Is This The Best Cannabutter Recipe? (With Video)

The DIY Recipe for Cannabutter?

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (or salted for better taste)
  • 1/2 ounce of finely ground cannabis buds


  1. Melt butter using low heat in a pot. Once liquid, then add the ground buds, and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Strain the butter into a glass dish with a tight-fitting lid. Push the back of a spoon against the plant matter and smash it against the strainer to squeeze out every drop of butter available. When you’re done, discard the plant matter.
  3. Use your cannabutter immediately, or refrigerate or freeze until it is time to use. You can easily scale this recipe up for larger batches of cannabutter. One pound of butter (4 sticks) can absorb 1 ounce of cannabis, but you may want to simmer for up to 60 minutes.


Save Time With A Cannabutter Machine

There are two on the market today that are specifically for making canna butter. Those are the Mighty Fast Herbal Infuser and the Magical Butter machine. Both of these devices do multiple functions but the main thing you would want to use these for is to make canna butter. First let take a look at the Mighty Fast Herbal Infuser

and now the Magical Butter machine

We also did a compare post of both side by side here.

Can you make Cannabutter with stems?

You can if you use the residue from the plant, this is often discarded but there are many benefits if you do. Stems don’t have as much cannabinoid oil compared to the leaves.

Can I use salted butter for Cannabutter?

Yes, do make sure to use salted butter since it has a higher smoke point. Unsalted could be used but you need to watch it closer.

What is a good ratio for Cannabutter?

The most common ration is 1oz of Cannabis to 1lb of butter.

How long does it take to cook Cannabutter?

The DIY method is 5-24 hours of simmer and stir and adding water as necessary.

If you use a machine it typically takes around 1 hour and its all automatic.

Can you use margarine for Cannabutter?

It’s possible but it’s not recommended for cannabutter. If you do try to find one that has high fat content. THC sticks to fat which means the simmering process will be much more effective


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