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How to Make Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter

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Today we are going to talk about- How to Make Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter

This easy method is a fast way to make Potent Small Batch Canna Butter. In this video you will find out why canna butter is so popular for infusing, what you will need from your kitchen, and how to successfully make Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter.

Thank you and let’s get Infuzed.

Why canna butter is so popular for infusing:

Cannabinoids in cannabis are fat soluble, making Ghee or Clarified butter one of the best ways to bind cannabis. Cannabis-infused butter or canna butter is the backbone of many infused foods.

Clarified butter or (ghee) is made by removing all the milk solids. Once the milk solids are separated, butter is simmered until all the water evaporates; leaving behind only the butterfat that we call clarified butter. Butterfat helps enhance the infusion. A higher concentration of saturated fats also provides increased bioavailability.

Note: This small batch recipe is for 1 cup canna butter.

Fact: Using already made Clarified butter or Ghee saves time, also when making clarified butter you will lose approximately ⅓ of the butter in the clarification process.

Chef’s Notes: From a culinary perspective, nothing really compares to the sweet, rich taste of milk fat butter. Adding decarboxylated cannabis to clarified butter is an easy way to infuse foods with canna butter.

What you will need to make small Batch Canna Butter:

Cheese Cloth

Glass Measuring Cup

Double Boiler

Instant Read Digital Thermometer (Optional)

Glass bowl with lid for storage

Silicone Butter Molds (Optional)

Silicone Spatula

Plastic wrap

Funnel and strainer

Don’t forget to decarboxylate

Find out how to decarboxylate cannabis by clicking on the links below, for Infuzed Cookin’s  free course, How to Decarboxylate Cannabis Flower.


Decardoxylated Cannabis- 1 to 3.5 grams (THC-CBD)

1 cup-Clarified Butter-(Ghee)

Chef’s notes: There are several quick and easy ways to make canna butter; this double boiler method is one of the best ways for new cannabis chefs:

Fact: This method also helps prevent scorching the butter and destroying the THC and CBD content.

How to Make Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter:

1. Melt 1 -cup of clarified butter on low heat in a double boiler.

2. As the butter begins to melt and you reach the desired temperature add the Decardoxylated Cannabis.

3. Simmer on a low heat for 90 to 120 minutes, Maintain low heat (ideally above 175ºF to 195ºF but never exceeding 200ºF). Allow the butter and cannabis mixture to infuse; gently stirring the butter and cannabis. The mixture should never come to a full boil. (Water will boil at 212ºF)

 4. Set a funnel on top of a glass measuring cup and line it with damp cheesecloth. Once the butter has slightly cooled, slowly pour it over the damp cheesecloth funnel and allow it to strain freely. Let the canna butter cool at room temperature before pouring into a butter mold or a glass bowl with a lid.

5.  Refrigerate the butter. (The butter will need to refrigerate for about an hour before butter becomes solid.)

Storage Tips:  If using butter molds- remove the butter from the mold once the butter is solid and wrap with plastic wrap and place canna butter in an air tight container.

Canna butter is easy to store in the refrigerator, or freeze to use at a later date.

Always let the canna-butter sit at room temperature to soften for immediate use.  Do not use a microwave to soften the butter.

Fact: Using Damp Cheese Cloth helps to remove plant material in the infused butter.

Fact: You may see a lot of videos that make emerald green bars of canna butter. The emerald green color doesn’t mean you have potent canna butter, it just means you have a lot of chlorophyll in the butter which will also affect the taste.

Chef’s Notes:  For maximum clarity, when making canna butter, let the liquid butter drain slowly on its own. Compressing the decarboxylated cannabis in the cheese cloth to try and force out the remaining butter may put small unwanted particles of plant material in the canna butter.

Final Note: Use a THC/CBD calculator and enter your numbers. Keep tract of these numbers and label your final product so you are aware of how much you are taking per dose.

This small batch canna butter will be used to make White Chocolate & Macadamia Canna Cookies. This canna butter has a creamy butter taste with a slight hint of sweet cannabis. Tastes really good.

Thank You and Happy Infusing.

Total Cannabinoid Content: 630 Mg THC -Canna Butter

Prep: 10 Minutes

Cooking: 90 to 120 Minutes

Ready In: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Free Course: How to Decarboxylate Cannabis

Website: Infuzed Cookin

Recipes: How to Make Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter

Cannabis Cooking Course: How to Infuse Seven Common Cooking Ingredients

Preferred Resources for making  Potent Small Batch- Canna Butter

1-1/2 Quart Double Boiler


Butter Mold

Thank You and Happy Infusing……