Maple syrup is a darling to the Canadians and Northwestern Americans. There is no easy way that you can make any improvement on the sweet smooth taste of this natural distilled sap. Different from Delta 8 gummies, which leave a herbal hemp aftertaste in your mouth, cannabis tweaks the already sweet flavour of the maple syrup.
Through the following easy-to-follow step-by-step recipe outlined in this article, you can also be let into the greatness of Cannabis-infused maple syrup.
- A cup full of Maple syrup
- 3.5 – 7 grams of modified cannabis (depending on desired strength)
Step One: Decarboxylate (Decarb) the cannabis
This is the critical first step that is often forgotten by many people.
Here is why it is important to decarb your cannabis when making CBD edibles:
You will need to activate the cannabis buds before infusing them into the maple syrup. Cannabis produces a non-intoxicating substance called THCA. THCA is converted to THC, which gives you the “high” when you smoke it. Heat converts THCA to THC.
Decarb your cannabis as follows:
- Preheat your oven to 245 F
- Place your buds on a non-stick pan and place it in the oven for 30-40 minutes (expose all the parts of the buds to the heat by shaking the pan after every 10 minutes.
- Remove your now sweet-smelling buds from the oven.
Tip: Low heat for longer periods is a great way of preserving the CBD in your cannabis
Step two: Maple syrup infusion
- Heat the maple syrup to 160º F. Never at any given moment should the syrup come to a boil.
- Mix the buds with the syrup.
- Allow the mixture to simmer for 40 minutes. Some recipes suggest cooking the mixture for an hour. Do not cook the mixture for too long as too much water may evaporate from the syrup, leaving you with heavy or crystallized syrup.
- Remove the mixture from the oven and allow it to cool.
- When the mixture has cooled down, strain it into a jar. Place a cheesecloth over the funnel and allow the mixture to strain naturally. If you squeeze the cheesecloth, it will allow more odd-tasting plant material into your final product.
- Refrigerate your cannabis-infused for up to 15 days.
Dose your cannabis infusion properly
It may be difficult to accurately dose homemade cannabis infusions. There are many factors that have to be considered. Here are a few tips on how you can carefully dose your infusions.
- Establish the potency of your product. Apply a quarter teaspoon of your infusion to a snack and study its effects on you after an hour or so.
- Use the result of its effect to come up with a personal dose for your future infusions.
There are many ways to make cannabis-infused maple syrup, but this is by far our favourite one. You just need to take heed of the cooking time, the amount of heat used and keeping off unwanted plant material through straining.