Juicy, flavorful, easy to microdose, discreet to enjoy, and simply irresistible – we are talking about cannabis infused gummies.
Nowadays, there is a whole myriad of exciting ways to bring your cannabis consumption to the next level, no matter if it comes to recreational or medicinal purposes.
Best of all, making a batch of DIY cannabis gummies is an easy peasy task. Indulge in CBD infused, THC infused or THC and CBD infused cannabis gummies the choice is entirely yours!
Ready to become a cannagummies master in no time?
Join us below and follow the awesome recipes we are about to share with you for an awesome cannagummy ride.
Benefits of Opting for Cannabis infused Gummies
According to stats from a survey involving more than 650 top chefs as part of the National Restaurant Association’s annual poll, a mind blowing 77% stated that the number one trend for 2019 will be none other but CBD drinks, followed up by CBD foods.
From taste free CBD powder suitable to add to your favorite bowl of cereal, a morning cup of coffee, a protein shake or a milkshake through candied hemp leaves, one thing is for sure: cannabis is making its way to the kitchen as if by storm!
But that’s not all! Based on data presented by Arcview Market Research, by the end of 2018 edibles’ market sales in the Golden State alone were evaluated to exceed $ 100 million. In fact, by 2022, cannabis-infused beverages alone are estimated to make up for a $ 600 million business share.
Labeled as one of the budding trends of 2019, low-dose edibles are expected to attract more and more people (including but not limited to newbie marijuana consumers) into the mesmerizing world of cannabis.
Apart from being a fantastic treat for all the sweet toothed cannabis connoisseurs out there, opting for cannabis infused gummies is not deprived of reaping several other benefits.
Easy Marijuana Microdosing
Experts believe that taking significantly smaller doses of cannabis than what most cannabis aficionados are used to (aka microdosing your cannabis intake) has multiple benefits for your well being.
Since cannabis consumption helps the body maintain homeostasis, ingesting small yet regular amounts of weed can prove to be one of the miraculous natural treatments of the future.
It is not that you can’t get home after a tiring day, roll up a gram of marijuana into a fat joint and peacefully let the pain and stress melt away from your mind and body. It is just that doing so deprives your body of reaping the benefits of homeostasis all day round something that is fully achievable through consistent cannabis microdosing.
In a nutshell, microdosing your cannabis intake doesn’t mean microdosing 24/7. You can still enjoy an ultimate head-to-toe releasing smoking session or edibles ingesting as much marijuana as you wish based on your personal prudence. Microdosing is about sustaining the process of homeostasis by regularly intaking so tiny amounts of cannabis throughout the day that you barely feel any psychoactive effects (unless you intentionally choose to eat the whole batch of gummies instead of taking a single one at a time).
However, dosing edibles tend to be tricky due to various factors. But microdosing edibles is like entering a whole new Universe no more overdoing edibles just to end up messed up after consuming too much. Best of all, entering this new Universe can help you significantly in exploring the way your body corresponds to edibles, as well as finding out the best working amount of weed present in your edibles.
Discretion of Use
Unlike smoking marijuana or eating an entire pot brownie just to end up totally overwhelmed, cannabis infused gummies are one of the most discreet ways to intake and enjoy the green medication.
Consume CBD infused gummies straight on your work desk or take a THC and CBD cannabis infused gummy to gently make the stress go away without experiencing the full potency of the psychoactive effects of the herb.
Plus, you can always carry and transport your cannagummies easily while on the go. Being tiny in size, cannagummies are easy to eat and 100% inconspicuous.
Convenient Marijuana Storage
Enjoying your cannabis infused gummies is as simple as eating just about any other ordinary candy. The same goes for storage. Don’t forget that convenient storage is a wonderful advantage! Most of us don’t really enjoy spending time cooking just to end up with treats that will easily get spoiled and/or contaminated because of their ultra specific storage rules and restrictions.
Place your cannagummies in airtight containers and you can have them ready-to-enjoy any time you feel like it.
Store in the fridge (then again, in airtight containers) for up to a few weeks.
Cannagummies can be also kept in the freezer for a long, long time but doing so may negatively affect their tender texture. Thus, our best advice is that you stick with mixing only a medium batch and keeping it refrigerated for best results. After all, making cannagummies is super easy (literally takes less than 15 minutes) so it isn’t that much of a big fuss mixing a fresh batch whenever needed.
Endless Array of Health Gains
It’s very hard (if possible at all) to get bored with cannabis infused gummies. There are so many possible flavors and varieties of cannagummies one can easily prep and enjoy, that it’s merely a matter of letting your imagination run wild.
More importantly, cannagummies are actually a wonderful way to experiment with when it comes to combining various super foods and spices. Add chia seeds, essential oils, or a splash of extra CBD.
Don’t want to use artificial food coloring? You can opt for freshly squeezed juice obtained from the mighty health warrior red beetroot instead. Most noteworthy, the possible variations are simply endless!
Apart from the awesome flavors, cannagummies are much like a tiny vitamin bomb. They are good for your health, and they are good for the planet, so what else could we possibly wish for?
Healthy Cannabis Infused Gummies (No Artificial Colors or Flavors)
List of Ingredients
2/3 cup pureed strawberries
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons honey/maple syrup
3 tablespoons gelatin (unflavored)
¼ Cannabis-infused coconut oil. Cannabis-infused coconut oil can be also substituted with a readily-available, unflavored cannabis tincture of your choice. The amount of cannabis-infused tincture you’ll need depends on the potency you wish to achieve.
CBD Oil (optional). Feel free to add as much or as little CBD Oil depending on the amount you wish to intake with each cannagummy.
