Planning on a cozy movie night alone or with your beloved ones? About to indulge in a Netflix & Chill weekend?
Maybe you’re a fan of sports games looking to bring up the sports fever to the next level while enjoying yourself with your best buddies?
Do you adore playing video games while expanding the horizons of your marijuana experience?
Or maybe you are looking for fun ways to celebrate National Nacho Day?
Well, what you need is to learn how to make cannabis-infused nacho chips dip!
In fact, you don’t want just any average type of flying-high-nacho-chips-dip.
Smooth, creamy, delicious, satisfying – nacho cheese dip is one of the ultimate comfort foods.
But what’s more, cannabis-infused nacho chips dips are more than welcome no matter if you are on your own or share them with friends.
A perfect conversation starter (like, hey, how did you learn to make this super awesome cannabis-infused nacho chips dip?!), one thing is for sure – we promise you will barely ever have enough of this fantastic, extra creamy treat.
Plus, we’ve made sure you’ll find a wonderful cannabis-infused nacho chips dip to cater to your specific needs and requirements.
That’s why we haven’t got a single one but three top recipes to try out next weekend (or whenever you feel like it): a cult-classic cheesy cheese dip along with two vegan nacho cheese dip recipes– a nut-free and a paleo-friendly one.
Furthermore, none of these recipes requires any fancy ingredients or equipment. The recipes are perfectly well-suited for beginners, too. Oh, and they take very little time and efforts to be fully accomplished.
How to Reach the Right Dosage with Cannabis-Infused Treats
Edibles are making their way into the booming cannabis industry as if by storm.
By 2020, the cannabis industry market in Canada alone is expected to become a billion-dollar business.
According to stats from the cannabis market research firm Brightfield Group, within the next five years, cannabis-infused edibles are about to make up a 5.3 billion market, marking a stunning 130% increase from 2018.
Now, the trickiest part of making your very own cannabis-infused treats (not only limited to nacho chips dips) is reaching the right THC dosage when mixing your cannabis-infused butter or oil.
The truth is, experts involved in the cannabis edibles industry are also having difficulties to determine the THC dosage precisely so each batch is tested in a three-step way using equipment that most households simply don’t have access to. But that doesn’t mean you can’t decipher the secrets of DIY edibles dosing.
Here’s a list of awesome tips to help you understand how to dose your cannabis-infused treats.
1. Let’s say you’re about to use 10 grams of weed for making cannabis-infused butter or oil which is the very base of most edibles. First off, it is best to usea strain obtained from a reputable dispensary so that you know the exact THC content present. For instance, if you have laid your hands on 10 grams of Pineapple Express with a THC content of 20%, then you have a total of 20 000 mg THCA. (1 gram x 20% = 200 mg).
2. In order to convert THCA to THC in the most precise way possible, the conversion formula you want to follow is multiplying by 0.88 (with this particular example, we want to multiply 20 000mg x 0.88 = 17 600mg).
Okay, so the maximum THC that you are expected to extract when infusing cannabis butter or oil is 17 600mg. But in reality, you can only extract up to 60%, and that’s in the best case scenario.According to experts, coconut oil and dairy butter are most likely to help you extract up to 60% THC while olive oil would make up for about 30% – 35% THC extracted in total.
Generally, due to possible errors, you are most likely to extract about 50% when working with dairy butter/ coconut oil, meaning that the actual equivalent of 17 600 mg is an average of 8800 mg, or in the case you reach the maximum 60% extraction efficacy, you’ll likely get a maximum of 10 560mg THC potency in total.
3. Let’s assume you have a total of 8800mg THC extracted in your cannabis-infused butter. You will further need to divide this 8800 mg into strict servings depending on the desired potency per serving. For instance, as in the case with nacho chips dips, it is best to divide the servings per person for maximum accuracy. For instance, if you have 20 servings, then each one is about to contain about 440 mg THC. But 440 mg THC per serving is way too overwhelming, even for the most seasoned cannabis users.
As a rule of thumb, 2.5mg – 15mg THC is a great starting dose for those who have low prudence to or little experience with marijuana consumption.
For seasoned cannabis users and/or medical marijuana patients, 15mg – 50mg THC per serving is recommendable.
For the most experienced cannabis consumers and/or patients who require a high dosage in order to target inflammatory-related issues or cancer, the dosage can be increased starting from 50mg and up to 100mg THC per serving.
4. Always measure precisely. Always. No blobbing cannabutter around. Take out your scales and measure. Remember, with edibles precision truly matters.
5. Did you know that different cannabinoids have a different molecular weight? When working with your cannabutter or cannabis-infused oil avoid scooping only through the top level. Instead, reach all the way to the bottom and from the sides.
6. Stir. And stir some more. This helps in making sure the THC potency of your cannabutter is as equally divided in each part of the butter in the best way possible.
