DIY Cannabutter: A Gateway to Gastronomic Bliss

DIY Cannabutter: A Gateway to Gastronomic Bliss

Have you ever dreamed of floating on a cloud made of butter? Welcome to the world of Cannabutter, where your culinary dreams soar higher than ever! Whether you’re eager to whip up your own batch of special brownies or just curious about the kitchen alchemy that makes it happen, here’s a comprehensive guide to creating your very own Cannabutter.

Why Cannabutter?

First off, you might be wondering, why bother with butter at all? Sure, smoking or vaping cannabis is one way to experience its benefits. But introducing it into your favorite dishes? That’s a whole new level of yum! Edibles, particularly those made with Cannabutter, can provide a prolonged effect and a distinct flavor experience, making them a beloved choice for many.


  • High-Quality Cannabis: The better your bud, the better your butter. We recommend starting with about an ounce.
  • Butter: Regular unsalted butter will do; about four sticks should suffice.
  • Water: To help regulate the temperature and prevent the butter from burning.


  1. Decarboxylate Your Cannabis: Before you even think about melting butter, you’ll need to activate the THC in your cannabis. Preheat your oven to 245°F (120°C). Break up the cannabis buds into smaller pieces and spread them out on an oven tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the cannabis for 30-40 minutes, giving them a gentle mix every 10 minutes. Once done, let it cool.
  2. Meltdown: In a saucepan or stockpot, bring the butter and a quart of water to a simmer on low heat. This water will help prevent the butter from burning.
  3. Introduce the Cannabis: Once the butter has melted, add in your decarboxylated cannabis.
  4. Slow and Steady: Keep the mixture simmering on low for about 2-3 hours. Remember, patience is a virtue! Stir occasionally to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom.
  5. Strain and Store: After simmering, strain out the plant material using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Pour the butter into a suitable container and allow it to cool at room temperature. Once cool, transfer it to the fridge. As it solidifies, the water and butter will separate. Simply remove the solid butter from the top, and pour out any remaining water.

Tips for Best Results:

  • Grinding: While it’s essential to break down your cannabis buds, avoid grinding them too finely. A coarse grind is perfect.
  • Potency: If you’re new to the world of edibles, remember they can be potent! Always start with a small amount when cooking or baking with your Cannabutter.
  • Storage: Your freshly made Cannabutter can be stored in the fridge for short term use or the freezer if you’re planning to use it down the road.


Making Cannabutter is more than just a fun kitchen project; it’s a doorway to countless delicious edibles. From cookies to pasta, the world of cannabis-infused cuisine awaits! So roll up your sleeves, ignite that culinary spark, and dive into a universe of flavor and fun.

Remember, as with all edibles, start low and go slow. And always keep your Cannabutter and other cannabis products out of the reach of children.

Bon appétit and happy cooking.

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