How to Make CBD Infused Butter
CBD Infused ButterCBD infused butter is a simple way to incorporate CBD into more of your baked recipes. If you think about it most recipes call for butter, so it is easy to swap regular butter for CBD infused butter. An important note always keep in mind that CBD will cook off it is heated over 350 ° F, so be sure the recipes you use do not go over this temperature. I am going to give you two different ways on how to make CBD infused butter.
By The Joyce of Cooking
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2-3 hrs
Total Time: 2-3 hrs 5 mins
2 cups unsalted butter
1 cup water
20 ml CBD Oil (any strength)
Small pot or non stick saucepan
Container with a lid
1. Put 2 cups of unsalted butter and 1 cup of water into a small pot or non stick saucepan and begin to melt the butter on a low heat. *Water is added to help regulate the temperature and prevent burning.
2. Once the butter is melted add CBD oil and maintain over a low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not boil.
3. Remove from heat stir and let butter cool for a few minutes.
4. Pour into container and seal it with a lid.
5. Refrigerate and use like normal butter! *If you end up with extra water in your final product, you can easily drain it once the butter is hardened in the fridge.
Be sure to store in a separate labeled container if you do not want other people to use your CBD infused butter.
In this recipe you will decarboxylate the CBD flower before it is added to the butter. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to turn CBDA to the active chemical CBD in the plant. Basically, we are converting the Acid "A" into it's active ingredient for interaction with our Endocannabinoid System. When you decarboxylate at a low temperature you are preserving the most terpenes, a.k.a. the oils in the plant that inform the flavor profiles of the cannabis as well as some of the additional benefits.
Prep Time: 30-40 mins
Cook Time: 2-3 hrs
Total Time: 2-3 hrs 30-40 mins
Non stick saucepan
Container or Jar with a lid
1 cup water
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup of ground CBD flower (7-10 grams)
1. Decarb the CBD. Preheat oven to 245 ° F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Evenly spread CBD flower on the baking sheet. Insert baking sheet into the oven and set timer for 30-40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, gently mix the flower with a light shake of the pan to equally expose the surface area. *If you have large flower break by hand into smaller chunks.
2. Grind. Once you are done decarboxylating your flower grind to a medium/fine course. *Do not grind it too small or it could go through the cheesecloth and end up in your final product.
3. Melt the butter. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of butter into a non stick saucepan. Simmer on low heat and let the butter melt. *Water is added to help regulate temperature and prevent the butter from burning.
4. Add the CBD Flower. Once the butter is melted add 1 cup of ground CBD flower to the saucepan.
5. Simmer. Maintain low heat and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not boil.
6. Strain the butter. Set up the funnel on top of your container or jar and line it with the cheesecloth. Once the butter has cooled off, pour it over the cheesecloth funnel and allow it to strain freely. * Squeezing the cheesecloth may push more bad tasting plant material through.
7. Refrigerate the container of butter. If excess water forms at the bottom of the container, you can remove the solid butter with a knife and drain out the water. *The butter will need to refrigerate for about an hour before removing water.
8. Dose carefully. Your butter’s potency depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked to the potency of your starting material. To test the potency of your finished product, try spreading ¼ or ½ teaspoon on a snack and see how that dose affects you after an hour. Decrease or increase dose as desired.
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