Learning how to make CBD butter is a great way to get the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of cannabis, without the psychoactive high. Once you make CBD butter, you can easily infuse it into any recipe that requires regular butter.
The great thing about this recipe is the simplicity of it. CBD butter can easily be made right at home in just a few minutes, and it only requires two ingredients!
Here is What You Will Need
To make CBD infused butter, there is one ingredient you won’t find in your kitchen. That ingredient is CBD isolate. If you don’t have this and need to purchase it, here is the company we have been using:
The only other ingredient you need is just regular butter! It’s as simple as that.
How to Make CBD Infused Butter
CBD isolate is what we use to make CBD infused butter. If you have CBD isolate, it’s very simple to make and the infusion is ready in just a few minutes!
Step 1: Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water. Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat on low and add the butter to the top half of the double boiler.
Step 2: After the butter has melted, add the CBD isolate. Stir for a couple of minutes until the isolate is thoroughly combined with the butter. You want to ensure it is mixed evenly throughout. Make sure the butter never comes to a boil.
Step 3: Pour CBD infused butter into an airtight container and refrigerate for best results.
How to Make CBD Butter With Cannabis
Another method of making CBD butter is by using a strain of cannabis that is high in CBD. There are strains of cannabis that are very high in CBD and very low in THC. An example would be a strain with 20% CBD content and 1% THC content. These strains are ideal if you want to use cannabis for the infusion. If this is the option you are going to use, check out our cannabis butter infusion guide. Follow the same directions but use a CBD strain of cannabis instead of regular cannabis.
Keep in mind: these strains still have traces of THC in them. Therefore your CBD butter might still produce slightly psychoactive effects depending on how much THC was in the cannabis.
How to Calculate The Potency of CBD Butter
We recommend calculating the potency of the CBD butter prior to making it. This is important because then you will be able to calculate the potency for each recipe you make. Furthermore, you will be able to precisely calculate how many mg of CBD are in each portion for that specific recipe.
To calculate the potency, all you need to do is measure the amount of CBD isolate used in the infusion. The package the CBD comes in may have serving guides and instructions to do this. Another way to measure the amount of CBD is by using a scale. CBD is measured in milligrams (mg), so if the scale reads 0.1g (grams) that is equivalent to 100mg.
Aim to use approximately 0.5 grams which is equivalent to 500mg of CBD for every cup of butter. We also have a potency calculator at the bottom of this post that you can use to help calculate the dosage you want! We recommend doing this prior to making the butter so you know how much isolate to add!
If you need a scale to measure the CBD isolate for the infusion, this is the scale we recommend:
CBD Butter Recipe
- Double boiler
- Airtight container
- CBD isolate (check the potency section further down in this post if you're not sure how much to use)
- 1 Cup Butter (check the potency section further down in this post if you're not sure how much to use)
- Fill the bottom half of a double boiler with water.
- Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat on low and add the butter to the top half of the double boiler.
- Let the butter melt but make sure it doesn't come to a boil. Once the butter has completely melted, add the CBD isolate and stir until it has completely dissolved into the butter. You want to ensure it is mixed evenly throughout.
- Pour the CBD butter into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for best results.
The potency calculator below will help you calculate and find a dosage you like! First input the amount of CBD in mg you are using. Then input the amount of butter in cups used for the infusion. If you use a quarter cup for example, type 0.25 in that box. That will calculate the amount of CBD per tablespoon of the butter.
Once you have that number, you can use that to calculate the mg of CBD in each portion of the recipe you make. Just type the number of tablespoons of butter, then the number of portions you are dividing the recipe into. Ensure you divide the recipe into even size servings so the calculation is accurate.