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How to Make Cannabis Ice Cream

Introduction

Ice cream is everyone’s favorite indulgent treat. Next time your sweet tooth calls, don’t be so quick to put on pants: bring both the ice cream shop and the dispensary to you. No, we’re not talking delivery. You can make medicated ice cream right at home using a few simple steps and ingredients.

We’ve re-created our favorite infused ice cream recipes below and hope you’ll churn with us. Here’s how to make weed ice cream:

Recipe for Cookies + Cream Weed Ice Cream

Follow our step-by-step recipe below, or follow along with us on YouTube.

Active prep time = 15 minutes

Inactive prep time = 8 hours

Ready in= 8 hours, 15 minutes

Note: *Extra time needed for decarboxylation and cannabutter prep

Required Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon Lecithin Granules
  • 14 Ounces Condensed Milk
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Pound Oreo Cookies, broken into medium-sized pieces, or another flavor/candy that meets your preferences
  • ¼ cup chocolate sauce (optional)
  • Extra Oreos (optional)
  • Cannabis

Note: Feel free to add additional ingredients like egg yolks, sugar, food coloring, honey, milk powder, caramel, and more, to meet your taste preferences. 

Required Kitchen Equipment

Directions

  1. Decarb up to ¼ ounce of cannabis if using the oven method or for best results, use the Ardent Nova decarboxylator which will allow you to use significantly less cannabis for the same potency. When your bud is decarbed, grind it into medium-sized pieces to begin creating cannabutter.
  2. To make cannabutter, simply place decarbed cannabis and butter back in the Nova for a second cycle. If you aren’t using a Nova, place ½ cup butter, the decarbed flower, and 1 tsp of lecithin granules into a glass jar with lid into a crockpot and cook for 2 hours. Whichever infusion method you choose, strain plant matter from the finished product using cheesecloth in a fine mesh strainer, or for the cleanest option use the Ardent Frainer.
  3. Place melted cannabutter into a mixing bowl and add 14 oz of condensed milk. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Pour 2 cups heavy cream into a separate mixing bowl. Using a mixer, whip until it reaches the consistency of whipped cream, approximately 5-8 minutes.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream until well mixed. Fold in the Oreo pieces until evenly distributed.
  6. Spread mixture into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish. Top with chocolate sauce and additional Oreos, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap, freeze overnight, and enjoy! As with all edibles, start slow until you know your tolerance level.

Try Different Flavors

Other infused ice cream recipes to consider include:

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cannabis Ice Cream
  • Cherry Cannabis Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Cannabis Ice Cream
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cannabis Ice Cream

1. Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Cannabis Ice Cream

Required Ingredients

  • Decarboxylated cannabis
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup of spinach leaves
  • 1 can of coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Required Kitchen Equipment

Directions

  1. Decarb cannabis in an oven or in the Ardent Nova decarboxylator. Using the infusion sleeve, add the coconut oil to your unit, and run it for an additional cycle to achieve full infusion. Strain out the plant material and dispose of it.
  2. Add your infused oil to the blender with spinach (for color,) maple syrup, and coconut cream. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add sugar, vanilla extract, and mint extract to the blender, and quickly mix.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips, and pour mixture into the loaf pan. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours.

2. Cherry Cannabis Ice Cream

Required Ingredients

  • Decarboxylated cannabis
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cherry extract
  • A handful of chopped Maraschino cherries

Required Kitchen Equipment

Directions

  1. Decarb cannabis in the oven or in the Ardent Nova decarboxylator. Wrap your decarbed plant material in a cheesecloth, or simply throw the whole buds in the saucepan with milk over low heat for 60-90 minutes, never allowing it to come to a boil. Keep the temperature around 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together the egg yolks and sugar with a whisk. Very slowly, stir in the scolded, infused cannabis milk, allowing it to temper as you pour and stir.
  3. Add the mixture to a saucepan and place it on the stove over medium heat until thick.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract, almond extract, cherry extract, and Maraschino cherries. Add your mixture to an ice cream maker to finish and serve.

3. Strawberry Cannabis Ice Cream

Required Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced strawberries (or diced chocolate covered strawberries for added flavor)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Cannabis

Required Kitchen Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Cheesecloth/fine mesh strainer
  • NOVA Decarboxylator
  • Blender or food processor
  • Ice cream maker

Directions

  1. Decarb cannabis in the oven or in the Ardent Nova decarboxylator. Wrap your decarbed plant material in a cheesecloth, and place it in the saucepan with milk over low heat for 60-90 minutes, never allowing it to come to a boil. Keep the temperature around 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Place strawberries in a bowl with half of your sugar and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Combine your strawberry mixture with heavy cream, vanilla extract, salt, and the other half of the sugar, before slowly mixing in your scolded, infused milk. Place to the side.
  4. Add your mixture to an ice cream maker to finish and serve, or place in the freezer for a more firm scoop.

Conclusion

There are so many ways to create cannabis infused ice creams at home. Transform your favorite THC and CBD products into delicious munchies by bringing the creamery to you. The Ardent Nova helps you activate all the cannabinoids in your plant material, then helps you infuse with the press of a button. From there, the possibilities are endless. Tag us in your cannabis dishes on Instagram for the chance to get re-posted!

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