Cooking with Cannabis: Delicious Recipes and Tips


05/01/2024

Ready-made edibles provide an abundance of options for sampling the benefits of enjoying cannabis as part of a tasty snack, but many budding chefs enjoy taking this option a step further and cooking their own. Here are some of the most important things to know about cooking with cannabis to ensure that your creations provide the best taste and effects possible!

Make Sure You're Using High-Quality Flower

Like any ingredient used in any cooking, the quality of the flower you use is a critical factor in the taste and effects of your finished edibles. Understanding the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in the products you are considering using can help you choose flower that is the most likely to produce the experience you want. While you do not necessarily need to purchase the most expensive flower we stock to create enjoyable edibles, steering clear of known low-end brands can help you enhance your experience.

Know Your Dosages and Potency

No matter what type of cannabis you cook with, knowing exactly how much to use is an essential step in making sure that your finished delicacies are safe and provide the level of effects that you want. Taking the time to do the math and double check it is a must--do not simply eyeball it as you might with salt or sugar. You are working with very small amounts of substances that can quickly become extremely potent, which means that calculating an appropriate dosage for your recipe and measuring it very carefully are the most important parts of effectively cooking with cannabis.

The easiest and most accurate way to calculate the amount of cannabis to add to a particular recipe is to input an initial estimate for the amount of cannabis you plan to use, the THC and CBD percentages in your cannabis, and the amount of butter or oil that your recipe uses into a cannabis calculator. The calculator will then tell you how many milligrams of THC or CBD your homemade edibles will have per serving. We recommend starting on the lower end to avoid inadvertently consuming more than you expect to and gradually increasing your dosage in future batches to reach your desired effects.

Calculating an appropriate dosage for your recipe is crucial

Calculating an appropriate dosage for your recipe is crucial

Know How to Decarboxylate Cannabis

Your cannabis will not create the best possible edibles directly from the package, and heating it on its own before cooking your edibles is an important step in properly activating it and ensuring that it will work as you expect it to. To decarboxylate your cannabis, you will need to:

  1. Spread your flower onto a baking sheet
  2. Heat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Bake your buds for a total of 30-40 minutes while flipping them every 10 minutes
Heat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit

Heat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit

Trust Your Taste Buds

While The Cannabis Depot stocks a plethora of gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and other ready-made edibles, we also offer a wide range of flower products that can form the basis of nearly any cannabis recipe. Some of our favorite recipes for beginners include:

  • Premium cannabutter

  • Cannabis-infused tea with rose and lavender

  • Cannabis-infused citrus caramel blondies

  • Cannabis pineapple punch

  • Cannabis-infused stuffed peppers

  • Deviled eggs with cannabis and horseradish

  • Space cake made with cannabis coconut oil

See What We Have in Store

At The Cannabis Depot, we offer a wide range of quality cannabis products that can be the perfect basis for getting started with adding something a little extra to your favorite recipes or enjoyed on their own. While our edibles provide an excellent ready-made starting point for exploring the benefits of enjoying your cannabis in food form, our team can answer any questions you might have about any aspects of cooking with cannabis that you are unsure about to make sure that your first experience with taking your edible cannabis consumption to the next level is a safe and memorable one.

Stop in today to browse our selection and speak with one of our experts for more personalized recommendations for getting started with cooking with cannabis!

Updated: 05/09/2024

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