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Aug 09 2021 . 3 min read
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Cooking with Cannabis: Cannabis-infused strawberry and coconut milk popsicles

Cooking with Cannabis: Cannabis-infused strawberry and coconut milk popsicles

Start to finish: 6 hours 30 minutes (active: 30 minutes)

Yields: 12 popsicles

Approximate dosage: 5mg per popsicle*

*Note: Potency may vary widely depending on your tincture.

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups fresh strawberries

4 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1 lime, halved

14-ounce can of coconut milk

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

60mg of cannabis-infused tincture*

Directions:

Hull strawberries and add to a food processor bowl. Add two tablespoons of sugar and the juice of one half of the lime, and purée until smooth.

In another bowl stir together coconut milk, juice from remaining lime half, remaining sugar, and vanilla extract. Add tincture to mixture and stir well, until completely combined.

Spoon half of strawberry mixture into bottom of 12 popsicle molds.

Stir coconut milk mixture and spoon over strawberry layer in the molds. Be sure to add an equal amount of coconut milk to each popsicle to ensure even doses.

Add remaining strawberry mixture to fill each mold.

Add popsicle mold lids and place sticks inside. Freeze for at least six hours before serving

*Note: The amount of tincture specified in this recipe is a suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your tincture and the potency

you desire.


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When seeking a relaxed and mellow state of mind, I like a mid-afternoon refreshment and mixing 15mgs of CBD oil into strawberry cream soda does the trick. Since cannabidiol is not psychoactive, this is my version of a virgin cocktail that offers the added wellness benefit of balancing my endocannabinoid system. 

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