When microdosing your cannagummies, it is best to aim for a total of 2mg and up to 5mg THC potency per gummy. Use a combination of CBD oil and cannabis infused coconut oil/ tincture to enjoy a batch of THC CBD cannagummies. Respectively, use only CBD Oil to mix a batch of cannabis infused gummies that will be deprived of inducing psychoactive effects upon consumption.
If using frozen strawberries, make sure to defrost them at room temperature before pureeing.
In the case, you want to make orange and/or tangerine flavored cannagummies, use the same ingredients shared above and follow the same steps shared below. Except for, you’ll need to use 1 cup freshly squeezed orange/tangerine juice instead of pureed strawberries, as well as disregard using 1/3 cup water (citrus fruits do already contain enough water).
For a vegan friendly version of these healthy cannabis infused gummies, feel free to substitute gelatin with agar agar following the 1 oz of gelatin = 2 teaspoons of agar agar powder ratio.
For a sugar-free version, feel free to substitute honey/maple syrup with agave syrup, stevia, or any other sweetener of your choice.
Last but not least,you can always taste during the stirring and/or heating stage. At that point, you can add more honey/maple syrup/sweetener if desired.
Step 1: Combine 2/3 cups pureed strawberries, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice, 1/3 cup water and 2 tablespoons of gelatin in a suitable saucepan. Place the mixture on medium low heat and whisk all ingredients until smooth and uniform.
Step 2: Start adding gelatin gradually. Keep stirring it consistently and do not dump it in at once. Or else, big gelatin blobs can end up in your batch of cannagummies.
Step 3: Keep the mixture on medium-low heat until you achieve a smooth, glassy consistency once gelatin is fully melted in.In the meantime, if opting for the use of cannabis-infused coconut oil, melt the oil on low heat.
Step 4: Pour the cannagummies mixture into suitable ice molds.Using a pipette, start adding the desired amount of cannabis-infused coconut oil and/or CBD Oil to each gummy. Respectively, if using a cannabis-infused tincture, add the desired amount into each gummy individually. Use a chopstick to mix in the cannabis infused base of your choice into the gummies.
Step 5: Set your cannabis infused gummies in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Once you pop your cannagummies out of the mold, transfer into airtight containers. When kept in airtight containers, your cannagummies can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
Anti-flu, Cough, and Colds Cannabis Infused Gummies (Kid-Friendly!)
As we already mentioned above, you can make so many different cannabis-infused gummies depending on the health benefits you wish to reap, that it almost sounds too good to be true!
But it is, indeed, true, so here is a wonderful recipe for cannabis infused gummies making use of the centuries-old elixir of health and well-being – elderberry syrup.
Due to elderberry’s syrup ability to soothe sore throats, suppress coughing, and boost the immune system, you can take advantage of these fantastic gummies as a means for both preventing, as well as treating flu, colds, and coughs.
For adult-use, it is good to keep in mind that THC and CBD possess the highest anti-inflammatory properties when combined.
However, if you want to mix a batch of kid friendly elderberry cannagummies, simply stick to solely using CBD Oil.
List of Ingredients
1 cup elderberry syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey (you can skip on adding extra honey if your elderberry syrup is already sweet enough to your taste but do keep in mind honey is an excellent ingredient to target colds and flu-related symptoms)
3 tablespoons gelatin
CBD Oil and/or Cannabis-infused coconut oil/tincture
A few drops of Peppermint Oil (optional)
Step 1: Combine all ingredients except for gelatin into a suitable saucepan and place your pan on medium-low heat. Whisk well until the mixture becomes uniform.
Step 2: Start adding gelatin and mix it in well, keeping the saucepan on medium-low heat. Then again, avoid adding gelatin at once in order to achieve a smooth, even texture with no nasty gelatin blobs intact. Add a few drops of Peppermint oil if desired.
Step 3: At this point, you can either add the total amount of cannabis-infused coconut oil/tincture and/or CBD Oil to the mix or you can wait until you transfer the mixture into ice molds and add the desired dose into each gummy individually. Both of these methods work equally well, although the latter is the most precise one.
After filling the ice molds, freeze for 20-30 minutes. Finally, store in the refrigerator using airtight containers for up to 2 weeks.
Classic Cannabis Infused Gummies
List of Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cannabis-infused coconut oil (or the desired amount of cannabis-infused tincture based on the potency you want to reach)
1 oz gelatin (A kindly reminder: use 2 tsp of agar powder if you want to stick with a vegan-friendly recipe)
1 package of jello
Step 1:Mix ½ cup water and ¼ cup cannabis-infused coconut oil in a saucepan. Set the mixture on medium-low heat and leave it on for a couple of minutes (don’t bring the mixture to a boil, though).
Step 2:Once the mixture has been slightly heated, gradually start adding 1 oz gelatin. Whisk well until gelatin is dissolved thoroughly.
Step 3: Add 1 package of jello flavoring of your choice.Whisk well until the mixture becomes smooth and uniform. Now, turn the heat up a bit as to bring the cannagummies mix to a boil.
Step 4: Once the mixture has been brought to a boil, turn the heat back to low and let the mixture simmer for 5 and up to 8 minutes. At this point, the mixture will thicken. Whisk well and start pouring the mixture into ice molds. Freeze for 20 minutes and your classic cannabis infused gummies will be ready to indulge in.
DIY Cannabis Gummies: The Summary
One of the beautiful quotes shared by the beloved character Winnie the Pooh highlights that sometimes, it is not the biggest but instead, the smallest things, that do take the most room in one’s heart. And we believe that this is exactly the case with delicious DIY cannabis gummies! Experimenting with your very own DIY edibles is fun, exciting, and rewarding but always make sure you are precise at dosing your batches by scaling and measuring everything up carefully and precisely. If you stay consistent, you’ll become a cannabis infused treats master before you even know it!