Cannabutter, or cannabis butter, is an infused butter. It combines cannabis and butter using a stovetop or oven. The popularity of cannabutter has increased in recent years. It’s popular due to its ease of use and health benefits for new cannabis users.
If you’re eager to use cannabutter, start by making your own cannabis-infused butter. It’s essential to follow the steps carefully. We like this guide as a starting point.
The good news is that once you have your cannabutter, you can use it in various recipes. Specifically, cannabis works well for recipes that call for regular butter or oil. Use it as a spread, melt it into pasta, or bake it into desserts.
Before you begin your homemade edible journey, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
1. Know the Potency of Your Cannabis Butter
The potency of homemade cannabis butter can vary drastically. As a result, you may worry that you’re using too much or little cannabutter.
So, when making your cannabis-infused butter, follow a dosing guide. A dosing calculator, such as this one, can also do the trick. A dosing guide is vital to know how much cannabis you’re adding to the recipes.
Also, remember that each recipe may vary in potency, and cooking times may also affect strength.
2. Use Bold Flavors
For a cannabis newbie, the flavor of the butter may be strange. If you’re not a fan just yet, that’s okay. Use bold flavors in your cooking to help mask the weed flavor.
Chocolate brownies or a spicy marinara sauce can hide the cannabis flavors. This way, you can still enjoy the benefits of cannabis without sacrificing taste.
Over time, you will likely get used to how cannabutter tastes. Then, you won’t have to hide the flavor as much.
3. Go Dairy-Free
If you are sensitive to dairy or want to try a new flavor combo, use oil in place of regular butter. Coconut oil can be infused with cannabis and used in dairy-free desserts.
Give your dishes an Asian flare by infusing cannabis into sesame or chili oil. Drizzle it over fried rice or use it as a dipping oil for dumplings. Olive oil is also a great option to infuse cannabis and enhance any pasta dish.
Experimenting with different oils will enhance your cannabis cooking skills. In addition, you’ll likely find a few dairy-free methods that work well for you!
4. Use Cannabis on Your Skin
By now, you have seen plenty of food recipes using cannabis. But did you know that cannabutter can be used on your skin too?
Specifically, cannabis has been found to help with skin inflammation, psoriasis, and dermatitis. We recommend you use cannabis-infused coconut oil for these applications.
Add the coconut oil with cannabutter to your evening face moisturizer or body lotion. It’ll give you an extra boost in your skincare routine!
Keep in mind, though, that CBD does have calming effects. So, depending on how much you use, you could become sleepy. Be mindful of that as you apply any cannabis product to your skin. It also depends on the amount of cannabis used. You can control how much cannabis goes into your recipe if you make your own cannabutter skincare.
5. Be Creative
You are not limited to traditional pot brownies or spreading it over bread. Remember that you can use cannabis butter wherever you would use regular butter. For example, drizzle it over popcorn or baste it over pan-roasted chicken.
Another idea is to infuse it with other flavors. Garlic or rosemary is fantastic at amplifying your cannabis-infused concoctions. You can enjoy the health components of cannabis in all sorts of ways. So, you shouldn’t pass up on the many ways you can be creative with cannabutter.
Enjoy Exploring the World of Cannabutter
Keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to cannabis. So, whenever you make cannabis-infused food, try a little at a time before eating more.
As always, you should follow recipes carefully. Fortunately, many home cooks are using cannabis in their food these days. So there are a multitude of recipes to get you started.
Have fun and enjoy exploring the world of edibles!