Don’t toss the old shake; use it to cook up some weed-filled sugar instead!
Are you looking to add a little something extra to your dinner parties or evening chill sessions? Look no further than cannabis sugar! This magical ingredient allows you to sweeten any dish with a little THC kick, without having to rely on the usual suspects of cannabutter or cannabis oil.
So, what exactly is cannabis sugar? Well, it’s like any other sugar, with one major difference: it’s been infused with cannabis! After a quick soak in grain alcohol and a trip to the oven, this sweet and versatile ingredient is ready to elevate any dish or drink. From cookies to oatmeal to coffee, cannabis sugar is the perfect addition to any meal or snack. And let’s not forget about its potential to make some seriously delicious cannabis caramel.
How to make canna-sug-ar
What you need:
1 cup white sugar
1 glass jar
The steps for gettin’ all sugary
Get ready to cook up a storm with some homemade canna sugar! This recipe is perfect for those who want to get a little baked while they bake.
First, gather your materials: 3 grams of finely ground, decarboxylated cannabis, a jar, grain alcohol, cheesecloth, sugar, and a baking dish. Oh, and don’t forget your oven mitts. Safety first, kids!
Now, pour your green goodness into the jar and add the grain alcohol. Close the jar and let it sit for about 30 minutes, shaking it every so often. Think of it as
a little dance party for your weed and alcohol.
Next up, strain the liquid through a cheesecloth, into a bowl, and discard the cannabis flower. We’re making sugar here, not a salad.
Add the sugar to the liquid and give it a good stir.
Pour it into a baking dish, pop it into the oven, and bake at 93°C/200°F.
Make sure to stir it regularly because nobody likes burnt sugar. Unless you’re into that kind of thing, we don’t judge.
Once the alcohol has evaporated, take it out of the oven, and let it cool. Break up any large pieces, and put it in an airtight container. Congratulations, you just made canna sugar! It’s like regular sugar, but better.
How much canna-sugar to use
Listen up, because this is some math you’ll actually want to pay attention to. You need to know how much canna-sugar to use so you don’t overdo it and send yourself to Pluto — or underwhelm yourself and get disappointed in your product.
So, without further ado, let’s get down to the sweet stuff. There are 48 teaspoons in a cup of sugar, and the amount of THC in your cannabis sugar depends on the potency of the strain you use.
If you use 3 grams of a strain with 20% THC, you should end up with about 600 mg of THC in your batch of sugar. And if you divide that by 48, you get a dose of 12.5 milligrams of THC per teaspoon.
Now, for those of you who are new to the cannabis game, it’s important to note that everyone’s tolerance is different. So, while most people start with a dose of 5 mg of THC, you might want to start with even less when you’re trying out your first batch of weed sugar.
Maybe start with just a half teaspoon or less until you know how strong it is and how it affects you. And hey, if you’re feeling brave, you can always take more next time.