How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

Discover how to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate, a tasty treat with a delightful herbal kick for cozy nights in. Follow our easy guide!

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

As the cold winter draws near, why not indulge in a hot cup of cannabis-infused chocolate to keep you cozy and content? How about learning how to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate for an added twist? In this blog post, we'll guide you through each step in creating this delightful beverage that combines rich chocolatey flavor with a subtle herbal kick.

We'll discuss everything from gathering necessary ingredients and preparing cannabis-infused butter or oil, to heating and mixing your concoction. Additionally, we'll provide tips on customizing your drink and monitoring dosage for the perfect balance of taste and effect. It's important to adhere to local regulations when creating any cannabis-infused delights.

Get ready to enjoy responsibly as you indulge in this tasty treat with our comprehensive guide on how to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate.

Table of Contents:

Gather Your Ingredients

Before beginning your cannabis-infused hot chocolate, it's essential to ensure you possess the necessary components. Learning how to make cannabis hot cocoa involves: 

  • Cannabis-infused butter or oil
  • 2 cups of milk (dairy or non-dairy alternatives work)
  • ½ cup of heavy cream (optional for extra richness)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or you can use a chopped chocolate bar)
  • Sugar or sweetener of choice, to taste (focus on lightly sweet flavor)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional flavorings: vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, dark chocolate etc.

Don't be afraid to get creative with additional flavors and toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows, or caramel sauce.

If you're new to cooking with cannabis, start low and go slow to avoid overconsumption.

Note: Always follow local laws and regulations when making and consuming cannabis-infused products.

Make Cannabis-Infused Butter or Oil for Your Hot Chocolate

First things first, you need to create a base ingredient for your cannabis hot chocolate - cannabis-infused butter or oil.

Decarboxylate your cannabis flower by baking it at 240°F (115°C) for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally to form a base ingredient for the hot chocolate.

  1. Cannabis-Infused Butter: Melt unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat, add an equal amount of water, and stir in your decarboxylated cannabis. Simmer gently for two hours, stirring occasionally, then strain through cheesecloth and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil: Combine equal parts coconut oil and decarboxylated cannabis in a saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously for 45 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth before use.

Remember to monitor the infusion process carefully to avoid burning or overheating, and experiment with different ratios to find your desired potency.

If you don't want to make your own, you can always purchase pre-made cannabis-infused products from reputable sources that adhere to local laws and regulations.

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

Ready to indulge in a warm and cozy drink with a little extra kick? To craft a cannabis-infused hot chocolate that will tantalize your taste buds and provide soothing comfort, simply adhere to the following steps.

  • Gently heat the milk in a saucepan over low flame, taking care to avoid boiling it and compromising its flavor.
  • Gradually whisk in cocoa powder until fully blended, then add sugar or another sweetener of choice while continuing to stir.
  • Slowly incorporate your desired amount of cannabis-infused butter or substitute cannabutter for oil into the mixture, stirring constantly for even distribution.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of infused butter/oil for mild effects, 2-4 teaspoons for moderate effects, or more than four teaspoons for stronger results (use caution).

For proper dosage control, start with a small amount and adjust based on personal preference and tolerance levels. Enjoy your delicious and potent cannabis-infused hot chocolate.

Customize Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

Take your hot chocolate game to the next level by adding personal touches like a pinch of cayenne pepper or cinnamon for a spicy kick and delightful taste.

  • Indulge in some caramel sauce or whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a richer taste.
  • Experiment with different types of milk like coconut, oat, or soy for various flavors and consistencies.
  • For added relaxation, consider adding a few drops of CBD oil to your drink.

Remember to always be mindful of dosage control and start small when experimenting with new ingredients.

Monitor Dosage

Consuming cannabis-infused edibles such as hot chocolate necessitates vigilant monitoring of dosage to prevent overindulgence, particularly for those with limited tolerance and desired effect in mind - beginning with 2-3 mg THC per serving for novices or 10-15 mg THC per serving for more experienced users.

Determine an apt dosage according to your tolerance and preferred effect, with novices beginning at 2-3 mg THC per portion while those familiar with cannabis can aim for 10-15 mg THC in their serving.

  • Beginners: Start with 2-3 mg THC per serving
  • Experienced users: Aim for 10-15 mg THC per serving

Remember that individual reactions vary, so wait at least one hour after consumption before deciding whether you need another dose.

Inform anyone else partaking in the drink about its potency, and clearly label any homemade edibles containing marijuana products as a safety precaution against accidental ingestion by others who may not know what they're consuming.

Know Your Local Laws and Regulations

Before consuming cannabis-infused hot chocolate, be certain to research the laws and regulations of your locale regarding marijuana use.

  • Check out local laws to ensure you're not breaking any rules.
  • Only purchase lab-tested products from reputable sources to ensure quality and safety.
  • Respect property owners and public spaces by following their rules on cannabis consumption.
  • Be mindful of those around you who may not be comfortable with cannabis use.

Remember, this article is not legal advice, so consult a lawyer if you have specific questions.

Enjoy Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate Responsibly

Take it easy - begin with a small amount and wait at least 60 minutes before considering if you'd like additional. Cannabis hot chocolate can still be as strong as other edibles.

Remember, everyone reacts differently, so pace yourself and avoid mixing substances.

  • Start slow: Don't rush into consuming large amounts.
  • Avoid mixing: Combining cannabis with alcohol or other drugs may lead to unwanted side effects or interactions.
  • Create a comfortable environment: Enjoy your hot chocolate in a safe space where you feel relaxed and surrounded by good company.

Inform any guests who might partake in your cannabis-infused hot chocolate about its contents and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a fun and responsible experience with your cannabis-infused hot chocolate.


How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate: Learning how to make cannabis hot cocoa is easy and fun, and it's a great way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana. Gather the necessary ingredients, prepare cannabis-infused butter or cannabis-infused coconut oil, add medium heat and mix the ingredients, and customize your hot chocolate to your liking. Remember to monitor your dosage and follow local laws and regulations, and always enjoy responsibly.