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How to Make Weed Milk: Step-By-Step Guide

May 22, 2023

Weed has proven its versatility in the various ways that you can consume it. Don’t like the idea of smoking? No problem! Products like weed milk help you enjoy it in different, delicious ways

The recipe isn’t only easy to make, but can also be used to make treats like ice cream and brownies. You don’t need much cannabis, either. Use your leftovers to create this discreet and tasty way to enjoy your favorite strains.

We’re about to tell you how to make weed milk. Not only is it a versatile and easy recipe, but it’s tasty too! So, let’s get cooking!

Ingredients to make weed milk

The first ingredient you need is milk. The fresher, the better, since your recipe will last until the milk’s expiry date.

We recommend products with high-fat content for powerful effects, since cannabinoids attract fat molecules. Research shows that THC and CBD absorb up to three times better when you pair them with a fat source.

Heavy cream and high-fat milk are also less likely to curdle, giving you some wiggle room during the cooking process. If you prefer dairy-free alternatives, full-fat coconut milk has enough fat for the cannabinoids to bond to.

Avoid options like soy milk as it may either have not enough fat or contain unwelcome additives.

Your second required ingredients for the weed milk recipe buds themselves. Any CBD or THC-dominant bud will do, but the choice depends on the result you want.

Put your weed through a process called decarboxylation to activate the cannabinoids. To decarb cannabis, bake your dry buds in the oven at 230–250°F for 20–30 minutes.

Some recipes may say to grind your cannabis, but we advise against this as it reduces its potency and changes the taste. It’s better to break it up by hand gently.

The amount used depends on your preference and the result you want from your cannabis milk. We recommend using a quarter ounce of weed per two cups of milk, adjusting if you need to.


Cannabis milk: Helpful kitchen tools

You can’t cook without the necessary tools, so here’s a list of equipment to make the process easier:

  • A thermometer to determine the temperature accurately and help you avoid curdling the milk.
  • A saucepan to boil liquids.
  • A silicone spatula or a wooden spoon because a gentle stir will hold the water, fats, and proteins together.
  • Some glass jars or a bottle to contain and separate your cannamilk from regular milk, as you don’t want to mix those two.
  • A funnel and filters to strain out your marijuana pulp and use them for other recipes like weed tea.

Tips and tricks for the perfect cannamilk

Avoid excessive heat to prevent curdling, so check your thermometer regularly and keep the temperature below 212°F. Reaching the desired temperature too fast could also result in curdling. So monitor the temperature, increasing it gradually.

Avoid using your microwave as the temperature fluctuates too much, which could weaken the potency and curdle your milk.

To make vegan cannamilk, follow these steps to make almond milk first:

  1. Soak the nuts in water overnight.
  1. Blend them until it has a smooth milky texture.
  1. Strain out any almond residue. You might have to do this several times to catch all the remnants, as any leftovers would affect the taste and texture.

Remember to wash your weed beforehand because you don’t want any insects, dust, or eggs to stay on the flowers. To clean your cannabis:

  1. Pour water and cannabis into a pot and bring to a boil.
  1. Let it sit and cool for ten minutes.
  1. Pour it through a sieve and clean the cannabis with cold water. Be sure to touch it as little as possible.

Cleaning your weed could also make the cannabis milk recipe less sour because you reduce the amount of chlorophyll.

It may be cheaper overall to order and grow cannabis seeds than to buy buds every time for your milk.

Weed milk recipe: Step-by-step process

The ratio for this recipe is 0.25–0.3 ounces per two cups of milk, but you can change the amounts while keeping the same balance.

  1. Gently break up your cannabis buds into small pieces.
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  1. Pour your milk and weed into the pot and whisk lightly.
  1. Wait for the pot to reach 212°F, so remember to check with your thermometer regularly.
  1. Maintain this temperature for 45 minutes while gently stirring every five minutes.
  1. Take the pot off the heat and let it cool down enough to handle.
  1. Slowly pour through a funnel and a strainer into your container.
  1. Strain the mixture several times to remove all plant matter. It doesn’t hurt to leave bits behind, but it changes the texture.
  1. Place a lid on your container and store it in the refrigerator. Take it out whenever and enjoy.
weed milk ingredients

Remember that making cannamilk smells, so pop open a window to avoid your kitchen smelling of cannabis all day.

What can you make with cannamilk?

Weed-infused milk can be used just like a regular cream, but remember to be careful around recipes that use high heat. Since many baked edibles use milk, you could substitute it for your mixture instead of adding cannabis to the batter.

If you’ve strained and kept the buds from the milk recipe, you can add them to the batter to increase the potency.

There are many methods to explore when it comes to cooking with cannabis, so here are some recipes that can use cannamilk:

  • Homemade tortillas
  • Ice-cream
  • Cookies
  • Muffins
  • You can add a splash to regular milk and make cheese or yogurt

For any recipe that uses milk, you can substitute it with your infusion.

Cannabis brownies
Cannabis brownies

Cannabis milk effects

The impact and strength of the milk depend on the weed’s potency, strain, and how much of it you use.

A downside to infused milk is that it takes longer for results to kick in than smoking cannabis. However, cannamilk effects are much more potent and last longer than a joint.

If your goal is relaxation over intoxication, use any CBD-dominant strain.

Aim to use higher-quality cannabis to ensure that the potency of your buds doesn’t decrease while cooking. Cultivating feminized marijuana seeds makes it easier to ensure the quality of your buds. 

The three main types of infused milk are:

Indica milk

For total relaxation, make cannamilk with indica strains, as they often have higher CBD levels and calming effects. This isn’t a set rule, though, and depends on the strain you choose.

It’s still psychoactive, but isn’t as strong as sativa, although you should feel indica’s effects throughout your body. It may ease your muscles, alleviate soreness, and calm your nerves.

Users say indica increases their appetite, so add indica milk to your food to make everything taste doubly delicious.

Indica strains you can try include Purple Punch, Pennywise, Granddaddy Purple, Blueberry, and Bubba Kush.

Sativa milk

To make cannabis milk that mentally stimulates, use sativa strains which deliver more energizing and invigorating effects.

Sativa energizes your body and mind, making you feel more productive and creative rather than relaxed.

Enthusiasts say sativa is fantastic for socializing since it opens you up, so it’s the perfect strain for a fun time with friends.

Popular sativa-dominant breeds include Panama Red, Acapulco Gold, Sour Diesel, Tangie, and Durban Poison.

Durban Poison Strain
Durban Poison Feminized

Hybrid milk

Containing a balance of indica and sativa genetics, a hybrid strain is your top bet to make the best cannamilk if you’re after physical and mental effects.

Each cultivar has a unique combination of effects, making them perfect all-rounders for stimulation and relaxation. Extraordinary claims from users include relieving tension or helping with the symptoms of chemotherapy. 

Hybrid strains to look out for include Wedding Cake, Gelato, Do-Si-Dos, Gorilla Glue 4, and Blue Dream.

How to take cannamilk

How you drink infused milk is up to you. Consider adding some cacao to make tasty cannabis chocolate milk.

Your preferences determine the dosage, but remember how potent you made your batch. Sometimes less is more.

We recommend beginners start small and take a quarter glass. If the effects are too weak, you can add more to find the sweet spot.

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