Homemade cannabis edibles are infused with a special kind of joy. Thoughtful, euphoric, and a little bit buzzy, few treats offer the same change in perspective. But, the art of cannabis cooking is often a daunting one. (How do you make cannabutter, anyway?) Fortunately, we’ve found just the right products to get you started. Continue reading for the best gifts for cannabis foodies on the web, whether you’re shopping for an amateur baker or professional cook.
Now is the perfect time to embrace your inner cannabis chef. There are more cannabis cooking gadgets available than ever before—from cannabis leaf oven mitts to electric decarbing machines. Hoping to spoil the cannabis foodie in your life? We’ve curated the perfect list for you.
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Let’s be honest, cooking with cannabis can be tricky.
The NOVA Decarboxylator & Infuser is the luxury kitchen gadget that you never knew you were missing. The NOVA is a compact appliance that makes decarboxylating dried bud (or fresh bud, kief, concentrates, shatter, hash and more) as straightforward as the press of a button.
Before you can bake with cannabis flower, you need to decarboxylate it. Decarboxylation converts cannabis compounds like THC and CBD into their active form, which is what allows you to feel a euphoric “high.”
Normally, cannabis chefs do this in an oven. But, the oven method leaves you at risk of burning your material and makes decarbing with precision and accuracy difficult if not impossible.
Enter: the NOVA.
The NOVA simplifies the decarboxylation process exponentially. It eliminates the risk of burning your material and ensures a precise and full decarb, every time. Internal sensors and a perfected temperature algorithm take the risk out of the decarboxylation process to give you the full benefit of your material. So, you can use way less cannabis to make your favorite treats.
Top tip: the handy gadget doubles as an infuser, allowing you to quickly infuse oils, butter, vegetable glycerine, honey, and more—a true must-have for anyone who makes edibles on the regular.
Price: $210 to $220
Who needs ice when there’s no burn? Blue Q Oven Mitts are the pride of novelty stores and eclectic kitchens alike. Fortunately, lovers of both cannabis and sarcastic home decor are in luck—the most recent addition to the Blue Q like has weed on it. Now, you can protect your hands and profess your love for edibles at the same time.
It’s true, there’s now an easy way to make infused Magic Shell. Crunchy, chocolatey, and delicious, the Ardent Magic Shell Kit comes with gourmet chocolate and coconut oil. All you need is a NOVA Decarboxylator, some cannabis, and, of course, ice cream.
Ardent Infusion Kits are excellent gifts for anyone just starting out with cannabis edibles. They’re developed as add-ons to the NOVA, which both decarbs your herb and infuses your favorite liquids without any hassle. It’s kind of like an adult Easy-Bake Oven, but better.
Bonus: check out the 3-Kit Infusion Sampler for the Magic Shell Kit, plus two infused-oil kits. Learn how to make infused coconut and olive oil in a snap.
From Green Eggs & Ham to Birthday Cake Mallows, Stephanie Hua and Coreen Caroll’s Edibles Cookbook is a mouth-watering montage of edible treats. The beautifully printed book features an introduction to cannabis and over 30 unique recipes, created for beginners and experts alike. Learn how to make the perfect bite-size snacks for any adult party—or just because.
Spiking with CBD just got even easier. Cured Hemp Extract Spices from The Georgia Hemp Company contains 100 milligrams of CBD and plenty of flavor. Use their Roasted Garlic and Lemon Pepper Seasoning to flavor salad dressings, mix into cream cheese, or use it as a finish on your favorite poultry or fish dishes. Each teaspoon serving contains about 15 milligrams of CBD. Just remember; light heat only with this stuff.
The easiest way to tell the difference between a cannabis-infused cookie and a regular one? Put a stamp on it! This 6-Piece Cookie Stamp Set from PJBold is perfect for cutting and decorating your next batch of weed-infused cookies. The set includes six separate silicone stamps, plus a rustic wooden handle and a round cookie cutter. You’ll have good looking cookies in no time.
If there’s one thing that’s often overlooked in cannabis cooking, it’s the grinder. Most infused recipes call for coarsely ground herb and a lot of it. Grinding and cranking by hand gets old fast. So, investing in a high-quality electric herb grinder can save considerable time in the kitchen. This Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice and Nut Grinder is one of the best electric grinders around.
Celebrate the *hopeful* end of prohibition the right way. This fun and wild cookbook features 75 different infused-beverage recipes, including everything from medicinal tonics to boozy delights. Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, and Tonics is the brainchild of Warren Barrow, also known as The Cocktail Whisperer. Interested in the fine art of mixology? This book is for you.
Inspired by the popular TV series Bong Appétit by Munchies and Viceland, this cannabis book contains 65 high-end recipes where you’ll learn how to prepare infusions, drinks, appetizers, salads, pasta, meat, seafood, and desserts. The book also brings to the table issues such as marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors.
One of the most exciting things about a gift like this book is finding tips along the way from Munchies’ vast network of friends and experts, including Bong Appétit stars Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato. In the end the experience is what will make us discover the Art of Cooking with Weed.
Just as the other books in this article, this one is a life-changer. The Art of Weed Butter is another must-have in any library. It’s a complete guide on how to make cannabutter in terms of health benefits and techniques to apply while cooking.
This book teaches with beautiful photos and a clear manner how to infuse weed into butter, oil, coconut oil, or virtually any fat you prefer in an entertaining way. You’ll also get information about the historical, political, and social context of marijuana.
Cooking and having fun are two things that belong together. This Marijuana Pot Leaf Silicone Candy Mold will be a great tool to shape hundreds of recipes and to take your edibles to the next level.
Is there something better than having the best cookies in town? These cutters will open a world of opportunity for anyone who likes cooking and is lucky enough to own it. For sure, everyone will enjoy a marijuana leaf cookie!
Anyone who says they don’t like a new gadget in the kitchen would be lying. This Greater Goods Nutrition Food Scale contains all of the nutritional facts on over 2,000 food items and, additionally, has the option to add customized entries and store them.
It is well known that in the cannabis cooking world it is very important to measure ingredients accurately. This scale offers the security needed to be sure about every single quantity you add to any new weed creation.
This Smoking Gun is super easy to use and can be used to smoke a wide range of food and beverage possibilities with your favorite weed strain. The set includes a black smoker, an 11″ high cocktail glass dome, a pack of wood chips, a plastic hose, a plastic cleaning brush, two filters, and an instruction manual.
The Smoking Gun is widely used in restaurants but just imagine this gadget at home to impress family and friends leveling up some of the best cannabis recipes.
If you know of a weed lover who really appreciates the joy of a cup of coffee in the morning, this gift will be exceptional. Each pack of French Fork CBD Coffe comes with a high-intensity flavor, dark undertones, and a smooth caramel finish that allows consumers to enjoy staying calm and peaceful. The perfect combination to boost the start of any day.
Each 12-cup bag contains 140 milligrams of CBD, 20 milligrams per cup. The bamboo and cornstarch pods are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable.