Cooking with cannabis is a fun, creative way to enjoy your THC. There are many infused edibles on the market. But what pre-packaged food can ever compete with the delicious smell and taste of homemade cookies or brownies? Cooking with cannabis need not stop there. Once you make cannabis infused butter, or cannabutter, you can use any of your favorite recipes to deliver the THC.
Here is how to make cannabutter using our baking trim.
- 1oz (28g) marijuana baking trim
- 4 sticks of butter
- cheesecloth (available in most grocery stores)
- large rubber band or binder clips
- medium saucepan
- larger bowl
- strainer or colander
In a medium saucepan heat 2 inches deep of water and the butter until it melts.
After butter is melted, pour in the baking trim and stir. It should be turned down, very low, to simmer. Let it cook for about 3 hours, making sure it never comes to a boil. You can tell it’s done when the top of the mixture changes from watery to glossy and thick.
Place the cheesecloth inside a colander or strainer. Make sure the edges of the cloth come up over the rim. Secure it with a rubber band or binder clips. Place this strainer in a bowl.
Once done cooking, pour the hot mixture into the strainer to strain out all plant product from the butter mixture. Squeeze or press the plant material to get as much liquid off of the plant product as possible. Discard leftover plant material.
Allow the cannabutter to cool for about an hour. Place in the fridge until the butter solidifies.
Once hardened, the butter will separate from the water, allowing you to lift the now infused cannabutter from the water to use in your recipes. Discard remaining water after removing the hardened cannabutter.
Changing the ratios of butter to marijuana will alter the potency. As with all edibles, we recommend going slow, especially since dosages are very hard to gauge with homemade infused edibles.
Before using, let the cannabutter sit at room temperature to soften as needed. Do not use a microwave to soften the butter.