Many cannabis infused oils can be used as a topical pain reducer or as an edible. Verdes Cannabis Coconut Oil is a virtually scentless cannabis infused product that doesn’t affect the flavor of your dish or leave a heavy scent on your skin. It contains 300 mg of THC and is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! Interested in learning how to cook with cannabis coconut oil? Follow these easy steps!
1.Determine your desired serving size of THC.
- 1 Teaspoon (tsp) is equal to approximately 9 mg THC.
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) is equal to approximately 27 mg THC.
Note: These serving sizes are based on Verdes Coconut Oil. Check the label of your product to see the listed serving sizes.
2.Understand how to substitute cannabis coconut oil with standard butter / oil.
Verdes Cannabis Coconut Oil (VCCO) can be substituted into any recipe in equal parts to the butter or oil component. Remember: ONE tablespoon equals approximately 27 mg THC. Be cautious about how much VCCO you’re substituting. Once you’ve determined your serving size you can figure out the amount of VCCO needed to supplement into any recipe.
If a recipe calls for 3 Tbsp. of butter and you want about 25 mg of THC in your dish, you would use 2 Tbsp. of butter and 1 Tbsp. of Verdes Cannabis Coconut Oil. If you wanted about 50 mg of THC in your dish you would use 1 Tbsp. of butter and 2 Tbsp. of Verdes Cannabis Coconut Oil.
3. Prepare for longer baking / cooking times.
It’s important to note that the THC will begin to lose potency if heated over 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). If you are cooking at high temperatures, we suggest adjusting your cooking times to suit a lower temperature to preserve the potency your medicine. You can find cooking temp conversion charts like this one online for guidance.
Let’s walk through the process using a delicious Butter Coffee recipe.
- 16-20 oz Medium or Dark roast coffee—HOT
- Additional flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, cream, milk, honey, etc. to taste–HOT
- 1 Tbsp. Butter (salted or unsalted as preferred)
- 1 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil
- Desired amount of Verdes Cannabis Coconut Oil —Calculated below.
- Blender or sealed container
Review conversion chart:
- Determine how much THC you would like to consume.
In this example, we will use 15 mg of THC.
- Refer to the recipe to see how much oil is needed.
The Butter Coffee recipe calls for 1 Tbsp. of (non-cannabis) coconut oil.
- Refer to the Simple Conversion Chart to determine how much VCCO will substitute the non-cannabis oil in the recipe.
There is approximately 9 mg of THC in 1 teaspoon of VCCO
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
1 ½ teaspoons of VCCO = approximately 15 mg THC
- Substitute 1 ½ teaspoons of VCCO with 1 ½ teaspoons of (non-cannabis) coconut oil to complete the recipe.
Add brewed coffee, flavorings, butter, VCCO, and conventional coconut oil to blender or shake in a sealed container until frothy.
Note: It’s important that you start with hot brewed coffee in order to melt the better and oils. Remember that hot liquid can cause pressure to build inside the container so be careful when you open it up. Also, chilling the liquid will cause the fats to solidify requiring you to re-heat the final product.
Allow to cool to desired temperature and enjoy!