What can be tastier than frosty cannabis milkshakes for the hot summer months? Here is how to do to it.
If you make cannabis milk, you will have a versatile base for many great edibles. You can use cannabis milk for countless recipes that use milk, from pancakes and breakfast cereal to cookies and tasty shakes. Here in this article we show you how you can easily make cannabis milk along with a recipe for awesome cannabis milkshakes. They will be just the right thing for summer!
What makes milk in particular suited for edibles is how the fat in milk binds well with THC. Because of this, we use whole milk in our cannabis milk recipe. If you need to watch your calories or want to make vegan cannabis milk, you should not use skim milk as an alternative. The best here is if you use almond milk, which you can get at any well-sorted grocer.
Why create this creamy weed beverage?
Weed infused milkshakes are straight up delicious. There’s no need to dance around it. Ice cream, cream, vanilla, and milk. It’s very simple, but this blend is truly incredible.
Our recipe calls for strawberry ice cream. If you’re a chocolate lover, don’t let this deter you. You can add in chocolate, or swap out our recommendation with chocolate. For that matter, swap with mint, maple walnut, rocky road, cookies and cream, whatever you like!
Our intention is to teach you how to infuse your milkshake with cannabis. You can definitely modify the choice flavor.
This is how we dose your cannabis milkshake.
We are using a cannabis tincture to dose these milkshakes with marijuana. Feel free to choose between a THC tincture or a CBD tincture to create your weed infused shake.
Weed tinctures are a fantastic way to make cannabis beverages. This is because the dropper makes it simple to accurately dose your recipe. Accurately dosing your recipe is super crucial to any cannabis edible. This ensures that you will have an enjoyable time while achieving your cannabis goals.
We recommend that you speak with your cannabis budtender to find a weed strain that works best for cannabis edibles. Pick a THC strain if you’re hoping to dose with THC. Let your dispensary rep know that you’re creating a weed tincture. This way they can appropriately advise you on the right cannabis flower.
Follow this recipe to create a cannabis tincture. Be sure to choose the right type of cannabis bud for your weed extraction. Use a CBD bud if you’re looking to create a CBD tincture.
How to make cannabis-infused milk
Our recipe for cannabis milk is adapted from Herb’s cannabis milk recipe. It should only take around an hour to complete and will make about two cups. Cannabis milk will not last as long as other infusions, like oil or butter. This recipe should make it easy to make a milkshake or two without wasting any infused milk.
Cannabis milk ingredients and supplies:
- 2 cups of full-fat whole milk
- 2 seven grams of cannabis ground fine (adjust amount based on preferred potency)
- Cheesecloth or equivalent strainer
- Double boiler or two saucepans to make one
Steps to make cannabis milk:
- Boil milk over a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can add water to a larger saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then, place another saucepan over the boiling water, ensuring the water does not touch the bottom of the pan.
- Reduce the heat slightly to bring to a simmer. You don’t want to scorch your cannabis, so reducing it from a rolling boil to a slow, gentle simmer is ideal. It should still be very hot, but not enough to scorch the buds.
- Slowly add in the finely ground cannabis, stirring continuously. Make sure the buds are fully covered by the milk and continue to stir every few minutes.
- Simmer for 45 minutes. Be sure to stay nearby and stir the mixture every few minutes. You don’t need to continuously stir, but it is important to regularly move everything around.
- Strain with a cheesecloth or equivalent strainer. Carefully remove the mixture from heat and strain well. Your milk should be a yellowish/green color. Feel free to squeeze the excess milk from the mixture, though this will add more chlorophyll to your milk.
- Allow to cool and enjoy.
That’s it! Making cannabis milk is pretty easy. The most difficult part will be deciding how much to use to optimize your experience. If you’re not sure where to start, opt for a small amount as you can always drink more. It’s a lot harder to work with overly-potent milk.
Now that you have cannabis milk ready to go, we can move on with the recipe.
Steps for making a cannabis milkshake
Making a cannabis milkshake is extremely easy once you have the cannabis-infused milk ready. All you have to do is make a milkshake as you usually would, but replace the milk in the recipe with our cannabis-infused milk.
Milkshakes are super versatile and can be made in various ways. Most of it comes down to personal preference, so we’ll let you decide exactly how to craft your shake.
Here are the basic steps to making a cannabis milkshake:
- Gather ingredients. You’ll need ice cream, cannabis milk, and a blender. Additional items can include ice, flavorings of choice, and even cookies.
- Add your preferred ice cream flavor to the blender. You’ll want to start with at least a few scoops, but feel free to adjust how much you use to your own preference. If you want your milkshake to be more icy than smooth, you can add some ice cubes as well. This is not necessary, though, and will change the texture.
- Add any additional ingredients you want. This can be chocolate syrup, fresh or frozen fruit, cookies, or anything else you think would taste good in your milkshake.
- Add the cannabis-infused milk. Start with about ¼ cup and blend the mixture. Continue to add cannabis milk until you’ve reached the desired consistency for your milkshake.
- Serve in a tall, preferably frosted-in-the-freezer cup for maximum enjoyment.
There you have it! That’s how to make a weed milkshake. Once you have the cannabis milk ready, the process is really a breeze.
We recommend making milkshakes for two or more to use up all the cannabis milk you made. It will not stay good for very long in the fridge. Alternatively, you can cut the cannabis-infused milk recipe in half to make less.