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Want to impress your guests with pot infusions but don't quite trust your cooking skills? Here are 5 simple marijuana desserts that even beginners can easily tackle.
There's no better way to relieve stress than to quell it with some mouth-watering, herb-infused THC desserts. For these recipes, cannabutter will be used to infuse the desserts. Once you master making cannabutter, you'll find it useful in many different recipes.
Before we get to the recipes, we dug up some interesting history of desserts and herbal infusions.
Dessert is coined from a French word desservir, which means “to clear the table.” The term first appeared in a health education manual for natural health. Desserts have always been served after the table has been cleared and it is usual to have herbs served at this time.
In the US, desserts will usually comprise of the following kinds of foods:
- Ice creams
- Sweet soups
Benefits of Pot Infused Desserts
Adding cannabis to your desserts comes with many benefits. Medicinal cannabis patients often use cannabis desserts to add variety to medication routines.
Adding marijuana to food offers these benefits:
- Stress relief
- Increased focus and creativity
- Good mood
If you're having guests, these infused delicacies will help to lighten moods and trigger intimate conversation. Pot-infused desserts may trigger serious weed munchies. Additionally, couch-lock is likely to happen. Don't be surprised if you and your guests are glued to the couch unable to get up, but at the same time very hungry. Keep some leftovers on stand-by to remedy the situation!
Recipe 1: Pot-Infused Caramel Blondies
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 stick melted butter
- 8 tablespoons cannabutter
- 2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
Making the Caramel
- Mix the sugar with 1 tablespoon of clean water and boil in a saucepan
- Allow to boil until it forms a syrup and later a brownish caramel
- Remove from heat and mix with the heavy cream, butter, and sea salt
- Allow to cool at room temperature
Making the Blondies
- Grease the baking tray and preheat the oven to 350°
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder
- Take a larger bowl and beat the butter and brown sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the cannabutter and mix. Add the eggs and mix
- Add the flour mixture into the large bowl gradually as you mix until it is well incorporated
- Pour the batter in the baking dish and drizzle the caramel and swirl creatively using a toothpick
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the center to check if ready. If it comes out clean you are good to go.
- Remove from the oven and cool. Cut into blondies and serve
Recipe 2: Pot-Infused Chocolate Cake
- 1 packet of devil’s food cake mix
- 1 packet of instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup cannabis cooking oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, cannabis cooking oil, vegetable oil, beaten eggs and water in a large bowl. Mix until uniform
- Add the chocolate chips and combine
- Grease a baking tray and pour in the batter
- Bake for 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the center to check if ready. If it comes out clean you are good to go.
Recipe 3: Pot-Infused Chocolate Brownie Cake
- 1 packet devil’s food cake mix
- 1 packet instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup cannabis cooking oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease a 10-inch baking tray or Bundt pan
- Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, cannabis cooking oil, vegetable oil, and water in a large bowl
- Beat on low to medium speed until well blended
- Add the chocolate chips
- Pour the batter in a baking tray
- Bake for 55-60 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the center to check if ready. If it comes out clean you are good to go
- Allow to cool before serving
Recipe 4: Pot-Infused Coconut Cake
- 1 packet yellow cake mix
- 1 packet instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup cannabis cooking oil
- 1 ½ cups flaked coconut
- Extra 1 ½ cups coconut flakes for cream cheese frosting
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp warm milk- frosting
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 packet cream cheese- frosting
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease a 9×13 Bundt pan
- Combine cake mix, pudding mix, warm water, eggs and cannabis cooking oil.
- Blend on medium speed for 5 minutes
- Add the coconut flakes and walnuts
- Pour into the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes or until done. Insert a toothpick at the center to check if ready. If it comes out clean you are good to go
- Allow to cool
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
- Melt the butter (2Tbns)over low heat
- Add half cup of coconut and stir until brown
- Dry the browned coconut on paper towel
- Mix 2 tablespoons butter with cream cheese
- Add milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla
- Stir in the remaining coconut
- Spread on cake and sprinkle with the browned coconut
Recipe 5: Pot-Infused Strawberry Cheesecake
1 cup graham crackers crushed
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cannabutter
2 packets sweetened strawberries
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 Packets cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 Tbsp lemon juice
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
- In a large bowl mix the graham cracker, sugar and cannabutter
- Pour in a 9 inch ungreased baking pan and compress
- Put in the freezer for 30minutes
- Put the cornstarch and strawberries in a food processor and run until smooth. Place the mixture in a saucepan and bring to boil. Set aside and allow to cool. This is your sauce
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy
- Slowly add the milk and lemon juice and mix
- Add the eggs to the mixture and beat until well combined
- Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust of the graham crackers mixture
- Pour half of the strawberry mixture on top of the cream cheese layer
- Add the remaining cream cheese mixture over sauce
- Add the remaining strawberry sauce on top of the cream cheese layer
- Take a sharp knife and cut through the top layer to swirl the strawberry sauce
- Bake in the heated oven for 45-50 minutes
- Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.
