Want to enjoy the experience of getting high? It’s time to start cooking with cannabis. You don’t need to be a marijuana expert to make amazing weed edibles- you don’t even need any special equipment. As long as you have a kitchen and a stash of your favorite weed (which you can easily buy online) you can make all kinds of delicious THC-infused creations.
Cooking with cannabis is tons of fun and you’ll be impressed at the variety of cannabis-infused snacks, meals, and treats that you can make. Whether you prefer baked goods like brownies, cannabis-infused pasta, or even drinks with a kick of cannabis, there are plenty of delicious marijuana recipes you can try. You can even customize these recipes with new additions or experiment with new ideas.
You should educate yourself on the effects of marijuana edibles first- they give you an intense high that can last for many hours, so you need to be careful about how much you take. However, once you know what to expect, making and using cannabis edibles is one of the absolute best projects for any marijuana lover. Here’s a guide on cooking with cannabis along with some delicious marijuana recipes to try.
What You Need To Know About Cooking With Cannabis
Before you start cooking with cannabis, there are a few important details you’ll need to know. It helps to know a little about the process of how marijuana edibles are made and how they work, especially as you’ll end up with ineffective edibles if you do it wrong. You should also know what to expect when you eat marijuana edibles.
Making marijuana edibles involves decarboxylating your weed before infusing it into a condiment such as butter, oil, or another fat-based ingredient. Decarboxylation is the process of heating your weed to activate the THC without burning it. Without decarboxylation, your edibles won’t give you the effects of THC.
Decarboxylated weed is cooked into condiments such as oil or butter because THC binds to fats. Once you combine your weed with one of these fat-based ingredients, you can then use the resulting product in all kinds of recipes. While there are many ways to go about this, cannabis butter is generally the best option as it works well with a variety of baked goods, meals, and can even be added to drinks.
The effects of marijuana edibles are significantly different from other methods of consumption. Your body takes a while to digest the THC and convert it to 11-hydroxy-THC. As such, you’ll usually have to wait around 30-90 minutes to feel the effects of edibles. When the effects kick in, you’ll experience an intense psychoactive high for anywhere from 4-12 hours.
How To Decarboxylate Cannabis
Decarboxylating your cannabis is an important preliminary step for making marijuana edibles. Decarboxylation involves heating cannabis without burning it to activate the THC before using it for cooking. Without decarboxylation, your edibles won’t be psychoactive, so this is a very important step.
You can use any cannabis strain you like and the edibles you make will be infused with the effects of your chosen strain. Don’t worry about grinding your cannabis before decarboxylating it- it’s better to split it up into buds so you can heat and decarboxylate them evenly without burning them.
Preheat your oven to 245°F and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread your buds of cannabis across the baking tray evenly and place the tray in the oven for 40 minutes. This process will activate the THC in your buds without burning them. Every 10 minutes or so, you might want to shake your baking tray so the buds are heated evenly.
After 40 minutes, you can take your baking tray out of the oven and leave it on the side to cool. Once your buds have cooled, you can now grind them before infusing them into cannabis condiments and using them for edibles.
1. Recipe For Cannabis Butter
Before you can make marijuana edibles, you’ll need to infuse the THC from your decarboxylated cannabis into some kind of fat-based ingredient. While you can make cannabis oil, syrup, or even milk, cannabis butter is one of the most practical cannabis-infused ingredients you can make. Here’s how to make it.
- 7-10 grams of decarboxylated cannabis
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of water
Step 1: Melt your butter by adding it along with water to a saucepan on medium heat. It’s best to use one cup of butter and one cup of water for every 7-10 grams of weed you plan to use. Once your butter melts, stir it thoroughly into the water.
Step 2: Put your saucepan on low heat (around 160ºF – 180ºF) before adding your cannabis. Grind your decarboxylated weed if you haven’t done so already and add it to your melted butter. Stir your weed into the butter and allow the mixture to simmer without boiling for 2-3 hours.
Step 3: After letting it simmer for a few hours, strain the mixture into a clean glass jar or container using a cheesecloth or strainer. Once the butter has been filtered through and separated from the weed, you can seal the jar and place it in the fridge for it to harden.
Step 4: Once your cannabis butter has hardened, stick a knife through the middle, and drain any excess water. Your cannabis butter is now ready to use in all kinds of delicious marijuana recipes.
2. Recipe For Cannabis Brownies
One of the best cannabis recipes you can make is cannabis brownies. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but you’ll end up with some delicious chocolate brownies that are infused with the effects of marijuana. Here’s how to make cannabis brownies.
- ½ cup of cannabis butter
- ½ cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
Step 1: Before you start making your cannabis brownie batter, preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a brownie tray in preparation for later. Combine your flour, salt, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.
