- What kind of cannabis should I use?
- Ingredients to make canna butter
- Step by step instructions
- How Strong is This cannabutter? Measuring & Dosage?
- What can I use cannabutter in?
Over the years I’ve seen fancy machines,(like the Levo https://shop.levooil.com/ )come and go. These machines are pretty amazing considering you can just take ground up cannabis and butter or fat and in a few hours end up with cannabuter that you can use in all your favourite recipes.
I absolutely love that I can fine tune my baking and the amount of THC I consume. The only downfall I’ve found over the years are that -grower to grower- you never know how much THC you’ll actually get out of the flowers you buy.
Cannabutter can stay good in an airtight container in your fridge for several weeks, or you can keep it in the freezer in the same.
Does it matter what kind of weed I use to make my cannabutter?
I could get into growing and how over ripe THC, has a different smell and taste, and gives you a different high…these are all things you can experiment with yourself to determine what you like, and what it might be good in.
Cooking with cheap weed?
Usually people use the “shake” of the plant which is literally scrapped plant matter to make edibles, and they work!
But personally I want the benefits of having more of the cannabis flower in my edibles plus a cleaner taste than I’d get from shake.
Not only does it carry more health benefits (from consuming THC) when you use flower, it also gives you a higher quality baked treat.
The Sticky Hippy’s Famous vegan cannabutter recipe for using in all your edibles and goods.
- 14 grams cannabis ground
- 1 cup coconut oil
Why coconut oil? I like to use coconut oil for a few reasons, the main ones are. Coconut oil has a longer shelf life than butter. And if I’m going to make the kitchen dirty,(and the house smell like I’m cooking with Snoop Dog), I would rather do it once in a while and not every week…ain’t no one got time for that.
Also coconut oil infuses with cannabis and can be broken down faster by the body than butter, AND this way if you happen to have any vegan friends you can let them try some.
- In a medium saucepan bring 5 cups of water to a boil on the stove. You can vary the amounts, just be sure that the marijuana is always floating about 1 1/2 – 2 inches from the bottom of the pan.
- When the water is boiling place the coconut oil in the pan and allow it to melt completely.
- After the coconut oil has melted, add the cannabis.
- Once the cannabis is added the heat should be turned down, very low, to barely a simmer. I usually let the weed cook for around three hours. You can cook it longer, just be sure to keep a good amount of water in the pan or you’ll end up with a house that smells like they filmed Cheech and Chong there.
- You can tell it’s done when the top of the mix turns from really watery to glossy and thick.
While the cannabutter is cooking set up the bowl to hold the finished product. I like to use a heatproof bowl or a clean, used, wide-mouth Mason jar. Place a double layer of cheesecloth over the top, and secure it with elastic, string or tape. Strain the marijuana butter over the bowl, carefully trying not to spill. Slow and steady to be safe – cleaning up cannabutter is messy and a waste of good cannabis.
When the saucepan is empty, let the goo cool for about 10 minutes – if you act too fast its going to be like getting hot oil on your hands and that’s no good for anyone. Once cool, undo the twine, pick up the cheesecloth from all four sides and squeeze out all of the remaining butter.
Allow the cannabutter to cool for about an hour. Place in the fridge until the coconut oil has risen to the top layer and is solid. The THC and other properties have attached to the butter.
Run a knife around the edge and lift the butter off.
Place upside down on your work surface and scrape off any of the cooking water. Your cannabutter is ready to bake or cook with.
How strong is this cannabutter? How do I measure how much to use?
I make my cannabutter extremely strong so I can take a little and add it to anything I wish without having to alter the original recipe.
To try and make it simple. If your cannabis has 15% THC, your finished coconut oil should have about 2100 mg of THC.
So 2 teaspoons will have about 90 mg of THC. If you make a batch of cookies using our recipe, you will get around 12 good-sized cookies; this means each cookie will have around 7mg of THC in the cookie.
Remember when you eat cannabis its in your system and it’s better to go slow and enjoy the cookies. You can always have another cookie an hour or two later if you didn’t get the outcome you wanted. Personally, if my options are: go to bed and have a bad trip, or get to eat another cookie…I’m gonna eat another cookie and enjoy my day.
What can I use cannabutter in?
You can add cannabutter to just about anything you eat, but test it out for your batches dosage first. Here are some amazing ways to use your Sticky’s Famous Cannabutter recipe.
- In cookies! Try out our recipe here.
- Coffee! Drop a little in your morning coffee and go bulletproof with your cannabis.
- Drizzle over popcorn, get extra hippy and add some Engevita nutritional yeast!
- Nachos! Yes you can add a little to guacamole and get your fiesta on.
- Chocolates – a time tested tradition
- Basically you can use cannabutter in anything you would normally cook or eat. Again, just make sure you have tested out the dose before you add a liberal dollop to your spaghetti or favourite brownies.