At Pop-Daze, we love a good time. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, and, if it’s legal in your part of the country, enjoying a little puff, puff pass action. But edibles are big business, too. According to Green Entrepreneur, “In 2016, over $180 million was spent on weed-infused food and drinks in California … Then there’s Colorado, where edibles sales tripled between the first quarter of 2014 and the third quarter of 2016, soaring from $17 million to $53 million!”
Rather than spend your money to buy edibles someone else made, we suggest streaming our station and heading to the kitchen to make the best summertime treat with this easy recipe for cannabis ice cream.
The first step is to make cannabis cream.
2 cups of water
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 ounce of fresh cannabis buds (broken up, but not ground)
Heat the water on high and remove it from heat once it begins to boil. Add the cannabis buds to a glass bowl and cover with the hot water. Let it sit for 7-10 minutes. Add heavy. Use a wooden spoon or pestle to grind the buds into the mixture. Strain through a cheesecloth and refrigerate for at least one hour. This keeps well in the fridge for about a week, and is great in coffee!
Vanilla Cannabis Ice Cream
2 cups of cannabis cream
14-ounce can of sweetened, condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pour cream into a large glass bowl and use a hand mixer on medium until the cream forms stiff peaks. In another large bowl, combine sweetened, condensed milk and vanilla. Whisk together. Using a rubber spatula, slowly and gently fold the cream into the condensed milk. Place into a freezer-safe container(s) and freeze for 8 hours.
When the ice cream is frozen, feel free to experiment with adding crushed candy bars or pretzels, chocolate chips, strawberries, grilled peaches or anything else you typically add to ice cream. Just remember that edibles are often more potent than smoke, so take it slow and experiment with what works best for you.
And if you don’t already have a go-to recipe for cannabis-infused butter, (or “cannabutter”), for your other edible recipes, here’s the best recipe for cannabutter.
Now that your edible pantry is stocked, join us in relaxing – or dancing – to the best hits of the 1960s-1990s! For more great tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn!