Whipping up a batch of homemade edibles is a handy way to save money and customize recipes and doses to suit your needs. You can select high-quality ingredients, choose your favorite strain or cannabis oil, and rest easy knowing your product is well-made.
Cannabis gummies are one of the most popular and quintessential edibles on the market, and luckily, they are quite easy to make. Read on for an easy recipe to get cooking and create tasty weed gummies from the comfort of your kitchen.
- Cannabis gummies offer a host of medical benefits and are easy to make.
- Choosing the right cannabis strain and propertly dosing your gummies is essential.
- It takes just seven steps to quickly make and enjoy homemade cannabis gummies.
What Are Cannabis Gummies?
After brownies, gummies are perhaps one of the most well-known types of edibles on the cannabis market. Gummies are often infused with cannabis or CBD oil or tinctures, allowing makers to easily control the potency in every piece. There are many variations on cannabis gummy recipes, but the end result is a handy batch of bite-sized, delectable treats that provide whatever cannabis effects you seek.
Gummies are especially handy because they are discreet and portable, easy to pop in your mouth whenever and wherever you need relief. Edibles also provide significantly longer-lasting effects than smoking or vaping, thanks to how the digestive system processes THC and CBD gummies.
DIY Cannabis Gummies: The Essentials
Choosing Your Strain
The first step in creating cannabis gummies is choosing what kind of experience you want. Do you want a higher-THC cultivar with more sedative effects designed to fight insomnia? Maybe a strain with more terpenes that produce energizing results, such as limonene? Or if you prefer less intoxication, a high-CBD tincture or flower may be the best choice.
Dosing Your Gummies
Cannabis edibles have a reputation for potency, with many sharing stories of overdoing it and getting the weed spins and other unpleasant side effects. As such, dosing homemade edibles is essential if you want a controlled and reliable high. It can be tricky to dose homemade options, but there are some steps you can take to produce consistency.
First, creating tinctures from dispensary-bought flower or buying pre-made cannabis oil from a dispensary will go a long way towards you knowing how potent your gummies will be. All dispensary products must indicate milligrams (mg) measurements of how much THC and CBD are in your product. Doing some simple math, you can compare how much weed oil should go into a recipe that produces a simple serving size.
We also suggest using much less cannabis oil than most recipes call for to stay on the safe side. You can always consume more but can’t take back what you’ve already ingested.
How to Make Cannabis Gummies
- ½ ounce of cannabis oil in your cannabinoid formulation of choice (high-THC, 1:1 THC: CBD, CBD oil, etc.)
- ½ cup hot water
- One three-ounce packet of gelatin dessert
- One tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
- Spoon or whisk
- Mixing bowl
- Gummy molds of your choice
- Dropper or turkey baster
- Cooking oil spray
Thoroughly clean your gummy molds and coat them with a moderate amount of cooking spray to ensure the gummy mixture doesn’t stick when it’s done setting. Spray coconut oil or avocado oil are some healthy options that’ll do the trick.
It’s time to get started! Empty the pack of gelatin dessert and a tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into the bowl.
Measure ½ cup of hot water and pour it into the mixture. Stir thoroughly until the water is entirely dissolved.
Next, add the desired amount of cannabis oil or tincture to the mixture and stir thoroughly. Mixing well at this step is important, as insufficient stirring could make it sothat some of your weed gummies are much more potent than others in the batch. Keep stirring until a consistent texture has formed.
With the dropper or turkey baster, suck up the gelatin and add evenly proportioned amounts to each gummy mold. If the mixture starts to harden while you’re filling the molds, give it a good mix again to keep it liquid.
Once all the molds are filled, place the tray into the refrigerator and allow the gummies to chill. They should be ready in about two hours or until the gummies are firm. You can also expedite the process by popping them in the freezer for 30 minutes until they form a hard texture.
Remove the gummies from the mold and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to keep the gummies out of reach of children or pets, and avoid warm or sunlight places, so they don’t melt. Storing your gummies in dark, cold locations will also ensure the cannabinoids maintain their potency.
Customize Your Cannabis Gummies
While the above recipe is a good starting point for most home cannabis chefs, there are many ways to customize your edible experience.
- For a more intense fruity flavor, puree your favorite fruit and add it to the gelatin mix. Depending on the fruit, your gummies could become more sweet or tart.
- Swap cannabis tincture for cannabis-infused coconut oil to get the added benefits of coconut oil’s healthy fats.
- Minimize the sugar content by swapping the gelatin dessert and ½ cup of water for three ounces of unflavored gelatin and some healthy fruit juice.
- Feel free to experiment with other flavors by mixing fruit juices, swapping out different gelatin desserts, or adding soda.
- Are you bored with plain gummies? Try using gummy bears or gummy worm molds for a fun twist on the recipe.
The Bottom Line
Weed gummies are simple to make and offer a long-lasting, highly potent way of enjoying cannabis. Whether you’re whipping up CBD oil gummies or a high-potency THC variety, making cannabis gummies at home is a fast, convenient, affordable, and effective option for those who’d rather not smoke.