The Ultimate Guide to Making Cannabutter: How to Make Cannabis Infused Butter
Cannabis butter, also known as cannabutter or weed butter, is one of the most versatile cannabis cooking oils.You might be wondering how to make cannabutter? Cannabutter can make everything from pancakes to pasta and even ice cream. If you’re new to making homemade edibles, using cannabis butter is a great place to start.
Since it has a neutral flavor, cannabis butter can be used in almost any recipe without compromising the final result. Cannabis butter is also extremely easy to make at home with minimal equipment and just a few simple ingredients. Once you know how to make cannabutter, there are countless ways that you can use this versatile ingredient in your favorite recipes. In this blog post we’ll cover all you need to know about how to make cannabutter at home!
What is Cannabutter?
Cannabutter is a creamy, flavorful cannabis-infused butter that can be used for baking and cooking just like regular butter. Butter is an ideal medium for cannabis infusion because it’s delicious, versatile to use, and THC needs to bind to fat molecules, which are abundant in butter (as well as oils such as coconut, olive, and vegetable oil).
As with many cannabis edibles, the effects of cannabutter can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to set in. It’s important to keep in mind that the amount of THC in a recipe made with weed butter will likely be different than what’s on the label.
How to Make Cannabutter
Making cannabutter is a simple process that only requires a few ingredients and a couple of hours in the kitchen. First, decarboxylate your cannabis by heating it at a low temperature in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
Once the cannabis has been decarbed. Add it to a large saucepan along with unsalted butter, water, and some salt. Bring the mixture to a low boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer the mixture for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture is cool, strain it through a fine mesh sieve and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
There are a few variations of cannabis butter that can be made at home.
Traditional Cannabutter: This is the most popular variation of cannabutter, and the instructions above will walk you through how to make it.
Coconut Oil Cannabutter: Coconut oil has a neutral flavor and is rich in healthy fats. This makes it a great alternative to traditional cannabis butter if you’re looking to keep the taste of your food as neutral as possible. Coconut oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Ghee (Clarified Butter) Cannabutter: Ghee is a type of clarified butter that’s been heated to remove impurities. Because it’s clarified, ghee is easier to digest than traditional butter and doesn’t have the same overwhelming, “beefy” flavor. Ghee also has anti-inflammatory properties and doesn’t spoil as quickly as regular butter.
Tips for Making Cannabutter at Home
- Decarboxylate your cannabis before making cannabutter. This will ensure that the cannabinoids in the plant are active and ready to be infused into the butter.
- Choose your fat wisely. When making cannabutter, it’s important to use a high-quality fat like butter or olive oil that will hold up in baking and cooking.
- Simmer, don’t boil. Once the butter is added to the cannabis mixture, a low simmer is best. A hard boil will cause the fat to separate from the cannabinoids and the mixture won’t be as effective.
- How much cannabis you should use for your cannabutter depends on how strong you want it to be.
When you use high-quality cannabis flower, a neutral fat like butter, and follow these simple steps. You can make your own weed butter at home that’s ready for all of your favorite recipes. When cannabis is cannabis and butter mix, the cannabinoids attach to the fat, infusing the butter. Cannabis butter can make everything from pancakes to pasta and even ice cream. If you’re new to making edibles, making weed butter is a great place to start. Once you know how to make cannabutter, there are countless ways that you can use this versatile ingredient in your favorite recipes.