Did you know that making cannabis milk is one of the easiest ways to turn your favourite cannabis flowers into a nourishing, soothing drinkable? Because milk is such a fatty liquid, it’s a perfect solvent for cannabinoids. It also happens to be delicious, nutritious, and the perfect base for turmeric spiced milk.
This recipe for spiced cannabis milk is a perfect nightcap for those who use cannabis in the evenings for sleep or relaxation. It’s also versatile—the first part of the recipe teaches you how to make cannabis milk. The spices are added for extra flavour and their nutritive value, but you could easily make cannabis milk in batches and add different flavours to it as you feel!
In this article, we’re teaching you how to make spiced cannabis milk! It’s the perfect recipe for those who are looking for a fun way to consume cannabis, or for those who want new comforting ways to self-medicate.
Note: There are two ways to make this recipe: either by using a pre-made cannabis oil or by making your own cannabis extract. We'll cover both.
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Pros and cons of using a tincture vs. making your own extract.
When it comes to infusing cannabis into your spiced cannabis milk recipe, you have the choice between making your own cannabis extract or using a pre-made cannabis oil. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, and the choice depends on your preferences and circumstances.
Making your own cannabis extract:
- Customization: Making your own cannabis extract allows you to control the strain, potency, and quality of the cannabis used. This level of customization can result in a tailored experience, whether you prefer a specific strain's effects or a particular flavor profile.
- Cost-Effective: In many cases, making your own cannabis extract can be more cost-effective, especially if you have access to homegrown cannabis or a reliable source.
- Transparency: You have full transparency into the extraction process and can ensure that no harmful additives or solvents are used in the creation of the extract.
- Time-Consuming: Creating your own cannabis extract is a time-consuming process, involving decarboxylation, infusion, and straining. It may not be suitable for those seeking a quick solution.
- Skill Required: Properly making cannabis extract requires a degree of skill and knowledge. Inaccurate preparation can lead to inconsistent results.
- Odor and Mess: The extraction process can be quite odorous, and it may leave your kitchen smelling strongly of cannabis.
Using a pre-made cannabis oil:
- Convenience: Pre-made cannabis oil offers the ultimate convenience. You can simply add it to your recipe without the need for extraction or preparation.
- Consistency: Commercially produced cannabis oils are often lab-tested for potency and safety, ensuring a consistent and reliable product.
- Time-Saving: Using pre-made cannabis oil saves time, making it ideal for those who want a quick infusion solution.
- Limited Customization: Pre-made cannabis oils may not provide the same level of strain or flavor customization as making your own extract.
- Cost: While convenient, pre-made cannabis oil can be more expensive than creating your own extract, especially when considering store-bought options.
- Less Transparency: You might have less insight into the extraction process and the quality of the cannabis used in commercially produced oils.
In summary, the choice between making your own cannabis extract and using pre-made cannabis oil in your spiced cannabis milk recipe ultimately depends on your priorities.
If you value customization and cost-effectiveness, making your own extract might be the way to go.
On the other hand, if you prioritize convenience, consistency, and quality, using pre-made cannabis oil may be the better option.
Choosing milk for a good extraction.
The reason milk is such a good solvent for cannabinoids is because it’s full of fat. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are fat-soluble, not water-soluble, meaning they need a good fatty solvent to be properly extracted. So as you can imagine, this means that the milk must be full fat. Anything less and you compromise the potency of your cannabis extraction.
This recipe is not ideal for vegan milks.
This recipe uses milk as the basis for the extraction, and there isn’t enough fat in soy, almond, or oat milks to make them good solvents for cannabis. To make a cannabis milk using vegan milk, it’s better to add cannabis as a tincture rather than extracting it into the milk itself.
Full-fat coconut milk is the only viable option for extracting cannabinoids. However, it’s also very difficult to consume a cup of full-fat coconut milk! It’s extremely oily and fatty. Plus, it doesn’t tolerate high heat for extended periods of time the same way cow’s milk does.
Overall, if you're making your own extraction, we recommend using cow’s milk for this recipe. It’s fatty enough to extract cannabinoids, is delicious to drink, and can tolerate being heated for around an hour. Make sure you use full-fat milk. If you don’t, you won’t get all the cannabinoids out of your buds and into your milk.
Choosing a strain for spiced cannabis milk.
Like we mentioned, this spiced cannabis milk makes for the perfect nightcap. It’s an ideal evening beverage because it’s comforting and soothing, and because a belly full of milk has a tendency to make us tired. In fact, drinking milk at night time is a very Ayurvedic bedtime ritual.
