Who doesn’t love a good weed gummie? Edible gummies are a tasty and easy way to enjoy your favorite plant, whether you’re a cannabis expert or just looking for a fun and private way to do so. And the best part? They’re super easy to make at home using a simple ingredient: cannabutter!
But what is cannabutter, you ask? Simply put, it’s butter that has been infused with cannabis. It’s a versatile ingredient that can be used to make all sorts of cannabis edibles, from brownies and cookies to savory dishes like mac and cheese. And the best part? It’s super easy to make.
How To Make Cannabutter
To make cannabutter, you’ll need a few key ingredients:
- Cannabis flower: You’ll need about an eighth of an ounce of high-quality, decarboxylated cannabis flower for every stick of butter you use. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to activate its THC content, and it’s an important step in making cannabutter.
- Butter: You can use regular unsalted butter or vegan butter, depending on your preference. Just be sure to use a high-quality brand for the best results.
- A saucepan: You’ll need a medium-sized saucepan to melt the butter and mix in the cannabis.
- A strainer or cheesecloth: You’ll need a strainer or cheesecloth to strain out the plant matter after the butter has been infused.
Once you have your ingredients, here’s how to make cannabutter:
- Grind your cannabis: Using a grinder or your hands, finely grind your cannabis flower. Be sure to remove any large stems or seeds.
- Decarboxylate the cannabis: Preheat your oven to 245°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread your ground cannabis evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even decarboxylation.
- Melt the butter: In a medium-sized saucepan, melt your butter over medium heat. Once it has melted, add in your decarboxylated cannabis.
- Simmer the mixture: Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure that the cannabis is evenly mixed in with the butter. The longer you let it simmer, the more potent your cannabutter will be.
- Strain the mixture: Once the mixture has finished simmering, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the plant matter. Be sure to squeeze out as much butter as possible.
- Allow the butter to cool: Once the butter has been strained, transfer it to a container and allow it to cool completely. As it cools, it will solidify and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month or in the freezer for up to six months.
How To Make Edible Gummies
Now that you’ve got your cannabutter ready to go, it’s time to make some delicious weed gummies! Here’s how to do it:
- Gather your ingredients: You’ll need your cannabutter, as well as some gummy bear molds, a small saucepan, and the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of fruit juice or puree
- 2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar
- 3 tablespoons of gelatin
- Melt the cannabutter: In a small saucepan, melt your cannabutter over low heat. Be sure to measure out the amount you need for your desired potency (more on that below).
- Mix the gelatin and juice mixture: In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin and the juice mixture until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
- Mix it all together: Add the gelatin and juice mixture to the melted butter in the pan and stir until all the ingredients are smoothly mixed together.
- Pour the mixture into the molds: Pour the mixture into the gummy bear molds, making sure to fill them up to the top. If you don’t have gummy bear molds, you can use an ice cube tray or a silicone chocolate mold instead.
- Refrigerate the gummies: Place the molds in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until the gummies are fully set. Once set, pop the gummies out of the molds and enjoy! Store the gummies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Optional: If you want to add a little extra flavor to your gummies, you can mix in a few drops of your favorite essential oil or fruit extract into the mixture before pouring it into the molds. You can also roll the finished gummies in a mixture of sugar and your choice of spices or herbs for a unique twist.
In conclusion, making weed gummies with cannabutter is a fun and easy way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in a delicious and convenient form. By following a simple recipe and using high-quality ingredients, you can create your own batch of gummies at home in just a few hours.
Weed gummies are a fun and useful way to deal with stress, get a better night’s sleep, or just enjoy a tasty snack. Just be sure to start with a small dose and wait at least an hour before deciding to take more, as the effects of edibles can take longer to set in and be more potent than smoking or vaporizing.