7. Stay consistent. The more you develop, train, and upgrade the same cannabis-infused recipe, the better. You may need to consistently measure and calculate the recipe in 3-4-5 attempts but if you are passionate about what you’re doing and are not afraid to get into the details, mastering the right dose with your edibles is going to be a game changer!
8. If you want to make sure you avoid the possibly hard-to-control-and-predict intoxicating effects with edibles, you can balance the potency of THC by adding CBD oil to your cannabis-infused treats. The recommended ratio is 20 mg of CBD per 5 mg of THC.
Last but not least, it is always best to start by testing a particular cannabis-infused treats recipe so that you understand how it affects you before sharing it with others. For this purpose, opt for 2-3 low dosages consumed after taking at least 8 hours breaks so to let your body adjust and experience the effects accurately.
What to Expect when Consuming Edibles?
When consuming cannabis-infused treats, the active cannabinoids are metabolized by your liver. This is not the case when smoking the green medication when the active cannabinoids make their way straight through the brain’s blood barrier.
The fact that is it through your liver how active cannabinoids are metabolized when consuming edibles is the main reason why the effect of edibles vs. respiratory methods of cannabis consumption significantly differs.
Edibles provide a much more lasting, potent high; a unique, full-mind-and-body grip sense of high, so powerful that 2 minutes can feel like 15 days. But when involved in the right activity (best when in a cozy environment with your close friends and beloved ones rather than alone), such as watching favorite shows, movies or playing fun games, then the effect of edibles can be simply fantastic.
The high with edibles can last for 3 and up to 6 hours while the effects do not take place immediately as with smoking.
Instead, it can take anything from 1 and up to 3 hours to experience mind-and-body effects induced by edibles.
According to a study, the effects after oral ingestion can be even further delayed for more than the average 1-2 hours “in certain cases,” then again due to the “relatively slow” systematic absorption related to reaching the maximum THC plasma concentration.
With this in mind, understanding the dosage that works best for you can feel like a challenge. Take too little, and you won’t experience anything. Take too much, and you may easily feel overwhelmed. So what is the secret to becoming an edibles pro? Patience coupled with some trials and errors!
Edibles are wonderful not only for cannabis connoisseurs who love to diversify their experience with the herb and/or are looking for more intense sensations.
Edibles are an excellent option for medical marijuana patients as they provide a much more efficient, deep and lasting pain-relief management. The same goes for managing conditions related to insomnia, muscle spasms, and joint pain, among others.
Mouth-Watering Classic Cannabis-Infused Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe
Cook Time: 5 minutes
List of Ingredients
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons cannabis-infused butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Optionally, you can also add a pinch of garlic powder, cayenne pepper and/or cumin.
One of the most basic, easiest and well-working cannabutter recipe requires 1 cup butter (340 grams) alongside ¾ cups ground bud (255 grams of ground bud).
In order to dose your cannabis-infused butter precisely, it is best to mix only a single-dose batch of cannabutter based on the amount required in the particular recipe you are about to follow (in this case, 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused butter).
2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused butter = 28.3 grams in total which means the bud used to produce this amount is about 21 grams. Based on the calculations we shared above, 21grams of weed of (assumably) 20% THC potency = 42 000 mg THCA. Converting THCA to THC (42 000 x 0.88), you’ll get 36 960 mg THC potency. Since you’ll only be able to extract approximately 50% of the total THC through infusing the buds into your butter, you’ll end up with about 18 480 mg THC. If divided into servings of a potent 100mg THC dose each, this means you have enough for a total of 184 servings!
So what is wrong with the maths then? Well, you simply need to infuse your butter using much less weed! 5 grams of weed of 20% THC potency for producing a total of 28 grams of butter will result in 4400 mg THC in total. If using a strain featuring 10% THC content, you’ll get 2200 mg THC in total instead of 4400 mg THC.
Step 1: Combine 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused butter with 2 tablespoons flour into a clean saucepan. Place the saucepan on medium heat and whisk the mixture energetically until it becomes uniform. As soon as you notice that the mixture is becoming foamy/bubbly, keep stirring it for no more than 60 seconds. Do not allow the mixture to turn brown. The goal is that it remains “blonde.”
Step 2: Add 1 cup room temperature whole milk to the mixture of flour and cannabis-infused butter.Turn the heat up (but only slightly; no need to turn it up to the maximum). Keep whisking while letting the milk come to a simmer. This should take about a single minute. Turn off the heat as soon as you notice that the mixture has become thick enough to coat a spoon.
Step 3:Start adding the shredded cheddar cheese. Make sure you only add a handful at a time and stir carefully to help it fully melt in. The milk, butter and flour mixture should be still warm enough to take in the cheddar cheese but if you face a hard time getting the cheese melted into the sauce, you can turn the saucepan back to only low heat. Be especially careful as you don’t want to overheat the nacho cheese dip sauce or else, the texture can get significantly spoiled.
