You know the saying, “it’s not a party till you decarboxylate the weed!”
Before you dust off the stand mixer and break out your mason jars of flour and sugar, let’s make ready the weed. Decarboxylation is the first step in getting your flower ready to consume. Basically what needs to happen is a low and slow drying process to convert the THCA to THC (you can read more about THCA here, ya nerd.) The most common way to decarboxylate weed at home is in the oven. Leafly has an excellent article on exactly how to do that here.
Once your weed has been decarboxylated, it’s time to make your favorite recipes! We recommend starting with a cannabis infused oil or butter. That way, you can add cannabis to your favorite brownie recipe or holiday chex mix! Here’s a special cannabis infused butter for the Holidaze:
Trove Holidaze Cannabutter
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 7-9 grams of ground and decarboxylated cannabis (more = stronger)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Double boiler or pot to boil water and metal bowl to fit inside the pot
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring tools
- Mixer or whisk
1. Melt your butter slowly using a double boiler or metal bowl inside a pot of boiling water. Continue to stir frequently until melted.
2. Once the butter is melted, add in your cannabis and cook on the lowest heat for 2-3 hours (depending on the flower and amount.) Making sure that you continue to stir frequently.
3. Once your cannabutter has been slowly cooking for 2-3 hours, remove from the stove and let it cool.
4. Place your cheesecloth over your strainer and strain out the cannabutter. Strain as many times as you need to.
5. Once it is strained, place in a mixing bowl along with your cinnamon, honey, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix all together. The more you whisk the more whipped the cannabutter will be.
6. Store as you would normal butter. We recommend heating the butter slightly before enjoying on a slice of bread or fresh roll.
Always consume safely and enjoy.