Who would have thought that you could infuse coconut oil with weed? This is a great way to make infused coconut oil for cooking, as well as edible and weed coconut oil. There are many different ways to prepare your infused coconut oils so that they can be used in a variety of applications. Not only will this article give you some recipes, but also step-by-step instructions on how to create the best infused edible or weed coconut oils.
This process extracts a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other plant compounds from the plant.
Infused coconut oil can be made from any kind of weed, including cannabis. The infusion process extracts a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other plant compounds from the weed or whatever you’re using as a base material for your infused edibles or weed coconut oils. Instead of spending money on expensive edibles that will only last an hour before it wears off (if they even make you high), this method allows patients to take their medicine anytime, anywhere without having to worry about dosage size!
The best thing about infusing your own medicinal food is that no one else has contaminated it with additives like sugar or preservatives because all we need are some very simple ingredients: quality butter, olive oil, weed and/or dried herbs!
WHY COCONUT OIL IS GREAT FOR INFUSIONS
Coconut oil is the perfect substitute for butter when in need of dairy-free or vegan cannabutter.
Not only is it suspected of having anti-inflammatory properties, but also studies show coconut oil has a higher percentage of healthy fats than butter.
Coconut Oil is the perfect substitute for other oils like olive and vegetable when infusing weed to make your own edible or infused weed coconut oil because they work remarkably well together!
HOW TO INFUSE COCONUT OIL WITH WEED AND DRIED HERBS?
All you need are some quality ingredients: fresh (or dried) herbs, high-quality “butter” or cooking fat such as ghee or coconut oil, and something fatty that can be used as a base for infusion like cheesecloth.
Step One: Put the top on your jar, and fill it with herbs.
Step Two: Pour in a tablespoon or two of fat (coconut oil), then pour some water to cover at least halfway up the flowers so they’re submerged.
Step Three: Put the lid back on, give it a good shake for about five seconds, and let it sit overnight to infuse before straining out all ingredients from inside using a cheesecloth-lined sieve.
Infused Coconut Oil can be sprinkled onto roasted vegetables as well! The infused weed coconut oil is delicious served alongside pasta dishes that call for butter such as carbonara or cream sauce recipes like Alfredo – just use half cannabis-infused coconut oil instead of cannabutter.
DECARBOXYLATE THE FLOWER
The important thing you need to remember is decarboxylating!
Infused coconut oil is a popular and versatile cooking ingredient. Coconut oils are highly nutritious, with some even claiming that it’s the healthiest type of fat you can eat! I love using infused oils in my kitchen because they make eating healthy food more fun. The process of infusing them also adds depth to flavor profiles, which is why you can see some infused oils in the grocery store.
The Best Recipe of Infused Coconut Oil
The best recipe for infused coconut oil is to decarboxylate the flower before making your infusion.
In a small, oven-safe dish or container (think pyrex), spread out an ounce of cannabis evenly over the bottom surface. Place this in a preheated 200 degree Fahrenheit oven on low and let it heat up with no fan for 45 minutes. This will activate the THC within the product by converting THC acid into its psychoactive form – known as tetrahydrocannabinol!
When you’re done heating up your weed, turn off your oven and remove everything from inside without disturbing any pieces that may have fallen through cracks onto other surfaces below. You’ll want to take care when removing it so not all.
Should I put lecithin in my oil or edibles to make them stronger?
If you’ve ever bought a dispensary edible and looked at the ingredients list, odds are you’ll see the word “lecithin”.
While this common food additive and emulsifier might seem like another ingredient, it’s usually present because of what it does for you.
While it doesn’t technically make the oil stronger in terms of milligrams of THC, CBD or CBG, lecithin could help with the absorption of cannabinoids into the human body.
Theoretically, the small particles in your cannabis oil (or butter) are absorbed more easily, making it more potent and effective with a potentially faster onset.
While we lack a lot of data around this (welcome to cannabis!), readers have reported enhanced effects and it is what the big companies use in their edibles.
I personally use an organic sunflower lecithin and prefer liquid, however, there are many types of lecithin on the market – so feel free to experiment and find what works for you.
You can read more about lecithin and edibles in my in-depth post here.
After incorporating lecithin and using an Ardent gadget to get the right decarb, I found that I only had to use 1/2 of my typical dosage to remain pain-free throughout the day.
I personally use an organic sunflower lecithin and prefer liquid, however, there are many types of lecithin on the market – so feel free to experiment and find what works for you. After incorporating lecihn and using an Ardent gadget to get the right decarb, I found that I only had to use ½ of my typical dosage to remain pain-free throughout the day.
Why Cannabis Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is an accessible and versatile base for creating strong cannabis infusions, topicals, and medicinal edibles because of its high saturated fat content. It’s capable of extracting up to 82% of cannabinoids.
Infused Coconut Oil for Cooking:
The infused coconut oil can be used in almost any recipe, but it is especially suited to those that call for higher fat content. This makes it popular as an ingredient in fudge, brownies, and cookies. It also works well with Thai-inspired dishes like curries or stirs fry meals.