Cannasugar is a very special type of infusion that can be added to food and drinks of all kinds because of its ability to blend in with liquids instead of separating like its oily counterparts. It’s made using a strong grain alcohol, such as Everclear, as a powerful solvent, which eventually gets evaporated off with exposure to the air.
If you’re ready to enjoy cannasugar for its yummy, versatile, and sweet properties, watch or read below to learn about our foolproof method for making it at home: no kitchen required.
How to Get Started
Making an alcohol infusion is actually quite simple, but it’s often misunderstood as tricky or dangerous. One important thing to note is that alcohol infusions should never be put under any heat, including being put inside the oven or your Ardent device, as that’s when the process gets dangerous. Luckily, cold alcohol infusions are just as effective as heating, because alcohol is such a strong solvent, and a bit of agitation (or shaking the infusion vigorously) does the trick in just a few hours.
- 1 cup of white sugar
- ¼ cup of Everclear (or another strong grain alcohol)
- 1-3 grams of cannabis or hemp flower
- Decarboxylate your plant material in the Ardent Nova by starting a cycle, or if using the Ardent FX or Mini, by running the A1 setting for THC or CBG-rich material and A2 setting for CBD-rich material.
- Place your decarbed material inside an empty mason jar and pour the grain alcohol over top, covering the material completely. Close the mason jar securely.
- Agitate your cold alcohol infusion by giving it a good shake every few hours, and storing the jar in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard or closet. It’ll be ready for use within 24 hours. (Our lab testing shows that after 1 hour and 3 hours Everclear soak, there’s already significant extraction of over 80%. If you can wait longer, the additional overnight soak will give full potency)
- Spread out a cup of sugar on your baking sheet.
- Pour your alcohol infusion over the spread-out sugar, and mix it around.
- Make tracks in your sugar to assist with airflow, and leave the sugar out for the alcohol to evaporate. Keep moving it around every few hours.
- After 12-16 hours, your cannasugar should be ready. Move your cannasugar to an airtight container for storage, such as the Ardent Vessel.
When stored in an airtight, moisture-free, light-safe container such as the Ardent Vessel, cannasugar retains its potency and shelf life for at least six months.
When to Enjoy Cannasugar
- In your morning coffee
- To coat churros
- To sweeten strawberries
- On crepes
- In lemonade
- In bread recipes
- Over cereal
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