Recipes: Cannabis Butter, Oil and Milk
By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com
Most marijuana recipes require marijuana butter. It is very easy to make and it can be used in place of normal butter. Another advantage is that it can also be made of marijuana leaves. Especially the small leaves close to the flowers contain a lot of resin.
In order to make the THC in marijuana active it has to be heated in some way. Normally it is done by smoking it but it can also be eaten. THC resolves in fat, not in water. So it’s important to use fat if you’re cooking with marijuana. Oil, milk and butter are perfect to resolve THC and are used in many recipes. Simply replace the normal butter or oil with the prepared one.
Eating cannabis is different from smoking. In the end the effects are the same but when you smoke marijuana the effects are noticeable gradually. When eating marijuana the effects take some time to be noticeable but it comes suddenly. So try a little bit and wait some time before taking more because it might take up to 45 minutes before you feel anything…
100 grams of butter [Editor’s note: If you’re vegan, try solidified coconut oil, or a vegan margarine such as Earth’s Balance]
100 ml of water
100 grams of grinded leaves or 5 grams of grinded weed
Heat the water and the butter together in a sauce pan. Add the grinded leaves or weed and stir it through the mixture. Let it simmer for 30 minutes and stir occasionally. Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the marijuana. Put the pan in the refrigerator so the butter will solidify at the top of the water. Discard the water and your marijuana butter is ready to use for your cakes, brownies and cookies.
-Marijuana cooking oil
100 ml of vegetable oil (such as canola or sunflower oil)
50 grams of grinded marijuana leaves or 5 grams of grinded marijuana flower
It’s also very easy to make THC-containing oil. Add the leaves or buds to the oil and heat it up. Make sure it doesn’t get to hot otherwise the marijuana will fry. Heat it for 2 or 3 hours and stir occasionally. Let it cool and then strain the oil. It can be used for any recipe that calls for vegetable oil like mayonnaise or dressing.
-Marijuana milk or cream
100 ml of milk or cream [If you’re vegan, try using coconut cream.]
50 grams of grinded leaves or 5 grams of grinded weed
Heat up the milk or cream in a sauce pan bot don’t let it boil. Add the leaves or the weed and stir it gently. Let the mixture simmer for half an hour and don’t let it boil. Stir every now and then. Put the milk through a strainer and let it cool down. Use your milk in milkshakes or ice cream.