Step 2: Melt your cannabis butter on low heat until it becomes liquefied. Take another bowl and mix your melted cannabis butter with your sugar and vanilla extract. After mixing these ingredients, add your mixed dried ingredients from step 1 and mix all ingredients thoroughly.
Step 3: After blending your ingredients, add your flour and slowly whisk your eggs into the mixture one by one. You should end up with a thick, chocolatey brownie batter that’s ready for baking.
Step 4: Pour your cannabis brownie batter into your baking tray and place it in the oven for 30 minutes. You’ll know when it’s ready when it starts to separate from the sides and you can poke it with a knife without the ingredients being runny. Cut the finished brownie into small squares so your dosage isn’t too strong.
3. Recipe For Cannabis Fettuccine Alfredo
While baked goods and candies are usually the most popular types of marijuana edibles, you can also make whole cannabis-infused meals if you want something more filling. If you love pasta and want to infuse it with the effects of marijuana, try out this amazing cannabis fettuccine alfredo recipe.
- 1 cup of cannabis butter
- 3 cups of fettuccine pasta
- ¾ cup of grated parmesan
- ¾ pint of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
Step 1: Fill a large pot with water and a pinch of salt and boil it. Once your water is boiling, add around 3 cups of fettuccine pasta and boil it for around 8-10 minutes while stirring occasionally. You’ll know your fettuccine is ready when it’s soft enough to poke with a fork.
Step 2: While you’re boiling your fettuccine, place a saucepan on medium heat and melt your cannabis butter along with your heavy cream. Blend these ingredients thoroughly and add your garlic salt, along with any other seasonings you’d like to add.
Step 3: Drain your fettuccine pasta and add it to your alfredo sauce. Reduce the saucepan to low heat and stir your ingredients together until the pasta is thoroughly coated with the sauce. You now have a delicious batch of cannabis-infused fettuccine alfredo that’s ready to serve. This recipe should give you around 6 servings, so don’t eat too much at once and keep the rest in the fridge.
4. Recipe For Cannabis Muffins
Another one of the most delicious ways to enjoy the effects of cannabis is with cannabis muffins. These baked treats can be customized with all kinds of fillings and flavorings, but this recipe will give you tasty banana chocolate chip muffins infused with THC. Here’s how to make them.
- ¼ cup of cannabis butter
- ¼ cup of regular butter
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of milk
- 3 small bananas
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350ºF and preparing a baking tray with muffin cups. You can either use 12 muffin cups/molds or use a muffin tray. Take a small bowl and combine your flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2: Take a large bowl and mash your bananas with a large spoon or masher. Melt your cannabis butter and regular butter in a saucepan on low heat and add them to the mashed bananas along with your egg and milk. Mix ingredients thoroughly until they’re fully blended.
Step 3: Combine your mixed ingredients from step 1 to your larger bowl. Add your chocolate chips and stir them into the mixture. Your cannabis muffin mixture is now ready to bake. Add the mixture to your muffin cups or muffin tray to create 12 muffins.
Step 4: Put your muffin tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. You’ll know your muffins are ready when you can insert and remove a toothpick without it being covered in cake crumbs. Place the tray on the side to cool and your delicious chocolate banana chip cannabis muffins will be ready to eat.
5. Recipe For Cannabis Cosmo
While there are many ways to make delicious marijuana-infused foods, some users might prefer a refreshing cannabis beverage. Mixing cannabis and alcohol can be a great pairing, as long as you don’t overdo it with either ingredient. Here’s a recipe for a tasty and refreshing Cannabis Cosmo.
- 10mg of Cannabis Oil
- 1 ½ ounces of vodka
- ½ ounce of Triple Sec
- ½ ounce of lime juice
- 1 ounce of cranberry juice
- Orange peel
Step 1: Take a cocktail shaker and combine your vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, and Triple Sec. Shake thoroughly to combine these ingredients before adding your Cannabis Oil.
Step 2: You can now open your shaker and add your desired dose of Cannabis Oil or Tincture. If you’re using THC Oil, it’s best to stick to a dose of around 10mg for manageable psychoactive effects. You can also use CBD Oil if you want a non-psychoactive cannabis drink.
Step 3: Add some ice to the shaker and shake your ingredients thoroughly once again until they’re well blended.
Step 4: Once your cocktail is well-mixed and cool, open the shaker and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Add an orange peel for garnish and your refreshing Cannabis Cosmo is now ready to drink.
Cooking with cannabis is a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys the effects of marijuana. Not only do these edible creations taste amazing, but they’ll also give you powerful effects that can last for many hours. Plus whether you prefer sweet treats, delicious meals, or refreshing drinks, there’s something for everyone to try.
Of course, you don’t have to go through the effort of cooking a batch of cannabis butter and making edibles whenever you want to try them. You can also simply buy edibles online along with a range of other high-quality cannabis products at WCCannabis.