Making Your Own Cannabis Cooking Oil and Butter
Whether it is a slow day or you are stuck out home, cooking with cannabis is a great way to spend some of your time. If you do not have cannabutter or oil already, don’t worry, if you have some flower you can make your own!
Cannabis Cooking Oil
Cannabis cooking oil is easy to make and can be used in any recipe of your choice. All you need is flower and any high-fat oil of your choice. If you are looking for an oil with a mild flavor, vegetable and canola oil are going to be great options. They are also very versatile and work with most recipes calling for oil.
- Finely grind your cannabis flower.
- Combine oil and cannabis in a 1:1 ratio (Example: 1 cup of ground cannabis to 1 cup of oil) in a saucepan, double boiler, or slower cooker.
- Let the mixture simmer at low heat for about 3 hours in the saucepan, 6-8 hours in the double boiler, or 4-6 hours in the slow cooker. (Yes, your home will smell amazing!)
- Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth, coffee filter, or fine-mesh strainer, do not squeeze as it may cause the leftover flower to fall into your oil.
- Oil should be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container, preferably glass, for the next 2-3 months.
- Preheat your oven to 225°F.
- Grind your cannabis as finely as you can.
- Evenly spread your flower on sheet pan or baking dish.
- Place in the oven for 45 minutes, gently mixing it every 10 minutes to prevent burning.
On to making butter
Butter to Cannabis Ratio: We recommend using 1 stick of butter for every 0.25 ounces (7.09 g) of marijuana. So for an ounce of marijuana, you should use 4 sticks of butter.
- Fill your saucepan with 2 inches of water, bring it to a boil and add your butter.
- After the butter has melted, grind your flower and add it. Once the cannabis is added, turn down the heat to barely a simmer. Cook for three hours, steering the mixture occasionally.
- Set up your heatproof bowl to hold the finished product. Carefully, strain the mixture into the bowl, through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer.
- Let the mixture cool at room temperature for about one hour. Then, place it in the fridge until the butter has solidified and separated from the water.
- Remove from the fridge and run a knife or spatula around the edge of the bowl, lifting the butter off the water.
- Place the bowl upside down on a piece of parchment paper and scrape off any of the plant matter and milk solids.
- Your canna-butter is ready to use! Store it in the refrigerator or freezer in a sealed container.