Good edibles aren’t easy to make. An edible that tastes good and gets you high usually requires some hard work. And while you learn from trial and error, it’s painful to waste weed on a burnt edible. We have some tips that can make your whole process more manageable.
In order to prepare edibles, it’s important to start off slowly. Cooking tends to be a trial and error process; once you add cannabis into the mix, it’s even less accurate and more subject to errors. First thing’s first: before making any edible, you must decarboxylate. If you skip this step, your brownies are going to taste just like raw cannabis. Even worse, they won’t get you high.
Here are 7 simple edibles you can make with everyday ingredients:
Cannabutter is the basis of most edibles, especially the really good ones. This is where the concentration of weed is, so it’s the most important part of the process. We suggest preparing a good batch of cannabutter ahead of time and refrigerating it, that way you can make the most of it and use it for other edibles. You can also add it to some toast if you want to have a fun morning. Here’s a quick guide for making easy, effective and delicious cannabutter.
Firecrackers are a stoner staple, primarily because they’re super easy to make and also because they taste like peanut butter and cookies. To make them, you only need peanut butter, graham crackers, and decarboxylated weed. Coat the graham crackers with a good amount of peanut butter — the fattier the better — and sprinkle in about half a gram of ground flower per serving. Make sure the weed and the peanut butter are evenly mixed. Wrap your cracker in tin foil. Preheat your oven to 320 degrees and let the crackers cook for about 25 minutes.
If you want to be safe and get a taste for flavor and dosage before you dive in, measure your weed and prep two versions of firecrackers — one with a high dosage and another one with a low dose. You can also cut the cracker into four and eat each piece slowly, keeping track of how you feel.
Bacon is delicious, but what makes it a great weed partner is the fact that it’s greasy and has a strong flavor that can mask marijuana’s musky essence. You can get creative with your weed bacon by cooking it with a touch of cannabutter or baking it with some decarboxylated weed.
Milk can be used for anything: in coffee, cereal, and even in desserts. You can make weed milk by warming up milk in a sauce pan and adding in some decarboxylated weed. Let it cook for about 40 minutes and then let it rest for a little while. Once this is done, strain the weed out with a cheesecloth and you’re all set.
Weed ice cream is a little more elaborate than weed bacon and firecrackers. There are different ways to make marijuana-infused ice cream — there are some great recipes out there — but the most basic one is to melt heavy cream and cannabutter and to mix them together. As they cook and combine, add sugar according to taste. This mixture can be tinkered with until you have something you like, like nuts, fruits, cereals, and whatever else sounds good to you. Freeze overnight.
Weed brownies are very malleable, which is why they’re such a stoner staple. You can make them by using your favorite recipe and replacing the butter with cannabutter, or you can make one of the many recipes that weed chefs have uploaded online. Or you can just make regular brownies and drizzle a bit of cannabutter over them while they’re warm. This last method is a little conservative but it ensures that you have control over your high and don’t ruin a perfectly decent batch of brownies. (Looking for more inspo? Try out this weed brownie recipe.)
Weed coffee or tea
Weed coffee and tea are very simple, only requiring some cannabutter or dosed coconut oil. Add a spoonful or less to your drink and enjoy. Depending on how you feel, you can add more or less amount of cannabutter.