Recipe: Cannabis Infused Hot Chocolate
Everyone knows that there’s nothing more enjoyable than coming inside from a cold winter’s day to a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Known as a long-standing hot beverage favorite around the holiday season, hot chocolate made from scratch always wins out over the powder in a packet. For those who would like to consume their medical cannabis through edibles, infusing your hot chocolate with cannabis oil obtained by getting your medical cannabis certification is an excellent option, as not only is it delicious, but it also is an excellent fat carrier to help your edible become more bioavailable.
This recipe is for cannabis-infused hot chocolate from scratch, using your medical cannabis oil obtained from a licensed dispensary so that you can dose your hot chocolate with as little, or as much, as you desire for your medical cannabis outcomes.
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.
2 cups milk of your choice
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar (we recommend dark chocolate for a bit of an extra chocolatey flavor)
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
A dose of THC infused oil obtained from a medical cannabis dispensary using your medical cannabis certification
Healthy pinch of salt
Marshmallows or whipped cream for garnish (optional, but highly recommended)
This recipe will make 2 cups or 2 servings
- Place milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium/medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until warm (but make sure it doesn’t come to a boil or burn). Remove from heat.
- Add your chocolate of choice and whisk constantly until the chocolate chips melt and distribute evenly into the milk. Briefly place back on the heat if needed.
- Whisk in vanilla extract and your desired amount of cannabis infused oil until frothy.
- Pour into mugs and serve warm. Toss in a few marshmallows (perhaps left over from our cannabis infused Sweet Potato Casserole recipe) or add a squirt of whipped cream.
Remember when consuming cannabis orally, that different methods and products hold different levels of bioavailability. Be sure to read our article Examining the Bioavailability of Cannabis Through Oral Consumption Methods.
Get Your Medical Cannabis Certification
Learn more about getting your medical cannabis certification or renewing an existing medical cannabis certification by reaching out to us at Compassionate Clinics of America. We will discuss your medical concerns and whether cannabis is right for you and guide you through the process of getting your medical cannabis certification, or recertification, so that you can access the best products found in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Oklahoma dispensaries to infuse your foods at home. Our helpful, compassionate, board-certified, and qualified medical practitioners and staff are on-hand to help you navigate medical cannabis so that you’re pointed in the right direction toward better health and wellness.