With the development of CBD into everything from gummies to spa products, it is time for you to take it home and start customizing some CBD infused recipes of your very own. We have seen CBD-laced cocktails popping up in restaurants around the country and edibles have been trendy since the ’60s. Let’s take it a step further than the brownie.
Here are some tips for cooking with CBD and a few recipes to get you inspired.
Don’t Skip the Fat
Cannabinoids bind best with fat-based ingredients like butter, ghee, or coconut oil. If you are using CBD isolate, be sure you use the best technique to infuse it into your carrier oil. CBD School gives step-by-step instructions and a video.
Watch the Heat
Excessive heat can damage CBD oils, cause them to evaporate, lose their potency, make it bitter, and even kill active components. Simply warming the oil can increase the effectiveness of it, so do not place your CBD in direct heat.
Mind Your Dosage and Portions
Even though you don’t have to worry about any psychoactive properties, taking more CBD than you need may make you drowsy. It is easy to get heavy-handed with the oil when first starting out. Don’t use the CBD-infused fat as a complete substitute for the fat in a recipe, only replace what your dosage requires per serving. That being said, when your culinary masterpiece is finished, mind your portions as well.