Cannabutter Recipe

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Posted on August 27, 2014 in Breakfast, Desserts, Dinner, Drinks, Snacks


Today I will be showing you my favorite method of making cannabutter. Don’t worry if this is your first time, the process is actually really simple! All you need is the following:


  • 2 pots to make a double boiler
  • cooking twine
  • cloth
  • foil pan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1/2 oz of cannabis

The first step is to set up the double boiler set up on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Make sure there is enough room at the bottom so you don’t have the pan overfill. Once the water is boiling, let it cool down-we want the water to be at a low temperature throughout the entire process. Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, this will take a few minutes. The next step is to make the pouch to place the marijuana in. This pouch will then placed in the melted butter and cooked for several hours. Grab the cooking twine and cut a piece of cloth which should be around 2 feed long and 10 inches wide. Fold the marijuana in the cloth like a burrito and tie it in several places with the twine so it will not come undone. This cooking process will work the same way as a teabag is used to make tea. The only difference is we will be using marijuana and butter. Keep in mind you should grind up your weed as finely as possible for best results.

Drop in the bundle of marijuana in the butter and add in the 1 cup of hot water. The longer you let the marijuana sit in the butter, the more potent the cannabutter will be. You should leave the weed in the butter for at least 3-4 hours but 6 is ideal. Be sure to check the water in the original pan if you plan on cooking for the full 6 hours as it will likely evaporate and you will need to refill it. Please also keep in mind, cooking cannabutter will make your house smell like weed! When the marijuana is mixing with the butter, the butter will take turn to a browish/green color. This is normal and is a good sign that everything is working properly. Ever hour or so, you should flip the pouch of marijuana and move the mixture around. Keep at a low temperature and make sure you do not boil the butter! This will cause the butter to burn and you will need to start over.

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Once you are done cooking the butter, remove the pouch and squeeze out as much of the butter as possible and then pour the butter into the foil pan that you have. The final step is to set the foil pan into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes allowing the water to separate from the butter. The goal here is to let the butter cool and harden, but you DO NOT WANT IT TO FREEZE. You will be fine as long as you don’t forget about it. Once the butter is hard, take a sharp knife and cut a hole in the bottom of the foil pan over a sink to let the water drain from the cannabutter. What we are left with is the cannabutter we will be cooking with. I have included a video below outlining the steps above to help you visualize the process.



Now that you’ve got the butter, check out a few of our favorite recipes below and put your cannbutter to good use!

  • Cannabis Caramel Recipe
  • Pot Chocolate Recipe
  • Pot Pancakes Recipe
  • Pot Tea Recipe
  • Weed Lollipop Recipe
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