When it comes to indulging in a sweet treat, few things can rival the creamy, delightful experience of ice cream, especially in the summertime. What if we told you that you could take your ice cream experience to a whole new level by infusing it with cannabis? That’s right, cannabis-infused ice cream is a growing trend among cannabis enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike. In this blog post, we’ll explore the wonderful world of homemade cannabis-infused ice cream, sharing an enticing recipe that will have you craving more. Get ready to embark on a delicious journey that combines the goodness of ice cream with the euphoric effects of cannabis.
The Rising Popularity of Cannabis-Infused Treats
Over the past few years, the cannabis industry has witnessed a remarkable evolution, with edibles taking center stage. Cannabis-infused treats, ranging from cookies and brownies to gummies and hard candies, have become a popular choice for those seeking an alternative way to consume cannabis. What’s even more exciting is that making these delectable treats at home has become increasingly accessible and cost-effective.
With the right equipment and ingredients, including the LĒVO II, LĒVO C or LĒVO Lux home infusion machine for precise infusions, as well as their Gummy Candy Mixer, anyone can embark on a culinary adventure, creating their own cannabis-infused ice cream and other delightful treats. By making them at home, enthusiasts have the flexibility to customize time and temperature during decarb and infusion, flavors and dosages, and even save on costs when compared to purchasing pre-packaged options. Embracing the art of homemade cannabis-infused treats allows individuals to enjoy the benefits and flavors of cannabis while exploring their culinary creativity and tailoring their infusions to their personal needs.
Exploring the Benefits of Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream
- Customizable Dosage: One of the significant advantages of making your own cannabis-infused ice cream is the ability to customize the dosage according to your preferences. By infusing the ice cream base with cannabis, you have control over the potency of each serving, allowing you to find your ideal balance. Turn to our Ratio Calculator to help you dose your weed icecream or any other homemade edible appropriately. With LĒVO, you can also tailor the time and temperature of the decarb and infusion cycles to produce the particular high, or lack thereof, that you desire.
- Long-Lasting Effects: When cannabis is ingested through edibles, the effects tend to last longer compared to other consumption methods. This means that enjoying a bowl of cannabis-infused ice cream can provide a sustained and enjoyable experience that extends beyond the initial indulgence.
- Masked Cannabis Flavor: For those who are not fond of the taste of cannabis, infusing it into ice cream is a delicious way to mask the flavor. The creamy and flavorful components of ice cream blend seamlessly with the cannabis infusion, resulting in a treat that is both enjoyable and discreet. Plus, you can add any toppings like oreos, chocolate chips, peanuts, dark chocolate drizzle or caramel, to disguise the herbal hue that much more.
Flavorful Variations for Every Palate
One of the joys of making cannabis-infused ice cream is the ability to experiment with different flavors. Here are some exciting variations to tantalize your taste buds:
- Classic Cannabis Vanilla: Stick to the timeless appeal of vanilla by infusing your ice cream base with cannabis. The smooth and creamy texture perfectly complements the subtle, earthy cannabis undertones, creating a delightful treat for vanilla enthusiasts
- Decadent Chocolate Delight: Indulge your chocolate cravings by adding cocoa powder and chocolate chips to your ice cream base. The richness of chocolate pairs harmoniously with the cannabis infusion, resulting in a luxurious and unforgettable dessert experience.
- Refreshing Mint Chip: Combine the coolness of mint and the crunch of chocolate chips to create a refreshing cannabis-infused ice cream flavor. The minty freshness cuts through the richness, leaving you with a revitalizing and satisfying sensation. You can even combine mint with your cannabis in your power pod and use LĒVO to infuse an elevated mint flavor and added medicinal herbal benefits.
- Fruity Bliss: Take advantage of seasonal fruits or frozen berries to infuse your ice cream with bursts of fruity goodness. Whether it’s strawberries, raspberries, or even tropical flavors like mango or pineapple, the combination of cannabis and fruits creates a harmonious blend of flavors. It’s also been noted that mango and pineapple may highlight Cannabis and its effects.
Responsible Consumption and Legal Considerations
While making and enjoying cannabis-infused ice cream can be a delightful experience, it is essential to consume responsibly and be aware of the legal implications in your jurisdiction. Make sure to understand the local laws and regulations surrounding cannabis-infused products, including possession, distribution, and consumption.
Furthermore, it’s crucial to label your homemade cannabis-infused ice cream properly, indicating that it contains weed. This ensures that it is not mistakenly consumed by individuals who should avoid cannabis, such as children or individuals with specific health conditions.
How to Make Home-Infused Cannabis Ice Cream and Other Delectable Edibles
Whether you’re an experienced ice cream or edible connoisseur or just looking to dip your toe into homemade infused edibles, this cannabis ice cream will not disappoint.
With a LĒVO home infusion machine and a dash of creativity, you can create a wide array of flavors that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your desire for a cannabis-infused experience. Remember to consume responsibly, follow local laws, and enjoy this delightful treat in moderation. So go ahead, gather your ingredients, fire up your LĒVO machine, and embark on a journey of cannabis-infused ice cream bliss.
Weed Icecream Recipe
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup cannabis-infused condensed milk made using a LĒVO machine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Additional flavor ingredients of your choice see suggestions below
Creating Cannabis-Infused Condensed Milk
- Pack your LĒVO herb pod with cannabis and add it to the LĒVO reservoir of your LĒVO II, or LĒVO Lux machine. If you are using a LĒVO C, add your weed-full jumbo power pod to your basin.
- Decarboxylate your cannabis using the Activate cycle. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for this process. Remember not to add the condensed milk or your magnetic stirrer yet!
- Once the decarb cycle is complete, add your magnetic stirrer and fill the LĒVO reservoir or basin with condensed milk.
- Set the temperature to 160°F (71°C) and the infusion time to 3 hours. Press the Infuse button and allow your LĒVO machine to work its magic. During this time, the cannabis compounds will infuse into the condensed milk, creating a potent cannabis-infused base.
- Once the infusion process is complete, remove your power pods, carefully as the components will be hot. Use your LĒVO herb pod press, if available, to press out every last drop of your infused condensed milk. Place your pods to the side for easy cleaning later, as they are dishwasher safe.
- Easily dispense your infused condensed milk into a glass container.
Making Your Weed-Infused Ice Cream
- Combine the heavy cream, cannabis-infused condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Now, it's time to add your desired flavor ingredients to create different flavors of cannabis-infused ice cream. See precise recommendations in our notes below.
- Transfer the mixture to the refrigerator and let it chill for a few hours or overnight until it is completely cooled.
- Once the ice cream base is thoroughly chilled, pour it into your ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer's instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
- Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze it for a few hours or until it reaches your desired firmness.
- Remember to label your homemade cannabis-infused ice cream properly and keep it out of reach of children or anyone who should not consume cannabis. Enjoy responsibly, in moderation.
- Serve your cannabis-infused ice cream in bowls or cones, and enjoy!
- Chocolate Ice Cream: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the ice cream base. Stir until the cocoa powder is fully incorporated and the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.
- Strawberry Ice Cream: Blend 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries until smooth. Add the strawberry puree to the ice cream base and mix well.
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the ice cream base. Stir until the peppermint extract is well combined and the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.
- Coffee Ice Cream: Dissolve 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon warm water. Add the coffee mixture to the ice cream base and mix well.