Cooking with CBD

Posted on August 29, 2017

What could better than CBD edibles from Diamond CBD? Making your own edibles, of course! And we’ve got just the thing for you foodies in the audience. Our CBD hemp oil and CBD crystal isolate are both great for cooking up your own CBD goodies.

When cooking with CBD, the most important thing to keep in mind is that CBD is lipophilic - a fancy word for “fat soluble.” On the other side of the coin, CBD is also hydrophobic - another fancy word that means it won’t dissolve in water. So it’s important that you don’t just throw some CBD isolate in your soup, or it could end up getting flushed out and do you no good.

The easiest way to add CBD to your food is to use our unflavored CBD hemp oil, because the CBD is already dissolved in oil. 

How much CBD oil to add depends on how many servings you’re cooking up. Simply multiply the recommended dosage by the number of servings. For instance, if you’re making a batch of a dozen brownies, then multiply the recommended dosage by 12 and add that to your recipe. So if the recommended dosage is 2 drops, add 24 drops into the recipe.

If you want to stick with butter for your recipe, you can easily use our Diamond CBD crystal isolate to make your own CBD butter. You can make as much CBD butter as you want and save it for adding to your favorite recipes.

Simply melt some butter in a sauce pan, add CBD isolate, and simmer. CBD starts to evaporate above 320°F, so use lower cooking temperatures. A good rule of thumb is your butter should be bubbling a little, but not be at a rolling boil.

Let it simmer for 10 minutes or so, then pour the butter into a clean glass container and put it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook with it. The same method can also be used with any kind of vegetable oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, or even peanut butter.

When calculating how much CBD butter to use in your recipes, it’s important to know your final serving size, how many servings you’ll be making, how much butter is required in the recipe, and how much CBD is in your butter.

Let’s do some quick math. I’ll keep it easy. Let’s say you already have a cup of CBD butter in your fridge to which you added 1,000 milligrams of CBD. Now, let’s say you want to make 20 CBD muffins, and your recipe calls for a half a cup of butter. Since your cup of butter had 1,000 milligrams of CBD, half a cup is going to have 500 milligrams. Divide that 500 milligrams of CBD by 20 servings and you get 25 milligrams of CBD in every delicious CBD-infused muffin.

It’s important to note that CBD isolate is essentially flavorless, so it won’t change the taste of your recipes.

You can find Diamond CBD hemp oil here, and CBD isolate here.

So, batter up! Have fun, and maybe save some for me!