Marijuana Hot Cocoa

Marijuana Hot Cocoa

With winter season fast approaching, and each night getting colder than the previous one, it’s time to conjure up a drink that will not only warm us up but keep us high at the same time. This hot cocoa is so exquisite and packs so much of a punch that it will get you through any night, be it stormy, freezing or lonely. It’s delicious, steaming hot and boasts of a warmth factor that no other drink has. You can prepare this delicious brew at home in no time. Also, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require too many ingredients. Try it once and we are sure you’ll be making it again.

Getting Started with Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Cocoa

The very first, and arguably the most important, ingredient you will need in order to produce any of the marijuana-infused hot chocolate recipes that we are about to explain is cannamilk. This cannabis filled ingredient is easy to produce, but you’ll want to have enough on hand to make your hot cocoa.

Cannamilk takes a few hours to prepare, but it does keep in the fridge for as long as your milk is fresh, meaning you could prepare a larger batch and have it ready for the next time you want to enjoy some cannabis hot cocoa. For those who don’t consume dairy or are vegan, it is possible to supplement the milk with a mixture of coconut milk and coconut cream that is full-fat.

1. Salty-Sweet Classic Cannabis Hot Cocoa

Marijuana Hot Cocoa

A salty, savory twist on your traditional hot cocoa, this multi-flavored beverage is a slight move away from the way we’re used to drinking hot chocolate. This recipe can be made vegan by choosing to prepare your cannamilk with coconut milk/coconut cream, as well as adding in a non-dairy alternative to the actual recipe. Be sure to also check if your dark chocolate contains dairy if you are opting for vegan hot cocoa.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or a non-dairy milk alternative
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 squares of 72-85% dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup of boiling water
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of half-and-half cream or non-dairy creamer

The Preparation Process:

  1. Mix together the sugar, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add your boiling water and squares of dark chocolate. Move the chocolate squares around until they melt into a liquid with the hot water.
  2. Add in your dry ingredients: the sea salt, brown sugar, and cocoa powder and whisk them with the hot water and melted chocolate.
  3. Whisk in your 3 cups of milk or non-dairy alternative, as well as your half-and-half cream or non-dairy creamer and the cannamilk. Raise the heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture is steaming but not boiling. With regular milk, you’ll be able to smell a slightly sweet scent once the dairy is ready.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat, stir in your vanilla extract, pour your hot cocoa into a mug and enjoy.

2. Cannabis Chai Hot Cocoa

For those who really dig spices and caffeine along with their hot chocolate, this is the perfect recipe. This delectable combination involves two popular hot beverages and plenty of THC. This recipe can be made vegan by opting for non-dairy alternatives instead of milk.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or non-dairy milk alternative
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons of chai spice (equal parts of ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger, ground allspice, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

The Preparation Process:

  1. In a small bowl, combine your chai spice and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the milk or non-dairy milk alternative, cannamilk, and maple syrup. Add in your dry ingredients (chai spice and cocoa powder).
  3. On a low to medium heat, whisk the ingredients vigorously until the mixture is steaming and beginning to simmer but not boiling. Add in the vanilla extract, turn off the heat, serve, and enjoy.

3. Black Cherry Bourbon and Cannabis Hot Cocoa

Marijuana Hot Cocoa

A boozy and medicinal twist on classic hot cocoa, packed full of the fruity flavor of black cherry and earthy aroma of cannamilk. If you’d like to make this recipe vegan, opt for a non-dairy alternative instead of milk.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of milk or a non-dairy milk alternative
  • ⅛ cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup of cannamilk
  • 8 squares of 72-85% dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. of Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon by Jim Beam
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar

The Preparation Process:

  1. Combine your brown sugar and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan add in your boiling water and squares of dark chocolate and the heat to medium. With a whisk, stir the chocolate around until it melts and dissolves into the boiling water. Add in your cocoa powder and brown sugar and continue to whisk.
  2. On a low to medium heat, add your milk or non-dairy alternative and your cannamilk. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is steaming but not boiling.
  3. Take the saucepan away from the heat and set it aside. Add 1 oz. of the bourbon into every cup that you intend to serve hot chocolate with. Give the bourbon and hot chocolate a quick stir in the mug. This recipe is suitable for 4 mugs of hot chocolate.

What to Expect

The experience of drinking your cannabis cocoa is going to vary depending on several factors. If there’s THC in the plant you used to prepare it, you can expect to feel lifted. But don’t expect instant results, the way you might be used to if you’re a smoker or a vaper. As with most edibles, cannabis-infused beverages take a while to kick in. Expect to feel the effects in about half an hour to an hour, and remember not to keep drinking just because you haven’t felt anything yet! Pace yourself, or you could overdo it and turn your winter treat into a bad experience.

Get warm, and spread a little cheer this season! Brew up your own batch of cannabis-infused hot cocoa and share it with your friends.  

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