Discover How to Create Cannabis Sugar: Step-By-Step Recipe And Video by using our easy-to-use recipe and instructions in today’s recipe blog.
Cannabis sugar is a basic staple recipe that can be used to make a wide variety of other tasty infused recipes like cookies, cake, pastries, candies and so much more.
Just two ingredients are needed! Cannabis sugar, and cannabis tincture.
Once cannabis sugar is made, it can serve as a staple recipe for infusing all other recipes very easily. You’re going to love the versatility, too!
Plus, if you’re looking to increase the potency of your edible recipes – you can use both cannabis-infused oil AND canna-sugar together for a double dose of CBD or THC.
Continuing reading to learn more about how to make canna-sugar, expert tips, frequently asked questions, and how you can use it in all of your favourite recipes!
And: if the recipe already uses cannabis oil or cannabis butter, add a dose of canna-sugar to elevate further.
Who knew? Now you do!
Before getting started it’s important to understand best practices, tips and advice on ingredients, as well as what NOT to use.
Although it goes without saying, infusing Splenda or other powdered artificial sweeteners is not recommended.
1 – Add 4 cups of sugar into a glass bowl.
2 – Add ½ cup of cannabis tincture and mix well with the sugar.
3 – Line a tray with parchment paper, and even spread the sugar over the parchment paper in a thin layer.
4 – Let stand overnight.
5 – Using a solid object, like a bottle, can or the bottom of a glass, crush up the cannabis sugar to remove the lumps. You can also do this step in a food processor or blender.
6 – Store the weed-infused sugar in a cool dry place.
Once your cannabis sugar is made, you’ll always want to make sure that you keep it as dry as possible.
The best way to store cannasugar is in an airtight mason jar or seal-tight container – as long as it seals well, you’re good.
This ensures longevity, and that it doesn’t mould or harden.
The sugar-making process requires patience like no other, and there are a few things you’ll need to do before you can get started.
Here’s what you need to do first:
Making cannabis edibles involves some science and patience. There are tried and true processes to follow to get the best quality and final product so do not skip!
Dried cannabis flowers don’t contain high amounts of THC or CBD, but what they do have is high amounts of THCA and CBDA – which is the non-intoxicating form of cannabinoids.
When you heat up the cannabis flower, it helps convert THCA and CBDA (non-intoxicating elements) into active forms of THC and CBD.
This is exactly what decarboxylation means!
Skipping the process will most definitely result in a weaker product with a lot of non-intoxicating effects meaning: you won’t get the high you’re after.
Use The Right Dish – remember with this recipe, the surface area that the air touches, the quicker the alcohol will evaporate – so this means if you have a bigger container it will work better. You can use a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and it works pretty well.
Use a Breathable Cover – airflow is important when making cannabis sugar, so don’t cover up the sugar, or the alcohol won’t be able to evaporate. You can use a coffee filter, or cheesecloth over top instead to prevent contamination but yet still allow the alcohol to do its thing.
Stir Your Sugar Often – the more you stir, the more you’ll be exposing the alcohol to the air for evaporation. If you don’t stir it enough it will harden and get chunky – it’s not the end of the world, you can use a food processor to get it back into granules, but it’s just a step you want to avoid if you can.
There are many great questions to be asked, especially when just starting out in the edible world. Below are the best answers for you:
Granulated sugar is the standard and top choice for this recipe. Some of our readers have reported that coconut sugar and cane sugar work well also so give it a try, and see how it turns out!
2. Are There Any Sugar-Free Options?
You can follow the same process but substitute granulated white sugar for monk fruit sweetener and see how it tastes!
3. Is It Okay If My Cannabis Sugar is Green?
Cannabis sugar can range anywhere from light yellow to a nice, dark green – and it doesn’t mean it’s bad or good at all. Sometimes it will just depend on the strain and how much plant material was transferred into your cannabis tincture when you made it – that’s all!
Are you looking for even more potent cannabis sugar?
The strength of your cannasugar will depend on the strength of the cannabis flower you used to make your tincture.
Try to avoid using shake, leaves and stems – that produces a weaker result.
Instead, use a high-quality cannabis bud so you can enjoy a nice strong high.
Of course, everyone’s reaction to cannabis edible sis unique and dependant on your endocannabinoid system and it’s always recommended to follow the marijuana mantra:
Now that your cannabis sugar is made, here are some great recipes you can create:
If you’re looking to up-level your canna-cooking or baking game, or you want more of a canna-challenge, you may want to start here.
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As always, happy canna-cooking!