Cannabis Edibles Cookbook: Edibles That You Must Try At Home

July 5, 2021

Cannabis is not only enjoyed through smoking. In fact, you can use cannabis edibles,  which are another way of enjoying the benefits of cannabis in a fun, delicious, and discreet manner. Gummies are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cannabis edibles. Today, hundreds of cannabis edibles are available in the market that are supplied from various cannabis dispensaries. Aside from gummies, cannabis edibles range from hard candies, chocolates, tea and beverages, capsules, cookies, and other baked goods. But if you are not a fan of these, you can create yours at home using a cannabis edibles cookbook.  

Still, even if there is a wide selection of cannabis edibles available in the market, you may also want to make your own. However, making your own can be a lengthy process, especially if you are starting from scratch. 

The Main Ingredient

Making cannabis edibles may appear to be a time-consuming operation. In some ways, it is, but it is essentially the same as preparing a meal. The only difference is that you’ll include cannabis in the recipe, which is the primary ingredient in all cannabis edibles. These may come in the form of oils, tinctures, and even butter. These can be readily purchased in cannabis stores and there is a wide variety to choose from, which mostly varies on their THC and CBD content.

It is, however, possible to create your own. You can start from the ground up by turning cannabis buds into the key ingredient you’ll need and then using them to make cannabis edibles.

Decarboxylation

When making cannabis edibles from scratch, the first—and possibly most difficult—step is decarboxylation. It is the process of eliminating carboxyl from a chemical in order to improve the capacity of cannabinoids to interact with body receptors. It’s crucial because weed that hasn’t been decarboxylated lacks active chemicals like CBD and THC. Moreover, these chemicals become active when the raw cannabis is heated. Decarboxylation also allows you to get the most out of your weed while also ensuring that your edibles don’t taste bad.

To decarboxylate raw weed, here are some simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 240°F.
  2. On a baking sheet, place the cannabis.
  3. Cook for about 30 to 40 minutes. The boiling time will be adjusted to one hour if the cannabis is fresh. Cooking time will be reduced to 20 minutes if the cannabis is older or drier.
  4. To avoid burning, stir and rotate the cannabis every 10 minutes..
  5. Your cannabis is now decarboxylated when the color changes from bright green to dark brown-green.

Now that you have decarboxylated your weed, you are now ready to infuse them with butter or oil to make the base ingredient you need for your cannabis edibles cookbook.

Making CannaButter

Most of the foods in a cannabis edibles cookbook are baked goods and one main ingredient of baked goods is butter. Simply substitute the butter in your baked goods with cannabis-infused butter, commonly known as cannabutter, and your edibles will be ready to eat. However, if you want to produce your own cannabutter, follow these simple instructions.

  1. Grind the decarboxylated cannabis into a fine powder-like state.
  2. Melt butter on low heat.
  3. Add the ground cannabis.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes while stirring frequently.
  5. Filter out large remnants of the cannabis using a strainer.
  6. Use a cheesecloth to restrain the mixture.
  7. Place it in an air-tight container.
  8. Let it cool and form into a block inside the fridge.
  9. Enjoy your cannabutter and use it for your baked goods or any other foods that use butter.

Making Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil, in addition to cannabutter, is a well-known cannabis product that is commonly accessible in cannabis retailers. You can, however, create your own. This oil is the same as cannabutter, which is basically regular butter infused with cannabis. Cannabis is infused into oil that is primarily coconut, MCT, or olive oil. Simply put a few drops of cannabis oil into teas, beverages, salads, and other meals.

To make your cannabis oil, here are some simple steps:

  1. On a precision cooker, pour the oil of your choosing on the decarboxylated cannabis.
  2. Allow the machine to run a full cycle.
  3. After the machine cools completely, strain the oil using a fine-mesh sieve.
  4. Stir some extracts or flavors if you want.
  5. Store the oil at room temperature for about 2 months.

Making Cannabis Tinctures

The last ingredient that you need in making foods out of your cannabis edibles cookbook is cannabis tinctures. These are alcohol-based cannabis extracts. So, if cannabis oil is oil infused with cannabis, tinctures are alcohol infused with cannabis. To do this, you will need food-grade alcohol. Cannabis tinctures can be utilized in a variety of drinks, sherbets, soups, salads, and other foods. Here are the steps for making cannabis tinctures.

  1. Mix the decarboxylated cannabis with alcohol in a mason jar.
  2. Close the jar and let it sit for 3 weeks.
  3. Shake the jar once a day.
  4. After 3 weeks, strain it with a coffee filter.

Waiting for a few weeks might be exhausting. So, if you want your cannabis tincture right away, simply shake the jar vigorously for a few minutes, filter, and store. However, doing so will result in a less potent tincture.

Still, you can buy tinctures and save yourself from all the hassle. At Solace Edibles, we offer both CBD and THC tinctures. The current tinctures we have include:

  • 30ml Orange THC Tincture (1200mg THC) 
  • 30ml Mint CBD Tincture (1300mg CBD)
  • 30ml Maple 2:1 CBD+THC Tincture (1000mg CBD + 500mg THC)

Dosage

An advantage of buying pre-made base ingredients is that you will just use them in whatever you are planning to cook or bake. You don’t have to go through the trouble of decarboxylating your cannabis before making oils, butters, or tinctures. In addition, the labels of those products that are already on the market show the correct dosage. It’s critical to stick to these dosages so you can reap the maximum benefits of cannabis without any issues.

Still, if you want to attempt making your own butter, oil, or tincture for your cannabis edibles cookbook, start with modest amounts and work your way up. Asking for support from someone who is familiar with this type of situation might also be beneficial.

Conclusion

Making cannabis edibles can be fun. Just remember not to overdose yourself. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. Solace Edibles has a range of cannabis edibles to pick from if you’re looking for more. Aside from the traditional gummies that come in flavors such as lime, orange, pineapple, cherry, lemon, and green apple, Solace Edibles also offers snacks that are on the salty side. We also offer cannabis-infused BBQ-flavored corn nuts, cheese-flavored bits and bites, cheese crunchies, and roasted garlic peanuts. Visit our shop now!