The Best Recipe to Make Cannabutter at Home 2022

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How to Make Cannabutter at Home

What Is Cannabutter, And Why Should You Make It At Home?


Marijuana butter or “Cannabutter” is a common cooking ingredient used to infuse a strong Marijuana flavor into various recipes. Butter contains approximately 30% milk fat and has a long shelf life, making it an excellent medium for Cannabis infusions.

Making Cannabutter at home is one of the easiest ways to infuse Cannabis into your cooking. Making homemade Cannabutter is undoubtedly worth the time and effort.

You can save money by buying Marijuana in bulk, you get to know the quality of the product before it’s turned into an edible, and you have total control over what goes into it.


What Is The Difference Between Cannabis Butter And Marijuana Extract?


You make Marijuana extract by extracting the oils from Cannabis leaves and flowers, whereas Cannabis butter is made by infusing  Cannabis with butter or oil.


Some people prefer Cannabis butter over Marijuana extract because it’s easier to measure the dosage. Different Marijuana strains can be more potent than what you are used to, so it is essential to know how much you consume.


Below are some reasons why people choose one over the other:

  • Marijuana Butter is more palatable than Marijuana Extract

  • Cannabis Butter has a higher fat content

  • Marijuana Extract is generally more potent

The differences between Marijuana extract and Cannabis butter may not appear substantial at first glance. Still, they are pretty different regarding health benefits and the culinary experience.


Cannabutter vs. Cannabis-Infused Oil


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Cannabutter is a traditional way to take advantage of the THC in Cannabis for cooking purposes. However, if you want to cook with less fat or in a vegetarian dish, there are other options. Cannabis-infused oils are becoming more popular because they are made with vegetable or other plant-based oils instead of butter, making them vegan friendly. More on Cannabutter later. 


Infused oils are a great way to consume Cannabis because they’re easy to store and don’t require smoking or vaping. Cannabis oil is a concentrated form of Cannabis created by extracting the plant’s Cannabinoids. It is used mainly in cooking or skin care.


For cooking, you can use Cannabis oil in sauces, dressings, dips, and marinades.

You can blend Cannabis oil with hemp seed oil to create an anti-aging cream that helps reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in your skin.

Cannabis-infused oil is an effective way of administering medicinal Cannabis. The oil can make edibles or be consumed alone by placing a few drops under the tongue.



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The Health Benefits of Using Cannabutter


Cannabutter is butter infused with Cannabis, and some people find it a tasty alternative to smoking. You can cook with it or eat it alone. Some people even put it in their coffee for an extra energy boost! Plus, you get all of the medicinal benefits of Cannabis by consuming Cannabutter rather than smoking Marijuana, limiting any carbon residue in your lungs.

Many people are turning to Cannabutter as an alternative medical treatment for pain and inflammation, as well as:


  • Helps with chronic pain

  • Improves your mental health

  • Helps with insomnia

  • Controls seizures and muscle spasms,

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Increased Appetite: Eating Cannabis can increase your appetite, which is helpful for those with eating disorders and anorexia nervosa.

The Best Way to Decarboxylate Cannabis Before Making Cannabutter


Decarboxylation refers to a chemical reaction when you heat a Cannabis plant.

Decarboxylating your Weed before cooking it in butter is essential in Cannabutter-making. This process helps make more THC available to you by converting the non-intoxicating acidic cannabinoid in Marijuana named THCA to THC.


Decarboxylating Cannabis before cooking it in butter is necessary to create a delicious, potent Cannabutter. Decarboxylation allows Cannabis to release its full flavor and have a more intense psychoactive effect.


The best way to decarboxylate Cannabis is by placing it in an oven at 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Follow the easy instructions below:


  1. Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Put your Cannabis on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and make sure it’s in one layer with no overlap.

  3. Place the baking sheet with the Cannabis buds in the oven for 25 – 35 minutes or until it has an amber color (if you can still see green, then it needs more time). Gently shake the baking sheet every 10 minutes, ensuring the buds are evenly toasted. 

  4. Once the Cannabis has toasted, take out the baking sheet and let it cool

  5. Coarsely grind up Cannabis to finish the prepping process.  You can do this with your hands, a grinder, or a food processor. 


How to Make Cannabutter at Home Decarb Sheet

Cannabis on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper

How to Make Cannabutter at Home Decarb Oven

Place the baking sheet with the Cannabis buds in the oven for 25 – 35


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Coarsely grind up Cannabis to finish the prepping process. You can do this with your hands, a grinder, or a food processor.

If this process sounds too complicated or time-consuming, consider buying an Ardent FX decarboxylator.  We love using our machine, and it works perfectly every time. 

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How to Make Cannabutter at Home

Cannabis Butter Recipe 2022

Cannabis Butter or Cannabutter is an essential recipe to master when making Cannabis edibles. It is easy and requires no special equipment – just your time.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Butter
Cuisine International
Servings 4 oz
Calories 813 kcal




Double Boiler Method

  • Grind the Cannabis and decarboxylate. Skip this step if it is already done.
    How to Make Cannabutter at Home Decarb Oven
  • Line a clean dishcloth in the heavy base pot or double boiler. Place the mason jar you intend to use on the cloth and fill the pot with water until the mason jar is 3/4 covered. Remove the jars.
  • Insert the thermometer and start heating the water until it reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduce the heat once you have reached the desired temperature.
  • Place the 2 sticks of butter and decarbed Cannabis in the 1 pint-size mason jar. Sealed carefully, ensuring no water can enter the jar.
  • Carefully lower the jar into the water bath. We suggest using silicone tongs.
  • Slowly simmer at 185 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 – 4 hours. Keep an eye on the thermometer and do not let the water temperature exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the infusing is complete, remove the pot from the heat and carefully remove the jar. Place on a dishcloth and allow it to cool slightly.
  • While the butter is still liquid, strain the contents using a cheesecloth or paper filter into a sterilized container. We suggest using a butter mold or wide-mouth mason jar.
    How to make Cannabutter at Home_Strain
  • Allow the butter to come to room temperature before placing it in the fridge.
  • When the butter is thoroughly chilled, the remaining liquid will have separated from the milk solids. Drain the unwanted liquid and use the butter as needed

