Wondering how to make cannabis edibles at home for yourself? Here’s how you make popular cannabis edibles.
Cannabis edibles have gained a lot of traction in the last few years as a great way to use cannabis even if you don’t smoke or vape. Those that do enjoy an edible or two, do so in the knowledge that there is a world of cannabis culinary confections out there that we don’t know about yet. If you’re not a great cook, edibles need to be purchased from your local dispensary.
Let’s talk about edibles and how they are prepared.
I Can’t Cook – Can I Use Cannabis Edibles?
You can order cannabis today if you go online and you live in a country where it is legal, like Canada or some parts of the US. This is the perfect solution for those of us who can burn water. If you are a terrible baker but still want to partake, online ordering is the way forward.
Otherwise, let’s dive into some of the best preparation methods for cannabis edibles you can concoct at home.
Cannabis Edibles that you can Make at Home
Let’s split this down into three types of popular edible preparations. There are jelly type edible candies, cakes, and brownies, and then there is the ever-popular canna-chocolate to consider
Jelly sweets, weed gummies, gummy bears, and other gummy cannabis products, are a huge market right now. Whether infused with CBD or THC, these yummy treats are so moreish that it is hard to stop at just one.
Any normal jelly recipe would rely on gelatin for the setting agent. However, we would recommend that you use Agar as a plant-based alternative that is a lot less cruel. To prepare your cannabis gummies, you will need, agar, water, coconut oil, and cannabis. Soy Lecithin can be used as an emulsifier.
Step 1 – heat your cannabis in the oven for a few moments to start the decarboxylation process. Wrap it in foil to protect it from burning. Around 100oc for 30 mins is enough.
Step 2 – Add the coconut oil and the cannabis together and slow cook it for a further hour. When you have cannabis infused coconut oil to hand, you should sieve out the plant matter and keep the oil.
Step 3 – Combine ½ cup of cannabis coconut oil with soy lecithin and stir on a low heat.
Step 4 – Add in your agar, stirring continuously. Keep on a low heat until your agar is dissolved then remove it.
Step 5 – spoon into molds and let set.
There is a more detailed recipe for cannabis gummies here.
Cakes and Brownies
Cakes and Brownies can be made using cannabutter instead of real butter in any given recipe. You can make cannabutter by simply stirring melting butter on a low heat and allowing the cannabis to infuse into it. Again, once it is set you have cannabutter that can be used for any occasion. You can add it to a regular brownie or cake mix and gain the benefits.
While cakes rely on butter and gummies rely on oils to carry the cannabis content, the fat used in cannabis chocolate has to come from the milk and sweeteners. Again, start with cannabis in foil in the oven at about 100oc for 30 minutes. Next, you can use regular chocolate and melt it to add to your cannabis. You can also do it as a chef might, and mix milk, chocolate powder, and sugar reduced into a thicker consistency until it is ready to set in molds.
Hungry for More?
Don’t forget that you can buy edibles online in all shapes and sizes. Just make sure you are living in a country where they are legal before you rush off to order.