Easy Cannabis Honey – 2 Recipes

This sweet and gooey cannabis honey, or “cannahoney”, is the perfect way to infuse any of your favorite, delectable, sweet treats or beverages! What’s more? This simple recipe requires no sticky infusion process, so you won’t feel overwhelmed or bogged down by the details. Enjoy!

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What’s to Love?

  • No sticky infusion process!
  • Ready in under 15 minutes, just 2-3 simple ingredients needed
  • Infuse with: decarbed cannabis or kief, or cannabis concentrates

Ingredient Notes

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  • Honey: Any honey you want will work; remember that locally sourced, raw, organic honey will have more health benefits than grocery store bear honey.
  • Infusion Choice: Decarbed flower, decarbed kief, or cannabis concentrates like FECO/RSO, distillate, shatter, wax, etc.
  • Lecithin is an optional ingredient, but lecithin can be helpful using concentrates.

Note: The recipe card below has a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions.

How to Make Cannabis Honey – Step-by-Step Process

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  • Step 1 – Choose your favorite type of honey. The golden-yellow honey pictured is Orange Blossom honey, and the dark orange honey is Wild Flower honey.
  • Step 2 – Choose your infusion option: flower, kief, or cannabis concentrates. Decarb if needed.
  • Step 3 – Prepare a double boiler.
  • Step 4 – Add the honey and allow it to warm.

OPTION #1 – FLOWER OR KIEF

cannabis honey recipes steps 5-8 with flowers or kief
  • Step 5 – Add the decarbed cannabis to the warmed honey.
  • Step 6 – Whisk well.
  • Step 7 – Pour into an airtight container for storage.
  • Step 8 – Stir well before using.

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

OPTION #2 – CANNABIS CONCENTRATES

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  • Step 5 – Add the concentrate to the warmed honey.
  • Step 6 – Add the lecithin to the mixture.
  • Step 7 – Whisk well.
  • Step 8 – Pour into an airtight container for storage. Stir well before using.

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

Storage Instructions

Like any other honey, this recipe needs to be stored at room temperature away from direct light and heat.

If your honey crystallized, it can be brought back to its liquid state with gentle heat.

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Why Follow This Method?

You may notice that there are many ways to infuse honey in different recipes found online.

Most infuse the cannabis directly with the honey by cooking them together for 2-4 hours at temperatures above 160°F, similar to how we infuse cannabutter or various cannabis oils.

However, I do not believe this is the best method for two reasons.

Reason #1: Honey may lose many of its most beneficial properties at low temperatures. You essentially cook out all of the natural benefits of honey with these higher cooking temperatures.

This is why we are using the double boiler in this method to just slightly heat the honey and make it more vicious and have a more liquid/runny consistency.

Reason #2: There is no fat in honey for the cannabinoids to bond to.

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat molecules. 

They are not water-soluble, which means they will not dissolve in water alone (1).

When you infuse the honey, I am afraid that the majority of cannabinoids are remaining attached to the plant material and are discarded through the straining process.

That is why my recommendation continues to encourage my community to mix honey with an already prepared option like concentrates and FECO, or with flowers that won’t be strained, as outlined in this method.

How to Determine The Dosing

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Notes and Expert Tips

  • If you want to use the ground flower method, be sure to grind the cannabis into a fine powder.
  • You can decarb the traditional way in the oven or in an Instant Pot.
  • Use any honey of choice, however the higher the quality the better.
  • Honey lasts indefinitely, but try to use it within a few months.
  • A half a teaspoon to a full teaspoon is a good place to start when dosing, but always remember the golden rule – start low and go slow!

Can I Use Cannabis Honey in Cannabis Tea?

Cannabis honey can indeed be used in various ways to brew cannabis tea. The potent combination offers a flavorful infusion with potential therapeutic effects. By blending cannabis honey with other tea ingredients, such as herbs or spices, one can create a customized tea experience. Exploring different ways to brew cannabis tea can optimize taste, aroma, and desired effects for an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Cannabis Honey Frequently Asked Questions

How to make canna honey fast?

There is no shortcut to making canna honey, but some methods are quicker than others. For example, a majority of sites and chefs recommends using decarbed flower or kief or cannabis concentrates like FECO instead of the traditional infusion process[2].

How to make canna honey?

To make canna honey, you will need to decarboxylate cannabis and then infuse it into honey. The general steps are as follows[4]:
1. Decarboxylate cannabis by baking it in the oven.
2. Infuse the decarboxylated cannabis into honey.

How much canna-oil do you add to honey?

The amount of canna-oil you add to honey depends on the desired potency and the amount of honey you are using. Grassdoor recommends using one cup of honey for each 3 to 4 grams of decarboxylated cannabis as a starting ratio[5].

How is canna honey made?

Canna honey is made by infusing honey with decarboxylated cannabis. The general steps are as follows:
1. Decarboxylate cannabis by baking it in the oven.
2. Infuse the decarboxylated cannabis into honey.

Can you infuse cannabis in honey without lecithin?

Yes, you can infuse cannabis in honey without lecithin. Lecithin is a common emulsifier used to help oil and water-based liquids mix together, but it is not necessary for infusing cannabis into honey[4].

cannabis honey recipe with 2 options

Easy Cannabis Honey – 2 Options

This sweet and gooey cannabis honey or “cannahoney” is super simple and requires no sticky infusion, so you won’t feel overwhelmed or bogged down by the process. Choose either decarbed flower or concentrates to infuse.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cannabis Condiments
Cuisine Cannabis Recipe
Servings 48 teaspoons
Calories 20 kcal

Equipment

  • Double Boiler

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup honey

Choose One

  • 3.5 grams finely ground decarbed flower or kief amount of choice
  • 1 mL cannabis concentrates or amount of choice

Instructions
 

  • Choose your infusion option: decarbed flower or kief, or cannabis concentrates. Be sure to decarb first, and grind into a fine powder, if needed.
  • Prepare a double boiler by placing 1-2 cups of water in the bottom pan. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and add the top portion of the double boiler on top.
  • Add the honey to the top pan and allow it to gently warm-up. It should become thinner and runnier in consistency.

Option #1: Infuse With Flower

  • Add the finely ground decarbed cannabis or kief to the warmed honey. Whisk very well. Do not strain. See reasons above.
  • Pour into an airtight container for storage. Stir well before using.

Option #2: Infuse with Concentrates

  • Add your concentrate to the warmed honey, followed by the lecithin. Whisk very well for several minutes.
  • Pour into an airtight container for storage. Stir well before using.

Notes

Note, some separation will still occur with either method. Please stir the honey well each time you use it to ensure more even and consistent dosing.
Keyword Canna Honey, Cannabis Honey, Honey

Cannabis-infused honey recipes have become increasingly popular among individuals who seek alternative methods to consume cannabis. These recipes involve combining cannabis with honey to create a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of culinary applications. By blending the natural sweetness of honey with the therapeutic properties of cannabis, users can make infused honey that can be added to teas, baked goods or enjoyed on its own. Cannabis honey recipes offer a discreet and convenient way to incorporate cannabis into everyday life, providing users with a tasty and therapeutic experience.