Infused Butter: A Danksgiving Recipe


Danksgiving Turkey recipe

We see you. Scrolling through the internet for Danksgiving dinner ideas for this weekend. Whether you are dining with close friends and family and skipping the party all together, this year may be a first for a lot of us. If you’re looking for a way to add some cannabis-culture and to your dinner, we’ve got an Infused Turkey recipe that will make this holiday one to remember for sure!

Infused Butter

The first step toward a baked-dinner is to make the infamous Canna-butter. This is a long process, so I recommend doing this the day before you cook your Danksgiving turkey. Otherwise, there are tons of tools to make the process faster and less smelly if you aren’t looking to make this an all-day affair. You will of course need cannabis, butter, and water. This recipe is for lightly dosed butter. If you would like something more potent, however, opt for larger amounts of weed in higher THC percentages. Remember, the better quality weed in higher quantities, the higher the dose.

Before infusing, decarboxylate your weed. This turns the non-psychoactive THCA into THC and ensures you’re getting the full effect of those cannabinoids in your edibles. To do so:

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees 
  2. Lay wax paper over a cookie sheet and break down your cannabis evenly over it.
  3. Bake cannabis for 30 minutes

Now, let’s make that butter!


1 cup of unsalted butter

½ cup of water 

¼ oz (7 grams) of cannabis

  1. Boil water and butter until the butter is fully melted. THC attaches to fat so make sure not to burn your butter. The water will assist with this.
  2. Pour in your baked cannabis and maintain a low heat for about 2 hours; stir occasionally. Do NOT let boil.
  3. In a separate pot, place a cheesecloth over the top. Pour the mixture in and use the cheesecloth to remove the plant material. You can throw out the weed or keep it for other recipes.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the liquid until it’s fully hardened. Just like oil and water, your cannabutter will separate from the water and leave your infused product.

You’re ready to start on the turkey. Depending on how to cook it, you can either stuff your bird with the infused butter or lather your turkey in the butter instead. If you aren’t a fan of turkey, your cannabutter can be used in just about any recipe in place of regular butter. So, whether it is the main dish or a delectable dessert, enjoy your extra-baked goods this Danksgiving.

If you aren’t in a cooking mood, grab a gram or two and catch up on all the latest Culture is Food. Rev up those munchies thoughts with some of the best food the culture has to offer. Just don’t get stuck at the dinner table.

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Joycelin Arnold

Dating back to 2012, Joycelin has wrote for various online Video Game publications covering events and launches regularly. Cannabis has been with her throughout the journey, however. She officially joined cannabis industry in 2016 as a budtender and begin writing for brands and magazines in 2017. Outside of cannabis, she writes science fiction with one published novel, Siren, so far.

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