Cannabis butter is a great way to incorporate cannabis into your diet. It has a long shelf life and can be used in many recipes as a vegan substitute for other fats like butter, margarine and shortening.
What you need to make cannabis butter:
The ingredients you will need to make cannabis butter are:
Coconut oil (high-quality, unrefined)
Decarb your cannabis
Cannabis butter is made by combining marijuana with butter. The butter acts as a medium for the THC to be absorbed into, while also preserving the flavor of your cannabis. However, you will need to decarb your weed before proceeding with this recipe.
Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). In simple terms, it activates cannabinoids in your cannabis so they can be used by our bodies!
Grind the cannabis
Grinding your cannabis is the first step to making cannabutter. You can use a grinder or mortar and pestle, but I prefer to use my hands because it's faster and easier than using tools.
To grind the buds, place them in between two pieces of parchment paper and rub them forcefully back and forth until they are finely ground (you'll know this has happened when you can no longer see whole buds).
Prepare a double boiler pot or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Use an immersion blender to blend the decarbed cannabis with coconut oil, butter and salt until it forms a thick paste (don't over-blend!).
Prepare a double boiler pot or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.
Use an immersion blender to blend the decarbed cannabis with coconut oil, butter and salt until it forms a thick paste (don't over-blend!).
Add spices if desired then spread into molds or parchment paper lined baking sheets. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to harden before removing from molds or slicing. Store in airtight container in fridge between uses or freeze for later use.
Spice it up! You can add spices to your cannabis butter before or after the addition of coconut oil. If you'd like to add spices, simply mix them into a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of hot water and stir until combined. Then, proceed with adding this mixture to your saucepan with the rest of your ingredients (coconut oil, butter) and continue as directed above.
Spice options include: cinnamon sticks; allspice berries; whole peppercorns (black or white); coriander seeds; dried rosemary leaves; dried sage leaves.
Cannabis butter can be used in many recipes as a vegan substitute for other fats like butter, margarine and shortening.
In addition to this, it has the added benefit of being healthier than other fats due to its high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Cannabis butter is ideal for making pastries because it does not contain any trans fats or cholesterol. It's also great for making baked goods such as brownies or cakes because it adds a subtle flavor that you wouldn't normally get from traditional baking ingredients such as coconut oil or olive oil (although both will work well too).
Cannabis butter is a useful ingredient that can be used in many recipes. It's great for baking, sauteing and frying because it has a high smoke point and doesn't have much flavor on its own. The process of making cannabis butter is pretty simple once you get the hang of it but there are some tips we hope will help make things go smoothly!