5 Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate Recipes [YUM]

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When your long day is over and the night becomes cold, few things in life are better than a warm cup of hot chocolate. Drinking the same type of hot chocolate again and again can become monotonous, and for cannabis-lovers especially, your typical mug of hot cocoa might not quite fit the bill. That is where cannabis-infused hot chocolate comes into play.

This delicious, milky beverage can provide a nice dose of all your beloved cannabinoids, while still retaining its classic taste and flavor. Best of all, you don’t have to keep your hot cocoa too traditional – there are numerous ways to spruce up your drink.

In this article, we will present to you 5 wonderful recipes for making your own cannabis-infused hot chocolate at home, so that the next time you sit down to enjoy a steamy mug, you’ll have plenty of options to keep it interesting.

Keep reading to discover 5 cannabis-infused hot chocolate recipes that’ll leave your taste buds satisfied…

Getting Started with Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Cocoa

The very first, and arguably the most important, ingredient you will need in order to produce any of the marijuana-infused hot chocolate recipes that we are about to explain is cannamilk. This cannabis filled ingredient is easy to produce, but you’ll want to have enough on hand to make your hot cocoa.

Cannamilk takes a few hours to prepare, but it does keep in the fridge for as long as your milk is fresh, meaning you could prepare a larger batch and have it ready for the next time you want to enjoy some cannabis hot cocoa. For those who don’t consume dairy or are vegan, it is possible to supplement the milk with a mixture of coconut milk and coconut cream that is full-fat.

How to Make Cannamilk

In order to prepare a large enough batch of cannamilk, you’ll need to retrieve your ingredients:

  • 1 liter of whole milk, full-fat milk, or coconut milk mixed with coconut cream (50/50 ratio)
  • 25 grams of your best marijuana
  • Medium to large saucepan
  • Cheesecloth
  • Metal (steel) mixing bowl
  • Whisk or stirring spoon

Once you’ve collected all of your ingredients, it’s time to get cooking!

  1. Place a few inches of water into your medium or large saucepan on medium heat, bringing the H2O to a gentle boil.
  2. Pour your milk or coconut alternative into the steel mixing bowl and then add in the 25 grams of cannabis bud. Using your whisk, stir the ingredients together for about 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce the pot with water to low heat, allowing it to simmer. Place the steel bowl with its contents into the saucepan so that the bottom of the bowl touches the water. This produces a double boiling effect, which keeps your milk at a stabilized temperature and prevents it from curdling.
  4. Be sure to keep your heat at a low temperature. This slow cooks the milk and cannabis, which prevents the dairy and the THC from being destroyed. Stir every 10-15 minutes with your whisk or mixing spoon to help keep the mixture emulsified. Keep the water underneath the bowl at a simmer at all times and never a full boil.
  5. Keep the cannamilk mixture cooking at low heat anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending upon the potency and strength you desire. The closer to 3 hours you simmer the mixture, the more potent your cannamilk will become. Do not cook the mixture for more than 3 hours, however. Keep your stove top at low heat for the entire duration.
  6. Once you feel it’s ready, turn off the heat and strain the mixture through a cheesecloth in order to remove excess leaves and buds. Store your fresh cannamilk in the fridge always for future use.

5 Cannabis Infused Hot Chocolate Recipes and How to Prepare Them

Now that your cannamilk is ready, you can begin experimenting with various hot chocolate recipes.

1. Salty-Sweet Classic Cannabis Hot Cocoa

A salty, savory twist on your traditional hot cocoa, this multi-flavored beverage is a slight move away from the way we’re used to drinking hot chocolate. This recipe can be made vegan by choosing to prepare your cannamilk with coconut milk/coconut cream, as well as adding in a non-dairy alternative to the actual recipe. Be sure to also check if your dark chocolate contains dairy if you are opting for vegan hot cocoa.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or a non-dairy milk alternative
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 squares of 72-85% dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup of boiling water
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of half-and-half cream or non-dairy creamer

The Preparation Process:

  1. Mix together the sugar, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add your boiling water and squares of dark chocolate. Move the chocolate squares around until they melt into a liquid with the hot water.
  2. Add in your dry ingredients: the sea salt, brown sugar, and cocoa powder and whisk them with the hot water and melted chocolate.
  3. Whisk in your 3 cups of milk or non-dairy alternative, as well as your half-and-half cream or non-dairy creamer and the cannamilk. Raise the heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture is steaming but not boiling. With regular milk, you’ll be able to smell a slightly sweet scent once the dairy is ready.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat, stir in your vanilla extract, pour your hot cocoa into a mug and enjoy.

