Anyone who wants to make edibles with cannabis infusion must have this skill. You will need to buy some cannabis at your local White Plains dispensary. Making cannabis infused milk is easy to learn, with a little preparation and an oven. We will infuse THC to milk. This can be used to make milkshakes or mac and cheese. This article will share our recipe for cannabis-infused dairy milk. It also includes an explanation of how it works and how to calculate the doses.
Important: Decarboxylating Cannabis
Before cannabis can be infused into any product, it must first be activated. This is done through decarboxylation or “decarbing.” The heat from the lighter ignites the carboxyl group, which is then removed. You inhale the THC-converted THC. The same principle applies to cannabis cooking, but you don’t need to combust the cannabis or smoke off the THC. It is easiest to decarb cannabis in the oven. Below is a recipe that includes instructions for decarbing cannabis.
Recipe for Cannabis-Infused Milk
- 1 gal whole milk (3.78L).
- Ground cannabis – 1/8 oz
- In the oven, decarb the cannabis. Preheat the oven to 220°F (107°F – 121°C). Place the cannabis on a foil-lined baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes. The ground flower should be brown and dry but not burnt.
- Place the gallon of milk in a saucepan. A pot is fine, but a larger surface area allows for greater contact between cannabis and milk.
- Add the ground cannabis. Allow the mixture to simmer for between 30 and 60 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid the milk from sticking in the pan. Allow to cool for 10-20 minutes.
- To separate the cannabis from the milk, strain it through a cheesecloth. You can store the milk as normal until its expiration date, or freeze it for up to 6 months (with decreasing freshness after 4 weeks).
This Recipe Is Easy to Make
After the cannabis has been activated by decarboxylation, it is easy to simmer it in milk. THC is not water-soluble, like sugar or salt, but it is fat-soluble. THC is able to bind with lipids. This is why it’s recommended that whole milk be used in this recipe. The milk will retain more THC if it has more fat. A skim milk, on the other hand, would contain far fewer lipids to allow THC to attach with. Almond milk is also possible, but it will contain less fat than cream and milk.
It can be difficult to simmer milk because it can quickly shift from being boiled to being burned. Slowly heat the milk to room temperature. When the milk begins to bubble up and start to sizzle, it is ready for simmering. It’s fine to simmer it lower than that, especially if it sits for an hour. But don’t let it heat up and foam up. Although it won’t affect the infusion, it can cause a change to the final product’s flavor.
How to Calculate Dose
Calculating the milligrams THC per cup of milk is easy. First, calculate the total weight in milligrams. Next, multiply that number by the percent of THC. We used 3.5g from a mild 13% strain for this recipe.
Calculating the Dosage
- 3.5g x 1000 = 3500kg
- 3500kg x 0.13 = 455m total THC
- Divide the THC total into cups of milk per gallon.
- 455 mg THC/16 cups milk = 28.4mg of THC per cup
These equations allow you to easily adjust the potency by increasing or decreasing the milk volume, increasing THC percentage, or increasing the cannabis content.
Cannabis milk is a versatile infusion. You can make a variety of concoctions with this recipe, including a mellow version of cocoa or a double-barreled shot using coffee creamer. So, visit your nearest cannabis dispensary in Whiote Plains to buy your favorite cannabis strains to be added to the cannabis infused milk.