When it comes to healthy eating, we have seen an uprise in the number of cannabis-infused recipes. And trust us, many of the recipes out there are designed to do more than just get you high.
Today, we want to share with you one such recipe that takes a little time and effort, but lasts for a long time, and is pretty rich with health benefits too!
If you’re on the market for a new cannabis recipe that is delicious – and healthy – then you have come to the right place. Today, we are sharing with you for the first time our dank canna honey recipe!
The Canna-Honey Recipe: What You Need to Know
Let’s face it, we’re not the first to try this and, in fact, there are loads of different ways you can make canna-honey. One of the most common misconceptions from those who have never tried it before is that canna-honey is a walk in the park to make, which isn’t quite true!
All of the canna honey recipes we have come across take time to make and are not as quick as you’d think. But every canna honey recipe we have come across is also a worthy investment, and once you’ve made a batch, you will have enough honey to last you a lifetime, so it certainly pays off to persist with this one!
Please also take into consideration that the potency of the recipe on this site depends on the concentration of cannabis in your essential ingredient.
The Benefits of Consuming Honey
Honey has been around forever! In fact, the earliest evidence of honey harvesting dates back over 8000 years – which is pretty crazy when you think about it!
During that time, people around the world have benefited from honey in so many ways, from eating it to bathing in it and even using it on wounds – the potential of such a simple ingredient is huge.
Even now, in a world of culinary excellence, medicinal advance and convenience, honey stands strong as one of the most valued ingredients on the market. But what are the benefits?
- Nutrient-rich: Whilst honey isn’t particularly rich in vitamins and minerals, it offers huge amounts of antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds.
- Medicinally beneficial: Thanks to the high levels of antioxidants, honey has historically been used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Healthier than sugar: Most often people will reach for honey as a replacement for sugar or sweetener. This is because it is slightly less unhealthy compared to these refined sugars.
- Crock Pot with “Low” Setting
- Cheese Cloth, String
- 2 Cups Bud, or 1 oz. Trim
- 5 lb. Container Honey
Let’s get cooking!
Making Your Canna Honey
Now for the part you’re here for – the recipe! Remember, technically this is as straightforward as they come. However, patience is required to get the most out of your recipe and trust us, you will be glad you took your time!
Wrap your buds in cheesecloth. Secure the bundle with string or something else that you can tie with.
Place the bundle into the crock-pot. Pour your honey over and cover.
This recipe doesn’t require too much intervention. However, you will be required to stir throughout. Cook on a low heat for around 5 hours, stirring a few times per hour.
Let the mixture cool for 1 day. Yep, you need to be patient, we did warn you!
Now for the messy bit – remove the bundle from the honey mixture, squeezing as much honey from the cheesecloth as possible.
Pour your finished canna honey into jars and store. And there you have it; thick, luxurious, cannabis-infused honey that will be sure to last you!
A Word About THC Content
Before you bust out all your necessary ingredients to whip up this canna honey recipe, let’s talk just a bit about THC. THC is, of course, the psychoactive component of cannabis. In other words, it’s the compound that gets us high.
The THC content can vary rather wildly depending on the strain of cannabis you’re using. For flower, THC percentage by weight typically runs in the region of 14-18%. This is more than enough to produce an intense psychedelic high. THC percentages over 20% can galvanize potent effects, and are not recommended for beginners.
If you’re not wanting to get super stoned, perhaps look for a cannabis strain with a lower THC content for your canna honey recipe. There are even CBD-specific strains out there nowadays, which contain abundant amounts of cannabidiol – a non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis – and virtually zero THC.
CBD cannabis strains aren’t as easy to find as higher-THC varieties, but they are out there. And of course, you could even make your canna honey recipe from a strain of hemp. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC by definition, so this would be a great option for those wanting to indulge in canna honey but not get high.
Final Thoughts on This Dank Canna-Honey Recipe
We love an excuse to get into the kitchen and create interesting recipes, especially when cannabis is involved! However, when it means we also get a chance to create a recipe that is not just delicious, but also healthy and medicinally beneficial – well how can we say no to that?!
We’re firm believers in the power of pot, so when we decided to create our take on cannahoney, we couldn’t resist the chance to combine two massive medicinal powerhouses!
But, to round off today’s recipe, we would like you to answer some questions for us. We want to know if you would be inclined to try canna honey over regular honey? Whether you are interested in weed or not – although we assume most of our readers are – there’s no denying that this particular recipe holds many benefits that could appeal to a huge audience!
Have you tried our recipe or another canna-honey recipe before? If so, what did you think? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments. And, if you want to check out some of our other recipes, check out this section of our Marijuana Break website. There are loads to choose from, some decidedly less healthy than today’s, but all super delicious in their own right!