So, you’re done making weed butter (or probably have some leftover) and are wondering what you can make with it. Well, we have good news – you can make a lot of exciting stuff (not just food recipes) with your cannabutter!
All marijuana edibles are exciting, but there’s something very versatile about cannabutter, or weed butter, that makes it a classic among weed connoisseurs. This cannabis-infused butter can be added to many different types of recipes to level them up, and you can also make them the foundation of your cannabis creations. Just use your imagination and let your creativity (with or without the influence of Mary Jane) lead the way – and you’ll surely enjoy the outcome.
Well, hang on to your seat as we cover some of the most ingenious ways to use weed butter/cannabutter.
What to Make With Weed Butter (a.k.a. Cannabutter) – Are You Ready?
As previously mentioned, the sky is the limit when it comes to all the wonderful things you can make with cannabutter. Below are 10 of the easiest (and yummiest, for food recipes) that you might want to try out first.
1. Weed Brownies
Pot brownies are undeniably one of the most popular weed edibles on the planet. Most weed brownie recipes use cannabutter as one of their main ingredients. So, if you haven’t tried making cannabis brownies yet, now is a good time to do so (we guarantee you’ll love this variety of this delicious snack).
2. Cannabutter Coffee
Attention, coffee lovers! If you’re a cannabis and coffee fan, knowing that you can combine these two will give you goosebumps. Cannabutter coffee is made by simply adding cannabis butter (about 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup of coffee, or according to taste) to your favorite brewed coffee. This high-calorie coffee drink is now a trend among weight watchers as it’s said to keep you full for several hours. Other than that, you just might want your coffee to perk you up in a more exciting way.
3. Cannabis-Infused Fried Eggs
If fried egg is one of your favorite things for breakfast, you can make it extra special by using weed butter for frying instead of oil. Of course, you can also cook bacon/ham on cannabutter to go with your egg for a full marijuana-infused breakfast.
4. Cannabis-Infused Pasta
Calling all pasta lovers – this one’s for you. You can substitute the butter ingredient in your pasta dishes with weed butter for a wonderful twist. You can do this with pesto-like recipes and tomato-based ones as well. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite pasta dishes and you’ll surely end up with fun (and tasty!) creations.
Cannaburgers or cannabis-infused burgers make for great replacements for regular burgers and you already know why – it tastes like marijuana and you’ll also get the psychoactive effects you’re looking for. You’ll find a lot of recipes for cannaburgers, but this time around we’ll give you the simplest technique to make your cannabis burgers (using weed butter, of course). Simply use cannabutter (instead of oil) to fry your burgers and voila – get ready to enjoy your cannabis-infused burgers!
6. Pot Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes make for a great side dish, but it would be extra special if it’s pot/weed baked potatoes. There are different types of recipes for baked potatoes and you can experiment with your own recipes if you want. To make a mouth-watering pot baked potato dish, simply replace the butter ingredient in your recipe with cannabis butter and it’s good to go. Alternatively, you can also use weed butter as topping for a regular baked potato and you’ll still end up with a delicious cannabis-infused side dish. You can also combine cannabutter with other ingredients such as sour cream, cheese, and even bacon for the ultimate baked potato toppings.
7. Cannabuttered Popcorn
Who doesn’t like popcorn especially on a movie night to make it more enjoyable? Well, why not snack on cannabuttered popcorn instead of the good old style buttered popcorn? This one is really simple to do – just drizzle melted weed butter on your cooked popcorn and enjoy the show!
8. Cannabis Dipping Sauce
Dipping sauces are great for chips, crackers, bread, veggie snacks, and even certain meat recipes (chicken nuggets come to mind lol). You can use weed butter to substitute for regular butter in your favorite dipping sauce recipes to experience different varieties in taste while chilling and snacking on your favorite food.
9. Weed Face Mask
Cannabis-infused face mask recipes are not edible – but they’re food for your skin. Also, if you don’t know it yet, the THC content in marijuana is actually an antioxidant (it’s a leafy green, after all). Therefore, applying cannabis-infused facial mask will rejuvenate and repair damaged/dull facial skin. And with today’s pollution (including too much sun exposure and makeup) and stressful life – we all need to pamper our skin whenever we can, right? So, to create your weed face mask mixture, simply combine flour (any type of flour will do) and cannabutter to form a paste. Apply this on your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes or so before rinsing it off. This would work well as a morning or evening routine (whichever suits you).
