How To Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

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When you’ve had a long day, and by the time you come home, it’s already dark and cold outside, very few things are better than a warm cup of hot chocolate. Drinking the same type of hot chocolate over and over again might get boring, and for cannabis enthusiasts, in particular, your regular mug of hot cocoa might not cut it. That’s where marijuana-infused hot chocolate comes in.

This delectable, milky beverage may give a healthy dose of all your favourite cannabinoids while still maintaining its traditional taste and flavour. Best of all, you don’t have to stick to a classic hot cocoa recipe; there are various methods to spice up your drink. You can use a cannabis cocoa mix like Golden Monkey Extracts: Hot Chocolate Milk Chocolate Mix (150MG THC) or any other cannabis chocolate products in your recipe. 

Here below, you’ll learn more about popular hot cocoa recipes, edible benefits, and dosing.

Making Cannabis Hot Cocoa

In this post, we’ll show you how to make your cannabis-infused hot chocolate at home in five different ways.

Cannamilk

Cannamilk is the first and possibly most crucial ingredient you’ll need to make any of the marijuana-infused hot chocolate recipes we’re about to show you. This cannabis-infused component is simple to prepare, but you’ll need a lot of it to make your hot cocoa.

Cannamilk takes a few hours to make, but you can keep it in the fridge for just as long as regular milk. Plus, you can make a larger batch and save it for when you want to have some cannabis hot chocolate again. If you don’t eat dairy or are vegan, you can replace the milk with full-fat coconut milk and coconut cream mixture. To do so, you’ll first need to decarboxylate the flower.

What’s Decarboxylation & How Does It Work

To make you high, the marijuana must be heated and put through a procedure that turns the cannabinoid THCA — the plant’s molecule — into THC. This occurs when you apply heat to the cannabis, like when you smoke it.

But what about when you’re eating it? The procedure must be completed beforehand, or else psychotropic effects will occur. Fortunately, the overall process is pretty simple. You need to heat your cannabis sufficiently. The process is called decarboxylation, or “decarbing,” for short.

Just ground some cannabis, set it on a baking sheet, and bake it for 30-45 minutes at 220-245°F (105-120°C) in the oven. Check the cannabis now and again to make sure it hasn’t been burnt, and open some windows to let the weed scent out.

Because the basic concept of decarboxylating cannabis is to heat it, there are many ways you can decarb at home. This includes using a stovetop, a double-boiler, or a crockpot to heat it. Some even use weed as part of the final cooking process, directly in the food or oil.

However, these approaches demand more hands-on monitoring or stirring. They also make it easy to overheat or uneven heat. Many of the beneficial cannabinoids are destroyed by overheating, and the remaining substance can be highly sedentary. Decarbing cannabis in the oven, on the other hand, is amazingly accurate, effective, and essentially hands-off.

How To Make Cannamilk

Cannabis milk, while not new, is a versatile and delicious cannabis infusion that’s simple to prepare. From infused weed ice cream to creamy, Stoney mac and cheese, you can use cannabis milk (or cannamilk) in a variety of flavorful delicacies. What’s the best part? Cannamilk has a strong effect that’ll make you want to curl up on your couch and enjoy your time relaxing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One litre of whole milk, full-fat milk, or a 50/50 mixture of coconut milk and coconut cream
  • 25 grams of the finest marijuana you have
  • A medium-sized or huge saucepan
  • Cheesecloth
  • Metal (steel) mixing bowl
  • Stirring spoon or whisk

Instructions:

  • First, fill your medium or large saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a slow boil over medium heat.
  • Decarboxylate approximately 7 grams of cannabis (a quarter ounce)
  • Combine the milk and cannabis in a saucepan, and cook over low heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Make sure the milk doesn’t come to a boil or burn. As the milk simmers, it should thicken somewhat and take on a yellow-green tint.
  • Finally, remove the milk from the heat and filter it into the container of your choice using a cheesecloth.
  • Always keep your fresh cannamilk in the fridge for later use.

Now that your cannamilk is ready, you can begin experimenting with various hot chocolate recipes, starting with the formula that needs cannamilk.

Almond Milk & Coconut Milk

Cannabis almond or coconut milk recipes are all over the Internet, anything but unexpected considering their popularity.

While some variances in the recipes, the basic concepts of creating cannabis-infused milk are usually the same. Decarboxylate some cannabis (about 2 grams per cup of liquid, depending on how potent you want it) and cook it in a skillet with coconut or almond milk for about an hour on low heat. Stir regularly to avoid overheating the milk, then remove from the fire and pour through cheesecloth once it has cooled.

Hot Chocolate With Cannamilk

The potency of cannabis-infused milk varies greatly, but if you use 2 1/2 to 3 cups of milk along with about 7 grams of 20% THC cannabis, you should get about 1400mg of THC. A ratio of approximately 3 cups milk to 12 cups cannamilk is used in several cannabis milk-based hot cocoa recipes, including this one. However, you can always increase the ratio of regular milk to cannabis milk if you’re concerned about potency. This is a simple recipe:

  • 2 and 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1/2 gallon of cannabis milk
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate, grated
  • One tablespoon sugar (white)
  • One teaspoon cinnamon powder

Instructions:

  • Microwave the milk for two minutes on high
  • Combine the chocolate, sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl
  • Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes more, or until frothy
  • Whisk until smooth

Alternatively, you could prepare a regular hot chocolate recipe and add roughly a spoonful of cannamilk.

