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Ask a Stoner ~ Green Treats For St. Paddy’s


Hey, LeprechaunLover! 🍀✨ You're exactly where you need to be. We're about to dive deep into the coolest, cannabis-infused goodies that'll have your St. Paddy's Day lit in the most literal way. Let's get this green party started! 

The Magic of Green Goodies

First off, let’s talk about why combining St. Paddy’s and cannabis is basically a match made in heaven. St. Patrick’s Day is all about vibrant celebrations, and what better way to amplify the joy than with some carefully chosen cannabis treats? Whether you’re hosting a party or just chilling with your closest buds, adding a touch of green to your menu can make the day unforgettable.

Cannabis-Infused Shamrock Shake

Ingredients

Milk
Your favorite vanilla ice cream
A few drops of mint extract
Green food coloring (for the vibes)
A dose of your preferred THC-infused drink

Prepare Your Cannabis-Infused Drink

To add that special green glow to your Shamrock Shake, you'll need to start with a THC-infused drink. Whether you've got canna milk on hand or another cannabis-infused liquid, make sure it's ready to blend into your shake. If you're starting from scratch, follow a recipe similar to the canna milk one, adjusting for your specific product.

Blend Up the Magic

Scoop and Pour: Begin by scooping your desired amount of vanilla ice cream into a blender. Add in a splash of milk to get the consistency you love in a shake.

Flavor It: Drop in a few drops of mint extract – this is key for achieving that iconic Shamrock Shake taste.

Greenify: Now, for the fun part – add a few drops of green food coloring to get that perfect St. Paddy's Day hue.

Infuse It: Pour in your dose of THC-infused drink. The amount will depend on your desired potency and the strength of your infusion. Remember, you can always add more but you can't take it out, so start small if you're unsure.

Blend Away: Secure the lid on your blender and blend until smooth. If your shake is too thick, add a bit more milk; if it's too thin, add more ice cream.

Taste Test: Give your shake a quick taste and adjust the flavor or potency as needed. Remember, with cannabis-infused products, it's better to err on the side of caution.

Serve and Enjoy

Once you've got the taste and consistency just right, pour your Cannabis-Infused Shamrock Shake into a chilled glass. If you're feeling extra, garnish with a sprig of mint or a sprinkle of green sprinkles.

Pot o’ Gold Gummies

Ingredients

A packet of gelatin
Your choice of fruit juice (opt for green apple or lime for that St. Paddy’s theme)
Optional sweetener
A cannabis tincture that suits your vibe

Getting Started: The Prep

Before diving into the gummy-making process, ensure you have your cannabis tincture ready. This tincture will be the source of the magic in your gummies, so choose one that aligns with the experience you're aiming for, whether it's a chill vibe or a more energetic buzz.

Mixing the Magic

Gelatin and Juice: In a saucepan, whisk together the gelatin and fruit juice. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the gelatin to absorb the juice and "bloom." This step is crucial for getting that gummy texture we all love.

Low Heat: Place the saucepan over low heat and stir the mixture gently until the gelatin completely dissolves. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Avoid letting the mixture boil to preserve the potency of your tincture.

Sweeten the Deal: If you're using a sweetener, now's the time to add it. Stir until it's fully dissolved into the mixture.

Go Green: For that St. Paddy’s flair, add a few drops of green food coloring to the mix. Stir until you achieve the desired shade of green.

Infuse It: Remove the saucepan from heat. Let it cool for a minute before adding your cannabis tincture. This ensures the heat doesn't degrade the THC or CBD. Stir well to ensure the tincture is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Pour and Set

Mold It: Carefully pour the mixture into silicone molds. Gummy bear molds are a classic, but feel free to get creative with shapes that match the St. Paddy’s theme.

Chill Out: Place the molds in the refrigerator to set. This usually takes about 2 hours, but they can be left overnight for firmer gummies.

Demold: Once set, gently pop the gummies out of the molds. If they're sticking, a quick dip in hot water (mold side down) can help release them.

Share the Wealth

Pack your Pot o’ Gold Gummies in small, airtight containers or baggies to share with friends.

Leprechaun’s Delight: Cannabis-Infused Soda Bread

Ingredients

4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk
1/4 cup of cannabutter, melted

The Magic Touch: Cannabutter

Before you get started, make sure your cannabutter is ready to go. Cannabutter is the secret ingredient that will infuse your soda bread with a little extra St. Paddy's Day spirit. You can easily make cannabutter by simmering butter with ground cannabis and then straining it, or you can find it ready-made at some dispensaries.

Mixing It Up

Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. This dry mix is the foundation of your soda bread, providing the perfect canvas for your cannabis infusion.

Wet Ingredients: Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk and melted cannabutter. The buttermilk reacts with the baking soda to give your bread a beautiful rise, while the cannabutter adds that special, infused touch.

Mixing: Gently mix the ingredients together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as soda bread is best when the dough is lightly handled.

Shaping and Baking

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). This high temperature is key for getting that perfect crust on your soda bread.

Shape the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a round loaf. Don't worry about making it perfect; soda bread is rustic and charming in its simplicity.

Score It: Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With a sharp knife, score a cross into the top of the loaf. This helps the bread bake evenly and gives it that classic soda bread look.

Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Cool and Serve

Let your Leprechaun’s Delight cool on a wire rack before slicing. This cannabis-infused soda bread is best enjoyed warm, with a bit of extra cannabutter or regular butter spread on top.

Emerald City Brownies

Ingredients

Your go-to brownie mix
Cannabutter (amount as required by your brownie mix for that special something)
A touch of green food coloring or toppings like mint chips or green sprinkles for that St. Paddy's flair

The Secret Ingredient: Cannabutter

Ensure your cannabutter is prepared before you start. This magical butter is what infuses your brownies with that special cannabis kick. You can make cannabutter by gently simmering butter with finely ground cannabis and then straining the mixture, or you might opt for a pre-made version available at some dispensaries.

Mixing Your Pot of Gold

Prep the Mix: Start by preheating your oven to the temperature specified on your brownie mix package. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix with the amount of cannabutter specified for oil or butter on the package instructions. This swap infuses every bite with a little bit of magic.

Go Green: For an extra festive touch, add a few drops of green food coloring to your brownie batter. Mix until the color is evenly distributed for that perfect Emerald City vibe. If you prefer, skip the coloring and plan to use green toppings for decoration instead.

Bake the Magic: Pour the batter into a greased baking pan, spreading it evenly. If you're using green sprinkles or mint chips as toppings, sprinkle them on top of the batter now.

Baking Time: Bake according to the package instructions, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The exact time may vary depending on your oven and the size of your pan.

Cool, Cut, and Celebrate

Let your Emerald City Brownies cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting them into squares. This waiting period is crucial—it not only allows the brownies to set for easier slicing but also gives you a moment to anticipate the joy to come.

Serving Up the Green

Serve your brownies with a side of vanilla ice cream for a classic treat, or enjoy them as they are, savoring the blend of rich chocolate and cannabis. Each bite is a journey to the end of the rainbow, where the real pot of gold is the experience shared with friends.

Safety First, Fun Always

While diving into these green treats, remember to vibe responsibly. Cannabis edibles can be potent, and their effects take a bit to kick in. Start low, go slow, and ensure everyone knows what’s in the treats. It’s all about creating joyous memories, not overwhelming experiences.

Wrapping It Up With a Green Bow

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to get creative with your cannabis culinary skills and add an extra layer of green to the celebrations. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned stoner chef, these treats are sure to bring smiles and a whole lot of chill to your St. Paddy’s Day. So, deck yourself in green, whip up some of these delightful goodies, and get ready to have a blast.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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