Making cannabis gummies is one of the most popular ways to ingest cannabis. They are easy to make, delicious, and infused with different flavours depending on your preference. This guide will show you how to make the perfect batch of gummies that everyone will enjoy!
What makes our recipe special
You’re probably tired of gummy weed recipes claiming to be the best. We get it — we can’t stand them either.
But what sets this recipe out from other cannabis gummy recipes is that we took extra care in making you get potent gummies without sacrificing flavour at all.
We’ve dedicated a section of this recipe to decarboxylation for maximum potency. Granted that you make your cannabis-infused gummies, this important science step gives your sweets that little extra oomph!
We also like to maximize potency wherever possible. Here’s our little secret: choose the carrier that brings out the best of weed. We can’t recommend cannabis-infused coconut oil enough!
Finally, our recipe is open to customization. We know you’ve got unique tastes, so we keep things pretty easy to mix and match.
Though Jello seems crucial to our recipe, you can go with flavoured and unflavored gelatine. Just be sure to add a little flavouring or fruit juice to mask any unwanted cannabis flavours.
Step One: Prepping Your Ingredients
The first step in making your batch of gummies is to gather your supplies. You will need:
- Cannabis-infused oil: You can use either made-at-home or store bought oil. We’re firm believers that infused coconut oil makes the greatest tasting weed gummies ever!
- Sugar and corn syrup OR honey (optional): If you want to give your cannabis-infused gummy bears that extra oomph, a sweet little touch goes a long way!
- Flavored Jell-o: Don’t be afraid to try out both traditional and experimental flavours.
- Flavoured gelatin: If you want more freedom with your flavour options, go for unflavored gelatin instead. You can with gelatin powder on gelatin sheets.
- Soy lecithin: Lecithin is used to bind the oil and water together. If you leave this ingredient, you may use liquid, granulated, or powdered lecithin. Expert your gummies to quickly fall apart.
- Mould Inhibitor: You can use a store-bought inhibitor or lemon juice to help keep your gummies lasting longer.
For the set-up, here’s what you need:
- A stovetop or microwave
- A saucepan or pot
- A spoon or whisk
- Candy moulds (you can find them online or at any confectionary store)
- An oven, toaster oven, or microwave
- Parchment paper or wax paper
- A stovetop or microwave
Step Two: Making your cannabis oil
Making your cannabis oil is a great way to ensure that you know exactly what is in your gummies. It is a cheaper option than buying store-bought cannabis oil. Here is a simple recipe for making your cannabis oil:
To make your cannabis-infused oil, you’ll need to main ingredients (aside from the equipment you already have prepared):
- 1 ounce of cannabis
- 1 cup of carrier oil
We recommend using either coconut oil or olive oil when choosing which carrier oil to choose. Coconut oil is healthier and contains no pesticides, while olive oil also contains antioxidants beneficial to your health.
Select your cannabis strain
If you want to make a batch of gummies with high THC content, look for Cannabis sativa strains with high THC-to-CBD ratios. It’s important to consider what kind of high you want — whether it’s a full-body effect like an indica or a heady high like most Sativa.
For those who want a purely CBD experience, it’s best to resort to hemp plants instead. These strains will have low THC levels and other cannabinoids like CBN and CBC that are known for their therapeutic effects.
Decarboxylating your weed
This step is the first part of making cannabis-infused cooking oils. To put it simply, decarboxylation converts THCA into THC (the psychoactive component in weed) so that you can get that high you’re craving for.
To begin decarboxylation, you need heat — a lot of it. This is best done by using an oven or oven toaster (if you lack space). Grind your weed beforehand to increase the surface area exposed to heat.
Preheat your oven to above 230°F or 110°C. Place the ground-up weed on some parchment or foil and that into a baking sheet. Bake for about 30-45 minutes or until the powder loses its green colour.
Infusing your cannabis oil
Once you’ve decarboxylated your weed, it’s time to mix it all with even more heat. There are multiple ways to infuse your cannabis oil, and which one works for you depends really on availability and commitment.
Follow the steps below if you’re using a stove:
- Heat the coconut oil (or any carrier oil) in a saucepan or pot on medium-high heat until you reach a gentle simmer.
- Set the stove to medium-low heat and add your desired amount of ground cannabis. For every 3.5 grams of ground cannabis, use a cup of carrier oil.
- Keep at a gentle simmer while constantly stirring to prevent clump formation.
- After three hours, turn off the heat.
- Strain the oil to remove any residual plant matter.
If you plan to use a crockpot, follow these steps:
- Put coconut oil in a crockpot and add ground-up cannabis.
- Place crockpot on low heat for at least eight hours (overnight is best)
- After the coconut oil mixture has cooled down, pour it through cheesecloth into a bowl, making sure to squeeze all of the oil out.
- Store the cannabis coconut oil in an airtight container for use!
A crockpot can also be used to make cannabis-infused oil. While this method takes longer, the end product is usually more potent and cannabinoid-rich.
But don’t be dismayed if you don’t have one at reach — or if you’re too busy to dedicate a whole day to cooking. The saucepan or stovetop method works fine. Ultimately, you want to get an oil that works.
Step Three: Sweetening Your Cannabis
The third step is to make the cannabis syrup. As with any confectionary, you need a sugary base. This not only adds flavour to mask the rather unpleasant taste of weed, but sugar also helps bind everything together.
If you use sugar and corn syrup, mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a pot over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about five minutes.
Preparing the gelatine
To make the gelatine for your weed gummies, follow the general steps in preparing any gummy mixture.
We’ve added flavoured Jello to this recipe because not only does it boost flavour, but it helps a consistent texture.