- Refrigerate overnight and serve with cheesecake
Marijuana Desserts FAQ's
What foods are good for making edibles with?
Foods high in fat or oil, such as potatoes, mac and cheese, cheese dips, aioli, and other fatty items, are ideal for consuming cannabis. Canna-butter or canna-oil can be used in place of the oil or butter in the recipes.
What makes cannabis edibles hit better?
Your heart rate and blood flow will rise while you exercise, which will hasten the absorption of the food into your circulation. Fatty Foods: Combining edibles with fatty foods can also speed up their onset of effects.
What is the best edible for beginner users?
Due to their widespread availability and steady dosage, THC gummies are a well-liked option for novices. They frequently come in little, easy-to-manage doses, which facilitates simpler intake control. Chocolates: Another well-liked option for novices are chocolates with cannabis extract.
What can I infuse with cannabis?
Selecting an oil to infuse your marijuana
When infusing cannabis to make your own edibles, butter is a popular option because it's a common ingredient in recipes. Other popular options include canola oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
How Do I Make Marijuana Desserts?
To begin the process of making marijuana desserts, you will normally begin by preparing an item that contains cannabis, such as butter or oil. Following that, this can be utilized as an alternative to traditional butter or oil in a variety of dessert recipes, including brownies, cookies, cakes, and other similar items.
How Much Marijuana Should I Use in Desserts?
This quantity is determined by the desired level of power. If you are new to cooking with cannabis, it is recommended that you begin with lesser amounts of cannabis. A popular beginning point may be ¼ to ½ ounce of cannabis per cup of butter or oil. However, it is preferable to begin with smaller amounts.
How Long Does It Take for Marijuana Desserts to Take Effect?
Due to the fact that the THC in sweets, such as marijuana desserts, must first be digested and metabolized, the effects of edibles, in contrast to those of smoking or vaping, might take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours to become apparent.
How Potent Are Marijuana Desserts?
The amount of cannabis that is used in the infusion process, as well as the type of cannabis that is used, affects the potency of the product. It is essential to begin with a minimal serving size while consuming homemade edibles because the potency of these edibles might be unexpected.
Can I Use CBD Instead of THC in Desserts?
Yes, you may utilize CBD to manufacture treats that do not elicit a psychoactive effect. In the same manner that THC may be infused into oil or butter, CBD can also be infused.
What Are the Best Types of Desserts to Infuse with Marijuana?
When it comes to desserts, cannabis may be infused into anything that has butter or oil. Desserts such as brownies, cookies, candies, and chocolates are among the most popular options.
How Do I Store Marijuana Desserts?
You should either refrigerate them or store them in a container that is airtight and in a cool, dark place. For the purpose of preventing inadvertent consumption, prominently label them.
Can Marijuana Desserts Go Bad?
As is the case with any other type of food, sweets that contain marijuana can go bad or deteriorate with time. A longer shelf life can be achieved through proper storage.
Are Marijuana Desserts Legal?
This is dependent on the laws that govern cannabis in your region. Desserts made with marijuana are normally permitted to be made and consumed within limited parameters in areas where cannabis is legal for either medical or recreational use with some restrictions.
What Should I Do if I Consume Too Much Edibles?
Try to maintain your composure and keep in mind that the effects will ultimately wear off if you eat an excessive amount. Rest, drink plenty of water, and try to limit your intake. If you are experiencing an excessive amount of discomfort or worry, you should seek medical attention.
Learn to Cook With Cannabis
There's never been a better time to get into the cannabis culinary arts! The profit margin for edibles is higher than any other cannabis product, so it pays to know how to make them if you want to make money in the cannabis industry.
To learn how to cook with marijuana and how to do cannabis extractions, enroll at Cannabis Training University.
Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.
When she isn’t teaching cannabis cooking classes, Karen works as a cannabis business consultant, writes for online cannabis publications like Cannabis Training University, Leafly, and Weedmaps, and runs a CBD-infused-product business.