April 28, 2021

Top 5 CBD Infused Edibles to Make this Spring

It is quite possible that you may have already heard about CBD. This cannabinoid is making its way onto the market by leaps and bounds and every day it has more and more consumers who rely on this substance to improve their health and general well-being. The market for CBD products is growing very fast and you can buy them in health food stores, parapharmacies or through the internet. Nowadays you can find almost any CBD product imaginable, including CBD edibles, from manufacturers trying to reach a larger audience.

The downside may be that, with the wide variety of CBD products available, you may not be quite sure what to choose, since you can find CBD for sale in the form of oils, vape liquid, extracts, edibles... it can be difficult to decide where to start, and it is likely that you will get a bit nervous since you do not know if you will get a high quality product or not. To make your decision easier, we bring you this article on CBD edibles that you can easily make at home. In this way, you can make the best decision among the most common options.

How do I make edibles with CBD?

With the same method that you would use to make any kind of cannabis edible. To make CBD-rich edibles, first you need to extract the oil from a CBD-rich strain (or you could also try using different types of CBD extracts), and dilute it in olive oil or butter. The first step is to mix the CBD-rich plant material with the oil / butter and then expose it to a low temperature for a long period of time, which will help prevent the vaporization of CBD and other cannabinoids. After separating the plant material, you can use that CBD-rich butter or oil in the next 5 recipes!

CBD Gummies

For this recipe, you will need CBD oil, 85 grams of gelatin of the flavor you prefer, 20 grams of neutral gelatin powder, 200 ml of water or fruit juice, 300 grams of sugar, oil to grease the molds and sugar.

After you put all the ingredients in a pot over low heat, stir continuously and prevent the mixture from boiling. About 10 minutes will be enough to dilute all the ingredients: you should mix until there are no lumps in the pot. Once you turn off the heat, you must add your CBD oil and mix some more. Now, you should grease the molds and pour the mixture into them. After you let it rest for about 12 hours at room temperature, you can unmold and pass the CBD gummies through sugar to give them their final coating.

CBD Lollipops

The key to successfully creating a lollipop is to make sure the temperature is correct. Heating the caramel to what is known as the "soft crack" stage (when the sugar threads break easily) will give your lollipop the firmness it needs. For best results, you will need a candy thermometer and parchment paper.

For this recipe you will need: 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of corn syrup, ¼ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of orange or lemon flavoring.

Over medium-high heat, mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. From here you should bring the mixture to a boil.

When you get to that point, it is important not to stir, and insert the candy thermometer. When the thermometer reaches 150 ° C (300 ° F), you should immediately turn off the heat, making sure you do not remove the thermometer.

Wait until the mixture cools to 120 ° C (250 ° F), add the lemon or orange flavoring and your CBD oil. Once you have stirred a bit, pour the mixture into the candy molds and allow it to cool completely, which will take about 20 minutes.

CBD Chocolate

Making CBD chocolate is very similar to making gummies. All you have to do is melt the chocolate, add your CBD oil or butter to it, mix everything together, and then pour the melted chocolate into molds. For this recipe you should keep in mind that chocolate and water don't mix, so it's important to keep moisture out of the mixture.

CBD Cookies

For this recipe you will need 40 g of CBD butter at room temperature, 100 g of regular sugar, 100 g of brown sugar, 1 egg, 180 g of flour, 70 g of dark chocolate chips, 70 g of milk chocolate chips, ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt.

The first thing you should do is preheat the oven to 180º C (350º F), and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

In a bowl, you must mix the CBD butter with the two types of sugar, making sure that all the ingredients are well mixed. After adding the beaten egg, sifted flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder, you should mix everything together until you get a nice dough.

At this point you must add the chocolate chips to the dough, mix again and make small balls of the same size. After this, you should bake your cookies for 10 -13 minutes and once they are golden brown, take them out of the oven and let them cool.

CBD Tea

For this simple recipe, all you need is your favorite tea, CBD oil, hot water, and milk or butter.

The first thing you should do is boil the required amount of water. Once you pour it into your favorite cup, it is important that you add a little milk or a teaspoon of butter, since CBD oil is hydrophobic, meaning it cannot be mixed with water. However, it does mix with fatty substances such as dairy or other vegan substitutes. Finally, you should add a few drops of CBD oil and mix well. Let it cool down a bit and it's ready to drink!