Once you've mastered how to make CannaButter, all of your Cannabis edibles recipes are a breeze. I like to mix up a big batch of this weed butter to keep on hand for my future edibles recipes. If you're looking for an easy way to make Cannabis Butter in the crockpot or slow cooker, then you're in the right place. This recipe also makes a delicious vegan CannaButter.
Whether you're whipping up a batch of CannaButter Chocolate Chip Cookies or just want to enjoy some avocado toast or fat bomb keto coffee that will get you high, this CannaButter recipe is simple, delicious and will definitely get you high.
How to Make Cannabis Butter (CannaButter)
First, You Need to Decarb Your Weed
The first thing you'll need in order to get started is decarbed weed, aka decarboxylated or activated cannabis.
Don't skip this first step. It's a must in order for your cannabis edibles to actually get you high. And luckily, it's a super simple process.
Now You're Ready to Make Your CannaButter
In a crockpot, place 1 ¼ cups of the butter of your choice. This can be salted butter, unsalted butter or vegan, dairy-free butter. It's completely up to you and what types of recipes you'll be using this for in the future.
Add in ½ ounce of your decarboxylated cannabis.
Cover and cook on low for 4 - 6 hours, stirring occasionally if desired.
When finished, you'll need to strain out the marijuana. While some like to use a cheesecloth and strainer, I've found that I get the biggest batch of CannaButter (and make the least mess) when I use a coffee press. (This is the one I love.)
After straining, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you'll be storing for longer than a month, store in the freezer. Use within 6 months.
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Cannabis Butter (CannaButter) Frequently Asked Questions
Since this is one of the most widely used bases for cannabis edibles recipes, it also tends to come with the most questions. Here are answers to a few of the most popular questions that I receive.
Will CannaButter Work on Toast?
Yes! Some may find the taste to be a little strong if you're eating it directly on toast, but others swear by it. Personally, I like to add a little honey to cut the cannabutter taste a little bit. Or I use it when making Avocado Toast. But - yes - CannaButter will absolutely work on toast.
Will Cooking with CannaButter Smell?
We get this question all the time. As long as you decarbed your weed properly, you shouldn't notice an overwhelming odor when making CannaButter. In fact, we noticed zero smell when making it in our crockpot. But if you have concerns about the smell of cooking with Cannabis, you can click here to read more.
Which is Better - CannaButter or Canna Oil?
This completely depends on what recipe you're cooking and what you're in the mood for. While you'll probably find that the more common cannabis edibles recipes stick with CannaButter, we find that Canna Oil is just as effective and in fact preferred for some recipes (like for Taco Chicken Chili).
Can CannaButter spoil or mold?
Yuppers. CannaButter can go rancid, so it's important to keep it refrigerated - especially if you live in warmer climates.
Can CannaButter last in the freezer?
Also yes. If you're not going to be using your CannaButter within one month, we recommend storing it in the freezer for up to six months.
Can CannaButter kill a dog?
Technically, yes. BUT it would take a LOT of weed to kill Fido. Like - a LOT of it. If you're not using commercial-sized equipment to make your CannaButter, then you're probably safe - although we don't recommend feeding it to your dog.
Can I put CannaButter in the Microwave?
We don't recommend making CannaButter in the microwave (we prefer our low and slow method), but you can put it in the microwave when you're using it in your cannabis edibles recipes.
How to Make Cannabis Butter (CannaButter) Recipe
I know that several of you prefer the full recipe card that you can print or share. If that's you, then here you go.Print
- ½ ounce decarbed weed (Click here for instructions on how to decarb your weed.)
- 1 ¼ cups butter of your choice - including salted, unsalted, vegan, dairy-free
- Combine ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- After cooking, strain the CannaButter in a french press to remove the marijuana.
- Pour into a container with a lid and refrigerate.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one month or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Category: CannaButter
- Method: Slow Cooker
Keywords: Cannabis Infused Butter, CannaButter, Weed Butter, Marijuana Butter, Cannabis Edibles Recipes
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