Here’s how you do it:
- Combine half of the water or juice with the unflavored gelatin in a small dish. Allow blooming in the refrigerator for 5 minutes before stirring.
- In a separate container, dissolve mould and Jell-o.
- Pour in your cannabis syrup, lecithin, and Jell-o all into the double boiler.
- Add the remaining bloomed gelatin bowl to the double boiler as well. Whisk all the ingredients together.
- If you want to flavour your gummies, now is a good time to add a few drops of your flavouring oils.
- Constantly whisk this mixture for 10 minutes while keeping the heat low.
Step Four: Preparing to Mold
Now that you’ve made your cannabis mixture, it’s time to mould them into cute cannabis gummy bears (or any other figure you can think of).
To do so, gently pour your cannabis-gelatine mixture into your gummy molds. Make sure there isn’t any gelatine sticking around the sides or spaces.
If you’re tired of the same old gummy bear mould, here are some other creative mould ideas:
- gummy worms
- gummy insects
- gummy dinosaurs
- fruit-shaped gummies
- flower gummies
Let the filled molds sit and set at room temperature for about 30 minutes or before. Only then should you remove them from their wells.
Drying your gummies
Drying is a crucial step when you make weed gummies — so be patient. Some like to use dehydrators; some use the over.
For this recipe, we recommend the time-tested method of air-drying. Not only is it convenient, but it’s also fool-proof if you wait long enough.
Place the gummies on a wire baking rack to air dry if drying by hand. Allow the gummies to dry at room temperature for 24-72 hours before storing them.
If you plan to dust your gummies with some sugar or citric acid for even more fun, only do so after they’ve been thoroughly air-dried. Otherwise, the sugar may collect water and leave your gummies completely melted.
After everything’s said and done, store your THC gummies in an airtight container. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
Step Five: Enjoy Your Gummies
The fourth step is enjoying your delicious cannabis gummies! Be sure to start with a small dose and wait an hour or two before eating more. It can take a while for the effects of cannabis edibles to kick in, so be patient!
There you have it! Your very own guide on how to make cannabis gummies. These delicious treats are perfect for any occasion and can be customized with your favourite flavours. Be sure to give them a try!
Cannabis-infused coconut oil versus other cannabis oils
One of the biggest debates about making weed gummies is which oil to choose. Connoisseurs and experts generally recommend traditional coconut oil because it pairs magically with the rest of the ingredients.
Though you might end up getting a slightly different product, these oils still work wonders when making gummies.
MCT oil is a compound found in coconut and palm oil. It’s composed of molecules called medium-chain triglycerides.
MCT oil is an excellent option for making cannabis gummies because it’s easier to digest than some other oils. This means that you’ll feel the effects of cannabis more quickly.
Additionally, MCT oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful if you’re struggling with chronic pain.
Hash oil is a concentrated type of cannabis made from either ice or solvents. It contains high levels of THC and CBD as well as other cannabinoids.
The process for making gummies with hash oil is similar to the one listed above. The main difference is the concentration of cannabinoids in the mix.
Additionally, hash oil is much more potent than standard coconut oil so bear this in mind when eating your gummies.
Olive oil is a good choice for making cannabis gummies because it has a lower smoke point than other oils. This means that you can cook the mixture without too much risk of it breaking down and making your dish gross.
There’s also some evidence that olive oil, like MCT oil, may help relieve chronic pain.
Though olive oil may not give you as potent of a high, it’s still an excellent option for making weed gummies.
If you don’t mind the taste of cannabis, the hemp seed oil is another excellent choice for your upcoming gummy project. Like coconut and olive oils, this vegetable-based alternative also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Though hemp seed oil is less common than olive and coconut oils, you can still find it at your local health food store. Just be sure to choose an organic one made from cold-pressed seeds, or the quality may suffer.
Avocado oil has a higher smoke point than coconut oil, making for easier cooking without compromising quality. Additionally, avocado oil is rich in healthy fats and contains vitamin E, which may help relieve chronic pain!
Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means that you’ll feel less pain after eating these delicious treats!
Buying Weed Gummies
Making your weed gummies is undoubtedly fun and exciting. However, not everyone enjoys the process. Not many people also have enough time to make cannabis-infused gummy bears.
Fret not as cannabis gummies are in abundance almost everywhere. Drop by your local dispensary if you want that sweet THC or CBD. Or better yet, have them delivered right to your doorstep.
If you’re looking for quality THC gummies, then look no further. At Pokebud, we offer top-shelf gummies to satisfy your cannabis craving on the go.
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We’ve got a wide selection of premium cannabis products available online. Whether it’s a quality flower or full-spectrum cannabis tincture you’re looking for, we’ve got something for every kind of pothead. Check out our store for more info.
Weed Gummies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much THC do cannabis gummies contain?
The amount of THC that you get in a cannabis gummy depends on how much cannabis you put in the gummy. The more cannabis, the stronger the gummy.
Most THC gummy recipes should have the estimated THC content available. Otherwise, it depends on how potent you make them.
How do you store cannabis gummies?
Always store cannabis-infused gummies at room temperature. Keep them away from direct sunlight.
Can you freeze cannabis gummies?
Yes, they can be frozen with no trouble. The effectiveness of gummies is not affected by their freezer storage and may even help keep the strength over time.
Cannabis-infused edibles are a great way to get your dose in a great-tasting way. If you’ve been considering making some of these for yourself, don’t wait!
Make them today and enjoy all the benefits in an easy-to-eat form that can be taken on the go with you anywhere! The best is they taste amazing too, so you won’t feel like you’re just eating medicine when taking one.
Treat yourself with cannabis-infused goodies from our kitchen — we guarantee there will be no regrets here!