What is Cannahoney?
Cannahoney is cannabis infused honey. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t come from specially trained honey bees. In fact, Cannahoney comes from humans. Yes, this is a true story!
For the most part, one makes canna honey by wrapping cannabis in cheesecloth and soaking in warm honey for several hours. However, this method is an ineffective means of infusing honey. Because cannabinoids are not soluble in honey, the product is weak.
The following recipe will teach you how to make dispensary grade cannahoney while maintaining all of the wonderful properties of your cannabis.
Why Is This Canna Honey Recipe Different?
The main thing that sets this recipe apart from other cannahoney recipes is the use of sunflower lecithin. Consequently, this method results in no messy cheesecloth, no heat and little time required to make a superior infused product.
What is Lecithin?
Lecithin is a fat found in foods including egg yolks and soya beans. It attracts both water and fatty substances. Lecithin uses include as a food additive and emulsifier to keep ingredients from separating. It’s an essential ingredient in cannahoney.
Most health food stores sell sunflower lecithin as a supplement in powder or granular form. Sunflower lecithin is preferred over soy lecithin in making cannahoney. Unlike soy lecithin, sunflower lecithin is not extracted with harsh chemicals.
Ingredients in Cannahoney
The ingredients in cannahoney are simple and inexpensive. In particular, this includes creamed honey, sunflower lecithin, liquid coconut oil, cannabis and LorAnn flavoring oil (flavoring is optional).
The best choice for the cannahoney infusion is pure unpasteurized creamed honey. Make sure you find “PRODUCT OF CANADA” on the label to ensure you are using the best quality product.
Most health food stores or bulk stores have sunflower lecithin in powder or granular form. Check the expiry date on the package for product freshness.
Use decarboxylated cannabis in cannahoney. In order to decarboxylate cannabis, heat it in the oven at 240°F for 25 to 30 minutes. If using dried flower, grind decarboxylated cannabis to a fine powder. You can also use decarboxylated concentrates infused with a small amount of coconut oil.
The cannahoney recipe requires 1 Tablespoon of liquid coconut oil in total. If using capsules or tincture, for example, you may have ½ Tbsp of liquid. Thus, add ½ Tbsp liquid coconut oil to make 1 Tbsp total oil.
The best brand of flavoring is LorAnn. Use natural oil specifically for best results. Selections include cinnamon, anise, clove, mint, orange and lemon. The oils are usually available at your local bulk store and online.
LorAnn oil adds an amazing flavor punch to your cannahoney. For example, ½ dram of cinnamon oil infused with 250 mL honey tastes like hot cinnamon candies. Also, ¾ dram of mint oil in 250 mL honey tastes like scotch mint candies.
How to Make Cannahoney
Mix together 1 Tbsp sunflower lecithin with 1 Tbsp coconut oil, cannabis and flavoring. Stir together until the mixture is smooth with no lumps.
Add 1 cup creamed honey to oil/lecithin/cannabis mixture. Mix thoroughly until a smooth. If you find it is too difficult to mix by hand, you could use an electric mixer with dough hook attachment.
Put cannahoney into a container. Hex shaped honey jars are very attractive and make a lovely gift. Attach the appropriate THC symbols to the container and store safely out of reach of children and pets.
Safely Store Cannahoney
Because outdated sunflower lecithin can cause the product to become rancid, refrigeration is recommended.
The main thing that sets this cannahoney recipe apart from other cannahoney recipes is the use of sunflower lecithin. Also, there is no cheesecloth required, there is less mess, less time and less energy required to make this infused cannahoney.
- 1 cup creamed honey
- 1 Tbsp liquid coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp sunflower lecithin
- LorAnn flavored oil optional
Decarboxylate dried cannabis flower or concentrates. Grind cannabis to a fine powder. If using concentrates, dissolve in 1 Tbsp warm coconut oil.
Mix coconut oil, sunflower lecithin, cannabis and flavoring until it is smooth and there are no lumps.
Add honey to oil/lecithin/cannabis mixture. Cream together until mixture is smooth and completely incorporated.
Put cannahoney in jar. Store in a cool, dark place.
Using Dried Cannabis Flower to Make Cannahoney
Grind decarboxylated cannabis flower to a fine powder. Add to lecithin, coconut oil and flavoring.
Using Capsules or Tincture to Make Cannahoney
Put tincture or capsules into a tablespoon and top up with liquid coconut oil totaling 1 Tbsp oil.
Using Concentrates to Make Cannahoney
You can use BHO, shatter, RSO and other concentrates to make cannahoney. After decarboxylation, dissolve concentrates in one Tbsp of warm liquid coconut oil. Do not add additional coconut oil to the cannahoney.
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