You've heard the hype about cooking with cannabis and now you're looking to get your hands sticky and join the fun. Whether you want to make space cakes, canna-coconut oil, or a full four-course infused feast, you've come to the right place. We're going to walk you through everything you need to know to become a cannabis cuisine connoisseur. From choosing the right strains and calculating proper dosing to infusing butter, oil and honey, and crafting munchies that will knock your socks off, you'll be whipping up pot brownies and beyond in no time. Get ready to take your cooking to a higher level - the sky's the limit when you're cooking with cannabis. Let's get cooking!
Some of the tastiest ways to infuse cannabis into your cooking are with these 5 recipes. Try them tonight for a delicious high!
No list is complete without the classic pot brownie. Mix cannabutter or canna-oil into your favorite brownie recipe for a fudgy treat. Start with a lower dose, around 5 to 10 milligrams of THC per brownie, until you know your tolerance.
Blend basil, garlic, parmesan, pine nuts, olive oil and cannabutter for a zesty pasta topping. Toss with your favorite pasta like linguine or penne. The flavor of the fresh basil and garlic masks the cannabis taste perfectly.
Infuse coconut oil with cannabis for rice krispie treats. Just swap the regular coconut oil for cannacoconut oil in the recipe. Press into a pan and cut into squares for bite-sized munchies.
Add cannabutter or canna-oil to your favorite chili recipe for a savory, spicy dish. Use ground beef, turkey or vegetarian crumbles and lots of beans and veggies. The bold flavors of chili pair great with cannabis.
For a refreshing drink, make cannabis lemonade or iced tea. Add liquid cannabutter, canna-oil or cannabis tincture to freshly squeezed lemonade or your favorite iced tea. Sweeten to taste and enjoy! The tartness of the lemonade masks the herbal flavor of cannabis.
When cooking with cannabis, keep these tips in mind to ensure an enjoyable experience.
Use cannabis extracts or concentrates. Cannabis extracts like cannabutter, canna-oil, or tinctures make it easy to add cannabis to recipes without changing the flavor. They produce consistent, potent results. Making your own extracts at home is simple and affordable.
Start low and go slow. Edibles can take 1-3 hours to kick in, so start with a low dose, around 5-10mg of THC. Wait at least 2 hours before consuming more. You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less!
Consider your tolerance. If you’re new to edibles, start with 2-5mg of THC. Experienced users can try 10-25mg. But go slowly—edibles affect people differently.
Choose recipes wisely. Some recipes work better with cannabis than others. Avoid complicated recipes your first time. Stick with simple staples like brownies, cookies, or pasta sauce. Savory dishes can mask the flavor well.
Properly decarboxylate your cannabis. To activate the THC in cannabis and maximize the potency of your edibles, decarboxylate the cannabis before cooking with it. Spread finely ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake at 225 F for about 40 minutes.
Store edibles properly. Keep edibles in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly stored, most edibles will last 1-2 weeks. Label and date them so you know how long they’ve been stored.
Be very careful. Edibles can be dangerous if misused. Keep them secured away from children and clearly labeled. Only share with consenting adults.
Enjoy your experience! When used responsibly, cannabis edibles can produce a pleasant, long-lasting high. So take it slow, be patient, and savor the experience. Happy cooking!
Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day or want to get the most out of your next Netflix binge session, cannabis-infused food is a great way to go. Remember to start low and go slow, be patient through the process, and have fun experimenting in the kitchen. Before you know it, you'll be a pro cannabis chef dazzling friends at your next dinner party. Now fire up that crockpot, preheat the oven, and get cooking! The possibilities are endless and delicious. Enjoy!