A lot of cannabis recipes use cannabis butter (cannabutter), but some use cannabis milk (cannamilk). Knowing how to make both is a good idea because it expands the types of edible recipes you can make at home. Milk is often regarded as an essential part of a breakfast routine. Renowned for improving bone density, kids were often told a glass of milk would make them grow up big and strong. Whilst the ideology behind milk remains, its purpose is somewhat lost now that we have grown up.
This season, up your cookie dipping game with a DIY marijuana milk. Basically, what you’re doing here is infusing the milk with marijuana by slowly cooking it over low heat. You’re left with a thick, slightly sweet, distinctly marijuana-scented batch of milk which can be used either as a drinking liquid or as an ingredient for cooking or baking.
- Sieve and cheesecloth
- Medium sized saucepan
- Cannabis (strain of your choice)
- Full fat milk
With regards to quantities, imagine that for every ¼ liter of cannabis milk made, that you use roughly a joints worth of weed. In most peoples case 0.5-1g of weed per ¼ liter of milk. If your tolerance is higher or lower than you can adjust accordingly.
- Begin by grinding your cannabis into a fine powder. The finer the better, so it may be worth ensuring you have a quality grinder. Cannabis ground incredibly fine will not only bind better with the milk due to increased surface area, but also leave less residual matter when the milk is drained.
- Pour the full-fat milk into your medium sized saucepan. Bring the milk to a simmer but be careful not to boil. Stir gently with your spatula to prevent the milk burning.
- Now add the cannabis to the milk. Make sure to stir thoroughly so the cannabis is spread evenly. Leaving the mixture to simmer, stir every 15 minutes until it has been gently bubbling for at least one hour. We want to ensure all of the THC binds with the fat so don’t get too excited and risk taking it off the heat early. Make sure the heat is a very low simmer – you don’t want to boil away all the milk.
- After said hour, leave the milk to cool. Once cooled you are ready to strain the cannabis/milk mixture through your sieve and cheesecloth. This will remove any remaining plant matter. Once strained, empty into an airtight container and you will have your very own cannabis-infused milk. Simple!
The milk will reduce during the cooking process. You can either add more milk during the cooking process if it is losing a lot of volume, or you can mix a little milk in after your batch of cannamilk has cooled, so that it will bring it back to the original amount of liquid.
Store your canna-milk as you would store regular milk, in a sealed container in the fridge. Keep in mind, the expiration date on your milk is still going to be the expiration date for your canna-milk, so consume with that in mind!