Cannabis-infused milk can be made with any type of milk available. This base-infusion (similar to oil and butter) can be used in a massive variety of cannabis edibles and offers a different flavour and consistency than cannabis-infused butter or oil.
For this cannabis and milk infusion, we will be using a crockpot/slow cooker. Different carrier substances (oil, butter, milk etc) have different smoking/burning points and the crockpot/slow cooker keeps a very consistent temperature throughout the infusion process.
A crockpot/slow cooker is also ideal for those who wish to leave the house during the infusion process.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the body’s reactions to cannabis. Knowing an appropriate dosage with regards to cannabis edibles requires experience with cannabis edibles in a safe environment.
Learn how to make cannabis-infused milk below.
Ingredients to Make Cannabis Milk
This recipe for cannabis milk can be made with any type of milk available. The milk will keep until the original use-by date on the package.
- 2 litres of milk (Any type of milk)
- 20 grams of ground cannabis
Depending on the THC content of your cannabis, this infusion may require more, or less, cannabis flower. Milk does not absorb as much THC as coconut oil or butter does.
Knowing an approximate flower to oil ratio that will suit individual needs is also important.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Milk: Equipment Needed
Cannabis-infused milk is easily made in a home kitchen with a few pieces of readily available kitchen equipment.
- Large glass bowl or large pyrex-style measuring jug
- Crockpot/slow cooker
- Hand Strainer
- A container, such as the milk container, for the final product
This equipment is easily sourced online or from a local supermarket.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Milk
This method involves using a crockpot/slow cooker, but, cannabis-infused milk can also be made on a stovetop, in a mason jar, sous-vide, as well as the various machines (Magical Butter etc) available on the market that can make it for you.
- In a large glass bowl or measuring jug, add decarboxylated cannabis and milk
- Fill the crockpot with enough water to reach the halfway point of your large glass bowl or measuring jug
- Place crockpot/slow cooker on medium-low heat and wait until the water has heated
- Now, place the bowl of cannabis and milk into the water within the crockpot/slow cooker
- You can cover this infusion, although it is not necessary.
- Ensure the water does not get too low during the infusion process, some will evaporate
- Leave in the crockpot/slow cooker for 3-4 hours, stirring every hour or so
- Line a hand strainer with cheesecloth (3-4 pieces on top of one another) and strain cannabis milk back into its original container or a mason jar
- Store in the refrigerator and enjoy responsibly
This easy method provides a simple, somewhat mess-free, solution for making infused cannamilk at home.
How Strong Will Cannabis-Infused Milk Be?
Many cannabis consumers do not know the correct flower to butter or oil ratio (for their own personal dose) and may use too much cannabis, or too little, in their milk, oils or butter. This can have an adverse effect on future cannabis edibles consumption and experiences as well as becoming somewhat confusing for those who are new to cannabis or cannabis edibles.
Although milk does not absorb as much THC as oil or butter does, it is still highly important to know an approximate THC content of any cannabis infusion.
The five variables when considering a flower to milk ratio are:
- The Amount of Cannabis Used
- The THC Content of the Cannabis
- The Amount of Oil Infused
- How Much Oil (or Other Substance) You Will Use
- How Many Servings You Make
To read more about approximating a flower to butter/oil ratio when making cannabis infusions, click here.
What Kinds of Cannabis Edibles Can I Make With Cannabis-Infused Milk?
Cannabis-infused milk is highly versatile and will compliment many different dishes with a fragrant, herb-like taste. Cannabis milk can be used in baking and cooking and some of the cannabis edibles made with milk include:
- Cannabis-infused smoothies and milkshakes
- Infused pancakes
- Cannabis-infused curries such as butter chicken
- Canna Croissants
- Infused milk chocolate
Cannabis edible chefs are incredibly creative and resourceful and cannabis milk will remain a permanent item in your infused arsenal because it is so versatile. Please comment below if you have ever made cannabis milk.
Learn how to decarboxylate cannabis properly with our guides found below. Decarboxylation is an essential process in cannabis edibles.
Decarbing Cannabis for Infusions and Edibles
Decarboxylation is the scientific process that takes place when cannabis is exposed to heat over time.
In scientific terms, decarboxylation refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids that remove a carbon atom from a chain of atoms present within a plant such as cannabis. When heat is applied to cannabis, it will remove a carboxyl group from the THCA cannabinoid (non-psychoactive) and creates the psychoactive Delta-9 THC. Decarboxylation also occurs when cannabis is smoked or vaporized.
Cannabis Milk: Is Decarbing Necessary?
Decarboxylation, or decarbing, is an essential process in making cannabis edibles. Cannabis is not psychoactive in its raw form and this process ensures that valuable cannabinoids, such as Delta-9 THC, are properly activated. In addition, the process of decarboxylation also prepares cannabis for bioavailability, a process that allows cannabis to have an effect as an edible substance.
Learning how to decarboxylate cannabis will become an essential foundation in any cannabis consumer’s knowledge.
How to Decarboxylate Cannabis For Edibles
Usually, all that is needed to decarboxylate cannabis for infusions and edibles are cannabis buds, a baking tray, a conventional oven, and high-quality parchment paper. Our traditional decarboxylation method:
- Preheat conventional oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit (115 Celsius)
- Grind/break up cannabis in a coarse manner (do not over grind)
- Line baking tray with parchment paper
- Place ground cannabis evenly across the parchment paper
- Once the oven has heated, place cannabis inside the oven
- Set timer for 30 minutes
- Once 30 minutes have passed, rearrange cannabis on parchment paper to ensure an even decarboxylation
- Set timer for another 30 minutes
- Turn oven off and remove decarboxylated cannabis
- Set aside for 15 minutes
- Now, you have learnt how to decarboxylate cannabis for edibles
- Infuse into butter, oil etc
This cannabis material is now ideal for infusions and edible creations. Storing this cannabis in a dark, cool cupboard is recommended if the infusion cannot take place for days, or even weeks.
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