10. Cannabis Body Wash
Since THC (an antioxidant) can be absorbed through the skin, making your own cannabis body wash will surely benefit your skin health. By using weed butter in your DIY THC body wash instead of other types of butter (or oil, for that matter), you can have a more relaxing and pleasing bath time – not to mention having a great way to maintain youthful skin.
Four Cannabis Recipes You Can Make With Weed Butter
Now that we have presented you with 10 of the best food and skin care recipes you can make with weed butter, it’s time to wind down and present you with actual delicious recipes (yes, edible ones). Below are 4 sweet and savory dishes you can make using weed butter – from classic ones (like the very popular pot brownies we’re talking about) to some more unexpected ones (yes, there are more surprise marijuana recipes up ahead!).
You guessed it, the classic recipe we have for you are pot brownies because who doesn’t love them? This chocolatey dessert is also easy to make, so let’s see what you’ll need.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup weed butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
For a vegan version, you can substitute the eggs with flax or chia seeds, and you can replace the butter with weed-infused coconut oil or any other cannaoil or vegan butter.
- Preheat the oven at 350°F and line a medium-sized pan with parchment paper, or grease and flour it.
- Melt the butter and the cannabutter in a medium saucepan on medium heat and be careful not to burn them. Once done, set aside.
- In one bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- In a different bowl combine the dry ingredients – the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Pour the egg mixture into the melted butter mixture and combine, then add the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Ganja Mac and Cheese
Another staple “go-to” recipe, but this time elevated with cannabutter and guaranteed to make you enjoy it. In just about half an hour you’ll have an enjoyable lunch that’ll relax you in the afternoon.
- 5 cups of weed butter
- 1 pound macaroni
- 5 cups flour
- 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 cups milk
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Boil the macaroni in salted water as you normally would until they’re “al-dente.”
- In a large saucepan melt the weed butter on low heat, add the flour and salt and pepper, and gently stir until there are no clumps.
- Next, pour the milk slowly and stir constantly until fully combined. Mix for around 5 minutes until it’s simmering and thickening.
- Add nearly all the shredded cheese, leaving some for topping.
- Finally, add the macaroni to the mixture in the saucepan and stir well.
- Serve and add the remaining cheese on top or some parmesan for some oomph.
Canna Ice Cream
What’s a better refreshment than a cold canna ice cream? This basic recipe is very easy to make and very versatile as you can add whatever flavor you like to tailor it to your personal preferences.
- 14 ounces condensed milk
- 4 tbsp softened cannabutter
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Topping of choice (chocolate chips, frozen fruit, nuts, M&Ms, peanut butter, etc.)
Start by whipping the cream until it’s very thick and then carefully fold in the remaining ingredients one by one, starting with the condensed milk. Don’t melt the cannabutter at high temperatures, just making sure it’s soft enough to combine it. Add any desired toppings or leave it as is. Freeze for at least 6 hours before consumption.
Cannabis Cream Cheese
Cream cheese is a universal snack that goes with basically everything, so why not amp it up with some weed butter? This recipe is very simple and quick to make, you just need to make sure you get the right consistency.
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature (so it’s soft enough to blend)
- 2 tbsp softened cannabutter
- Herbs and spices of choice
For a vegan option, you can use any vegan alternative to cream cheese and cannabutter.
To make this recipe, combine the cream cheese and the weed butter in a bowl and add any fresh herbs or spices that you like. Parsley adds some freshness, while basil and garlic add some zest, but you can use whatever you like, or nothing at all.
If you have a mixer with a paddle attachment, that would be ideal for combining the ingredients, but a food processor can also do the trick. You just need to make sure to mix it long enough to allow for an even distribution of the cannabutter and avoid concentrated clumps. This is also why both need to be soft enough to combine.
Ideally, you should mix it for about 7-8 minutes with frequent pauses so you can scrape the sides of the bowl for better mixing.
Use it right away or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for as long as the expiration date of the cream cheese is.
Finally, Be Careful With Dosing
The potency of your butter mostly depends on what kind of weed you’ve been using, but the decarb temperature also plays a part – if you burn your weed, it’ll lose its potency. To test your butter, it’s best to spread ½ a teaspoon on a piece of toast or any other snack and wait for about two hours to feel the effects.
As the potency of homemade edibles is really hard to estimate, actually trying it will tell you a lot. Afterward, you can make changes as needed and make sure to take notes so when you perfect the recipe you have a clear picture of what you’re doing.