Do you want your kitchen to be the dopest kitchen out of all your friends? Than cooking with cannabis is the thing for you. Cooking with CBD might sound difficult but you would be surprised at how similar it really is to regular cooking, it is just all about finding the right base.
Our friends over at KeyToCannabis really break down the in’s and out’s of cooking with CBD and we recommend you check out what the experts have to say, including the benefits of cooking with cannabis, before taking this new culinary leap.
One of the most important things to remember when cooking with cannabis is choosing your base, something the cannabidiol can stick to and activate in your body. If you need the CBD bud for cooking be sure to check out our extensive catalog of CBD products, don’t be afraid to use our CBD shake when you are crafting your delicious creations, as you will still get the benefits and can buy it in bulk for a better price.
In this article I am going to break down my experiences with the three main bases I used when cooking with cannabis, those bases being milk, butter and oil. Fair warning, your house will smell like the bud so I recommend a candle. You can use these bases in almost any dish that requires milk, butter or oil so don’t be afraid to get creative.
How to make CBD Milk
First, we have canna milk, my personal favorite base to cook cannabis edibles with, as it is super simple to make and extremely versatile, as it can be infused to whipping cream, used in your coffee or even just your morning cereal! Anywhere you can use regular milk, this canna milk makes a great substitute as it's high-fat content is perfect for binding with cannabinoids!
I followed the following recipe while using almond milk, as you can use whatever milk you choose and I now find myself using the milk every day in my cooking.
How to make CBD Butter
Next up we have a fan favorite cannabis edible base, Cannabutter. Known for its versatile nature, having cannabutter lying around in your fridge can add a much-needed dose of relaxation to your everyday dishes like toast or even your mashed potatoes. When making cannabutter it is important to remember to decarboxylate. Decarboxylation is the most important step when cooking with cannabis as the heating process activates the various cannabinoids, more specifically cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This heating process is responsible for unlocking the properties of cannabis and is the reason why if you just swallow a nug of bud you do not see the effects.
Leafly masterfully breaks down the decarboxylation process, dosage, and everything you need to know about making this delicious butter substitute here!
How to make CBD Oil
Finally, we have canna oil. The oil is useful to have in your kitchen for all kinds of cooking and can easily be used mixed with regular cooking oil as a mix if you want less potency. For example, if a recipe calls for 3 tbsps of oil but you don’t personally want that much CBD in your dish, feel free to use 2 tbsps of regular oil and 1 of CBD. The choice is yours and it definitely takes some trial and error on your part to see the mix you prefer.
I followed Leafly’s relatively straightforward recipe while using our CBD shake and unscented coconut oil, as the choice of bud and oil is really up to you.
Be sure to share with us any tasty creations you create, as we are always looking for new ideas to spice up our dishes. Also, be on the lookout for our new Homecooked Hero Series as we will be showcasing some edible dishes made by yours truly.