Cannabutter bowl of butter with leaf

Cannabutter bowl of butter with leaf

Learn How To Make Hemp CBD Cannabutter

Hemp Cooking 101

This is a fun and easy recipe for making homemade Hemp Cannabutter. Use your cannabutter as an ingredient in all of your favorite recipes. Pick your favorite hemp strain and let's get started!

Here are the ingredients & supplies needed:

•3.54 grams of premium hemp flower   •1 stick of butter   •Minimum 6 cups of water    •Cheesecloth   •Strainer   •Cannabis Grinder or Any Dry Herb Grinder   •Pot for Boiling Water   •Container for Cooling the Butter Mixture (Tupperware)

Step 1: Grind Up Your Hemp Flower

You can find premium hemp flower from several places online including Best Life Hemp™. Purchase an 1/8th to 1 ounce of hemp flower and grind it up using a cannabis grinder or a dry herb grinder. Fingers can be used as well, but be sure to wear gloves! The flower should be broken up into pieces about the size of a dry grain of rice.

Feel free to use as much hemp flower as you would like, up to 1 ounce. The more hemp flower used, the stronger concentration of CBD and cannabinoids will be in the finished butter.

For example, 3.5 grams (1/8th) of flower used and the flower tested at 10% CBD, which equals 100mg CBD per gram. Therefore, 3.5g at 100mg CBD per gram = 350mg of potential CBD in your finished product.

If 7 grams or ¼ ounce of flower was used, the end result would be 700mg of CBD in your finished product. 1 ounce would equal 2800mg of CBD in the final product. Use as much hemp flower as needed to achieve the desired number of milligrams of CBD. Feel free to contact us with questions on this, we are happy to help.

Step 2: Simmer and Cook

Fill a small to medium sized pot with a minimum of 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Then add your stick of butter (grass fed, shroom fed, organic, regular, salted, etc) doesn’t matter, as long as it’s one stick of butter. Reduce the heat to a simmer and leave the pot uncovered.

Once the butter has melted and the water is gently simmering, add your ground hemp flower to the pot. Stir so that the hemp flower is distributed evenly in the pot. The simmering hemp flower mixture will release the terpenes and smells that one associates with “weed”, so be sure you are in a well ventilated area if you care about the smell.

Continue to simmer your hemp flower between 1 and 2 hours. The longer you simmer, the more cannabinoids you will extract out of your hemp flower. After 2 hours, your mixture has reached close to the full extraction potential and it is time to turn off the heat.

Pro Tip • Continue to stir and add a little water to your mixture as it evaporates during the simmering process. At no point should the water be boiling, if the water boils, it’s too hot and the cannabinoids will degrade. So keep it low and slow!

Step 3: Strain and Squeeze

Now that you have the delicious smell of cannabutter permeating your house, it’s time to strain the mixture and separate the flower from the butter/water mixture. Line the strainer with the cheesecloth and hold the strainer over your container (Tupperware). The cheesecloth will filter all of the hemp flower bits and pieces from your butter water solution.

Slowly pour the butter water mixture through the cheesecloth and into the container. Once the majority of the liquid has run through the cheesecloth, ball up the cheesecloth and wring it out to get all of the liquid out of the hemp flower. Squeeze until the “ball” stops dripping. Don’t skip this step or the potency of the cannabutter will be reduced.

After thoroughly squeezing, the cheesecloth and hemp flower may be discarded in the trash and it’s time to move to step 4.

Step 4: The Cooling Process

Take your container full of the liquid butter water mixture and put it in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 hours. While in the refrigerator, the butter will solidify and separate from the water. The butter will be a beautiful green color and will rise to the top of the container over the next several hours.

Step 5: Pour Out The Water

After several hours, the butter has now solidified and you can pour out the water from the container. Using a spatula, spoon or knife, remove the solidified butter from the container. Gently pat the butter dry using a paper towel.

Put your fresh hemp cannabutter into a small bowl or you can use a butter mold to get that “stick” of butter shape.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Cannabutter!

Congratulations on successfully making your first batch of CBD butter! Your cannabutter will last in the refrigerator just like normal butter. Spread it on your morning toast or use it in your favorite baked goods recipe. Cannabutter is a great way to to get your daily dose of cannabinoids.

If you have a favorite cannabutter recipe that you would like to share, please email us at or go share it on any of our social media pages.

Have a hempy day!

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