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7 Ways to Use CBD Flower in the Kitchen

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The CBD market has boomed in recent years. Among all the tinctures, oils, and salves, some people still prefer to rely on flowers to get their CBD.

CBD flower is most often smoked, similarly to THC flower, but there are no psychoactive effects. But what if you don’t want to smoke it, though? You can do so many amazing things with CBD in the kitchen to make delicious and unique edibles.

Let’s take a look at some great CBD flower recipes.

Before You Start – Decarboxylate Your Flower

Before you try any of the ideas below, you need to understand how CBD edibles work. Much like its psychoactive cousin THC, CBD needs to be heated to have any effect when eaten. This process is called decarboxylation.

When you smoke CBD flowers, the CBD gets into your bloodstream through capillaries in your lungs. But when you eat CBD edibles, the cannabinoids are released into your system through your liver, and it needs to be decarbed for that release to take place.

To decarb your flower, simply grind it up and spread it out onto a foiled baking tray. Put it in the oven for about 40 minutes at 200°F.

1. Honey

CBD and honey are a match made in heaven. Let the two work together to soothe your soul and ease your pains.

CBD-infused honey is easy to make and is best done with a crockpot or slow cooker. Set your crockpot to low heat and add your honey and a splash of water. Then, add your decarbed flower to the pot and let it gently heat for four to six hours.

When the honey is ready, simply use a cheesecloth to strain the mixture so that you’re left with just the honey and no unpleasant chunks of the flower. Be careful here as the honey will be very hot and very sticky.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is perhaps the best way of ingesting CBD. Cannabinoids bind to coconut oil really well because they are so fat-soluble. Coconut oil is around 80% fat, so the two go together really well.

Making CBD coconut oil is easily done from home. Take a pound of oil and add it to a pan on low heat. Add one cup of water and then gently melt the oil. Add the decarbed flower and cook it low and slow for two to four hours.

Take it off the heat and put it in the refrigerator to harden. This will separate the water. Once the water has separated from the coconut oil and the oil is solidified, pour the water away and leave the oil at room temperature to soften.

3. Tea

Prefer to drink your CBD? No problem. One of the best CBD uses is tea.

The beauty of this use is that you can create your own blends and perfectly balance them to your tastes. You can make yourself some camomile CBD tea, or maybe you’d prefer peppermint.

Simply add your decarboxylated CBD flower to your tea mixture. When you drop the tea bag into the boiling water, the CBD combines with the rest of the tea and gets dissolved by the water.

4. Butter

Butter, that oh-so-special ingredient. Making CBD butter opens you up to a whole new world of CBD cooking.

You can make CBD cookies, brownies, cakes, scones, or any other baked goods. You can also add it to sauces right at the end to give your dinner an excellent CBD lift. CBD butter will be the most versatile CBD product you’ve ever made or owned.

To make CBD butter, you simply need to follow the exact same steps described above for making the coconut oil. It’s as easy as that.

5. Seasoning

This one is so easy and yet so effective. If you’re new to using CBD and you don’t want to attempt the more complicated stuff like making butter and oils, you can simply make a seasoning out of it.

Take some of your decarboxylated flower and grind it down further until it resembles dried oregano. You can use this CBD seasoning on its own as it has a beautiful herby taste that goes well with Italian foods.

You can also use the seasoning as part of a seasoning mix with other herbs and spices. Try making a CBD BBQ rub for the next time you fancy some marinated meats.

6. Kombucha

Kombucha has been traditionally drunk for hundreds and hundreds of years. It turns out you can infuse it with CBD.

Kombucha is great for digestion, and this CBD version will have an added twist to it. Fair warning, this one will require patience and control. You’ll need some of your CBD teabags and a host of other ingredients.

Kombucha is a drink that needs to ferment, and so the whole process will take around a week or two. Take a look at this full recipe for more details.

7. Smoothies

Fancy a super healthy CBD drink? You can’t beat a smoothie.

The process of making these is relatively straightforward. Before you start, you want to put a mixture of milk and cream on the hob and bring it to a very gentle simmer. Add some decarbed weed and let it simmer for an hour or so until the CBD has bound to the fats in the milk and cream.

Take the milk mixture and add it into a blender with whatever fruits or vegetables you want to include in the smoothie.

So Many Possibilities With CBD Flower

So there you have it, seven great ideas for using CBD flower in the kitchen. It’s an incredibly versatile ingredient that you can use to enhance any dish, whether they’re sweet or savory.

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