About this Recipe
Making Cannabutter at home is notoriously time consuming. Here is our favorite recipe to simplify the process for you as much as possible.
- 1 cup water
- 1/8 ounce Cannabis (per 1 stick of butter)
- OR 1/2 ounce Cannabis (per 4 sticks of butter)
- 1/2 – 2 cups butter
- Cheesecloth (for straining)
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 240 F. Break up the Cannabis in a plastic bag or grinder. Spread the herb evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow your herb to cool before moving on to the next step.
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Once butter is melted, add 1 cup of water. Next add your finely ground herb into the mixture.
Reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Tip: if you notice your water has evaporated, add more. The water prevents the butter from burning the bottom of the pan and evaporating.
**Make sure your butter never reaches a boil**
Place a strainer over the bowl you want your butter to go in. Cover the strainer with your cheesecloth. Pour butter over the cheesecloth, straining out the plant material. Tip: Press a spatula or spoon against your cheesecloth to make sure you are getting the remaining butter out.
Cover the butter. Place it in the refrigerator until it harden. Once hardened, the butter separates from the water. Drain the water by cutting along the sides of the bowl with a knife and pouring it out.