When infusing dairy, just make sure it’s, at the very least, full fat. Remember, THC needs fat to bind to so no skim milk here.
You can infuse cream to use in puddings, creme caramel, ice cream and other dairy based desserts.
If you choose to make infused whipped cream, I would make the infusion very week so that each person is only getting a trace of THC and if using in a dessert, take careful care with your math to make sure that each serving stays to a reasonable THC level. As with decarbing and infusing the oil, we are once again using sous vide. If you don’t have a sous vide, you can simmer in a pot of water, maintaining a 185F water bath just like you would do if you were canning, using a trivet in the pot so the glass jars don’t actually touch the bottom.
1 cup heavy cream or full fat milk
1 or more grams decarbed cannabis
Pour whipping cream into a glass canning jar of a suitable size. Add the cannabis, give it a good shake, close the lid finger tight.
Heat your water bath to 185F and when it comes to temperature, add the jar of cream and infuse for 4 hours. When the time is up, line a small strainer with cheese cloth and strain the cream into a clean jar or bowl, discarding the cannabis.
If you are making milk to use in tea or coffee, you can use right away. If you are making whipped cream or using the milk/cream in a recipe, chill until cold before using.
Infused Dulce de Leche
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1gr or more or decarbed cannabis
Open the can and pour the sweetened condensed milk into a jar. Add in the cannabis and turn the lid til finger tight.
Heat the water bath to 185F and when it comes to temperature, lower the jar of condensed milk into the water. I usually infuse for about 6 hours to get a nice, deep caramel colour but you can also go further – the longer it infuses, the darker and thicker your dulce de leche will become.
When the time is up, line a small strainer with cheese cloth and strain the caramel into a clean jar, discarding the cannabis.
This will be very potent so , again, use the calculator, do your math and just dab a little bit on dessert, throw in your coffee or just lick the spoon!
Now that we all know how to infuse oil and dairy, we can move on to recipe ideas that will utilize our infusions and elevate our cooking. Stay tuned!