Fall is a season that brings with it a cornucopia of delights for the senses: the vibrant colors of changing leaves, the crisp, cool air, and the cozy, comforting flavors that warm our hearts. Among these flavors, the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) has become an autumn staple. But what if we told you that you could take your PSL experience to the next level by infusing it with cannabis? In this article, we’ll show you how to combine the flavors of fall and the soothing effects of cannabis to create a delightful Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s gather the ingredients:
Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Mix
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 cup of whole milk or a milk alternative (e.g., almond or oat milk)
- 1 gram of ground cannabis flower
- Cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer
- Double boiler or a saucepan and a glass bowl
For the Latte
- 2 shots of espresso or 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
1. Prepare the Cannabis-Infused Milk
- Decarboxylate your cannabis: Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Spread the ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet and bake it for about 30-40 minutes to activate the THC. This step is crucial for the infusion process.
- Infuse the milk: In a double boiler or a saucepan with a glass bowl on top, heat the milk over low heat. Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the milk, stirring occasionally, for about 1-2 hours. Make sure the milk doesn’t boil; keep it at a gentle simmer.
- Strain the milk: After infusing, strain the milk through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Store the cannabis-infused milk in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
2. Make the Pumpkin Spice Mix
- In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger to create your pumpkin spice mix. Set it aside.
3. Prepare the Latte
- Brew your espresso or coffee and pour it into a mug.
- In a separate saucepan, whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt over medium heat until it’s well combined and heated through.
- Froth the cannabis-infused milk: Use a frother or a whisk to froth the milk until it’s creamy and has some foam on top.
- Combine the latte: Pour the pumpkin mixture into your brewed espresso or coffee and stir until well combined.
- Add the cannabis-infused milk: Gently pour the frothed cannabis-infused milk into the latte.
4. Garnish and Enjoy
- Top your Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream if desired.
- Sprinkle a pinch of the pumpkin spice mix and some ground cinnamon on top for that extra fall flavor.
- Sip, savor, and embrace the cozy, elevated experience of your Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte is the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of fall while adding a little something special to your cozy autumn days. As with any cannabis-infused recipe, remember to consume responsibly, be mindful of your tolerance, and ensure you are following the laws and regulations in your area. Whether you’re looking to unwind on a crisp fall evening or simply treat yourself to a delightful autumn beverage, this recipe has you covered. So, go ahead and elevate your fall with this infusion of flavors and relaxation. Cheers to a cozy and memorable autumn!