Across the many recipes available for cannabis-infused baked goodies, one consistent factor will be almost ubiquitous among the many lists of ingredients required to craft them. Chocolate and cannabis have been close companions since the dawn of edible history, and the situation has not changed one bit in recent years with the advent of recreational cannabis in states across America. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make cannabis chocolate.
Gather Your Ingredients
In creating cannabis chocolate, your most important ingredients will, of course, be cannabis and chocolate. While this may seem like a simple point, however, the quality of these ingredients will have a massive bearing on the final outcome of your product. Opting for low-quality ingredients can produce a result that is unsatisfactory for cooking with or simply not potent.
While the quality of chocolate can be subjective and is mostly influenced by individual tastes, special attention should be paid to the type and consistency of the flower employed in the recipe. Different kinds of cannabis can produce vastly different outcomes, as the unique properties of indicas and sativas are expressed even in edible form.
How to Make Cannabis Chocolate
The first step in crafting cannabis chocolate is grinding your cannabis into a fine material. While your cannabis need not necessarily be a powder, you will want to make sure it is ground to the point where it can be evenly dispersed throughout your chocolate. Next, add your chocolate to a saucepan over a double broiler and wait for it to melt, stirring occasionally.
Once your chocolate has been sufficiently melted, you can mix in your cannabis. While your chocolate is melting, it is recommended that you decarboxylate your cannabis to unlock its full potency. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to “activate” the cannabinoids contained within. Simply arrange your cannabis on a baking sheet and heat it to around 240 degrees, taking care not to burn the cannabis by leaving it in too long.
After mixing in your cannabis, your cannabis chocolate is ready to be added to whichever mold you have laid out for it. If you’re simply making cannabis chocolate for use in baking other products, you can simply store it in any bowl or container and melt it again when you need it for another recipe.
It should be noted that this cannabis chocolate recipe is meant to be versatile, and can be altered in a number of different ways. The basic process of making chocolate will be unchanged throughout different variations to the recipe, with the only major differences being what is added to your cannabis chocolate once it is melted in the saucepan. For a smoother or creamier chocolate, milk can be added as necessary during this phase to achieve the consistency and flavor one desires. Likewise, essences of different fruits can also be mixed in to create orange or raspberry cannabis chocolates, for example.
The world’s best cannabis chocolatiers will employ only the finest chocolate and ingredients in their recipes, as well as any number of other tools and tricks of the chocolate-making trade. For information on how to make cannabis chocolate at the professional level, it is recommended to read about the art of chocolatiering itself, as there are many techniques that can produce different and unique results for your recipe.
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