2. Cannabis Chai Hot Cocoa

For those who really dig spices and caffeine along with their hot chocolate, this is the perfect recipe. This delectable combination involves two popular hot beverages and plenty of THC. This recipe can be made vegan by opting for non-dairy alternatives instead of milk.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or non-dairy milk alternative
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons of chai spice (equal parts of ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger, ground allspice, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

The Preparation Process:

  1. In a small bowl, combine your chai spice and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the milk or non-dairy milk alternative, cannamilk, and maple syrup. Add in your dry ingredients (chai spice and cocoa powder).
  3. On a low to medium heat, whisk the ingredients vigorously until the mixture is steaming and beginning to simmer but not boiling. Add in the vanilla extract, turn off the heat, serve, and enjoy.

3. Black Cherry Bourbon and Cannabis Hot Cocoa

A boozy and medicinal twist on classic hot cocoa, packed full of the fruity flavor of black cherry and earthy aroma of cannamilk. If you’d like to make this recipe vegan, opt for a non-dairy alternative instead of milk.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or a non-dairy milk alternative
  • ⅛ cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • 8 squares of 72-85% dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. of Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon by Jim Beam
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar

The Preparation Process:

  1. Combine your brown sugar and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan add in your boiling water and squares of dark chocolate and the heat to medium. With a whisk, stir the chocolate around until it melts and dissolves into the boiling water. Add in your cocoa powder and brown sugar and continue to whisk.
  2. On a low to medium heat, add your milk or non-dairy alternative and your cannamilk. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is steaming but not boiling.
  3. Take the saucepan away from the heat and set it aside. Add 1 oz. of the bourbon into every cup that you intend to serve hot chocolate with. Give the bourbon and hot chocolate a quick stir in the mug. This recipe is suitable for 4 mugs of hot chocolate.

4. Lavender-Cannabis White Hot Cocoa

Ideal for those who love an especially herbal hot chocolate with less of the cocoa flavor, lavender-cannabis white hot cocoa is a quintessential beverage to create. This recipe is a little more challenging to make vegan unless you can locate vegan white chocolate. If you can find vegan white chocolate, be sure to also choose a non-dairy alternative to milk and produce your cannamilk with coconut milk/coconut cream.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups whole milk or a non-dairy alternative
  • ½ cup cannamilk
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 2 lime leaves torn in half
  • 1 teaspoon of lime zest
  • ¾ cup of white chocolate chopped finely

The Preparation Process:

  1. Combine your milk, dried lavender, lime leaves, and lime zest in a medium saucepan. On medium heat, whisk the mixture until it becomes hot but not boiling. Turn off the heat and allow the ingredients to steep for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Using a cheesecloth or strainer, remove the herbs and lime particles from the milk, draining the mixture into a separate bowl and throwing the remnants of the herbs away.
  3. Place the strained milk into a medium saucepan on low heat once again, this time adding in the cannamilk and white chocolate. Whisk the mixture vigorously and prevent it from reaching a boil. Once steaming but not boiling, turn off the heat.
  4. Pour the lavender white hot cocoa into mugs and enjoy.

5.Nutella Cannabis Hot Cocoa

Nutella is a delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that so many already love. How about combining it with cannabis-infused hot cocoa; sounds like a dream, right? Commercial brand Nutella contains milk, therefore it isn’t vegan-friendly, so if you would like to make this recipe dairy-free, be sure to track down a vegan spread similar to Nutella and vegan marshmallows, and add in non-dairy milk instead.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or a non-dairy alternative
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • 6 tablespoons of Nutella
  • Marshmallows (for garnish)

The Preparation Process:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk or a non-dairy alternative, cannamilk, and Nutella. Set the stove on medium heat and whisk vigorously until the liquid is steaming and hot but not boiling. Once it reaches this point, remove from the heat.
  2. Pour the hot cocoa in mugs and top the cups off with marshmallows for an added garnish.

Final Thoughts on Cannabis Infused Hot Chocolate

If you’ve just been dying for a cannabis-infused hot cocoa recipe and are tired of the traditional chocolatey beverage, here are some pleasant twists to this household favorite recipe. Anytime you are cooking with cannabis you can adjust the cannamilk, cannabutter, or cannabis oil as you see fit, depending on personal preferences and tolerance levels. For these recipes, ½ cup of cannamilk per portion is a great starting point, but it may feel like too little or too much ganja. Experiment and find the sweet spot that works for you, so you can get the most out of your weedy beverage.

We hope you not only found this article to be entertaining but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of marijuana is the sole responsibility of the user and discretion should always be taken.

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