Cannabis butter is a staple in the world of infused edibles, the foundation that many cannabis edibles are built on. This isn’t your Grandma’s cannabutter recipe though, unless your Grandma is a vape fiend.
Instead of using fresh buds, stems or trim, we’re going to be making cannabis butter using already vaporized bud harvested from our many vaporizer sessions. An added bonus of using AVB is that you can completely skip the decarbing process (because you already did that when you vaped it).
Simple AVB Cannabutter Recipe
Potency will depend on the quality of herb you were vaping on, how thoroughly you vaporized it and of course, how much AVB you use. For the purposes of this recipe we went with ~2 ounces of AVB for 1 pound of butter.
Whenever you’re cooking with AVB it’s a good idea to water cure it first. This helps to remove some of the flavor and smell from the AVB, giving you a more delicious and less dank smelling final product. Here’s our step-by-step guide to water curing AVB.
- 2 Ounces AVB (Already Vaporized Bud)
- 1 Pound Butter
- Saucepan / Pot
- Mixing spoon
- Cheesecloth / Fine mesh strainer
- Elastic band
- Butter dish / bowl
- Using the elastic band, secure the cheesecloth to your butter dish. You’ll be pouring the butter through this strainer to remove any plant material.
- Place your saucepan / pan on the stove over low heat.
- Melt the pound of butter.
- Pour the AVB into the butter.
- Stir frequently over low heat (keep it around 200° F) for about 20 minutes.
- Let it cool for a couple of minutes and then pour the mixture into your butter dish through the cheesecloth.
- Remove the cheesecloth from the dish (carefully) and wrap up the AVB clump.
- Using the tongs (because it’s hot) slowly squeeze the cheesecloth sachet to get as much of the buttery goodness as possible.
- Place the butter dish in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
Making cannabutter with AVB is a smelly endeavor. Even after water curing the AVB, simmering it in butter will smell up your house.
There shouldn’t be any need to grind the AVB further, assuming you ground it in order to vaporize it. By grinding the bud too fine it will mean more plant material will end up in your butter; not the end of the world.
As with any cannabis edibles, when using AVB cannabutter it’s always a good idea to go low and slow.
Use your homemade AVB cannabutter to create infused baked goods, spread it on toast or stir a spoonful into your morning coffee. The possibilities are virtually endless. When cooking with cannabutter it’s important to keep the heat low as to avoid vaporizing the THC content.