Discover how easy it is to make your own CBD cannabutter at home with this simple step-by-step process that will allow you to make a wide variety of CBD products, including baked goods, no-bake edibles, and more.

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  • A simple CBD cannabutter recipe using a slow cooker
  • Easy step-by-step instructions with photos
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

Are you excited to make your own CBD butter from the comfort of your home?

This simple cannabis infusion is the best way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects of THC.

Members of my Well With Cannabis Community know this is the easiest way to make a simple infusion that you can use in all of your homemade edibles.

In this guide, you will find my step-by-step instructions for making cannabutter with CBD flower and my tips and tricks to help you make the best final product possible.


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Ingredient Notes

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  • 7 grams CBD flower – The first step is to start with CBD flower, the essential ingredient. You can purchase CBD flowers from my online shop. Then select how much cannabis you want to use. Small batches can be made with as little as 3.5 grams; large batches can be made with up to 1 ounce of cannabis or more. Use the flower-to-oil ratio guide if you need help deciding how much to use. You do not need to grind the cannabis; just break the buds into smaller pieces.

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  • 1 stick of butter or ghee – The kind of butter you use matters. It is much easier to start with ghee or clarified butter than unsalted butter or regular butter. Normal butter will have milk solids and excess water that must be removed at the end of the process.

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

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  • Step 1 – Lay a clean dish towel on the bottom of your crockpot to create a buffer between your mason jars and the crockpot. This will help to prevent the jars from moving or cracking during the cooking process.
  • Step 2 – Fill your crockpot at least halfway with hot water. You want enough water to cover the sides of the mason jars you will be using. However, be careful not to add too much water, as it may overflow when you add the jars.
  • Step 3 – Place a thermometer in the water and set the crockpot to high heat. When a temperature of around 180°F is reached, turn it down to low heat. Note: any temperature range of 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit will work. You may need to adjust to medium heat, depending on your crockpot.
  • Step 4 – While the water bath is heating up, measure your desired amount of CBD flower. Use the flower-to-oil ratio guide if you need help deciding how much to use. Record how many flowers you used, in grams, so that you can calculate your final potency at the end.
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  • Step 5 – Gently break apart the CBD buds by hand into popcorn-sized pieces and place them into a mason jar. Do not grind. Gently put the lid on the mason jar and place the jar in the oven for decarboxylation. The decarboxylation process is simple and can easily be done in an oven or Instant Pot. Bake at 240°F for 90 minutes. 
  • Step 6 – After decarboxylation, remove the jar from the oven. Open the lid and place your butter or oil inside when it is cool enough to handle. You may need more than one jar to make a big batch. If using more than one jar, evenly divide the ingredients between the jars for more consistent dosing.
  • Step 7 – Wipe the rim of the jars with a clean towel, and add the lid. Tighten the metal ring to finger-tip tightness. It should be tight, but not too tight.
  • Step 8 – Carefully place the jar into the water bath, put the crockpot lid on, and leave it alone to cook for 4 hours. You want to maintain a temperature of around 180-190°F the entire time. If you don’t have a lid, aluminum foil will work.
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  • Step 9 – After the 4-hour cooking time, carefully remove the jars from the water bath and allow them to cool enough to handle. You are now done with the crockpot step and can discard the water bath.
  • Step 10 – Prepare a straining area with new, clean mason jars and a mesh strainer, paper filter, cheesecloth, or French Press. Pour the contents of the mason jar through the strainer to separate the plant matter from the infused butter.
  • Step 11 – Add the strained butter to a container you want to cool it in. A flexible container works well. You can also use butter molds. Place the container in the refrigerator and cool completely (it may take several hours).
  • Step 12 – While cooling, the infused butter will harden and solidify, leaving a bit of liquid underneath. When completely cool, remove the solid block of butter and drain the liquid (it doesn’t contain anything worth saving). Your cannabis butter is now ready to enjoy! 

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

Storage Instructions

Store your finished product in an airtight container in the refrigerator according to the expiration date on the butter you used.

You can store it for a long time in the freezer. If you keep it in the freezer, wrap the cannabutter in individually sized portions to ensure easy and convenient dosing. Learn more about how to store edibles and CBD oil.

If you store the butter in the fridge or freezer, never use the microwave to soften or thaw the butter, as it could ruin the final product with too much heat.

Use my guide to get your cannabutter to room temperature safely.

Note that storing this at room temperature will result in a much shorter shelf life.

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Alternate Infusion Options

Starting with a high-quality CBD flower is the best way to reap the benefits of CBD and the entourage effect.

Once you get your flower, this infusion method works to help you make the following:

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Once you have these options prepared, it’s easy to make a variety of CBD edibles.

Alternate Cooking Methods

The instructions here follow the crockpot method for making cannabutter, but you can follow any of these cooking methods to get the same results:

Notes and Expert Tips

  • Don’t skip the decarbing process! While not an exact science, this is still an important step. You still need to decarb hemp flower to get the raw form of CBDA to convert to the active form of CBD.
  • Don’t forget to save the leftover plant matter, also called the pulp, to use in other recipes.
  • Pro Tip: If you’re using butter molds, place them on a baking sheet to prevent them from spilling.
  • If you store the butter in the fridge or freezer, never use the microwave to soften or thaw the butter, as it could ruin the final product with too much heat. Use my guide to get your cannabutter to room temperature safely.
  • Looking for savory recipe ideas? Try this cannabutter board and my cannabutter steak.
  • Don’t forget, it’s OK to bake your favorite recipes like brownies and cookies at higher temperatures.
  • Worried your cannabutter is too weak? Follow this guide to reinfuse; just know that color is no indicator of potency.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can I mix butter with CBD oil?

