Ice-cream is known as a summer delicacy that is enjoyed by everyone. But true ice-cream lovers know that it is made for every season, and more so when you infuse cannabis with it. Whether your sweet tooth is demanding something at an absurd time, or you just love cooking dishes with our green friends, making edibles is a fun process, especially when it is cannabis Ice-cream.
The general way of toking cannabis has a large audience and accessories involved. But the world of edibles has recently begun expanding, and all kinds of innovative experiments are leading us to wonderful results. For me, making edible is an art, and you can only be better at it when you play with it.
Let’s take a look at cannabis in a pleasant way instead of its usually stigmatized view, and have some fun with this cold, flavoursome treat. In this blog, I will be taking you through three different recipes for Marijuana-infused Ice Cream, and you can decide which one you want to make for yourself.
The best strains to make ice-cream are Choco Haze, Gelato, & Strawberry Banana. You can, of course, choose your cannabis strain depending upon the effect you’re looking for. Make sure you don’t use a relaxing strain when you’re planning to start your day.
Now, let’s get started with the recipes.
HOW DOES WEED ICE CREAM WORK?
Much like other edibles you may have bought or made, cannabis ice cream is just another way to enjoy your weed. Getting a buzz off of ice cream while cooling down on a hot summer’s day just sounds idyllic.
Be careful, though! Like with any edibles, it may be tempting to have a bit too much without realising it, and before you know it, it’s all gone and you’re super high! However, you can always look to store your ice cream in separate, smaller containers as a way of portion control. This way, you won’t get caught up in the deliciousness of it all and keep eating.
But before we get into all of that, there are a few steps you must take before you can enjoy your frozen delicacy.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CANNABIS ICE CREAM
Now that you’ve seen the video, we’ll give you a breakdown of all the ingredients and equipment you need to make this fantastic, ice-cold, indulgent delight. Then, we will go over the process of preparing your weed for consumption, and finally, how to make weed ice cream yourself.
Why make marijuana ice cream and other edibles when you can just smoke weed?
Breaking up a perfect bud, sparking it and exhaling a cloud to the heavens is easy, quick, and about as effective as it gets. But edibles bring a totally different vibe and experience to getting high. There’s the hour or so wait for it to kick in, followed by a few hours of laughs and permanent grin as a full body high envelops you.
Also, edibles can be a good alternative for people who are trying to cut down on their smoking, or who are looking for a discrete way to use cannabis without stinking up the place. Also, in some states where cannabis is legal there are still restrictions on the sale of edibles, so making your own may be your best option.
First things first, when it comes to cooking or preparing anything with cannabis, we need to activate its compounds, especially the THC. The raw cannabis contains THCa, which is the acidic form of THC. It is non-intoxicating and does not carry any properties related to the well-known THC. To simply explain it, when you expose the broken nugs to heat, THCa gets converted into THC, which gives us the very loved ‘high’. The same goes for CBD. Even though the word ‘decarboxylation’ seems like something very complicated, you just need an oven and some broken nugs to get the process done.
To decarboxylate the weed, break your nugs into smaller pieces and spread it out on parchment paper which is placed on a baking tray. Make sure you have preheated the oven to 220 F / 105 C. Bake your broken nugs in the oven for about 30-45 minutes, depending on the density and thickness of the cannabis. Once the moisture has evaporated, and it has been in the heating chamber for long, you can take it out and either store it, or use it for your edibles.
Cannabis- Ice cream Recipe
Let’s start with the most common and basic type of Cannabis Ice-cream. You can whip this up when you don’t have a flavour preference, but we do make use of banana, honey, and rum, so if you don’t like one of these, you can either replace it or look ahead for the other recipes that I have shared.
What will you need?
- 10g ground bud (This can vary according to your capacity/effects wanted-increase or decrease accordingly)
- 500ml heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon of butter/olive oil
- 2 Ripe Bananas (400g)
- 3 tablespoon rum
- 75g sugar (Or any healthy alternative you want to use)
- A pinch of salt (To bring out the flavours)
- If you want to add any additional nuts, chocolate chips, etc, you can do so.
- One large saucepan
- A whisk
- A bowl/plate
- A Grinder
- Freezer container to store the ice cream
Steps to make the Cannabis Ice-cream
Step 1: Place the saucepan on medium heat and add your heavy cream into it. Make sure the flame remains on medium unless you want to burn it(duh).
Step 2: Keep stirring the cream for a few minutes, and then add your butter, salt, and sugar into the same saucepan. Make sure you’re constantly stirring it.
Step 3: Once the mixture is blended well, it’s time to add the cannabis. Use a herb grinder to shred the decarboxylated herbs, and add them into the heavy cream mixture.
Step 4: While the mixture is heating on the side, cut the banana in a bowl/plate and mash it up with a fork.
Step 5: Add the mashed banana, the honey, and rum to the mixture and stir it for some more time.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into a freezer container and you’re done! Make sure the container is a comfortable one from where you can scoop a good amount of ice-cream when you’re craving for one.