Cannabis Hot Chocolate With Chocolate

Like regular chocolate, you can melt cannabis-infused cocoa to make hot chocolate. You can also use the cannabis cocoa powder of your choice. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • Two tablespoons sugar
  • 2 oz. cannabis chocolate, chopped (a half cup)

Instructions:

  • Stir the milk and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Microwave the cannabis-infused chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stopping and stirring until completely melted.
  • Remove the milk from the heat when it reaches a boiling temperature and mix in the chocolate.

However, because this is a potent blend, you can add a quarter cup of cannabis chocolate plus a quarter cup of regular melted chocolate.

Hot Cocoa With Cannabis Chai

This is the ideal recipe for folks who want their cannabis hot chocolate with a kick of spices and caffeine. The Chai and weed hot chocolate recipes are also suitable for those more into cooking and baking. This tasty mix contains two famous hot beverages as well as a significant amount of THC. If you use non-dairy alternatives instead of milk, you can make this recipe vegan.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups milk (or non-dairy milk substitute)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • A quarter teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chai spice (3–4 tablespoons)
  • 2 tbsp of equal parts of ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger, ground allspice, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg 
  • Maple syrup

Instructions:

  • Combine your chai spice and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
  • Combine the milk or non-dairy milk substitute, cannamilk, and maple syrup in a medium pot. Add your dry ingredients to the mix (chai spice and cocoa powder).
  • Whisk the ingredients rapidly over low to medium heat until the mixture is steaming and beginning to simmer, but not boiling. 
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and serve in your favourite mug!

Other Infusions

Using cocoa powder, cannabis milk, and cannabis dark chocolate to make hot cocoa is guaranteed to make your recipe tasty and potent. However, you can also get creative with your cannabis infusion and use other alternatives. Our suggestions include:

Cannabis Sugar: Cannabis sugar is a fantastic substitute for other infused substances. It’s just the right amount of sweetness. Start by making an alcohol tincture, then add granulated sugar and boil it off.

Cannabis Tincture: This cannabis hot chocolate could also be infused with an alcohol-based cannabis tincture. The heat from the heated milk will help the alcohol evaporate, leaving you with a wonderfully infused beverage.

Cannabis Oil: You can add a few drops of cannabis oil to your cannabis-infused hot cocoa (a small amount of oil will float on top). Coconut oil, MCT oil, and even CBD oil might be suitable as well.

How Much Cannabis Hot Cocoa To Drink

When it comes to deciding how much to drink, there are numerous factors to consider, and it’s a pretty personal decision. A dose that could be too much for one person might be enough to push another over the edge. Moreover, the suggested dose size is significantly influenced by other factors. These factors include the strength of the combination, the amount of cannabis used in its preparation, and the power of the cannabis bud in question.

If you’re trying out a new cannabis hot cocoa recipe and are concerned about the potency of the high, start with a tiny amount and use half or less of the cannabis specified in the recipe. Remember, even if you drink too much, the high is temporary and will pass within a few hours.

What You Should Expect

Drinking cannabis cocoa can have a variety of effects depending on multiple factors. You can expect to feel uplifted if the herb or cocoa powder you used to prepare your cocoa contains THC. If you’re a Smoker and vaper, be aware: the results won’t be immediate.

Cannabis-infused beverages, like other edibles, need a while to take effect. Expect to experience it in approximately half an hour to an hour after drinking your weed hot chocolate, and don’t keep drinking if you haven’t yet felt anything! Pace yourself; otherwise, you can overeat and ruin your winter pleasure.

Benefits of Edibles 

Edible cannabis products often offer the same health benefits as other cannabis products. They’re consumed to produce specific effects, such as relaxation, or to cure medical disorders, such as chronic pain.

The effects of edibles are determined by the dose taken. As the dose is increased, the effects usually rise in potency as well. However, be careful not to consume too much cannabis through edibles, resulting in unpleasant side effects such as nausea and vomiting. The following are some of the advantages of cannabis edibles:

  • Pain management
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Relaxation
  • Poor appetite treatment
  • Nausea and vomiting relief
  • Muscle spasm control
  • Anti-seizure effects

Unbeknownst to many, Raw cannabis leaves are high in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. If that sounds strange, keep in mind they’re still green leafy plants able to get you stoned. Raw cannabis is high in the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin K (essential for blood clotting)
  • Vitamin C (Necessary for immune systems)
  • Iron (Needed for blood oxygenation)
  • Calcium (Important for bones)
  • Folate (Essential for DNA repair)

A Summary

There are multiple ways you can make cannabis hot cocoa at home right now, and we tried to highlight the best of them in this article. The good thing about weed hot chocolate is you can treat it just like you would a regular cup of cocoa. Whether you want to use ground cinnamon or dark chocolate to add flavour to your steaming hot cup of cocoa, the choice is yours! 

Remember to store your Golden Monkey Extracts: Hot Chocolate Milk Chocolate Mix in an airtight jar for up to two months in a cool, dry location. This season, get warm and spread some joy! Make your cannabis-infused hot cocoa at home.

Cannabis-infused Hot Chocolate is the way of the future! Sip this simple, buttery, low-carb KETO pleasure and get a warm and satisfying high to keep you cozy on winter days! Make a single serving of cannabis hot chocolate using your cannabis chocolate products or even a cannabis cocoa mix.

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