Cannabis-infused edibles offer a delicious and discreet way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. For beginners eager to explore culinary cannabis, here are five straightforward recipes to kickstart your journey:
1. Classic Cannabis Brownies
1 cup cannabis-infused butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a mixing bowl, combine cannabis-infused butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Beat in eggs one at a time.
Stir in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt until well mixed.
Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Allow the brownies to cool before cutting and serving.
2. Cannabis-Infused Gummies
1/2 cup cannabis tincture or cannabis-infused coconut oil
1/2 cup fruit juice of your choice
3 tablespoons gelatin
2 tablespoons honey (optional, for sweetness)
Heat the fruit juice in a saucepan on low heat.
Gradually whisk in the gelatin until dissolved.
Add cannabis tincture or infused oil and honey (if using), stirring continuously.
Pour the mixture into gummy molds and refrigerate until set.
3. Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles
1/2 cup cannabis-infused coconut oil
8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Cocoa powder or chopped nuts/ coconut for coating (optional)
Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.
Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes.
Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Add cannabis-infused coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
Chill the mixture until firm, then roll into small balls.
Coat the truffles in cocoa powder or chopped nuts/ coconut if desired.
4. Cannabis-Infused Butter
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup decarboxylated ground cannabis flower
Melt butter in a saucepan on low heat.
Add ground cannabis and simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a container.
Refrigerate until the butter solidifies.
5. Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
1 cup olive oil
1/4 ounce decarboxylated ground cannabis flower
Combine olive oil and ground cannabis in a saucepan.
Simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a container.
Experiment with these recipes and dosage carefully, starting with small amounts to gauge your tolerance. Enjoy your homemade cannabis edibles responsibly!