Unlock the Magic: Homemade Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
Get ready to elevate your culinary creations with our simple yet effective recipe for cannabis-infused olive oil. This versatile and high-quality oil will take your recipes to new heights. But first, let’s dive into the secret behind maximizing its potential.
Before we begin, it’s crucial to “activate” cannabis through a process known as decarboxylation. This ensures that the cannabinoids are fully activated, unlocking their therapeutic and euphoric benefits. For a step-by-step guide on decarboxylating cannabis, check out our recipe for Cannabutter.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated and ready to shine, it’s time to infuse it into our beloved olive oil. Here’s how:
- 1 cup of high-quality olive oil (or coconut oil, or vegetable oil)
- 1/4 ounce (7 grams) of decarboxylated cannabis
- In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl placed over a pot of simmering water, gently heat the olive oil.
- Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the warm olive oil. Stir gently to ensure that all the cannabis is evenly coated.
- Simmer the mixture over low heat for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. This slow infusion allows the cannabinoids to bind with the oil, resulting in a potent and flavourful blend.
- After the infusion time, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.
- Once cooled, strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean, airtight container. Squeeze and press the plant matter to extract as much oil as possible. Discard the remaining plant material.
And there you have it—a homemade CBD-infused olive oil that’s ready to take your recipes to new heights! Use it to drizzle over salads, toss with roasted vegetables, or create your own culinary masterpieces.
Remember, when it comes to cannabis-infused cooking, always start low and go slow. Each person’s tolerance and desired effects may vary, so be mindful of your dosing. Now, let the magic of cannabis-infused olive oil transform your dishes into unforgettable creations. Happy cooking!