I was browsing through the reading material that I get each day and came across this recipe. I’m sitting in the dispensary looking out the window, bitter cold air is blowing the stark branches and the sky is going to explode any minute. This recipe seems like something I would like to try, after I’m safely home of course. Check it out, be safe and let me know if you like it.
Ingredients for Cannabis-Infused, Cinnamon-Vanilla Hot Chocolate
- 1 drop of cannabis concentrate from something like a CO2/Distillate dropper OR small dab of concentrate
- 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup (or a sweetener of your choice; adjust according to your taste)
- 1/2 cup of water
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla
- Whipped cream (optional)
The easiest way to infuse this recipe is using cannabis concentrate from a dropper, because it’s an easy and mess-free way to medicate the hot chocolate precisely. If you don’t have a dablicator, you can use a dab of any full-melt cannabis concentrate in the recipe.
Either way, it’s best to start with one drop or just a small dab of cannabis concentrate. Once you see how that dose affects you, if desired you may opt to increase the dose to better fit your needs.
If you don’t have cannabis concentrates or aren’t interested in consuming marijuana that way, you can substitute with 1 mL of the cannabis tincture of your choice.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused, Cinnamon-Vanilla Hot Chocolate
- If you’re using a cannabis concentrate, place it in a small saucepan and heat on low for a few seconds. Remove from heat if there are any signs of vaporization (such as simmering) or if you can smell a more fragrant odor coming from the concentrate. Don’t let it go too long on the heat or you’ll lose medicinal components of the plant to the air. This step decarboxylates your cannabis concentrate, so that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is active. Skip this step if you’re using a cannabis tincture.
- Add your cream to the saucepan and return to heat. Stir the mixture continually with a spatula as you heat the cream to a simmer.
- Once your cream is simmering, add the cocoa powder and the chocolate chips. Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted and mixed with the cream. During this process, make sure to scrape any chocolate mixture from the bottom of the saucepan to avoid it burning.
- Add the water, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup. Stir thoroughly until it’s well incorporated and the entire mixture is homogeneous with a consistent color and texture. If you’re infusing the hot chocolate with a cannabis tincture, here’s where you stir it in.
- Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream.
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Thanks for reading, stay warm and let me know the next time you’re in, how you liked the Hot Chocolate!