CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active ingredient of the marijuana plant, yet it does not provide its user a high like its famous cousin, the THC variant. You might see CBD in pharmacies or dispensaries where you live, or it’s likely that you have heard people talking about it.
CBD is sweeping the nation because of its many health benefits. In general, CBD has been linked to lessening the effects of epilepsy, assisting with anxiety management, improving sleep quality, and can help ease the user’s pain and inflammation.
In addition to its health benefits, CBD also comes in and can be made into many forms! Popular products on the market include CBD cream, CBD oil, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, and more. It’s much easier to obtain than regular THC marijuana, and as previously mentioned, you can purchase CBD from pharmacies, dispensaries, and even online at your convenience.
While many people use CBD, few know that you can cook with it! One particular CBD product that many people like and regularly use is CBD butter. It can be incorporated into any recipe that calls for regular butter, or can be used as is, like on top of toast or to coat a pan for cooking. It is an easy to make and use alternative, and can be made into vegan varieties as well.
CBD butter is a great choice for anyone looking for a smokeless CBD alternative or a new way to incorporate CBD into their daily life.
If you’d like to make CBD butter for yourself, check out this guide:
- Gather your ingredients.
CBD butter can be made with either CBD oil or finely ground CBD flour. While both are easy to make, this guide will use CBD oil.
So, you will need:
20 mL CBD Oil, like a McHudson Farms tincture
2 cups butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup water
Salt to taste (optional)
- Combine CBD oil, water, and butter (and salt, if you choose) in a small stovetop safe pot.
- Heat on (very) low for 2 hours.
You might be bored waiting for the butter to melt completely, but if not cooked on low, the effects of CBD can be cooked out of the butter.
Be careful with your stovetop settings to insure this doesn’t happen.
Once it’s cooked, let it cool at room temperature for 15-30 minutes.
Find your favorite container and let the butter sit on the counter.
Make sure you don’t put the butter in the refrigerator before it’s completely set or you could risk the butter separating.
- Put it into the refrigerator to cool.
Use and enjoy!
Start using the CBD butter just as you would regular butter. Whether you use it on toast, to top a perfectly grilled steak, in a fluffy baked potato, or drizzled over popcorn for a late night movie.
One of my favorite ways to use my CBD butter is with a fried egg in the morning, so I can start every day off with mindfulness and peacefulness.
Unless you use quite a bit of CBD in your butter, it’s likely that you won’t be able to taste the difference between it and regular butter. And you will reap the benefits of the CBD butter that regular butter doesn’t have!
Additionally, you can continue to make CBD infused recipes - particularly ones for baking goods like cakes and cookies - using the butter you’ve just made. There are hundreds of recipes online for sweet and savory treats you can bake using CBD butter. Or, you can incorporate your premade CBD butter into your favorite recipes that you already make. Experiment and see if you can tell the difference between your favorite chocolate chip cookies and the ones you make with your new butter!