Like cannabis, love comes in many forms, and no two people experience it the same way. If you’d rather celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone while avoiding crowded in-person dining, overhyped activities, or budget-breaking gifts, we support that. You can absolutely set the mood and show your love without even leaving your house. If your love language is acts of service, why not cook up a dank meal with some actual dank artfully mixed in?
When selecting a cannabis-infused recipe, you’ll need to be honest with yourself about your cooking prowess. For instance, if you tend to burn water, you may be better off choosing something pre-made. No shame in that! One great way to do this is with a box of infused chocolates or making one of our easier cannabis-infused recipes, like firecrackers.
But for those who are confident in the kitchen, one of the simplest ways to add cannabis to a meal is with cannabis-infused cooking oil. Olive oil and coconut oil are the most commonly used and highly recommended, but canola oil works too if you plan to cook with higher heat.
Before you begin
As always with edibles, start low and go slow! Microdosing can be just as satisfying as going all out, so don’t feel pressure to infuse all three courses. It might be best to only infuse one course, like the appetizer, to ensure you aren’t asleep by dessert. Or you can use CBD oil to easily enjoy these infused meals without any intoxicating effects.
To make non-infused versions of any or all of the dishes below, simply switch out the infused ingredient for its non-infused counterpart.
Cannabis-infused mocktails: make weed drinks at home
Cannabis-infused appetizer: balsamic-mushroom bruschetta
Cannabis-infused condiment: green goddess dressing
Cannabis-infused dinner: chicken parmesan and pasta
Cannabis-infused meal kit: DIY your high
Cannabis-infused dessert: raspberry chocolate cheesecake
Cannabis-infused dessert: vegan brownies
Cannabis-infused dessert: chocolate truffles
Note: The amounts of cannabis cooking oil and chocolate specified in these recipes is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your oil and the potency you desire.
Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (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.