Cooking With Cannabis: 4 Unique Weed Treats to Try
Every year, more and more Americans vote to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. As of this year, Americans in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam, can legally enjoy cannabis.
Now that Americans can freely enjoy this therapeutic plant, they are starting to get creative with it. One of the most fun ways to ingest cannabis is through edibles. Essentially, edibles are food products infused with cannabis.
If you’re ready to drive into the world of weed treats, check out some of the delicious examples below.
1. Sweet Weed Treats
Sweet weed treats are the ground zero of cooking with cannabis. Every 70s themed movie has a scene with pot brownies, but nowadays, you can do so much more with it.
Some examples include:
- Cereal bars
- French toast
Anything you can imagine can be infused with cannabis.
Most baked goods call for either butter or oil, which can be replaced with cannabutter and canna-oil. There’s even potential to sub a recipe calling for milk with cannabis milk.
2. Savory Weed Treats
Most people are familiar with sweet weed treats, but what about savory? Again, the list is exhaustive, including:
Virtually any savory dish can be turned into a weed treat with the addition of a cannabis-infused ingredient.
For example, a weed burger requires 2 grams of finely ground cannabis bud, in addition to other spices you want in the patty. Then, when forming the burger, mix the bud and other spices into the meat before cooking.
3. Dips and Condiment Weed Treats
Once you learn how to infuse dips and condiments with cannabis, you vastly improve your cannabis culinary repertoire. Some dips and condiments often used for this include:
- Cream cheese
- Nut butter
The list goes on and on. Most of these cannabis-infused dips, sauces, and condiments call for canna-oil.
First, heat a quarter or half-ounce of cannabis in the oven at 240F for 45 mins. Let it cool before grinding it up and placing it in a jar with one cup of oil. Then, seal the jar and boil it in water for two to three hours.
You may use other herbs in the jar for extra flavor. Make sure to strain the oil and keep it in a fresh jar to be used as needed.
4. Gummy Weed Treats
Gummy weed treats are another classic recipe that can be easily found and purchased. This article talks about some of the most reputable brands for CBD gummies.
However, these treats are also fun to make! Now that you know how to make canna-oil, gummies are no problem. It requires some unusual ingredients, but these can be easily found online.
Collect flavored gelatin, unflavored gelatin, and sunflower or soy lecithin. Next, combine water, sunflower/soy lecithin, and canna-oil on the stove on low heat. Once the mixture is combined, add the flavored and unflavored gelatin.
Make sure to constantly mix the mixture, never letting it come to a bowl. When everything is combined, pour it into gummy molds and pop in the freezer.
Cooking With Cannabis
You can easily find thousands of recipes online for weed treats for every meal. The two major ingredients to transform any food item into a cannabis version are either cannabutter or canna-oil. Once you become an expert in crafting those, you can turn any of your favorite food into something 420-friendly.
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