DIY: Cannabis Infused Butter
Follow these simple instructions to craft creamy Cannabutter for your culinary needs.
1 lb (four sticks) unsalted butter of choice
1 cup water
1 ounce ground cannabis trim or flower of choice
*Note: Potency of butter depends on parts of plant used along with strain and THC levels. Up to three ounces of cannabis can be used to increase potency.
Large baking sheet
Strainer OR cheesecloth
Heat & refrigerator safe container with lid for finished product
Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Cooking Time: 4 hours collectively.
A. Heat oven between 200-250 degrees (240 degrees is ideal).
B. Place ground cannabis on baking sheet in a thin, even layer.
C. Cook cannabis between 40-60 minutes, rotating baking sheet once or twice to ensure even heating.
*Note: Cannabis must go through decarboxylation by being properly heated to activate the psychoactive component, THC.
2. Melt Butter
A. Place water in saucepan, bring to boil.
B. Place butter in saucepan with water & allow to completely melt.
3. Infuse with Cannabis
A. Turn down heat to a low simmer.
B. Add cannabis to saucepan. Cannabis should float about 1 ½ to 2 inches above bottom of saucepan. If need be, add more water to ensure this.
C. Cook on low simmer for three hours, stirring occasionally.
*Note: Ensure Cannabutter is done cooking by checking top of liquid – it should be dense & glossy.
4. Strain & Set
A. Pour hot concoction into heat resistant container (glass is ideal) while using the strainer or cheesecloth to filter out plant material.
B. Squeeze plant material of all liquid before discarding.
C. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until Cannabutter hardens.
5. Separate From Water & Soften
A. Once Cannabutter hardens, it will separate from the water. Either lift butter from container or drain of water before using in a recipe.
B. To soften, take out of refrigerator and set at room temperature.
Et Voila! Your easy-to-use guide to crafting creamy Cannabutter!