If you want to stay warm in the winter, there are some things you can do. One way to do this is to make hot chocolate with cannabis strains and infused oils. Not only will this recipe let you enjoy a delicious beverage in the cold months, but it also contains some great health benefits.

Health benefits of cannabis

Everyone knows that cannabis is great for relaxing. But have you ever thought about how it can help with cold and winter-related ailments? 

Cannabis can help with ailments such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • and even Cancer

So even if you don’t smoke cannabis, there are plenty of ways that consuming it can benefit your health.

What you need to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate

In order to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate, you don’t need a ton of ingredients. In fact, the only essentials are:

  • 4 cups of milk or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cannabis-infused oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 grams of ground cannabis flower (dried)
  • 1 pinch of sea salt and a pinch of ground cinnamon.

To get started, boil your milk in a pot on the stovetop. Once it is boiling, add in your vanilla extract and stir until it’s combined. Then add in your cocoa powder and mix until it’s evenly incorporated. Add in your cannabis-infused oil and ground cannabis flower and mix with a whisk until everything is completely combined. 

You can serve this beverage with whipped cream, marshmallows, or coconut shavings for added flavors and textures.  You can also add chocolate edibles for that extra high!

Variations of the recipe

This recipe includes cannabis flower and cannabis-infused oil.  Depending on your wants and needs, you can make variations to the recipe by choosing what kind of cannabis strain or oil that you want.  

Indica-dominant strains are great for those who have problems falling asleep or experience chronic pain, stress and anxiety.  Sativa-dominant strains are known for their “head high” and euphoric effects.  This is great for those who are needing more energy, focus and concentration.  If you want a combination of both sativa and indica, there are hybrid strains available.  You can also choose what cannabis oil to add to the recipe.  Cannabis oils vary in THC and CBD levels.  Some even come peppermint flavoured, a great addition to hot chocolate!

Once you are comfortable with the effects of cannabis, you can play around with how much cannabis to put in your drink.  You can add as much or as little as you wish.  Just remember that ingesting cannabis takes longer for the effects to kick in compared to smoking or vaping.

Conclusion

Cannabis is a hot topic of conversation in the world of hot chocolate. There are many different ways to enjoy cannabis hot chocolate, so it’s important to choose the right way to enjoy it. If you’re looking for the perfect way to enjoy cannabis hot chocolate, look no further! The ingredients and process are simple enough that even a beginner can follow.  Check out Westcoast Cannabis online dispensary at wccannabis.co for cannabis flowers and oils for your hot chocolate.

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