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 recipe is uber simple and requires no sticky infusion process, so you won’t feel overwhelmed or bogged down by the details. Enjoy!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Cannabis honey is something my Well With Cannabis Community has been discussing in our recent open and informative conversations.

Everyone has their own tried and true method, and after learning from them, I put together this guide that will help you make the best cannahoney possible.

This is a simple and easy way to make cannabis honey without the ridiculously sticky, traditional infusion process that may not even be that effective in the first place.

Save your time and energy by using this method: decarbed flower or kief or cannabis concentrates like FECO instead.

Once made, this cannabis honey recipe is perfect for having on hand whenever you want to infuse your favorite food and drinks.

This post will explore how to make cannabis honey, expert tips for making the perfect infused honey, and answered FAQ!


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Ingredient Notes

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  • Honey: Any type of honey you want to use will work, just 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: An optional ingredient, but lecithin can be helpful, if using concentrates.

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

The Step-by-Step Process

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

  • 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.

I learned this from many different members of my Well With Cannabis Community. One member who was a beekeeper agreed and said:

“As a beekeeper, put it directly in the honey and then strain with a cheesecloth – if you slightly heat, SLIGHTLY heat the local honey, you will keep the stuff we want in local honey. Too hot and it becomes the grocery store crap.”

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.

Determine The Dose

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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis honey can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about cannabis honey from my Well With Cannabis Community.

How much do you recommend using to start off?

Go slow, use a teaspoon or half a teaspoon to start. If you don’t know your personal tolerance yet, be sure to read this beginner’s guide to cannabis edibles before getting started.

Can I use agave nectar or maple syrup instead?

Sure! It will probably turn out very similar.

Any beverages you recommend using this recipe in?

I love hot tea with honey, or even better, a hot toddy, especially in the winter. You can also easily use this in other cocktails and mocktails. Check out more cannabis drink ideas for inspiration!

What are your favorite foods to use this honey in?

I love using this on top of oatmeal or my berry quinoa bowl, I also love putting it in any baked goods or candies!

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Easy Cannabis Honey – Two Ways!

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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: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 48 teaspoons

Equipment

Ingredients  

Choose One

  • 3.5 grams finely ground, decarbed flower or kief or 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon, Calories: 20kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 4mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Infusion
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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36 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I knew that honey is good for you but this is amazing. Thank you for sharing this information!

  2. i used an alcohol freeze/quick shake/1 hour method and added strain alcohol directly to warmed honey. alcohol evaporates and honey is clean and super potent. same with sugar. so easy.

  3. Hi David. Thank you for sharing your experience and method with using the alcohol freeze/quick shake method with honey. It sounds like an interesting approach to achieving clean and potent results. It’s always great to discover efficient methods that yield fantastic results.

    If you have any more tips or insights to share, feel free to share with us.

  4. Hi Jeff. Adding one teaspoon of lecithin per 1 cup of liquid is a good rule to follow. Happy infusing!