Did you know that making cannabis milk is one of the easiest ways to turn your favourite cannabis flowers into a nourishing, soothing drinkable? Because milk is such a fatty liquid, it’s a perfect solvent for cannabinoids. It also happens to be delicious, nutritious, and the perfect base for a turmeric spiced milk.
This recipe for spiced cannabis milk is a perfect night-cap for those who use cannabis in the evenings for sleep or relaxation. It’s also versatile — the first part of the recipe teaches you how to make cannabis milk. The spices are added for extra flavour and their nutritive value, but you could easily make cannabis milk in batches and add different flavours to it as you feel!
In this article, we’re teaching you how to make spiced cannabis milk! It’s the perfect recipe for those who are looking for a fun way to consume cannabis, or for those who want new comforting ways to self-medicate.
Choosing milk for a good extraction.
The reason milk is such a good solvent for cannabinoids is because it’s full of fat. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are fat-soluble, not water-soluble, meaning they need a good fatty solvent to be properly extracted. So as you can imagine, this means that the milk must be full fat. Anything less and you compromise the potency of your cannabis extraction.
This recipe is not ideal for vegan milks. This recipe uses milk as the basis for the extraction, and there isn’t enough fat in soy, almond, or oat milks to make them good solvents for cannabis. To make a cannabis milk using vegan milk, it’s better to add cannabis as a tincture rather than extracting it into the milk itself.
Full-fat coconut milk is the only viable option for extracting cannabinoids. However, it’s also very difficult to consume a cup of full-fat coconut milk! It’s extremely oily and fatty. Plus, it doesn’t tolerate high heat for extended periods of time the same way cow’s milk does.
Overall, we recommend using cow’s milk for this recipe. It’s fatty enough to extract cannabinoids, is delicious to drink, and can tolerate being heated for around an hour. Make sure you use full-fat milk. If you don’t, you won’t get all the cannabinoids out of your buds and into your milk.
Choosing a strain for a spiced cannabis milk.
Like we mentioned, this spiced cannabis milk makes for the perfect night cap. It’s a perfect evening beverage because it’s comforting and soothing and because a belly full of milk has a tendency to make us tired. In fact, drinking milk at night time is a very Ayurvedic habit.
WIth that in mind, we recommend opting for strains that are best used at night time. This includes indica strains and other hybrids that are calming and sedative. It’s also a great anti-inflammatory spice recipe, so you can also include cannabis strains for pain and inflammation reduction. At the end of the day, spiced cannabis milk can be made with any strain of cannabis. So if you have a favourite, feel free to use that. Otherwise, we can recommend some of our favourite night-time strains.
From the pantry.
Critical Mass Indica.
There’s no better strain to make you feel relaxed, dopey, and satisfied than Critical Mass. As a potent indica, it’s a great night-time remedy for pain, an inducer of sleep, and a strong weapon against anxiety. This is a potent indica so we definitely recommend keeping the dose moderate when preparing the spiced cannabis milk. Remember that edibles come on stronger than smokeables!
Another powerhouse indica, Romulan is a potent pain-killer and sedative. It’s a perfect strain for those who experience pain and inflammation-mediated pain. Use Romulan in cannabis spiced milk for a relaxing, sedative, and anti-inflammatory experience.
How to make cannabis spiced milk: the recipe.
Once you've chosen a cannabis strain, the next thing you have to do is decide how much you're going to use. This recipe makes 2 cups of cannabis spiced milk, so consider adding two doses to this recipe. This means each cup will contain a single dose of cannabis. You might consider using 1g per cup as this is the average amount that would be in a single joint. Either way, it's extremely important to remember that edibles/drinkables take effect much stronger than smokeables.
What you'll need:
- ~2g ground cannabis
- 2 cups full-fat milk
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 1 heaped tsp turmeric
- 1-2 tsp your choice of sugar
Prepare the cannabis milk.
Put the milk and ground cannabis in a small saucepan over the stove on low heat. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes on low heat. Be mindful that the milk doesn't boil over.
Add the spices.
After simmering the cannabis in milk for 45 minutes, add all the spices and sugar to the milk. Mix in well. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Strain, froth, top.
After allowing the spices to simmer in the milk, it's time to strain it. Pour the mixture through a strainer into two mugs. If you wish, you can froth the milk using a small milk frother. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon to taste.
Now sip away in bed, with a lover, or with the company of a furry friend. Enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon or as a regular herbal night cap that's good for sleep, pain, and as a treat for the soul. We'd love to know how you enjoyed this spice cannabis milk recipe. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!