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Cannabis in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Making Cannabutter"

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Back in 2019, Mother Earth discovered her passion for cooking with cannabis. Who would've thought that something she only associated with smoking could transform into an infusion for almost anything? She saw its potential in her kitchen before it became a trend, sparking a journey that led her from private chef bookings to hosting her own events. Her secret ingredient? A remarkable cannabis-infused butter. And now, it's time to share that extraordinary recipe with you. Brace yourself, because I guarantee it's about to redefine your culinary experience.

Before we jump into the recipe, get excited to add a special twist to your cooking. This homemade cannabutter recipe will level up your dishes like never before. You'll end up with about 1 cup of cannabutter, and it'll take you less than 3 hours. Ready to get started.



What's Needed?


  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 ounce (28 grams) decarboxylated cannabis flower (depending on desired potency)

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 teaspoon lecithin (helps with potency and consistency)

  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped (for flavor)


  • Medium-sized saucepan

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cheesecloth

  • Fine mesh strainer

  • Container for storage


  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over

  2. low heat.

  3. Add the ground decarboxylated cannabis flower to the melted butter and stir until fully combined.

  4. Simmer the mixture on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

  5. After 2-3 hours, remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  6. Place a fine mesh strainer over a container and line it with cheesecloth.

  7. Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth and into the container, straining out any plant matter.

  8. Squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much butter as possible.

  9. Refrigerate the container of butter until it has solidified.

  10. Once solid, remove the butter from the container and discard any excess water.

  11. Your cannabis-infused butter is now ready to use in your favorite recipes.

Step 1: Decarboxylation

This is the first step to making your perfect dish. Be as detailed as possible.

  • Decarboxylation: Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Break apart your cannabis flower into smaller pieces and spread them evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cannabis in the preheated oven for about 40-60 minutes. This process activates the THC in the cannabis, making it more potent.

Step 2 : Infusion Preparation

  • Infusion Preparation: In a saucepan, combine the unsalted butter and water. Place the saucepan over low heat and let the butter melt completely.

Step 3 : Adding Cannabis:

  • Adding Cannabis: Once the butter is melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis to the saucepan. Stir well to ensure the cannabis is evenly distributed in the mixture.

Step 4 : Simmering

  • Simmering: Maintain the heat on low and let the cannabis-infused butter mixture simmer. It's important to keep the heat low to prevent the cannabis from burning or losing potency. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

  • Simmering Duration: Allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 hours. The longer you simmer, the more potent the cannabutter will become. Keep an eye on the mixture and adjust the heat as needed.

Step 5: Straining

  • Straining: After simmering, remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool slightly. Place a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth over a separate container to strain the mixture. Slowly pour the mixture through the strainer or cheesecloth to separate the liquid cannabutter from the plant material. Press the plant material to extract as much liquid as possible.

Step 6 : Cooling and Storing

  • Cooling and Storing: Allow the strained cannabutter to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container for storage. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month or in the freezer for several months.

Step 7 : Usage

  • Usage: Your homemade cannabutter is now ready to use in various recipes. Remember to start with a small amount when using it in cooking or baking to gauge its potency.


In conclusion, you've just learned how to create your very own batch of cannabutter – a versatile ingredient that can add a touch of magic to your culinary creations. By following the simple steps of decarboxylation, infusion, simmering, straining, and storing, you've unlocked a world of culinary possibilities. Remember, experimenting with cannabutter in your recipes can lead to a flavorful adventure that's sure to impress your taste buds.

If you found this guide helpful, have any questions, or want to share your own cannabutter experiences, I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below, connect with me on social media for more kitchen inspiration, or check out our related posts to continue your culinary journey. Get ready to elevate your dishes and explore the delicious realm of homemade cannabutter – your taste buds will thank you!

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