mix to cool.
It is important to cook your milk for an hour to ensure the cannabis decarboxylates and fully binds to the milk. Without this process, the compounds within the cannabis will not activate to their full effect – heat is required to make sure THC and the other cannabinoids do their job. You can find out more about decarboxylation and why it is so important in our in-depth explanation.
6. Strain the mix through your sieve and cheesecloth into an airtight container. This will remove the plant matter and leave you with some ready to use cannabis infused milk!
It is as simple as that! Just be sure to store your cannabis milk in the fridge, and use it before the milk’s original expiry date. It is the perfect ingredient to make so many other tasty treats with, to dip cookies in, or just use as a refreshing, yet buzzing drink!
Other Milk Options
We understand that some people don’t drink cow’s milk. Some people are vegans and don’t believe in consuming animal products, whereas others don’t tolerate lactose too well. Either way, this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the magic of cannabis and CBD milk.
There are plenty of milk alternatives out there, which means you can enjoy this delicious and nutritious edible recipe. These include:
- Coconut milk
- Almond milk
- Cashew milk
- Soy milk
Let’s dive a little deeper into the benefits of each type of vegan milk.
|Almond Milk||Almond milk offers only 3g of fat per cup. Although less cannabinoid-friendly, this type of plant-based milk provides a great low-calorie option—that’s if you don’t mind sacrificing some potency. |
Almond milk also provides a boatload of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.
|Cashew Milk||Cashew milk varies slightly in its fat content. Some types weigh in with 4g of fat per cup, whereas others only provide around 2g. If you find a high-fat version, you can achieve a good cannabinoid infusion while enjoying the buttery and sweet taste of cashew nuts. |
You’ll also receive around 1–2g of protein per cup, along with an assortment of vitamins and minerals.
|Soy Milk||Soy milk packs around 4g of fat per cup, alongside 7g of protein. A fresh cup of CBD-infused soy milk makes a good option after a workout to get all of those amino acids in, while soothing your muscles with cannabidiol.|
Vegan CBD Super Milk Recipe
After choosing the vegan milk you like the most, follow the recipe below to make a jug of CBD-infused milk that you can sip on any time you want to experience the clear-headed effects of the cannabinoid.
The recipe below combines a host of different herbs and flavourings. Alongside CBD, these ingredients create a beverage perfect for enjoying in the morning, after the gym, and before bed. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the ingredients. You can modify to your taste, and to whatever you have in your kitchen cupboards.
- Your favourite mug
Makes 2 servings of vegan CBD super milk
- 2 cups of any vegan milk
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of finely ground black pepper
- 3g CBD oil (If you’re experienced with CBD oil, add your normal dosage. If not, start here and work up slowly over time.)
- Place your saucepan on the stove top and add your milk of choice.
- Add in the vanilla extract and stir over low heat.
- Add in the rest of the spices and the CBD oil.
- Stir slowly for 10 minutes.
- Pour into your mug to enjoy a soul-warming CBD-infused beverage.
- Alternatively, cool in the fridge and enjoy cold with ice later on.
The Best Cannamilk Strains
Growers also have the option to use their own flowers when making cannabis or CBD milk. You can either create your own extracts to add into the mix, or simply infuse decarbed flowers into a saucepan of milk.
Below, check out the best strains in the Royal Queen Seeds catalogue for infusing into your cannamilk recipe. These three strains offer distinct terpene and cannabinoid profiles, so there’s something for everyone.
- Royal CBG Automatic
Royal CBG Automatic offers high levels of CBG and CBD, and almost no THC. This strain will create non-psychotropic milk that soothes the body while keeping the mind clear and functional. Deep notes of vanilla infuse every sip with a sweet, sultry taste.
- White Widow
White Widow serves up a hefty dose of THC for cannabis lovers that like a psychotropic kick to their milk. Her THC level of 19% and high levels of myrcene induce a stoning physical high that’s perfect for relaxing in the evening. Use this milk to add a trippy touch to teas and hot chocolates.
- Green Gelato
Green Gelato offers a whopping THC value of 26%. Strap yourself in as this potent lady catapults you into a long-lasting and intense experience. High levels of limonene add some mental clarity and serenity to the storm.
This season, up your cookie dipping game with a DIY marijuana milk. Basically, what you’re doing here is infusing the milk with marijuana by slowly cooking it over low heat. You’re left with a thick, slightly sweet, distinctly marijuana-scented batch of milk which can be used either as a drinking liquid or as an ingredient for cooking or baking.
I personally think it tastes great slightly warmed with a little honey, but you can add some wherever you’d normally use milk: your morning cereal, a batch of buttercream, or stirred into coffee.
Dilution: The milk will reduce during the cooking process. You can either add more milk during the cooking process if it is losing a lot of volume, or you can mix a little milk in after your batch of cannamilk has cooled, so that it will bring it back to the original amount of liquid.
Storage: Store your canna-milk as you would store regular milk, in a sealed container in the fridge. Keep in mind, the expiration date on your milk is still going to be the expiration date for your canna-milk, so consume with that in mind!
How should you use your canna-milk? Here are just a few ideas:
* Mix it into some mac & cheese
* Stir it in your coffee or tea
* Add it to cake frostings or fillings
* Make your morning cereal better