Hot chocolate is great for warming up the cold winter months, providing a delicious and cozy way to perk up your cannabis consumption. We’ve created our own Cannabis Hot Cocoa Mix recipe below, but feel free to add your own flavors.
Before you start preparing to make your hot chocolate mix, be sure to decarboxylate your cannabis flower. Otherwise, your mix won’t have the result you were looking for.
Step One: Preparing your Cannabis for Cooking
To prepare the Cannabis for cooking, you will first need to activate the compounds found in Cannabis through a process called decarboxylation. Please don’t panic; it is not complicated. The decarboxylation process means heat-activating your Cannabis to create a chemical change that “activates” the cannabinoids.
To decarboxylate your Cannabis, you will need:
- Finely ground cannabis flower
- A baking tray
- Parchment paper
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. Line your baking tray with parchment paper.
Step 2: Lay out your cannabis flower on the paper, spreading them out evenly.
Step 3: Place the tray with the cannabis flower in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the cannabis flower and allow it to cool.
Step 5: Store your decarboxylated cannabis in an airtight container, such as a glass Mason jar.
Now that you’ve prepared your Cannabis for cooking through the decarboxylation process, you are ready to bake your favorite cannabis-infused holiday recipes:
Cannabis Hot Chocolate Mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
- Airtight container
- Mixing bowl
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl, whisk together.
Step 2: Pour into airtight container.
Step 3: Add marshmallows if desired.
How to Make the Hot Chocolate
- Combine 1 cup milk and 1 cup hot cocoa mix in a saucepan.
- Stir ingredients until well combined.
- Place over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Heat until the milk forms small bubbles on the edges of the saucepan (do not boil).
- Serve in a heat-proof mug or glass.
- (Note: for an extra punch, try adding a dollop of Whipped Canna-Cream on top!).
Cannabis Infused Whipped Cream
Cook Time: 2.5 hours
Yield: 2 cups
- Double boiler
- Handheld or stand mixer
- Airtight container
- 1/2 ounce finely ground, decarboxylated marijuana
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Combine cannabis and heavy cream into the double boiler, over medium heat.
Step 2: Simmer for about two hours, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step 4: If your mixture contains plant material, strain over cheesecloth and into the airtight container.
Step 5: Store the mixture in the refrigerator until cold.
Step 6: Once cold, pour the cream into a large bowl and whip until peaks form and hold.
Step 7: Slowly beat in vanilla and sugar. Do not overmix.
Step 8: Store in the refrigerator.