What is Cannabutter?
Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter. The process of making cannabutter is very similar to making regular butter, with one key difference: you infuse the butter with cannabis.
There are a few different ways to make cannabutter, but the most common method is to simmer cannabis in water, then strain it and mix it into melted butter. The water helps to extract the THC from the cannabis, while the fats in the butter help to carry it into your system.
Making cannabutter is a great way to infuse cannabis into your favorite recipes. You can use it to make marijuana brownies, cookies, cakes, and other treats. You can also use it to make savory dishes, like cannabis-infused mac and cheese.
The process of making cannabutter may seem daunting, but it's actually quite simple. Here's a step-by-step guide to making cannabutter at home.
1. Decarboxylate your cannabis.
The first step in making cannabutter is to decarboxylate your cannabis. This is a process that activates the THC in the cannabis so that it will be infused into the butter.
There are a few different ways to decarboxylate cannabis. The most common method is to bake it in the oven.
Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Allow the cannabis to cool before proceeding to the next step.
2. Infuse the butter.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it's time to infuse it into the butter.
There are a few different ways to infuse butter with cannabis. The most common method is to simmer cannabis in water, then strain it and mix it into melted butter.
Place your butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the decarboxylated cannabis and water to the saucepan. Simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
After 2-3 hours, remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.
Allow the mixture to cool, then refrigerate it for 1-2 hours.
3. Use your cannabutter.
Once your cannabutter is prepared, you can use it in any recipe that calls for butter. Start by substituting cannabutter for regular butter in your favorite recipes.
If you're not sure how much cannabutter to use, start with 1/2 tablespoon per serving. You can always add more if you want a stronger effects.
Cannabutter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Now that you know how to make cannabutter, it's time to get cooking! Try using it in your favorite recipes or get creative and invent your own.