What’s more comforting than a nice hot chocolate? Not much! However, we think we’ve found one thing that may well be preferable, and even more relaxing; cannabis-infused hot chocolate.
We will warn you that cannabis hot chocolate is here to stay. Once you’ve tried it once it could become your favorite, especially if you live somewhere the evenings get cold and you just want that lovely warm comfort.
Of all the ways to consume cannabis, this is one of the most enjoyable. It may not be traditional but if you get it right then it can be very satisfying. As you will see from our weed hot chocolate recipe.
Cannabis Hot Chocolate Recipe
The Ingredients (One Serving)
- Cannabis: 0.5g – 1g
- ground cannabis or buds
- Coconut oil or cocoa oil: 1 tsp
- Milk or alternative: 1 cup
- nut milk, oat milk, soya milk
- Water: 0.5 cup
- Chocolate: 120g (you can add more or reduce it by taste)
- dark, white or milk chocolate – preferably in flakes for easy melting
The following are the ingredients that aren’t essential at all, but they can make brilliant additions to your hot chocolate and add a bit of variety:
- Sea salt
Here’s a chart of the best combinations of cannabis strains and various spices to help you choose.
Tools You Will Need
- Grinder (be sure to use different tools for cannabis and herbs not to mix or lose any aromas)
- Small ceramic pot
- Cloth strainer
Dosage of Cannabis
We recommend between 0.5g and 1g of cannabis depending on your personal preference. You can alter this. For instance, if you’ve already smoked a joint then you might want weaker weed hot chocolate.
Before we actually get into the recipe, a little bit on the marijuana.
For the best cannabis-infused hot chocolate then it is not just about putting whatever weed you have in there. It’s important to know a little about strains. The staff of any cannabis dispensary will be able to help with this. You can discuss your needs and how experienced you are, plus the reasons you take marijuana. This can vary based on a number of factors. Do you need to stay alert or do you need cannabis to help get to sleep? Are you looking for pain relief? Choose appropriate marijuana and grind it before you get started with actually making the hot chocolate.
Basically, the recipe calls for making cannabis-infused milk first, and then you are going to add your chocolate.
- Firstly, you need to make sure your cannabis bud has been prepared. Grind your dry bud and set it aside ready to add when needed. The first step is to put the milk and water in a saucepan and bring it to the boil. Once it has reached the point where it starts to boil, lower the temperature slightly so it is simmering but not bubbling too much. At this stage, add your cannabis to the pan. Simmer them together for around 30 minutes and make sure you are stirring every few minutes.
- Secondly, we need to strain the weed. You can pour the milk through a cheesecloth to do this, it will eventually go into another saucepan, but you can do it straight into a pitcher. Attach the cheesecloth and keep it in place by using a rubber band. Pour the milk straight in. This will filter out the bits of bud you don’t want. Make sure you pour slowly so you don’t lose any.
- Next up, pour this back into a separate saucepan (or rinse the original and use it). Add your chocolate flakes and melt them into the pan until it is warm and chocolatey. This is also the time to add other ingredients to add a little bit of variation. The amount of chocolate you add should vary depending on your taste and the size of the mug you are going to drink it out of.
Variations On Cannabis Hot Chocolate Recipe
Things can get a bit samey. If you love weed hot chocolate you will find yourself drinking it regularly, and this is fine, but you may want to mix things up with some new flavors.
White Chocolate and Lavender
White chocolate goes fantastically with lavender, one benefit of this recipe is the fact that lavender can also make you sleepy, this can mean that it is far easier to drift off after your hot chocolate.
Dark Chocolate and Chili
Some people are very confused when they hear the idea of chili powder being added to hot chocolate, but it tastes great. It can give a kick to the flavor and add some interesting flavors, especially when used with dark chocolate. You’ll have to trust us on this one!
Milk Chocolate and Mint
Mint freshens you up and sharpens the senses. It has a fantastic taste when combined with chocolate, especially milk chocolate. You may have had an after-dinner mint with chocolate before, and if you have, you will have some idea of this taste.
Milk Chocolate and Cinnamon
Cinnamon is one of those tastes people either love or hate. If you are looking for something to give a festive feel to your hot chocolate then you probably won’t find anything better than a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled in with it. This works well with all different types of chocolate.
The great thing about all of these recipes for weed hot chocolate is that once you know how to make the milk, you can experiment with your own favorites and new and interesting recipe variations! Happy drinking!