Of course, you can mix butter with your CBD oil, but you don’t need this method to do that! For best results, melt a cup of butter at a low temperature and stir the CBD oil. Learn more about how to cook with CBD oil here.

How do I calculate the amount of CBD in my CBD weed butter?

This is easy if you know the percent CBD in the flower you’re starting with; the lab tests will provide this number. Use that number and the amount of flower you used in grams in my edibles dosage calculator to get a guesstimate of how many mg of CBD is in your final product. How much CBD you want to use is up to you; you can check out this dosing guide if you need help getting started.

Can I use vegan butter?

I don’t recommend using vegan butter to infuse marijuana butter, as the ingredients tend to separate. The easiest way to make vegan CBD butter is to follow this infusion process using coconut oil.

Can I use this recipe to make CBD gummies?

Yes, follow this recipe for how to make gummies with butter or oil. You can also use this melted butter to infuse peanut butter or homemade beauty products. At the end of the day, your options are limitless!

Should I consult my doctor before trying CBD?

If you are considering adding a supplemental dietary product to your regimen, it is best to contact your . This is especially true if you have a serious medical condition like chronic pain or are taking prescription medications.

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Determine The Dose

Want to get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions? Try my popular edibles dosage calculator. Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.

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Easy CBD Cannabutter Recipe

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Are you ready to make some cannabutter? This step-by-step beginner's guide will teach you how to make weed butter at home in a crockpot or slow cooker. You can then use your cannabutter to create all of your favorite edible recipes!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 5 hours
Servings: 18 teaspoons

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Lay a clean dish towel down on the bottom of your crockpot to create a buffer between your mason jars and the crockpot. This will help to prevent the jars from moving or cracking during the cooking process.
  • Fill your crockpot at least halfway with hot water. You want enough water to cover the sides of the mason jars you will be using. However, be careful not to add too much water, as it may overflow when you add the jars.
  • Place a thermometer in the water and set the crockpot to high heat. When a temperature of around 180°F is reached, turn it down to low heat. Note: any temperature range of 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit will work. You may need to adjust to medium heat, depending on your crockpot.
  • While the water bath is heating up, measure your desired amount of cannabis flower. Use the Flower to Oil Ratio Guide if you need help deciding how much to use. Record how much flower you used, in grams, so you can calculate your final potency at the end.
  • Gently break apart the cannabis buds by hand into popcorn-sized pieces and place them into a mason jar. Do not grind. Gently put the lid on the mason jar and place the jar in the oven for decarboxylation. The decarboxylation process is simple and can easily be done in an oven or Instant Pot. Bake at 240°F for 90 minutes.
  • After decarboxylation, remove the jar from the oven. When it is cool enough to handle, open the lid and place your butter or oil of choice inside. You may need more than one jar if you are making a big batch. If you are using more than one jar, evenly divide the ingredients between the jars for more consistent dosing.
  • Wipe the rim of the jars with a clean towel, and add the lid. Tighten the metal ring to finger-tip tightness. It should be tight, but not too tight.
  • Carefully place the jar into the water bath, put the crockpot lid on, and leave it alone to cook for 4 hours. You want to maintain a temperature of around 180-190°F the entire time. If you don't have a lid, aluminum foil will work.
  • After the 4-hour cooking time, carefully remove the jars from the water bath and allow them to cool enough to handle. You are now done with the crockpot step and can discard the water bath.
  • Prepare a straining area with new, clean mason jars and a strainer, paper filter, cheesecloth or French Press. Pour the contents of the mason jar through the strainer to separate the plant-matter from the infused butter.
  • Add the strained butter to a container you would like to cool it in. A flexible container works well. You can also use butter molds. Place the container in the refrigerator and allow it to cool completely (it may take several hours).
  • While cooling, the infused butter will harden and solidify, leaving a bit of liquid underneath. When completely cool, remove the solid block of butter and drain the liquid (it doesn't contain anything worth saving). Your cannabis butter is now ready to enjoy!
  • Store your finished product in an airtight container in the refrigerator according to the expiration date on the butter you used. You can store it for a long time in the freezer. If you keep it in the freezer, wrap the cannabutter in individually sized portions to ensure easy and convenient dosing.
  • To guesstimate the final potency of your CBD butter, input the required values into the edible dosage calculator.

Notes

Calculating The Dose
One stick of butter contains 24 teaspoons, however, we lose approximately 20% of our volume during the cooking process, leaving us with approximately 18 teaspoons. I used 7 grams of 20% CBD flower, and when input these values into the calculator, I get 311mg CBD for the entire batch and 17mg THC per teaspoon.
Notes & Expert Tips
  • Don’t forget to save the leftover plant material, also called the pulp, to use in other recipes.
  • Pro Tip: If you’re using butter molds, place the molds on a baking sheet to prevent them from spilling. Then use a spoon to get the pure, infused butter into the first two sticks of the mold. The third stick will contain the remaining infused butter and milk solids. You will then only need to remove the milk solids from one stick. The fourth stick will remain empty due to the loss of water volume during the cooking process.
  • If you store the butter in the fridge or freezer, never use the microwave to soften or thaw the butter, as it could ruin the final product with too much heat. Use my guide to get your cannabutter to room temperature safely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon, Calories: 45kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 2mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 157IU, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Infusion
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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2 Comments

  1. Would you recommend the same time and temperature with the LEVO 2? The recommendations for the LEVO infuser that I am finding all suggest a lower temperature and shorter time.

  2. Hi James. Start with our recommended time and temperature and adjust, if needed. You can write down your results each time, so you can replicate your perfect batch! I hope this helps!