Indulging in a sweet treat can be a delightful experience, and what better way to elevate it than with a homemade Cannabis-Infused Vanilla Ice Cream? This recipe combines the classic goodness of vanilla with the subtle kick of cannabis, offering a unique and enjoyable dessert that you can easily make at home. Follow along to create your own batch of this creamy, infused delight.

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  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy lecithin (optional, for improved cannabis infusion)
  • 1/2 cup cannabis-infused butter (adjust potency to personal preference)
  • Optional toppings: crushed nuts, chocolate sauce, or fresh berries

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  1. Infusing Cannabis into Butter:
    • Decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it in the oven at 240°F (115°C) for 30-40 minutes.
    • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, add the decarboxylated cannabis, and let it simmer for 2-3 hours. Strain the butter to remove the plant material, leaving you with cannabis-infused butter.
  2. Preparing the Ice Cream Base:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, and sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to steam, but avoid boiling.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they become pale in color. Gradually add a small amount of the hot cream mixture to the eggs, whisking continuously to avoid curdling.
    • Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture, stirring constantly over medium heat until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon.
    • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and soy lecithin if using.
  3. Incorporating Cannabis-Infused Butter:
    • Allow the custard base to cool for a few minutes before adding the cannabis-infused butter. Stir well to ensure even distribution.
    • Place the mixture in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Churning the Ice Cream:
    • Once the mixture is thoroughly chilled, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container, place it in the freezer, and stir every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Enjoying the Cannabis Vanilla Ice Cream:
    • Scoop the finished ice cream into bowls or cones, and feel free to add your favorite toppings such as crushed nuts, chocolate sauce, or fresh berries.


This Cannabis-Infused Vanilla Ice Cream recipe provides a delightful way to enjoy the classic flavors of vanilla while adding a subtle cannabis kick. Remember to consume responsibly and be mindful of the potency of your cannabis-infused butter. Gather your ingredients, get creative with toppings, and treat yourself to a homemade dessert that’s sure to elevate your taste buds.