How to Make Cannabis-Infused Milk
Monday February 11, 2019
T hough the most common foods people tend to associate with cannabis infusions are baked goods or gummies, just about anything can be infused with cannabis. Baked goods often use infused butter or cooking oils while gummies usually involve the addition of cannabis tinctures. But what about an ice-cold milkshake? Or a whipped topping on some pie? For recipes like these, cannabis-infused milk or cream is a great option.
Why Milk is Great for Cannabis Infusions
Though often overlooked, milks make a great medium for cannabis infusions. Not only are they tasty but they’re also filled with those glorious lipids (fats) that cannabinoids love so much. In fact, cannabinoids won’t stick to anything but fats or alcohol, and since alcohol products aren’t ideal for all consumers, having another source of liquid infusion is pretty important.
How to Infuse Milk or Milk-Like Products with Cannabis
Because cannabinoids require lipids to bind to, the best milk or milk-substitute products (nut milks, oat milks, soy milks, etc.) to use for cannabis infusions will be the fully-fatty kind (no skim or reduced fat) like whole milk, coconut milk or heavy cream.
That being said, most milks do contain some fat content so feel free to use whichever option you like best – regular milks or plant-based options will both work! To make your own cannabis-infused milk products, gather the following:
What you’ll need:
- Milk, Cream, Coconut Milk or Other Milk Substitute
- 1 Gram of Decarboxylated Cannabis Per Liter of Milk
- Sauce Pan
- Air-tight Liquid Storage Container (i.e. Mason Jar)
- Finely grind your cannabis into a powder (the finer the grind, the better it will infuse into your milk)
- Next, add your finely ground cannabis directly to your milk, place over low heat and whisk to combine. Be careful not to let the mixture boil over!
- Stir the milk mixture frequently to prevent scorching and allow the cannabis and milk to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour depending on your preferred potency
- After 30 minutes to an hour, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes to help the cannabinoids set into the fat cells
- Place cheesecloth over the top of a large mason jar or other air-tight liquid storage container then pour the mixture over the cheesecloth to strain out all plant matter
- When it’s cool enough to handle, squeeze all excess liquid from the cheesecloth into your storage container
- Tightly seal your container, label with its contents and expiration date (the same date that was listed on the milk container) or freeze in ice cube trays for later use
- Always remember to label all cannabis-infused products (including your canna-milk ice cubes) and keep them secured away from children at all times
Clever ways to Use Your Infused Milk
Cannabis-infused milkshakes are awesome, but they aren’t the only way to enjoy your fresh canna-milk. Now that you’ve learned how to make your very own cannabis infused milk at home, here are a few quick recipe ideas for infusions.
Cannabis-Infused Alfredo Sauce
Infuse a pint of heavy whipping cream (and some cannabutter if you feel so inclined) for this easy dinner recipe. To make it, just mix one pint of heavy whipping cream, ½ cup of (infused) butter, and four ounces of cream cheese in a saucepan. Melt over low heat until smooth then add ½ teaspoon of minced garlic, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and ¼ teaspoon of both salt and pepper and stir until combined. Add one cup of grated parmesan cheese, stir and simmer for three to five more minutes. Toss your finished Alfredo sauce over your favorite noodles and enjoy.
Homemade coffee creamer is easy, tasty and less complex than store-bought brands. To make cannabis infused coffee creamer at home, just mix two cups infused milk or heavy cream with one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk in a large Mason jar and store for up to one week. Feel free to add your favorite flavored syrups, too.
Cannabis Queso Dip
Cannabis-infused queso is always a party hit and only requires a few simple ingredients. To make infused queso dip, just melt some Velveeta or other soft cheese into one to two cups of your infused milk or half-and-half then add your favorite flavors to taste (Ro-Tel brand canned tomatoes work well as do pickled jalapenos).
Whether for the high or the awesome flavor, infusing cannabis into milks is a create way to ingest cannabinoids and terpenes. You can use it to replace milk or cream in a number of different recipes or just drink it plain alongside a fresh batch of cookies, making canna-milk one of the most diverse mediums through which to ingest cannabinoids.
Have you ever made canna-milk at home? Share some tips and recipes with our readers below.
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Want to make some delicious cannabis edibles but not a fan of butter or cooking oils? Then cannabis-infused milk might be the choice for you! Keep reading to learn how to easily make infused milk with marijuana.
How to make marijuana milk
Preparation of marijuana milk
In addition to smoking it, one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to drink cannabis is by making marijuana milk. You will only need 2 or 3 ingredients depending on the recipe, but you can take it in many different ways.
Do you like milk? ? If you are reading this article, the answer is probably yes. Now, think about the times you drink milk a day or use it in the kitchen, if you’re good at this task. Pretty much, right??
In fact, milk is one of the first ingredients we take when we get up, being many people who take it as the last meal in the night, thanks to the relaxing properties it has when we take warm. Not for nothing, our grandmothers did know their effects well.
So imagine the effects and benefits that drinking a glass of warm milk may have on your health, but this time including marijuana in the recipe, of course, if you use one strain with relaxing effects too.
You think coffee and biscuit afternoons are too boring? ☕? Then, sign up to shaking up this recipe by preparing that sponge cake with marijuana milk, made with a type of cannabis whose effects are physical and relaxing, for example..
Do you realize all the possibilities that marijuana milk gives you? That’s why today we want to tell you about the marijuana milk recipe, so that you can make it at home, step by step , and in a simple way.
For the most basic and traditional recipe only two ingredients are needed:
- full-fat milk
- 2 grams of marijuana buds
Materials needed to prepare marijuana milk
Regarding the kitchen stuff, you’ll need a ladle and strainer, as well as a bottle with closure, or another similar container, if you intend to keep it in the fridge, although, on the conservation of marijuana milk I’ll make a little mention later. A wooden spoon will also do you good, if you don’t usually have it on hand.
