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How To Make CBD Infused Butter!

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If you want to incorporate CBD into more of your daily recipes, the best way to do this is to make CBD infused butter. Once you have CBD butter, you can add it to any recipes that calls for normal butter and replace it with CBD butter. Just always keep in mind that the CBD cooks off if it heats over 350 F so make sure you are using it in recipes that will not go over this temperature.

This recipe is very easy to make and depending on the strength and type of CBD oil you have, you will likely not taste any difference in your butter. Remember to keep it in a separate labeled container so your children do not get into this oil.

If you want to read the basics on cooking with cannabis, check out my previous post here and check out my CBD gummy recipe here.

Cbd infused butter

What is CBD butter?

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  1. How to make your own CBD butter
  2. How do you use CBD butter?
  3. How much CBD is in CBD butter?
  4. What is the best butter for CBD butter?

CBD-infused butter is a classic beginner recipe that can be used in a variety of foods and recipes. It’s relatively simple to make, and having infused butter on hand is a great way to enjoy the benefits of CBD from the comfort of your kitchen. For those looking to incorporate CBD into their diet or daily regimen, making CBD butter from scratch is an excellent way to do it.

How to make your own CBD butter

The process of making CBD butter involves a few essential ingredients and tools:

  • Butter (coconut, olive oil, canola, or hemp oil can be substituted).
  • Dried hemp or high-CBD marijuana flowers.
  • Herb grinder.
  • Metal strainer.
  • Cheesecloth.
  • Funnel.
  • Slow cooker (or a medium-sized saucepan on low heat).

The process of making CBD butter involves a few essential ingredients and tools. Photo by: Gine Coleman/Weedmaps

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1. The first step in the process is to grind the hemp flower roughly with a hand grinder. It’s not necessary to use finely ground cannabis, but make sure it’s broken down from full flower buds.

2. Preheat your oven to approximately 220 degrees Fahrenheit for the decarboxylation process. Spread the ground flower on a baking sheet and bake at 220 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Decarbing is a necessary step to release the cannabinoids in the hemp flower.

Spread the ground flower on a baking sheet and bake at 220 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Photo by: Gine Coleman/Weedmaps

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3. Melt the butter slowly on low heat. Slow cookers are best, but a saucepan may also be used to simmer the butter and flower mixture on low heat for several hours.

4. Once the butter or oil is melted and heated, add the ground flower mixture to the pot and stir gently.

Once the butter or oil is melted and heated, add the ground flower mixture to the pot and stir gently. Photo by: Gine Coleman/Weedmaps

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5. Once the flower is completely submerged in the butter, cover the pot or slow cooker and let the mixture simmer on low for at least one hour, but as long as six to eight hours for maximum cannabinoid extraction.

6. Remove the butter mixture from the heat. While it is still warm and malleable, strain it through a metal strainer, then the cheesecloth and into a jar or other container. Gently squeeze the cheesecloth to press out as much of the oil or butter as possible.

7. Place the resulting butter into the refrigerator or freezer.

Your homemade CBD oil or butter will last up to two months in the fridge and as long as six months in the freezer.

How do you use CBD butter?

CBD butter can be used in a variety of ways to experience the potential therapeutic and health benefits of cannabidiol on your endocannabinoid system. Use CBD butter in place of butter or margarine and bake it into cookies, muffins, or pastries. Infused butter may be used as a substitute for butter in everyday cooking — to fry eggs in a pan or butter your toast.

You can use CBD butter in place of butter or margarine and bake it into cookies, muffins, or pastries. Photo by: Gine Coleman/Weedmaps

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If you choose to infuse oil instead of butter, you can use it as a tincture, dosing with a teaspoon at a time. As with anything infused, start low and go slow for best results. Start with a teaspoon or less and gradually increase the amount you consume until you find the right dose for you.

If you choose to infuse coconut oil, you can make topicals, such as a lip balm or salve. Add a few drops of essential oils for fragrance and you’ve created your own personal CBD-infused topical.

How much CBD is in CBD butter?

Determining how much CBD is in your infusion can be tricky. It is entirely dependent on how much plant material you use, the potency of the marijuana or hemp, how much butter you use, and how long you let the mixture infuse. Generally, a good ratio is 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) to 1 cup of plant material. The longer you allow the mixture to infuse, the more potent the results will be — until you reach maximum potency. Jeff the 420 Chef has a convenient calculator for determining potency.

What is the best butter for CBD butter?

For the purists, full fat, unsalted sticks of butter are the number one choice for CBD-infused butter. However, for vegans or those who are more health-conscious, coconut oil is a perfectly acceptable alternative. As mentioned earlier, you may substitute various types of oils for a more viscous final product better suited to your health or cooking needs.

Keep in mind that cannabinoids are fat-soluble, meaning they bind to fats. Those fats carry the cannabinoids into future recipes where you substitute CBD oil or cannabutter for standard oil or butter.

With CBD’s popularity soaring, making your own CBD-infused butter is a great way to experiment with the cannabinoid from the comfort of your home. You can try out new recipes or experiment with topicals now that the power to make CBD butter is in your hands.

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