Step 4:Finally, you can add the desired seasoning to your creamy, cheesy cannabis-infused nacho chips dip. If, by any chance, the mixture has become too thick, quickly add some more milk and whisk it in carefully until you reach the desired results. Serve, dip, and fly high!
Please, mind, that this classic nacho cheese dip sauce should not be re-heated. Serve and consume immediately to indulge in this creamy madness with utmost pleasure.
Nut-free Vegan Cannabis-Infused Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe
Cook Time: 20 minutes
List of Ingredients
2 cups mashed potatoes
½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon lemon/lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped garlic (in a pinch, garlic powder can work just fine)
¾ cups mashed carrots
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
A pinch of salt and pepper.
Optionally, you can also add a pinch of turmeric, curry and/or chopped parsley/coriander.
A kindly reminder: When infusing olive oil with cannabis, you will be able to extract only about 30% of the total THC potency, as opposed to about 60% – 50% with dairy butter/ coconut oil.
The most basic recipe for cannabis-infused oil calls for 1 cup oil (344 grams) and ¾ cups (255 grams) of ground bud.
Following these calculations, in order to make a single batch of ¾ cups cannabis-infused oil, you’ll need to use 258 grams of olive oil and 193 grams of bud. If you are using a strain of 10% THC potency, then you’ll get 16 984 mg THC potency which will be further decreased as you’ll only extract about 30%, so you’ll get a total of 5095mg THC. To get ½ the potency (2547 mg THC), then you want to use 96 grams of weed of 10% THC content instead of 193 grams. To reach an approximate THC potency of 1273 mg in total, use 48 grams of weed.
Step 1: Boil the potatoes and carrots. Drain well and let them cool down. Once done, add the boiled carrots and potatoes into a food processor/blender.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes, 1/3 cup water, and 1/3 cannabis-infused olive oil to the blender/food processor.
Step 3: Blend until the mixture becomes perfectly smooth and uniform. This should take less than a minute. Add salt, pepper and/or any of the extra seasonings mentioned above to your taste.
Step 4: All that’s left do is to transfer the mixture into a pan. Turn the heat on low and don’t stop stirring until the mixture is fully preheated and ready to enjoy. Alternatively, you can also take advantage of a crock pot on a low setting. Serve immediately, dip, and enjoy!
If you’ve got some mixture left behind for whatever reason (although we highly doubt it there will be any leftovers), you can keep store the mixture in the refrigerator for up to a full week in airtight containers.
Paleo Cannabis-Infused Cashew Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe
Cook Time: 10 minutes
List of Ingredients
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1/3 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon lemon/lime juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
5 tablespoons water
A pinch of salt and black pepper.
Optionally, you can also add a pinch of smoked red pepper and/or sprinkle freshly chopped spring onions.
Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender/food processor but do not add 5 tablespoons of water straight away. Instead, start with adding 3 tablespoons and blend until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Open the blender/food processor and check if you enjoy the texture of your cannabis-infused cashew nacho chips dip. If it seems too thick to your taste, proceed with adding more water until you reach the desired texture.
Serve immediately and enjoy! You can also refrigerate this delicious dip in airtight containers for up to 5 days after preparation.
How about Cannabis-Infused Nacho Chips?!
Who says it’s only the tasty dips that you can infuse with cannabis? For those who want to microdose their edibles better, it is best to make cannabis-infused nacho chips. This way, you will be well aware of the expected mg of THC per single serving.
List of Ingredients
3 tablespoons of cannabis-infused coconut oil
700 grams of plain soft corn tortillas
A pinch of salt and pepper.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). In the meantime, cut the soft corn tortillas into chip shapes.
Step 2: Spread the chips-shaped corn tortillas on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Using a teaspoon or better yet, a pipette, pour and microdose the melted cannabis-infused coconut oil over each piece of tortilla.
Step 3: Bake your cannabis-infused nacho chips for about 6-8 minutes or until they get crispy.
Once uniformly baked and slightly brown in color, take your cannabis-infused chips out of the oven, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper and enjoy!
Wanna take your infused nacho chips to the next level? Try combining them with any of the nacho cheese chips dips we shared. For the lovers of avocado, weed-infused guacamole is the bomb.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Nacho Chips Dip: The Takeaway
Cannabis-infused edibles are not a reserved territory for experienced marijuana aficionados.
However, when making your way into the mesmerizing world of edibles, you need to keep in mind that there’s a lot of scientific know-how involved. Nonetheless, you most certainly want to be precise and consistent in reaching the most suitable THC dosage per serving so that you can truly fly high and reap the benefits of edibles instead of experiencing paranoia/vomiting or other quite overwhelming effects.
On the bright side, it is a practice that makes perfect. Be moderate, listen to your body, and you may just fall in love with being a cannabis-infused treats Master Chef.
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