How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

Learn how to make cannabis-infused hot sauce with our step-by-step guide, perfect for creating a spicy dipping sauce with a twist.

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

If you're seeking to liven up your culinary ventures, mastering the craft of concocting cannabis-infused hot sauce can transform your eating experience. This versatile condiment or dipping sauce combines the heat of chili peppers with the therapeutic benefits of cannabis sativa, creating an unforgettable experience for your taste buds and body.

Throughout this blog post, we'll guide you step by step on how to make cannabis-infused hot sauce. From preparing the chili peppers and cooking the sauce, to adjusting spiciness levels and controlling dosage – we've got you covered.

Before diving in, it's essential that you follow local laws and regulations regarding cannabis use. With that said, let's embark on this fiery journey together as we unlock the secrets behind making a deliciously potent cannabis sativa sauce that will elevate any dish.

Table of Contents:

Gather Your Ingredients

Before you start learning how to make cannabis-infused hot sauce, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients, including fresh chili peppers, cannabis oil or tincture, white vinegar, garlic cloves, salt, sugar, and lime juice (optional).

  • Don't forget to experiment with different spices like cumin, paprika, or onion powder to add an extra kick to your hot sauce.
  • Remember to have the cannabis oil or tincture available, as it is an essential component. You can either buy it from licensed dispensaries or make it at home using this recipe.

Choosing the Right Chili Peppers

When selecting chili peppers for your hot sauce, keep in mind the Scoville Heat Units (SHU) that measure their spiciness level based on their capsaicin content.

  • The SHU of Jalapeno peppers range from 2,500 to 8,000; Serrano peppers have 10,000-23,000 SHU and Habanero peppers reach up to 350,000.
  • Choose the chili peppers that match your desired heat level and flavor profile to create a personalized cannabis-infused hot sauce.

Preparing Chili Peppers for Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

Before consuming chillies, wear gloves to guard your hands against the fiery oils, cleanse the peppers with cold water and cut them lengthwise after discarding their stems. Don't forget consuming chillies should be done in moderation.

If you prefer a milder sauce, remove the seeds and membranes, which contain most of the heat, or leave some seeds intact for an extra kick.

  • Jalapeno: Mild to medium heat (2,500 - 8,000 Scoville Heat Units)
  • Habanero: Hot (100,000 - 3500 Scoville Heat Units)
  • Ghost Pepper: Extremely hot (8550 -1 million Scoville Heat Units)

Mixing diverse chili peppers can create an individualized taste for your cannabis-spiced hot sauce, so feel free to try until you find the ideal combination.

Cooking Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

Saute 1 cup of chopped onions in a medium saucepan, then add 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused oil or butter until they become translucent. Finally, add prepared chili peppers and minced garlic to the medium saucepan for five minutes before pouring in 2 cups of white vinegar and simmering for 20 minutes.

Add seasonings of choice, such as salt, sugar, lime juice or cumin and paprika to taste.

Ensure proper ventilation during cooking due to potential fumes from chilies and white vinegar, and cook outdoors if possible.

Customize Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

Once your hot sauce mixture has simmered and the flavors have melded together, it's time to decide on the consistency of your cannabis-infused hot sauce.

Blend it for a smoother texture or strain it for a more traditional, chunky style.

For a velvety hot sauce, move the cooked mixture to a top-notch blender and purée until you get your preferred texture.

Remember to let the mixture cool slightly before blending and use caution when handling hot liquids in blenders.

  • Pro tip: If you're using an immersion blender, keep its head submerged in the liquid while blending to avoid splatters.

Strain the solids, pressing down with a spoon or spatula to extract flavor, then discard them and taste your creation.

Discard solids after straining, and taste test your creation. Adjust seasonings if needed and add extra salt if necessary.

Try blending various chili peppers, herbs, and spices to craft your own distinct cannabis-infused hot sauce.

Check out credible sources for different types of chili peppers that can be used in making this spicy concoction.

Once satisfied with its taste and consistency, pour your homemade cannabis-infused hot sauce into clean glass bottles or jars for storage. Then you can grab it as a dipping sauce whenever it's needed.

Remember to enjoy responsibly.

Adjusting Spiciness in Your Cannabis-Infused Hot Sauce

Customize your homemade cannabis-infused hot sauce to suit your taste buds with these tips:

  1. Select the Right Chili Peppers: Different types of chili peppers have varying levels of heat (medium heat is a good place to start), so choose ones with a suitable heat level for you.
  2. Mix Mild and Spicy Peppers: Create a more complex flavor profile and control spiciness levels better by using a mix of mild and spicy chili peppers in your recipe.
  3. Remove Seeds: Removing seeds from chili peppers can significantly reduce their overall heat, so consider deseeding them to control spiciness.
  4. Add Flavorful Components: Balance out excessive spiciness without sacrificing flavor intensity by adding other flavorful components such as garlic or herbs.

Remember to start with a small amount and adjust gradually to create the perfect blend for your taste buds while also maintaining control over your cannabis dosage. 

Control Dosage

It's essential to monitor the dosage of cannabis when concocting cannabis-infused hot sauce, in order to guarantee a pleasant experience and avert adverse effects.

Start low and go slow with your dosing by determining the potency of your cannabis and calculating how much cannabis should be added per serving.

  • Example: If using cannabis with 20% THC content and aiming for a mild dose (5mg) per serving in a batch that yields 10 servings: (5mg x 10) / (0.20 x 1000mg/g) = ~0.25g of cannabis needed.

Customize dosage based on individual preferences or tolerance levels by offering both infused and non-infused versions of your hot sauce at gatherings or parties - just remember to clearly label them.

Store safely away from children and pets and inform guests about what they're consuming when sharing homemade edibles such as this spicy treat.

Safe storage practices are essential when handling potent substances like cannabis-infused hot sauce.

Know Your Local Cannabis Laws

Be sure to be aware of the rules and regulations in your locale before adding a cannabis-based kick to your meals.

  • Consume Responsibly: Start with a low dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect balance.
  • Don't Drive High: Just like alcohol, driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous and illegal in most places.
  • Keep Away from Minors: Store all cannabis-infused products securely away from children.
  • Inform Your Guests: If serving your homemade hot sauce at gatherings, make sure everyone knows it contains THC.


Learning how to make cannabis-infused hot sauce is a fun and easy way to add some extra kick to your meals, and with these simple steps, you can create a delicious condiment that will not only spice up your food but also provide the added benefits of cannabis. Always follow local laws and regulations when cooking with cannabis, and remember to control dosage carefully to avoid any unwanted effects. Adjust the spiciness level according to personal preference, and feel free to experiment with different types of peppers and seasonings to create your own unique flavor.