How to Make a Thanksgiving Cannabis Gravy (Vegan Version, Too!)
We all know that a huge part of Thanksgiving is food. We also know that food is often enhanced with the help of marijuana. But do you know how to make infused Thanksgiving foods to elevate your next feast? We’ll show you how to make a Thanksgiving cannabis gravy so you can impress your loved ones this upcoming holiday.
November 22, 2021
Of course, if your family is not keen on cannabis, don’t make an infused gravy to share. And if you do, don’t forget to disclose that information to anyone who may eat some. There’s nothing funny about feeding cannabis-infused products to the unaware.
For many, this cannabis gravy recipe is more suited for a Friendsgiving feast where everyone is on the same page. Regardless of if you are planning to serve this tasty cannabis gravy to your friends or family, we will walk you through the steps to make it memorable. Plus, we’ve thrown in a vegan cannabis gravy recipe for anyone following a special diet.
Both recipes require the addition of cannabutter, a cannabis-infused version of regular butter. Of course, the vegan gravy recipe is made up of vegan butter or coconut oil to keep it animal-free. We’ll show you how to make it below. And don’t worry, you can find all the cannabis products you need to make an infused gravy at any of our dispensary locations.
Regular and vegan cannabutter recipe
We have shown our readers how to make a cannabis coconut oil before, so we’ll keep these basic guidelines short. To make a large batch of cannabutter you can use for multiple recipes, simply swap out every mention of coconut oil with equal parts butter or vegan butter.
To make a small batch of cannabutter for this recipe only, follow the steps below.
Here’s how to make a small batch of cannabutter:
- Preheat oven to 230 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Use a grinder or your fingers to gently break down about two grams (more or less depending on potency preference) of cannabis. Do not grind it into a fine powder.
- Cover a baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper or foil.
- Evenly spread the ground cannabis over the parchment paper or foil to ensure no material directly touches the baking sheet.
- Bake the cannabis in the oven for about 35 minutes. Stir every ten minutes or so and make sure it does not turn too brown or toasty.
- When the mixture is done baking, pull it out of the oven and set aside.
- Scoop 4 tbsp of butter, vegan butter, or coconut oil into a mason jar
- Add the decarboxylated cannabis
- Seal tightly and place sealed jar in saucepan filled with water
- Bring heat to low-medium and allow the ingredients to infuse inside the mason jar for an hour
- Strain the final product through a cheesecloth or similar tool to separate the plant material from the butter
- Place in fridge to regain the consistency of butter
Now you have the perfect amount of regular or vegan cannabutter to make infused gravy!
Cannabis gravy recipe
Now that you have your cannabutter prepared, making the infused gravy should be a breeze. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to scald the gravy, as high temperatures can break down cannabinoids.
For the regular cannabis gravy recipe, we simply adapted this recipe from Damn Delicious. The process should look nearly identical to making regular turkey gravy.
Here’s what you need:
- Pan drippings from your turkey (ideally about two cups)
- 4 tbsp of cannabutter
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp chopped thyme
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper
- Strain pan drippings through a sieve and discard the solids. Set aside.
- Melt cannabutter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and thyme until lightly browned.
- Gradually whisk in pan drippings. Do not bring to a boil, but keep on medium heat. Whisk constantly until thick, about 5-10 minutes.
- Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper.
Vegan cannabis gravy recipe
There are many vegan gravy recipes out there that you can adapt for an infused Thanksgiving feast. For this upcoming Thanksgiving, we’ve chosen to adapt this recipe that we’ve tried and enjoyed many times before.
- Two cups of vegetable broth
- ¾ tsp onion powder
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- ½ tsp dijon mustard
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 3-4 tbsp cannabutter
Add all of the ingredients except for the cannabutter to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to low-medium heat and stir continuously until the gravy is thick.
Stir in 1 tbsp of cannabutter at a time until it is all mixed in. If you need to add more flour, go one tsp at a time to reach the desired texture.
Tips for making cannabis gravy
Again, it’s crucial that you don’t scald your cannabis gravy as this will break down the cannabinoids and render your gravy non-intoxicating. Never set your stovetop higher than medium heat when using cannabutter. It’s why the vegan cannabis gravy recipe only incorporates cannabutter after the mixture has been reduced to a lower heat.
We recommended about two grams of cannabis for four tbsp of cannabutter, as this should make a potent dish. Of course, the strain’s profile will have a big impact on how strong the effects are, as well. Feel free to adjust the amount of cannabis used to your preference. And if you aren’t sure how strong you are making your gravy, start low and go slow.
Not feeling confident in your ability to make cannabutter and properly dose it? Let us fill you in on a little secret: tinctures. Our Bellingham dispensary, along with all of our other dispensary locations, all have a great selection of cannabis tinctures. These come with dosage recommendations and allow you to accurately dose out the amount of THC you add.
Of course, you’ll want a neutral flavored tincture for cannabis gravy, so avoid any fruity, minty, or otherwise overpowering products.
To infuse your gravy with a cannabis tincture, just drop the desired dose into the mixture after it’s cooked and gently stir it in. It’s ready to go immediately.
Another benefit to using tinctures is that you can omit cannabis for some guests or adjust individual doses for different tolerances.
While we think cooking with tinctures makes cannabis cuisine super easy, we can’t deny that making a homemade cannabutter from scratch is more satisfying. But both are great options for making a cannabis-infused Thanksgiving feast!
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