With more people free to purchase cannabis and/or to grow their own, you’re going to see more folks cooking at home. People who reject smoking and want cannabis’ benefits see cooking as a cost-effective option.
There are more edibles than ever on the market, but they can be pricey for daily use. People seeking medical benefits can save a lot of expense treating themselves with cannabis edibles. So, cooking your own makes sense.
Then, there are those who just enjoy cooking. Cooking cannabis has multiple benefits for them. The joy of cooking saves them money, delivers the taste and therapy they want, and offers plain fun. So, you will find recipes on the internet, enough recipes to satisfy all your needs.
3 cannabis recipes to make at home
Most recipes start with canna-butter and canna-oil that you can make and store. You can make several versions using different strains with varied strengths. This way you can add the buzz or therapy you want. You’ll want to get those recipes into your cookbook before you try more recipes.
Cannabis Chocolate Cake in a Mug
You can forget the brownies when you prepare this five-minute microwave treat. You start with a larger than usual mug, 6-ounces not 4-ounces.
Add and stir the following:
- 2-tablespoons of quality cocoa powder
- 4-tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 4-tablespoons of flour
You must add chocolate chips to your taste, but you can add marshmallows, nuts, and berries at will. Adding one egg, you mix all the ingredients in the mug before adding cannabutter. It’s up to you how much cannabutter you want in the outcome.
Placing the mug into your microwave, you cook it for 3 to 5 minutes. The cake will rise in the mug, and you can dust it with powdered sugar. It should be moist enough to eat with a spoon.
Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Most Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipes are handed down generation to generation with little variation. This one adds a little smoke and as much buzz as you want. Your only problem will be keeping it away from the kids.
You’ll need a large pot and a medium one, a range to cook on, and an over to bake. First, you gather the following ingredients:
- ½ stick of unsalted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 4 cups of whole milk
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 cup of shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup of shredded aged cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese or Gouda
- ¾ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup of cold cannabutter
- 1 tablespoon of melted cannabutter
- ½ cup of Italian breadcrumbs
- 1 pound of cooked penne pasta
While you prepare the ingredients, you set the oven to 350°F.
- Use the large part to make the canna sauce. You stir the cannabutter and regular butter together in the large pot over medium heat. Adding the cup of flour, you whisk the liquid together as it cooks for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Use the medium pot to bring the cups of milk to a boil.
- Whisking constantly and slowly, you add the boiled milk to the flour and butter mixture. As you continue to stir, you add the salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper until the mixture reaches a boil.
- Once you remove from the heat, you add the cooked pasta and each of the cheeses, one at a time setting 0.25 cup of Parmesan to top the final presentation.
- You pour the casserole mixture evenly into a greased 9 by 13-inch baking dish before spreading a mixture of breadcrumbs, remaining Parmesan cheese, and the melted cannabutter across the top.
- Baking it all for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°F until bubbling and golden brown on top.
This is a large recipe and serves a tableful of guests. You can vary the cheeses and/or their volume. You might add sliced olives, chopped onion, or diced mushrooms. And, you might add more or less milk to create a casserole that suits your taste.
Tropical Canna Smoothie
This cool, tropically sweet drink serves two, but you can double it for more. It’s fragrant and full of fruit taste and fiber.
You’ll use a skillet and blender, and you add ice to cool the mix. But, you need the following ingredient:
- 1 sliced large frozen banana
- 1½ to 2 cups of coconut milk
- 2 cups of frozen strawberries, mango, or papaya
- 4 tablespoons of pomegranate juice
- 2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses you can make or buy
- 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused coconut oil
You must first prepare the banana in canna-coconut oil. Using a skillet, you sauté the sliced banana in two tablespoons of cannabis-coconut oil until banana slices are thawed and slightly browned.
Once it has cooled, you add the bananas and oil from the skillet to a blender with the other ingredients (except the pomegranate molasses) and some crushed ice. Setting the blender for puree, you mix the contents until smooth.
Pouring the mix into tall glasses, you can swirl the pomegranate molasses through the smoothie for visual effect.
There are many more options than brownies
The internet has scores of canna-brownie recipes. There are soups, casseroles, ice creams, salad dressings, and much more. These few offered a variety of dishes you can prepare easily and quickly.
It won’t be long before the market is stocked with attractive canna cookbooks because you can make just about any recipe that calls for butter or oil with a canna twist.