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Recipe: How to make cannabis almond milk

August 7, 2013

Cannabis milk is a staple for any patient utilizing homemade cannabis edibles. Common uses are cereal, lattes, smoothies, sauces, or as an ingredient for baked goods. Unlike cannabis oil that is concentrated and highly caloric, cannabis milk has a higher water content and allows you to use greater volumes for the same cannabis concentration. However, due it its lower fat content, THC activation may not be as effective as when making cannabis oil. Depending upon your cooking and nutrition needs, you’ll want to be sure this weapon makes it into your arsenal.

Here’s a recipe for cannabis almond milk that’s both healthy and tasty!

Recipe for Cannabis Almond Milk (or “Cannalmond Milk”)

Cannabis Product:
Ground cannabis


  • ¼ C raw almonds
  • 2 C water
  • Cannabis, ground (quantity dependent upon desired potency;1 g recommended)

Blend the almonds and water in a food processor until it resembles milk. Strain the milk using a strainer or cheesecloth. Add the strained milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the ground cannabis and reduce heat; simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and drink straight or use as a milk replacement in your favorite recipes!

Canna-milk can be created using an assortment of milks: cow, goat, coconut, rice, soy, tempeh, hemp, etc. The higher the fat content, the more effective the THC activation will be, maximizing the medicinal gains for each gram of cannabis. If using store-bought milk, check the nutrition label for the higher fat content alternative and boil with ground cannabis as outlined above.


Note: Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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  • Crepidula

    You can always blend milks to get the desired fat content. Just add sufficient coconut milk/coconut cream, to bring your almond milk up to a higher fat percentage. The highly digestible medium chain triglycerides of coconut oil increases the bioavailability of your ingested cannabis, as a bonus.

  • Janine Boyer

    Cashews are also great for milk because of fats. Whatever nut you use, be sure to soak it for at least an hour (especially almonds) or soak it in just-boiled water for 15 mins.

  • Jay Danele

    this is probably a dumb question, but after the simmering step, do we have to strain again or will the ground cannabis dissolve in the milk?

    • Riley D.

      you have to strain the mary jane out of the milk unless you want chunky milk lol