As the cold weather ushers us indoors, many find our way to the kitchen. Is there anything better than baking brownies, cookies, and various holiday treats when it's cold outside?
An intriguing way to elevate these confections is by incorporating CBD. This guide will walk you through the delightful and straightforward process of making CBD edibles at home, adding a unique touch to your holiday baking.
What are CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are candies or gummies infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a prevalent cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant.
These edibles offer a unique way to enjoy the potential benefits* of CBD in a tasty, convenient form.
While the market is abundant with commercially available CBD edibles like CBD gummies, drinks, mints, and chocolates, creating your own at home is even more exciting.
Using CBD oil or CBD flower can transform almost any food item into a CBD-infused delicacy. Whether you're a fan of sweet treats or savory snacks, the versatility of CBD makes it easy to incorporate into your favorite recipes.
This allows for a personalized touch and gives you control over the quality and amount of CBD used. From homemade CBD brownies to refreshing beverages, the possibilities are endless when crafting your CBD edibles.
Why Choose CBD Edibles?
They Taste Great
Unlike the distinct taste of CBD oil, CBD edibles offer a much more palatable experience. When you infuse your favorite baked goods with CBD, you're ensuring a delightful treat and reaping the potential benefits of cannabinoids* in a tasty package. CBD edibles are perfect if you want a familiar and enjoyable taste experience.
One of the most exciting aspects of CBD edibles is their versatility. CBD can be seamlessly integrated into various foods, whether it's brownies, gummies, or even salad dressings. This versatility means there's always a CBD-infused option for every palate.
Longer Duration of Effect
When you consume CBD edibles, the cannabinoids are metabolized through your digestive system. This process ensures a slower release of CBD into your bloodstream, leading to a longer-lasting effect than faster-acting forms like tinctures or vape products.
They Make Great Gifts
Homemade treats always carry a special touch; when infused with CBD, they become even more thoughtful. Gifting CBD edibles during the holidays or special occasions shows your loved ones that you care about their wellness*. It's a unique way to share the potential benefits* of CBD, wrapped in the warmth of homemade baking.
How to Make CBD Edibles Step-by-Step
Creating your own CBD edibles is a delightful journey into the world of baking and wellness*. Before diving in, remember a few key points: using high-quality, lab-tested CBD products like those at FAB CBD ensures safety and effectiveness.
Opting for CBD flower requires decarboxylation, but CBD oil simplifies the process as it's already activated, so that's what we recommend.
Before you begin, decide what you want to make and how many servings you'll need. Once you've done that, follow these steps!
Step 1: Use High-Quality Full Spectrum CBD Oil
The foundation of great CBD edibles is high-quality CBD oil. Opt for a Full Spectrum CBD Oil to enjoy the complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds* found in hemp.
FAB CBD Full Spectrum CBD Oil, available in various flavors and strengths, is an excellent choice for this purpose. For instance, our vanilla-flavored CBD oil would complement your recipe perfectly if you're baking vanilla cupcakes. Our Natural flavor is a versatile option that works well with any recipe.
Step 2: Determine the Dosage
Before you start, decide on the CBD dosage for your edibles. A standard dose is around 10mg of CBD per serving, but this can be adjusted according to personal preference and needs. Calculate the total number of servings your recipe will yield and ensure you have enough CBD oil to achieve the desired dosage in each serving.
Step 3: Follow Instructions for Your Chosen Edible
Now, it's time to get baking! Follow the instructions for your chosen recipe as you normally would. If your recipe involves baking or cooking at temperatures above 350 degrees Fahrenheit, adding CBD oil after this stage is crucial. High heat can degrade the quality of CBD, so adding it post-baking, like into the icing, ensures you retain its full effects.
Step 4: Incorporate the CBD Oil into Your Dish
CBD oil can be seamlessly integrated into your dish. Mix it into icing, blend it into brownie batter, or drizzle it over your finished product. The key is to ensure even distribution so that each serving contains a consistent amount of CBD.
Step 5: Enjoy Your CBD Edibles!
Congratulations, you've just made your own CBD edibles! Enjoy your homemade treats with the added effects* of full-spectrum CBD. Remember, the effects of CBD edibles can take a while to kick in, so it's advisable to start with a small serving and wait to see how you feel before consuming more.
CBD Edible FAQs
Do CBD Edibles Kick in Faster?
No, CBD edibles don't kick in faster. Unlike sublingual CBD tinctures or vaped CBD isolate, which enter your system quicker, CBD edibles must first be digested. This means the onset of their effects takes longer, as your body needs time to process the cannabinoids.
Can You Eat Too Much CBD?
You can't really can't eat too much CBD. The recommended starting dose for CBD is around 10mg, but it would be tough to reach a level of intake that causes adverse effects. You might end up with a stomach ache from overindulging in the edible itself rather than from the CBD.
Do CBD Edibles Get You High?
CBD edibles do not get you high. They are made with CBD oil that contains 0.3% THC or less, which will not induce a high. The THC level is too low to produce any psychoactive effects.
What is the Shelf Life of CBD Edibles?
The shelf life of CBD edibles depends on the edible. Baked goods like brownies and cookies typically last a few days, while CBD gummies and chocolate have a longer shelf life. The key is to consider the longevity of the food item itself, as the CBD component does not significantly alter its shelf life.
Can I Feed CBD Edibles to My Pets?
It's essential to be cautious when considering CBD edibles for pets. While some ingredients may be safe for dogs, it's generally not recommended to feed them human CBD edibles. Instead, opt for some of our CBD Dog Treats, formulated specifically for pets.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fab CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.