Warm and soothing, cannabis hot chocolate is the perfect drink to cozy up with during the cold winter months. Whether you’re a cannabis enthusiast or simply looking for a delicious and comforting beverage, this creamy concoction will leave you wanting seconds. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore different infusion options, provide step-by-step instructions, and answer frequently asked questions about making cannabis hot chocolate. So grab your favorite mug and let’s dive in!
Why Choose Cannabis Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate is a beloved childhood beverage that brings back warm memories of cozy nights by the fireplace. But why not take it up a notch and add a cannabis twist? Cannabis-infused hot chocolate combines the best of both worlds, offering the familiar comfort of a classic hot chocolate with the added benefits of cannabis. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, pain relief, or simply a delightful treat, cannabis hot chocolate is a fantastic choice.
- 2 cups of milk (whole or a milk substitute like almond or coconut)
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of your choice
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 gram of ground cannabis (adjust according to your tolerance)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Marshmallows (optional)
- Decarboxylation: To activate the THCA in your cannabis, you’ll need to decarboxylate it. Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Grind your cannabis finely and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cannabis will become dry and crumbly.
- Infusing Milk: In a saucepan, combine the milk and ground, decarboxylated cannabis. Heat the mixture over low heat for about 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not let it boil. This process infuses the THC into the milk.
- Straining: After simmering, strain the milk mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the cannabis plant material. You now have cannabis-infused milk.
- Prepare the Hot Chocolate: In a clean saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the cannabis-infused milk while whisking continuously. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring until it’s hot but not boiling.
- Serve: Pour your cannabis-infused hot chocolate into mugs, and top with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.
Cannabis-infused hot chocolate is a delightful way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis while indulging in a cozy winter treat. Remember to start with a low dose, be mindful of your tolerance, and always consume responsibly. Whether you’re looking to unwind, relieve pain, sleep better, or simply elevate your hot chocolate game, this delightful concoction is sure to become a seasonal favorite. So, this winter, treat yourself to a mug of cannabis-infused hot chocolate and let it warm both your body and soul.