Why should it be made from full-fat milk? Could it be made from skimmed or semi-skimmed milk? It could; but the problem is that the effect won’t be the same. The fact is that marijuana, when cooked, needs a little fat so that cannabinoids may be disolved into the milk and, therefore, you are able to note the effects of cannabis, otherwise, we will hardly notice them. So… the effect you’re expecting wouldn’t be the desired one.
As for the choice of cannabis buds, ideally you should choose a strain with a high percentage of THC, such as Y Griega, Fucking Incredible Feminized or THC Bomb, which are some of the highest THC strains in the world.
One last note before proceeding the preparation of this marijuana milk recipe: We have indicated 2 grams of marijuana buds, but, in reality, this measure can vary depending on your tolerance or that of your guests. Therefore, you can also take the following measure as a reference: between 0.5 and 1 gram of marijuana per 250 mililiters of milk are enough to enjoy both the taste and effect of cannabis we are going to use.
👌 How do you prepare marijuana milk step by step?
Now that you have everything you need, let’s go with the steps to make cannabis milk.
-First, heat the full-fat milk in a saucepan, but without boiling. Once the milk is hot, add the grinded marijuana buds and leave them in the heating plate over medium power for an hour and a half, so that the cannabinoids get disolved
Heat the whole milk in a saucepan and add the shredded marijuana buds.
-I recommend to stir the milk every so often with a wooden spoon, while controlling that the milk does not boil. Why to do that way? Because with boiling, the properties of cannabis could loss potency and, therefore, we would lose the desired effect. Regarding this first step, it is also recommended to use a grinder previosly instead of shredding the marijuana manually, in order to preserve as much as possible of the properties of your plant.
-Secondly , once the indicated time has elapsed, you only have to pass the milk through a strainer, so that you may separate the pieces of cannabis plant that are left in the liquid.
Pass the milk through a strainer
And, ready! See how easy it is? Now it’s your turn!?
🚀 What effects does it produce?
As you know, the effects of smoked and ingested marijuana are completely different, with the effects of the second option being less stronger but longer. For this reason, it is always recommended to be cautious and wait, because although the effect of cannabis when smoked is almost immediate, that of the marijuana ingested may take up to an hour to start noticing, depending on our tolerance and the type of strain we have chosen. So this is the first point to keep in mind when using marijuana milk.
Of course, although I’m sure you know, it’s not recommended to mix it with alcohol or other drugs, because the effects could be harmful to your health or those of the people who are going to take your milk with you. And, no doubt, it’s much better not to drive the car, motorcycle or bicycle, once you’ve taken the marijuana milk. You have multiple options to move from one place to another without driving!!
But how are the effects of marijuana milk? It all depends on the strain you have chosen. For example, if you use the buds of a Fucking Incredible Feminized, the effects will be relaxing and help you sleep. So if you’re one of those who have trouble falling asleep, this can be a good and pleasant option. In this case, besides, it would be very good for you if take it warm, so that you would notice in your body the effects that the full-fat milk has in your body.
On the other hand, if you use the Session’s Weed Feminized strain, the effects will be psychoactive and cerebral on the one hand, so it is best not to use it for sleeping.
And what if you’re looking for an inspiring and creative effect, or you need to increase your appetite?, I recommend you to use Quantum Kush, which in addition to having a high THC content, will bring you those benefits.
Fucking Incredible Fem, The flavor and aroma of this marijuana is fresh as long as bittersweet, citrus, mandarin-like...
Now you’ve got your marijuana milk in front of you. In addition to that interesting greenish color, which will distinguish it perfectly from the common milk (very important if you’re not the only one at home and put it in the fridge), smell great! So… who can resist its captivations??
Once again, and although it may look like a childishly simplicity, marijuana milk has to be taken in small amounts, so let’s see what effects it produces on your body. So don’t compare it to traditional milk.
Cold or warm? Actually, as you wish. There is nothing written on this point. In fact, and taking into account the recommendation of taking it in small quantities, the truth is that you may drink it alone, with cocoa, sugar, honey, tea…or whatever……
However, at this point and returning to what I promised you earlier, you have to take into account the point of milk preservation. If you are going to take it warm and directly, never mind (well, wait until it gets warmy for your throat, yes….?), but if you want to take it cold, for example, before putting it in the fridge, and just like you do with any other foodstuff, wait until it cools outside. Once you reach the goal, think about taking it in the next 24-48 hours so it doesn’t spoil.
Can it be used to make recipes? Of course! As we use marijuana butter to make, for example, biscuits, milk can also be used to make this dessert or other recipes with marijuana. In addition, many people use it to make ice cream or Milk shakes, among other examples. What recipe would you like to use it in??
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🔥 Now it’s your turn
Well, you already have all the clues and recommendations for you to prepare your own homemade marijuana milk. As you have been able to see it’s very simple: you only need 2 ingredients, you do it in just 2 steps and, of course, you will need an hour and a half for it to be ready, but… think about everything you will be able to enjoy with it!?
And, talking about enjoying…. don’t forget the recommendations you always have to take into account when ingesting marijuana: do it little by little, wait until the effect begins to rise (it can take up to an hour or even more, depending on each body) and think that the effect is more lasting than when you smoke it, so… enjoy its preparation and consumption!
I only have to say goodbye until the next recipe but, before, I would love you to leave me some comments regarding your experience on the marijuana milk preparation and, if you liked this article, for me is a pleasure to give me some yellow stars and share it in your social network. .?
One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to drink cannabis ✅ is by making marijuana milk ✅ You will only need 2 or 3 ingredients.