If you’ve ever dabbled in the culinary arts beyond a night eating out or a cup of instant noodles, then you understand the joy and satisfaction.
Making yourself a delicious meal is every bit as rewarding as the Food Channel would have you believe. But if you also happen to be somewhat of a weed aficionado, then we’ve got some exciting weed edibles for you to try today!
We’re not just talking brownies either (but, hey, they might make an appearance anyway). Let’s explore some of the best cuisines your bud has ever met.
Why Cannabis Edibles?
Before we start looking at how to make edibles, let’s talk for a bit about why you might want to consider them in the first place.
You may have tried it all – blunts, oils, vape pens, etc. – but there’s just something a little special about edibles. In particular, weed edibles make for a longer lasting and more relaxing experience.
When you eat a pot edible, it takes longer to absorb, but when it does, it hits differently than other forms. Most notably, by eating cannabis-infused meals, it means it will pass through your liver.
Smoking or vaping marijuana goes straight to the brain, which is why the high happens so fast (relatively speaking). But eating an edible forces your liver to metabolize delta-9 THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, which hits quicker and harder.
So, while it may take a tad bit longer, the experience of an edible will be deeper and more relaxing than others.
To top it off, it’s never a bad thing to cook for yourself! Cooking is psychologically healthy and economically sound.
The Importance of Decarboxylation
We’ll make this quick, but there’s one more note to make before we get to the edible recipes.
For almost all weed edibles, you need to decarboxylate your bud. Basically, this means you need to cook it at about 215 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Long story short: it will make your weed more potent in an edible. Otherwise, consuming weed in this way won’t have very much of an effect at all.
Tasty Edible Recipes
For anyone that likes to indulge in some flower, you know it can make so many things, such as music, extra enticing. It also happens to give us a case of the munchies, especially if you’re a late-night partaker.
We’re willing to bet you’re no stranger to the midnight snack.
If you’ve been wondering how to make weed edibles, then we got some top recipes to try out here.
This is a great one to start out with because it can be the building block for almost anything. Unless you’re vegan, butter is in more foods than you probably know.
Here’s how to make it:
- Melt butter in a saucepan (add a little water to keep from burning)
- Add your ground, decarboxylated weed and simmer for 2-3 hours
- Strain the butter into a jar (for example, you can use a funnel with cheesecloth to catch the ground-up weed)
- Refrigerate jar of cannabutter!
You now have a perfect ingredient for many edible recipes!
2. Weed Bacon
The bacon craze may have calmed down a bit in recent years, but it’s doubtful the salty treat will ever be completely out of style.
To make your own weed bacon, simply sprinkle ground, decarboxylated flower on one side of each bacon slice. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit and flip after about 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the second side and repeat for another 10 minutes.
Fun fact: You’ve now got cannabis-infused bacon grease leftover to use in other dishes!
Cannaoil can be another foundation of many different recipes. Here’s how to make that:
- Combine an ounce of ground, decarboxylated bud to 2 cups of oil (coconut, vegetable, etc.)
- Heat for at least six hours or more without boiling
- Use some water to keep from burning
- Strain the oil from the ground-up bud
This weed-infused oil could be the perfect combination for an oil-based salad dressing.
4. Bud Brownies
You knew it would end up here. It’s a classic for a reason.
Let’s take your newfound experience with cannaoil (see #3) to make some bud brownies. Simply use eggs, water, and your cannaoil and mix in with your favorite brownie mix.
Line it up on a cookie sheet and bake at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour.
5. Marijuana Ice Cream
Sometimes, baked goods just don’t do the trick, and you need a cold and refreshing treat.
Weed ice cream is surprisingly easy to make and you can dress it up however you like. To make this, do the following:
- Melt about 16 ounces of heavy cream in a saucepan at about medium temperature
- Melt your cannabutter (see #1) and add sugar
- Mix together and add whatever you want (fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)
- Freeze overnight
If you make enough, you might have a freezing sweet treat for multiple nights to come.
6. Cannabis Tea
There’s nothing quite like a warm cup of cannabis tea to start your day off right. This one is pretty simple and easy, so you should have no trouble getting this one off the ground.
Brew up your favorite tea – whatever it may be – add about a teaspoon of your cannabutter (see #1) and sweeten with milk, honey, and/or sugar.
7. Weed Milk
Heat your milk in a saucepan over medium-to-low heat. Add ground, decarboxylated weed and heat for about 45 minutes.
Remove the concoction from the stove and let sit for about 10 minutes. Strain the milk from the ground-up weed (again, you can use something like a strainer or a sieve with a cheesecloth).
Refrigerate your weed milk, and you now have a prime weed edible to add to your breakfast cereal!
Enjoying Your Cannabis Journey Through Edibles
People say that weed tends to make everything better: music, games, certain late-night extracurricular activities, and yes, even food.
It’s time to take that pairing one step further and make your own weed edibles to enjoy day in and day out. There are a few options, such as cannaoil and cannabutter, which make just about any meal a weed-infused delight.
If you’re interested in edibles but just not keen on cooking, check out our in-store menu to see what edibles we have in stock!