Whether you’re a new cannabis user or a seasoned cannabis connoisseur, there is a cannabis drink recipe for everyone here in this round-up of easy, delicious cannabis drinks anyone can make at home featuring a variety of cannabis smoothies, warm cannabis drinks, and more.
Cannabis Drinks To Make At Home
Just like many people enjoy an alcoholic drink after work, at social events, or during times of stress, many people also enjoy cannabis drinks the same way.
Cannabis-infused drinks are gaining popularity as an easy and delicious way to consume CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
Of course, cannabis is new for many people as legalization slowly expands throughout the country, and cooking with cannabis can seem foreign. Thankfully, I’ve created this Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles to help get you started.
Making a cannabis drink recipe at home allows you a lot of flexibility in determining what type of cannabis product you want to use, what cannabinoids you want to consume, and in what ratios.
Each CBD, THC or other cannabinoid dosage and the ratio will be unique for each individual, their own tolerance level, and their desired outcome.
Remember, CBD is like the non-alcoholic beer of cannabis, while THC is more like a shot of liquor. Both will contribute to unique experiences, but it is up to the consumer to decide exactly how much of what they are choosing to consume.
There are a variety of different ways to consume cannabis in drinks ranging from the simple addition of hemp seeds, a few drops of a cannabis tincture, melting in cannabis-infused coconut oil into a recipe, and even cooking a recipe with decarboxylated cannabis flowers.
We will review all options below and explore why you would want to use them in which type of drink recipes.
Are You New to Consuming Cannabis Edibles? Be sure to read my Beginners Guide to Consuming Cannabis Edibles before getting started to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience!
Hemp Seeds or Hemp Seed Oil in Drinks
The seeds and the fibers of the hemp plant contain little to no cannabinoids and do not contain the cannabinoids CBD or THC. They do, however, contain rich nutrient benefits, similar to other popular edible seeds like chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds.
Hemp seed oil is just that, oil that comes from the seed of the hemp plant.
Hemp seeds naturally do NOT contain cannabinoids, meaning they do not have any CBD or THC present. CBD is a phytocannabinoid produced by the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp seed oil is great for cooking and contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids which are great for helping to reduce inflammation in the body.
While hemp seeds oil has an impressive nutrient profile and is a great fatty-acid nutrient source, it does not naturally contain CBD. You can learn more about the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil here.
Adding hemp seeds or hemp seed oil to a drink would be done for the sole purpose of adding nutrition to the drink, not cannabinoids.
CBD or THC Oil in Drinks
Using a standard CBD oil is the most common and easily accessible oil available on the market today, which is why it is the easiest and most popular option to add to a cannabis-infused drink recipe.
Of course, CBD oil and water don’t naturally mix, so it may take some shaking to keep your CBD oil drink infusion together, depending on what you’re making.
If you live in a recreational state of having access to a THC-infused oil, you can also use that in your drink as desired. Just always be sure to consume the proper CBD: THC ratio for your tolerance level, and dose appropriately!
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Using CBD or THC Tinctures in Drinks
While the words tincture and oil are often used interchangeably when referring to different types of cannabis oil, a tincture traditionally is defined as “a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol”.
Cannabis alcohol tinctures are truly the best option for cannabis-infused drinks, especially when making cannabis-infused cocktails and mocktails. This helps the tincture mix better with the other ingredients used in the recipe.
Melting Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil into Drinks
For a few of the warm drinks featured here, like the Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk, we simply melted our cannabis-infused coconut oil right into the warm liquid. Depending on the recipe you’re making, this may be the easiest way to make a cannabis-infused drink recipe.
Cooking With Decarbed Flower Infused Drinks
Other drinks, like our Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte, are made with decarboxylated cannabis flowers.
Learn what a cannabis tincture is, the benefits of making your own tincture at home, what tinctures are used for, and how to make a traditional cannabis tincture recipe with alcohol at home.
If you’re new to the world of culinary cannabis, hemp seeds are a great ingredient to start cooking with. Hemp seeds are the seed of the Cannabis sativa plant and have a subtle, slightly nutty flavor.
Hemp seeds, also known as hulled hemp hearts, contain no intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD or THC, but they do have an impressive nutrient profile, making them a healthy choice for many different diets.
You can easily make your own creamy Homemade Hemp Seed Milk at home in under 30-minutes. Hemp seed milk is naturally vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 approved, and you can also add your own CBD to hemp seed milk if desired.
Turmeric, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, is a ground spice that is easily found in your local grocery store. Prized for its main active ingredient, curcumin, turmeric has many purported health benefits including the ability to help reduce inflammation in the body.
Like turmeric, cannabis has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Cannabis use was first noted in Northern India approximately 8,000 years ago. Evidence suggests that cannabis has been used as medicine for over 2,400 years.
