How to Make Cannabis-Infused Honey
Cannabis-infused honey is a delicious and versatile way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. Honey is a natural sweetener and a great vehicle for the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Making your own cannabis-infused honey is easy and can be done at home with just a few simple ingredients.
This blog will walk you through the steps of making cannabis-infused honey.
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 gram of decarboxylated cannabis
- Double boiler or a heat-safe bowl and a saucepan
- Cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer
- Airtight container
Step 1: Decarboxylate your cannabis
The first step to making cannabis-infused honey is to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to activate the THC and other cannabinoids. Before doing this you must first choose the type of cannabis you want to use. When selecting a cannabis strain, we recommend strains that have sweet and gassy terpene profiles. Try our Wedding Cake, Powdered Donuts, or Ice Cream Cake strains to enhance the flavour and aroma of your cannabis-infused honey.
To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240°F. Grind your cannabis and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Bake the cannabis in the oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it turns a light brown colour.
Step 2: Infuse your honey
In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, add the honey and the decarboxylated cannabis. Stir the mixture occasionally, and let it simmer for 1-2 hours. Make sure that the water in the saucepan does not boil or touch the bottom of the bowl to prevent the honey from overheating or burning.
Step 3: Strain your honey
After the infusion process, strain the honey through a cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer to remove any plant material. Squeeze the cheesecloth or use a spoon to press the honey out of the cannabis material. This will ensure that your honey is smooth and free of any debris.
Step 4: Store your cannabis-infused honey
Pour the strained cannabis-infused honey into an airtight container and store it in a cool, dark place. Your cannabis-infused honey will keep for up to two months, although it is best consumed within the first few weeks for optimal potency.
How to use cannabis-infused honey:
Cannabis-infused honey can be used in a variety of ways. You can add it to your tea or coffee, drizzle it over your pancakes or waffles, or use it as a sweetener for your favourite recipe. Keep in mind that cannabis-infused honey can take up to an hour to take effect, so it’s best to start with a small amount and wait to see how you feel before consuming more.
In conclusion, making cannabis-infused honey is an easy and enjoyable way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can create a versatile and delicious addition to your pantry. Just remember to consume your cannabis-infused honey responsibly and enjoy it in moderation.