How To Make Cannabis Gummies
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I don’t really like cannabis. As far as highs go, cannabis leaves me feeling sluggish and tired. But there is one thing I do enjoy about it—and that’s the taste! If you can get past the “dank” flavor of marijuana, or if you’re just looking for a fun new way to consume your favorite herb, these easy-to-make gummies are perfect for any occasion (even if that occasion is just hanging out at home).
Grind your herb.
You can use a grinder to grind your herb. If you don’t have one, you can use a coffee grinder or food processor. You can also use a mortar and pestle, rolling pin or hammer for crushing your weed.
You’ll want to make sure that all of the pieces are relatively small so it mixes well with the gelatin and won’t be too harsh on your throat when eating them later.
Pick a strong alcohol, like Everclear.
In order for your cannabis gummies to be as potent and delicious as possible, you’ll need a strong alcohol. Everclear is the most commonly used spirit among edibles enthusiasts, but it can be hard to find in certain states. For those who don’t have access to this high-proof spirit, there are other options that will still work well with your cannabis mixture:
- Vodka or gin (80 proof)
- Rum (80 proof)
- Bourbon whiskey (80 proof)
Transfer the tincture to a saucepan.
It’s time to transfer the tincture into a saucepan. Use a funnel and strain out any plant material left behind, then set aside for later.
Using a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat your cannabis oil over medium-low heat until it reaches 200°F (93°C) on your candy thermometer.
Stir in your preferred flavorings—citric acid, juice, or honey.
Citric acid, also known as sour salt, is a natural preservative that adds a light tartness to food. It’s commonly used in products like gummy bears and other candies to preserve the flavor and keep them looking fresh.
You can find citric acid at most health food stores, or online at Amazon or other retailers. If you use it for medicinal purposes—to aid in digestion or provide an alkaline counterbalance to your body’s pH levels—make sure you buy citric acid from a reputable brand like Madhava (which also makes great kombucha).
Add unflavored gelatin one packet at a time.
Add unflavored gelatin one packet at a time. The amount of gelatin you use will depend on how many gummies you are making, but start with two packets and add more if needed. Gelatin is a protein that acts as an emulsifier and helps to set the gummy mixture, so it’s important to get this step right! You can find unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle of most grocery stores or online.
Unflavored gelatin comes in different forms (powder, sheets and granules), so make sure you buy the powdered variety for this recipe. Other types may not blend well into your cannabis gummy mixture.
You can use as much or as little unflavored gelatin as desired—you just have to account for its effect on the texture and consistency of your candy when determining how much you need per batch of gummies made with cannabis oil.*
Stir in your flavoring (if you haven’t already) and your citric acid.
In a saucepan, stir in your flavoring (if you haven’t already) and your citric acid.
Citric acid is a sour flavoring found in many fruits such as lemon and lime, as well as any citrus fruit that contains seeds or pulp. It can also be used to make lemonade! Citric acid is found in the baking section of most grocery stores.
Pour the mixture into molds of any kind you have on hand—candy molds, ice cube trays, or anything small and firm that has space for liquid. You can even use muffin tins lined with paper baking cups.
Pour the mixture into molds of any kind you have on hand—candy molds, ice cube trays, or anything small and firm that has space for liquid. You can even use muffin tins lined with paper baking cups. If you don’t have any of these tools on hand, then simply line your pan with wax paper or parchment paper to prevent sticking (and breakage) later on when it’s time to cut and serve!
The most important thing about using molds is that they’re flat-bottomed so that the gummies don’t stick as they cool down in the freezer after being made. The second most important thing is that they’re large enough so that you can pour all of your mixture in at once (this will save time because otherwise you’ll have to divide up then measure out smaller portions).
Let the gummies set until they’re solid—a few hours in the fridge should do it. Then pop them out and serve!
Once you’ve added the cannabis, let the mixture sit for at least eight hours or overnight. As always with edibles (and especially gummies), it’s very important to check that your mixtures have set properly before eating them. The longer you leave them in a fridge, the harder they will become—so if they’re still soft after a few hours, put them back in the freezer for a while and then try again.
Make cannabis gummies at home with just a few ingredients
Making cannabis gummies at home is easy, fun, and rewarding. It’s a great way to explore the versatility of cannabis products, especially if you want to avoid smoking or vaping. The best part? You can make them in less than an hour with just a few ingredients!
The first thing you need to know is that there are lots of different types of gummies you can make at home. Whether you prefer edibles made from pure cannabis or ones made with CBD oil (a non-psychoactive compound), there are plenty of recipes out there that will help guide you through the process. If making your own isn’t appealing but you still want some tasty treats for consumption during your next Netflix binge session, there are also tons of options available at dispensaries across North America where everything from lemonade gummies to lemon drops can be found—just check with your local dispensary before purchasing so they won’t get confused by what type substance(s) are contained within each product (if any).
And there you have it! It’s not that hard to make your own gummies at home, and the results are well worth it. The best part? You can customize your gummies as much as desired. For example, if you want them to be even stronger than usual (or if they don’t taste too good), just add more THC-infused oil or alcohol into the mix. Or maybe you want some extra flavor in there—fruit juice would work great for this purpose too! Simply experiment with different ingredients until you find what works best for all of us out there trying to get our daily dose of CBD or THC without having to take pills each time