WIth that in mind, we recommend opting for strains that are best used at night time. This includes indica strains and other hybrids that are calming and sedative. This recipe is also a great anti-inflammatory, so you can include cannabis strains that are high in caryophyllene, a terpene that gives pepper its distinct scent and is known for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
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At the end of the day, spiced cannabis milk can be made with any strain of cannabis. So if you have a favourite, feel free to use that. Otherwise, we can recommend some of our favourite night-time strains.
Our recipe for spiced cannabis-infused milk.
Once you've chosen a cannabis strain, the next thing you have to do is decide how much you're going to use.
This recipe makes 2 cups of cannabis spiced milk, so consider adding two doses to this recipe. This means each cup will contain a single dose of cannabis. You might consider using 1g per cup as this is the average amount that would be in a single joint.
Either way, it's extremely important to remember that the effects of edibles/drinkables are much more powerful than smokeables, so starting with 1g of raw flower may be too much for you as a novice.
If you're using tinctures, we recommend starting with a dose that contains no more than 5 - 15mg of THC.
- Ground cannabis or Unwind (THC oil)
- 2 cups Full-fat milk
- 1 pinch Black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
- 1 pinch Cinnamon
- 1 pinch Cardamom
- 1 heaped tsp Turmeric
- 1-2 tsp Sugar (your choice what kind)
How to make spiced cannabis milk that hits the spot:
Step 1. Prepare the cannabis milk.
If you're making your own cannabis extract:
If you're making your own cannabis extract, start by putting the milk and ground cannabis in a small saucepan over the stove on low heat. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes on low heat. Be mindful that the milk doesn't boil over.
If you're not making your own cannabis extract:
Simmer the milk for 10 minutes. Be mindful that it doesn't boil over.
Step 2. Add the spices.
If you're making your own cannabis extract:
After simmering the cannabis and milk for 45 minutes, add all the spices and sugar to the milk. Mix in well. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes. Be mindful that the milk doesn't boil over.
If you're not making your own cannabis extract:
After simmering the milk for 10 minutes, add all the spices, sugar, and cannabis oil to the milk. Mix in well. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes. Be mindful that the milk doesn't boil over.
Step 3. Strain, froth, top.
After allowing the spices to simmer in the cannabis milk, it's time to strain it. Pour the mixture through a strainer into two mugs. If you wish, you can froth the milk using a small milk frother. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon to taste.
Now sip away in bed, with a lover, or with the company of a furry friend. Enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon or as a regular herbal nightcap that's good for sleep, pain, and as a treat for the soul. We'd love to know how you enjoyed this spice cannabis milk recipe. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The best cannabis oils for an infused nightcap.
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Here are some of recommended oils from our in-house collection to enhance your spiced milk:
Unwind: THC oil with relaxing terpenes.
Unwind is a THC oil infused with terpenes traditionally associated with relaxation, sleep, and pain relief. This product is perfect if you're looking to unwind and de-stress, especially in the evening. The terpenes can complement the calming effects of the spiced cannabis milk.
Full Spectrum: Balancing CBD oil for healthy stress response and inflammation.
Full Spectrum CBD oil contains a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD, which are clinically studied to promote balance and overall well-being. If you prefer to avoid THC and focus on the potential health benefits of CBD, this oil is an excellent choice for your spiced milk.
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CBD Sleep Solution: Full-spectrum CBD with sleep-enhancing ingredients.
CBD Sleep Solution is a science-backed sleep aid formulated with full-spectrum CBD, valerian root, passionflower, melatonin, and peppermint oil. It's an ideal choice if you're seeking a relaxing and sleep-promoting experience with the added benefits of sleep-enhancing ingredients.
CBN Sleep Solution: Full-spectrum CBD with CBN for melatonin-free relaxation.
CBN Sleep Solution is a science-backed sleep aid formulated with clinical-grade levels of full-spectrum CBD and CBN, along with valerian root, passionflower, and peppermint oil. CBN is known for its potential to improve sleep quality while relieving pain and inflammation, making this oil suitable for those with sleep concerns.
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1:1 CBD:THC Sleep Solution combines full-spectrum CBD and THC with sleep-enhancing ingredients such as valerian root, passionflower, melatonin, and peppermint oil. This balanced blend offers the potential for relaxation and improved sleep quality, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a well-rounded experience.
Remember to consider your tolerance, desired effects, and any specific sleep or wellness goals when selecting a cannabis oil for your spiced cannabis-infused milk. It's essential to follow the recommended dosages and be mindful of the THC content if you're new to cannabis or have a low tolerance. Always consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions about cannabis use. Enjoy your spiced cannabis milk responsibly and in moderation.