Marijuana edibles are a constant favorite for all types of consumers. With such a variety of cannabis recipes to choose from, edibles allow individuals to experience many of the positive effects of cannabis without having to inhale smoke or compromise on taste.
As an entrepreneur, you can study different recipes and pinpoint which ones will enable you to grow your product offering. Although there are many advantages of industrialized cannabis-infused edibles (such as micro-dosing), many folks prefer creating unique recipes at home. So if you’re thinking of opening your business up to more opportunities in the edibles market, you’ll need to cater to a variety of tastes. This article will go over two of the best and most versatile cannabis cooking recipes to consider. It will also explore the business ideas they can generate.
Cannabis-Infused Super Potent Butter or Oil
Cannabis-infused butter, also known as cannabutter, is the base for numerous baked goods, such as cookies, brownies, chocolates, cupcakes, and pasta or pizza doughs. Some people also eat their cannabutter with crackers, toast, or bread to get their daily dose of marijuana. Here’s a look at this marijuana recipe in more detail.
- One ounce or approximately 28 grams of cannabis buds
- 0.5 pounds or 220 grams of unsalted butter, olive oil, or coconut oil
- Half a cup of water
- Baking tray
- Oven-safe baking sheet
- Cooking twine
- Double boiler or slow cooker
- Fine mesh strainer
This cannabis cooking recipe can also be followed using olive oil or coconut oil as a dairy-free alternative.
As with most of the cannabis edibles recipes out there, you need to start with the decarboxylation process in charge of activating the cannabinoids. Start by finely grinding your favorite strain’s flowers with a cannabis grinder or even a cheap coffee grinder. Then, spread your ground buds over an oven-safe baking sheet and place it in the oven at 235-250°F for 30-40 minutes. When done, the flowers will look light brown and very dry.
Wait for the flowers to cool down, then gently place them inside the cheesecloth and close it tightly with cooking twine. If you don’t have cheesecloth or cooking twine, you can put the flowers directly into the mixture and strain it carefully later. In the bottom half of a double boiler, bring water to the boil. In the top half, place your butter or oil. Using a double boiler is a great way to melt your ingredients without overheating or burning them. Next, add your cannabis along with half a cup of water to the melt. Let it cook for 2 hours, making sure to check the bottom of the double boiler to see if more water is needed. Stir the mixture every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can use a slow cooker at the lowest temperature for 2 hours.
Once you’re done, run the oil through the strainer, squeeze the cannabis and make sure you have gotten out every last drop. The remaining plant matter can be used as compost or be thrown away. Place your cannabutter or oil into a clean bowl and put it in the refrigerator for it to harden. The oil will separate from the darker green water, which can be disposed of. Pre-heat the mixture once more and strain it again to remove any remaining unwanted plant matter.
Finally, put your cannabutter or cannabis oil in the refrigerator again, and that’s it! This cannabis recipe is super potent, so make sure to label it and keep it away from kids. A quarter of a tablespoon should be enough to give potent effects for three to four hours.
Cook Up Business Ideas with This Cannabis Cooking Recipe
There are many cannabutter and cannabis oil options out there for purchase in local dispensaries. However, often consumers prefer to make their own at home so they can use a specific strain that caters to their needs. They want control over their dosage, and ready-made cannabutter can be expensive. Consumers don’t just want any oil or butter with THC; they want specific, strain-related effects and reliable potency. So if you decide to offer butter and oil products to your customers, make sure you run a survey first. Experiment with different strengths and strains before deciding upon your final offerings. And don’t forget to remind your target market of the advantages of buying edibles from your brand.
Sour Sugar-Free Cannabis-Infused Gummies
Cannabis-infused gummies are among the top favorite edibles on the market. Although there are many options out there, some people prefer to make their own for a specific flavor or a specific desired effect, depending on the strain. Most store-bought options have sugar, corn syrup, artificial food coloring, and other unhealthy ingredients. People typically make their own gummies using infused cannabis oil or marijuana concentrates. To have a controlled dosage, we will go over the recipe.
- 1 mL of THC Oil Concentrate
- 1 ½ cup of lemon juice or water
- 1 ½ cup of your favorite fruit pulp
- ½ cup of unflavored gelatin
- 5 drops of your favorite flavoring (optional)
- Small saucepan
- Kitchen thermometer
- Silicone gelatin molds
- Small pipette (optional)
Start by adding the lemon juice or water to the saucepan without any heat. Gently add the gelatine and wait for it to dissolve without stirring it. Next, turn the heat on low and stir your mixture gently while it thickens. Turn the heat off, continue stirring and wait for the mixture to cool down to 165°F. Then, add the fruit pulp, your flavoring, and the cannabis concentrate, and mix everything thoroughly.
The small pipette should help you fill the molds quickly before it thickens. Place it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes, and voila! Your gummies will be ready. To calculate the strength, divide the dosage on the concentrate by the number of bears/spaces in your mold. If your concentrate has 500mg THC per 1mL and your mold has 50 bears, you’ll have super potent gummies with 10mg each. Keep your gummies away from kids. They can last seven days in the refrigerator and three months in the freezer.
Convert This Marijuana Recipe into a Revenue Idea
The amount of cannabis gummy bears currently available is astounding. There are dozens of gelatine formats, flavors, colors, and sizes. However, many people are still choosing to go through the hassle of making their own. Potency, healthy ingredients, desired effects, and other worries dissuade people from purchasing edibles from a store. A brand that wants to stand out from competitors should invest in high-quality ingredients, third-party testing, and of course, strain-specific effects.
Are you interested in the marijuana processing or edibles industry? If so, know that there is a massive demand for quality products, not only for cannabutter or gummies but for reliable brands with high-end ingredients and dependable potency. But there are a few industry-specific items to note:
In California, cannabis regulation allows only 10 milligrams of THC per serving and 100 milligrams of THC per package. As a cannabis business in California, you’ll need to follow several key steps. Firstly, you will need a manufacturing license. Secondly, your packaging must be child-proof and contain clear instructions on dosage caps. And finally, third-party testing will be crucial to ensure you deliver on what you’re advertising.
Many consumers are taking matters into their own hands to cook up the edibles they desire. So if you’re looking to fill a gap in the edible industry, make sure you provide well-tested and appealing products for all types of consumers.
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