These Ginger Turmeric Shots Infused with CBD are a quick and easy, delicious way to enjoy a burst of nutritious superfoods like ginger, turmeric, and green apple with the option to infuse with CBD for the ultimate anti-inflammatory wellness shot.
Shooters, also known as wellness shots, are just that – small amounts of liquid that are taken as a shot. The purpose of wellness shots is to consume a large number of nutrients in a small physical volume, while still reaping the benefits of the ingredients added.
Because only a small amount is consumed in a single sip, the flavors in wellness shots are typically intense and magnified as compared to other drinks that are traditionally sipped.
Adding CBD to this recipe is entirely optional, but many of my clients prefer to consume CBD this way because it eliminates the taste, allow for greater dosing accuracy, and provides longer-lasting benefits.
If you want to start your morning off right, these CBD Infused Watermelon Shooter Shots are a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory option for consuming CBD and supporting your overall wellness.
I teach my clients how to use a combination of nutrition and cannabis to manage anxiety and improve their health. For many people, CBD is a safe, comfortable first place to start their cannabis journey.
Recipes using CBD are just one of the ways I show people how to nourish their bodies with nutrient-dense, functional foods and nourish their endocannabinoid system.
This delicious CBD Anti-Inflammatory Summer Squash Smoothie is naturally gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly has a delicious, sweet taste from the peaches and contains a full serving of vegetables.
Thankfully, there is no better all-natural anxiety relief than the combination of plant-based food and plant-based medicine like in this CBD Infused Blueberry Lavender Smoothie.
I show the women that I work with how important it is to stop and take a few minutes of holistic stress relief for their mental and emotional wellbeing.
I teach them how to use the power of nutrition and cannabis, together, to naturally manage anxiety, pain, and inflammation. This recipe is a great place for beginners to start. Gather your delicious, all-natural, plant-based ingredients, your favorite blender, and whip up this delicious smoothie to calm your mind, soothe your body, and relax your soul.
Using natural ingredients like blueberries, lavender, and CBD oil, this delicious Blueberry Lavender Stress Relief Smoothie is the ultimate holistic cure for stress relief by combining ingredients that can naturally help ease stress, panic, and anxiety.
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, AIP- friendly, and vegan.
It can be hard to find a smoothie that tastes delicious, especially a green one. Many people have a hard time getting past the green color, but I assure you, this Green Dream Hemp Seed Smoothie is truly delicious.
This smoothie is perfect for anyone who is looking to incorporate many nutritious ingredients like mango, spinach, and hemp seeds into their diet.
This Green Dream Hemp Seed Smoothie inspired by my book, The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook, is a whole-food, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie that tastes amazing while delivering an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants.
This smoothie includes options for infusing this drink with CBD oil as desired.
Chai tea, or rather masala tea (spiced tea), is a delicious brew that is brimming with aromatic spices, steeped tea leaves, and natural additives, like decarboxylated cannabis flower.
This Cannabis-Infused Chai Tea’s unique flavor profile and powerful nutrition benefits make it a popular drink for those creating a custom anti-inflammatory diet, and those who simply want to enjoy the euphoric benefits of cannabis edibles.
Most people don’t realize that chai tea isn’t just another beverage found as a popular drink in coffee shops and teahouses. It’s an ancient remedy traditionally used to soothe many common ailments.
Discover how to make a delicious Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte, a warming herb & spice-infused beverage at-home to naturally support your holistic lifestyle with anti-inflammatory health benefits and mouth-watering flavor. This Cannabis-Infused Chai latte is naturally vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, and Keto-diet friendly.
Golden milk is one of the most popular and trendy health drinks in the holistic wellness scene today. Made with ground turmeric and milk, there are hundreds of variations and ways to make this warm, delicious drink your own.
This is my own Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk version. Loosely modeled after a traditional Indian drink made of ground turmeric and milk, haldi doodh, golden milk is a modern-day version of this reported ancient healing beverage.
My cannabis-Infused Golden Milk is a creamy, delicious warm beverage made with anti-inflammatory superfoods like turmeric, cannabis, and coconut oil to help nourish the body and soothe chronic inflammation.
Naturally plant-based, this recipe is vegan, paleo, AIP, and keto-diet-friendly.
The spices traditionally found in a Pumpkin Spice Latte have many health benefits, including important anti-inflammatory properties, making this recipe not only delicious but nutritious as well.
When you combine anti-inflammatory spices with the healing benefits of pure CBD Hemp Oil for the ultimate comfort beverage that will leave you feeling calm and happy.
Feel free to substitute different types of milk in this recipe depending on what you personally prefer. Whether it is traditional dairy milk or plant-based options like homemade hemp seed milk, sunflower seed milk, almond, cashew or coconut – it is totally up to you.