Water Method

  • Grind the Cannabis and decarboxylate your Weed.
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  • Place the two sticks of butter and 1/2 pint filtered water in a heavy base pot.
    How to Make Cannabutter at home_melt butter
  • Insert the thermometer and, over a gentle heat, allow the mixture to reach 185°F.
  • Add the decarboxylated cannabis and gently stir.
    Cannabutter Water Method with Cannabis
  • Simmer at 185°F for 3 – 4 hours, stirring every 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Once the infusing is complete, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Strain the infused butter through a cheesecloth or paper filter into a sterilized jar. Use a container or jar that is easy to unmold as the unwanted liquid will separate from the milk solids as the butter cools.
    How to Make Cannabutter at Home_ Jar
  • Place the butter in the fridge when it has reached room temperature. Drain off the excess liquid once the butter has solidified.
  • Your butter is ready to use. Enjoy and happy baking!


Pro Tip 
The Cannabutter can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 months.  Do check the expiry date on the butter you used.  
Store the Cannabutter in the freezer for an extended shelf-life of up to 6 months.  
We do not recommend microwaving the frozen or cold Cannabutter as it may affect the cannabinoids and diminish your hard work. 


Calories: 813kcal
Keyword Cannabis, Cannabis Butter, Cannabis Edibles, Cannabutter, Home baking, Weed Butter
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What To Do When It’s Done Cooking?

You can add a bit of Cannabutter Cannabutterr a meal, but don’t worry if you have excess goods. There are plenty of other things you can do with it.


Some people like to add Cannabutter Cannabuttersta sauce, so it’s rich and creamy. You can add it to salad dressings or grilled chicken or steak sauces. Imagine using Cannabutter Cannabutteror Cafe de Paris butter; I’m in!


You can use the leftovers from Cannabis-infused butter for baking pies, brownies, cakes, cookies, and much more.

You may also want to try your hand at making edibles


Cannabutter FAQs – Everything You Want To Know About Cannabutter


How Long Does it Take for Cannabutter to Set or Harden?


It takes about an hour for the Cannabutter Cannabutterarden completely. This time can vary depending on how strong you want your Cannabutter Cannabutterperature of your surroundings.


How long will my Cannabutter fridge after I make it?

Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is 2-3 weeks.

It can, however, last anywhere from 2 weeks up to 3 months. It largely depends on a few factors: water content, salt content, and storage method. Make sure to store it in an airtight container to avoid mold growth. Always keep your butter in the fridge for extended shelf life. 


How much Weed should I use for a one-pound batch of Cannabutter?

There are many different opinions on how much Weed you should use for one pound of Cannabutter. Cannabutter thumb is ½ – 1 ounce per pound of butter. We always recommend the side of caution; less is more, after all. 

One ounce per pound is considered a low dosage, 1-2 ounces is moderate, and anything over 2 ounces per pound will result in high dosage.  

1 ounce = 28 grams

1/4 pound = 112 grams

1/2 pound = 224 grams

1 pound = 448 grams

You must experiment with this and find what works best for you.


What kind of Weed can I use to make Cannabutter?


The kind of  Weed will depend on the desired effects, scent, taste, and strength. We recommend using Indicas for a calming effect, CBD strains for medical purposes, and Sativas for an uplifting experience.

The best way to make Cannabutter is using high-quality Cannabis, preferably Indica or “Indica dominant.” The higher THC content in Indica Weed will produce a smoother and more potent product.


How does Cannabutter taste?


The taste of Cannabutter is affected by different variables such as Cannabis strain, type of butter, length of cooking time, and amount of THC extracted from the plant material into the fat. To better understand Cannabutter tastes, you should experiment with different variables until you find your desired flavor profile.


When cooking with Cannabis, it is essential to note that it tastes very different from other herbs. It has a piney, herbal taste that can be overpowering. We enjoy incorporating Cannabutter treats such as Ginger snaps and Pumpkin spice muffins. 


Cannabutter tastes like Marijuana, but it has a more intense flavor and is more potent than smoking Cannabis. It also smells like Marijuana because of the terpenes in the plant.


What’s the difference between CBD and THC for cooking with Cannabis butter?


THC is the chemical compound in Cannabis that produces a euphoric high. CBD is another chemical compound in Cannabis, but it doesn’t get the user high.

CBD has medicinal benefits, including relief from anxiety and PTSD symptoms, while THC has psychoactive effects. Users typically feel the effects of THC more immediately, while CBD may take up to an hour or two, depending on the person’s metabolism and tolerance level.


How To Store Cannabutter For Long-Term Storage?


There are three main ways to store Cannabutter; if you are in a hurry and want to store your Cannabutter, you can put it in the fridge. This method is not ideal for long-term storage, but it can help keep your product fresh for up to 4 weeks.

If you want to keep your product fresh for up to two months, then putting it in the freezer is what you need to do.


Lastly, if you’re looking at long-term storage and don’t want any moisture content in your butter, then using a vacuum sealer might be just what you need.

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