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How to Make Vegan Cannabutter

A lot of homemade cannabis recipes involve the use of butter. However, if you follow a vegan diet, you will want a plant-based alternative for your THC baking needs. This simple recipe for vegan cannabutter will ensure your ability to create DIY tasty weed edibles that everyone in your friend group can enjoy.

What Can I Make with Vegan Cannabutter?

vegan cannabutter ediblesTHC-infused vegan butter offers a versatile base for a delicious variety of baked goods, including cannabis cookies, pot brownies, and space cakes. Yet, you can use your vegan cannabutter to make savory items as well. Simply swap out regular butter in recipes for vegan pasta, garlic bread, or scrambled tofu for a scrumptious THC-infused meal.

Cannabutter Digest’s blog is full of edible recipes where substitution for this vegan cannabutter recipe would work!

Choosing Your Base

Making vegan cannabutter is very similar to making a dairy version. Simply replace the regular butter with a dairy-free alternative such as Earth Balance or another vegan margarine. If you are feeling particularly industrious, there are plenty of online recipes for making your own vegan butter from scratch, right at home. 

Once you have chosen which vegan butter you are going to use, the following steps will teach you how to infuse it with THC.

Vegan Cannabutter Recipe

Follow these simple steps to create a tasty vegan cannabutter that you can use in any recipe you choose.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 1 cup


  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounces of cannabis flower
  • 1 cup of vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Sunflower lecithin


  • Decarb your flower in the oven by spreading it evenly on a foil-lined tray and warming it in the oven at 240° F for 25–45 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Finely chop or grind the dry, activated cannabis flower.
  • Place the cannabis, vegan butter, and sunflower lecithin in a mason jar.
  • Close the jar and place it into a pot of cold water. Bring the water to a boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain the vegan cannabutter through a cheesecloth into a container for storage.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Use your vegan cannabutter for all your cannabis cooking needs.


LĒVO makes their own sunflower lecithin which you can find here!
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Using LĒVO to Make Vegan Cannabutter

Using a LĒVO at-home oil infusion machine, such as LĒVO II, LĒVO C, or LĒVO Lux, can further streamline your process. LĒVO’s machines simplify every step of the process. They allow you to decarb your flower at the precise temperature and for the exact time needed to activate the THC without over-processing or burning. LĒVO’s gentle, blade-less agitation motion also lets you infuse your butter uniformly, so every serving of your vegan cannabutter will contain more evenly distributed THC and therefore more precisely controlled dosage.

Once the infusion is complete, you can strain your vegan cannabutter into your storage container without the need for any extra equipment. LĒVO’s power pod will do all the straining for you. You will also greatly reduce the risk of burning yourself because you won’t need to transfer any components from place to place in your kitchen. The whole process takes place in the same machine, at the touch of a button. All removable parts are dishwasher safe and easy to clean, making post-process cleanup a breeze. 

Why not try one of LĒVO’s infusion machines today? A member of our Cannabutter Digest team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Recipes to Make with Vegan Cannabutter:

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