How to Cook with CBD Isolate
Cooking with CBD isolate is a lot easier than you might think, and a lot of fun too. Those boring meals that once inspired you to order in suddenly seem more interesting. To turn any recipe into a cannabidiol masterpiece using CBD isolate powder you’ll need to know a few basic things: How to use the “Double Boiling Method.”,What a Carrier oil is,
CBD & Temperature.
The Double Boiling Method
The double boiling method is a simple heat control technique used in cooking. This method is typically used for ingredients you wouldn’t want to be exposed to high heat – such as cannabidiol. Whenever we cook with CBD isolate, the FIRST thing we do is use the double boiling method to infuse the isolate with a carrier oil. The double boiling method is important because it is how we turn the pure CBD isolate powder into an ingredient that can be used in just about any recipe.
How to Use the Double Boiling Method
To infuse isolated cannabinoids with a carrier oil – use the double boiling method as described below. Keep in mind that you’ll want to use an appropriate amount of carrier oil to match your dose. As you experiment you may use different doses, but we are going to keep things simple. If you are cooking with 1 gram of CBD isolate powder, you’ll want to use 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
Fill the larger pot about a quarter full with water – you’ll want the water to sit about an inch below the smaller pot.
Place the smaller pot on top of the larger pot sitting above the water. You do not want the smaller pot to be directly affected by the boiling water.
- Bring water to a low boil at a medium-low heat
- Add your carrier oil to the smaller pot
- Add your isolate powder to the carrier oil
- Stir for 10-15 minutes. Be sure to blend your isolate with the carrier oil well – you shouldn’t be able to see any of the isolate once combined.
Once cooled – pour your CBD infused carrier oil into a container that’ll work best for whatever you’re trying to do.
What is a Carrier Oil?
A carrier oil, which is also known as a base oil, is a plant-derived oil which is used to “carry” essential oils and plant supplements. Essential oils and plant supplements can be overly potent or difficult for us to absorb directly, so carrier oils are used to help facilitate the process. Some carrier oils have benefits of their own and each work differently with the different plants they are mixed with. For example, studies show that unrefined coconut MCT oil provides better absorption of CBD than other carrier oils.
CBD & Temperature
When cooking with CBD one thing, you’ll need to keep in mind is the temperature. High temperatures will cause you to burn off the cannabidiol that you’re trying to infuse into your food. To avoid losing potency, you’ll need to keep an eye on the temperature or use the cannabidiol in your food a bit differently.For example, if you want to enjoy infused grilled chicken, you can’t really just put CBD into the chicken. Instead, you’ll need to infuse the cannabidiol with a sauce to put on the chicken once it has finished cooking. This is why recipes for pasta sauces, barbecue sauces, smoothies, and other low heat recipes are so popular. Sauces and other cold-prep recipes ensure you aren’t losing CBD while you cook. However, you can bake with CBD as well. Baking with CBD requires a bit more mindfulness. Your cannabidiol will be in direct heat, so you’ll want to be sure to keep temperatures below 320 degrees.
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of cooking with CBD, go forth my friends and create tasty cannabinol infused treats!