Why buy edibles when you can make your own? Cooking CBD edibles can be shockingly simple, and there are plenty of reasons to try it. Cooking your own edibles is often cheaper, safer, and allows you to choose your own ingredients and CBD concentration, all of which helps you make sure that what you are eating is healthy.
In this article, we are going to cover some edibles that can be made with little to no cooking expertise required. But before that, let’s cover the main ingredient.
CBD for cooking
There are many ways to turn food items into carriers for CBD, and each of them comes with advantages and disadvantages.
One option is to simply add CBD oil to the food. That can be done during the preparation process, or you can add drops of CBD on top of the food before consuming it. Tinctures work in a similar way, and both CBD oil and tinctures have a very distinctive taste that will alter your eating experience.
If you don’t appreciate the taste of CBD, then you can try using an isolate. CBD isolates consist of the pure substance processed into a crystallized state. Plant matter and vegetable oil are what give CBD its distinctive taste. Since isolates are pure, they are also tasteless and odorless, which allows you to add isolates to recipes without altering the food’s taste.
When you are just starting, it is best to not overthink it and experiment with whatever CBD product you have access to. Later, however, you may want to try different alternatives to see how they affect the edibles you are making.
1 – CBD coffee
Adding CBD to coffee — and drinks in general — is fairly easy. Just make your coffee as usual, add drops of CBD, and then mix everything up. That’s it, you’re done. There are brands that sell CBD-infused coffee, and those come with interesting flavors. But if you only care about the effects, then there is no need to spend the extra cash; just adding CBD to your regular coffee will do the trick. If you are not a coffee person, you can try hemp teas which have the same benefits as well.
2 – CBD chocolate
Working with chocolate in the kitchen is not hard. The only main concern is that chocolate and water do not mix, so you must make sure to keep moisture out away from melted chocolate. Otherwise, it will form lumps and will be impossible to pour. Chocolate edibles are also easier to make if you have a chocolate mold, but an ice tray can work as a mold in a pinch.
To make CBD chocolate, just melt the chocolate down and add the CBD product of your choice to the mixture. Then mix it using a wooden spoon until the chocolate has a runny consistency, and finally pour it onto a mold and refrigerate it for an hour.
3 – CBD Ice cream
All you need is cream and CBD for this one. You can whip both together in a mixing bowl before freezing it, and you’ll have a very bland piece of CBD ice cream in a few hours. You can get more flavor by following more complicated recipes for homemade ice cream. Whatever recipe you choose, just remember to mix CBD with the cream before freezing the mixture. This way, the entire ice cream will be infused with CBD, no matter what recipe you follow.
Edibles are a great way to make CBD part of your routine. If you would like to see more ways to make it part of your daily life, check out this Cibdol.com article.