Cannabis Coconut Oil

Cannabis Coconut Oil

As essential as it gets for home-canna-cooking: infused cannabis coconut oil. In this recipe, we’re going over the decarboxylation of cannabis concentrates (like shatter, live resin, and wax) to infuse coconut oil, just in case that’s what you’ve got on hand.

High-quality concentrates definitely come with the appropriate price tag and potency, so I use this method specifically when I want to infuse very small amounts of oil into food for a big payoff per dose. Another consideration is taste, as using concentrates minimizes the somewhat “grassy” taste edibles made with flower can have.

You can increase the amount of oil being infused (up to two cups) and the steps will remain exactly the same, so simply adapt the volume of coconut oil being infused as is needed.

Cannabis Coconut Oil

Recipe by Jo O’Boyle Course: BasicsCuisine: BasicsDifficulty: Medium


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Cannabis-infused Simple Syrup


  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil (for oil bath)

  • 1 gram cannabis concentrate- shatter, live resin, or wax (adjust amount used to achieve desired dosage per serving)

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (adjust as needed for recipe)


  • Heat oil to 245°F in a medium saucepan, using a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil.

    Oil bath and thermometer
  • Place the cannabis concentrate in a heat-proof dish or jar.

    Cannabis Concentrate
  • Carefully place the dish or jar into the center of the oil bath.

    Oil Bath Setup
  • Stir the concentrate as it melts, as the sides of the glass will be hotter than the center. Heat until the bubbles have stopped “maximum peak formation” (when the bubbling activity slows visibly), about 20 minutes.

    Cannabis Concentrate in Oil Bath
  • Whisk in coconut oil until mixture becomes clear.

    Whisk in coconut oilWhisk in coconut oil
  • Carefully remove the infused oil from the heat when the concentrate and coconut oil have fully melted and mixed (Tip! Carefully wipe the hot oil off the outside of the dish with an old rag or dishtowel as you’re removing the dish from the oil.)

    Always Bring a Towel
  • Use right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, making sure to mark clearly as containing cannabis and at what dosage per serving.

    Ready to use


  • To use dried flower instead of concentrate, just add decarboxylated flower to the melted coconut oil, simmer below 170ºF for 20 minutes, then let steep before straining out the solids with a cheesecloth and strainer (see the process for Cannabis Simple Syrup for visual reference)

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