Gummy edibles are a popular form of cannabis consumption. They are often easy to make, delicious, and strong! When you know what goes into making them, as well as the recipe for gummy edibles, it’s easy to create your own batches at home. This blog post will discuss everything you need to know about strong gummy edibles and how to make them in your kitchen or with an edible company.
1. What are gummy edibles?
Gummy edibles are cannabis infused gummies that have a chewy, soft, and sweet texture. They can be made with either high THC or low-THC (depending on the type of batch you want) and generally take about 30 minutes to finish making.
2. Benefits of eating gummy edibles
- Gummy edibles are easy to make
- They have a delicious and strong flavor
- Satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about carbs or sugar
- A variety of flavors exist, like hard candy, sour gummies, and fruit chews. You can find these at dispensaries!
3. How to make your own gummy edibles
Follow these steps to make strong gummy edibles.
- The ingredients for these are sugar, water, gelatin powder (you can find this at a dispensary), cannabis butter, and flavoring of your choice.
- Gummy edibles are simple to make in your kitchen. Just follow these easy steps:
o Prepare the cannabis butter/oil
o Mix together gelatin powder and water
o Add sugar, extract flavouring (if desired), alcohol, or glycerin to taste
- Make sure that you have a candy mould ready before mixing all of the ingredients together
- Pour your mixture into a candy mould and let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
o Cut out gummies with the oiled knife, or use cookie cutters to make shapes like hearts or stars. The more you prepare at one time, the greater variety of flavours you’ll have!
4. Recipe for making your own gummies
- What You Need:
Moulds for hard candy
Gummy bear moulds (optional)
Sugar, water, and corn syrup or honey to make the “mixture”.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add in your liquid of choice – this will be your “mixture.”
- Bring the mixture to a boil and stir it occasionally. Allow it to bubble for about five minutes, then remove from heat. If you’re using honey or corn syrup, take care not to let those ingredients scorch on the bottom of the pan! Honey will need more time in this stage than sugar does.
- Pour the mixture into your moulds or silicone mat, filling each cavity to a line that corresponds with the gummy bear size you are using (or baking time if you’re making hard candy). Allow it to cool and set before removing it from molds.
- Keep in mind: The longer it takes for this process, the more potent the edible will be.
- If you’re using honey or corn syrup, add a little bit of water to your mix and heat it until it’s dissolved before proceeding with steps four through nine.
- For best results: Allow gummies to “set up” in the fridge for 24 hours before eating so they can develop their true flavor.
- If you want to make hard candy, pour the mixture onto a silicone mat or greased pan and bake according to your recipe’s instructions (or until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit).
This is how strong gummy edibles are made! Next time, try this tasty weed treat with friends for an afternoon delight.
5. The best way to store homemade edibles
- Strong gummies will keep for a year on the shelf, if they are stored correctly and out of sunlight.
- Store homemade edibles in the fridge or freezer.
Strong gummy edibles are a great way to get your THC content for an extended period and are one of our favorite ways to medicate!
The best way to store your edibles for maximum freshness: Freezing them. This will help lengthen their shelf life by preventing oxidation and moisture from being absorbed into the edible, which can cause it to spoil more quickly.
Do not close the freezer door while freezing items; this causes air currents in the freezer that dry out your edibles and cause them to spoil more quickly
Make sure your freezer is not too cold (less than -13 degrees Fahrenheit). This prevents the water in the edible from turning into ice. Under these conditions, it will take longer for food to freeze because of increased resistance due to higher air humidity
Regularly check that there is no frost on your edibles. If frost is present, it means the edible has been in there for too long and will make that edible go bad.
6. How do they work
- The cannabis extract can be made from a variety of different ingredients, some personal recipes call for everything up to and including Nutella.
- Hops are often used in gummy edibles as well – this is because it has been shown that the hops help make your high last longer!
- When you take a bite of your gummy, look for these signs:
• A strong taste (maybe even too much) or an intensely sour taste.
• Stronger colors – they may be more vibrant than usual and the artificial coloring used might have a stronger smell.
If the gummies are strong then you should expect to feel the full effects of your edible in about an hour and a half.
7. Who should take gummies – who shouldn’t take them
- It is important to note that not everyone can metabolize THC the same way and dosage will vary from person to person. For this reason, it’s best for people with a low tolerance or little experience with edibles to use small doses first before moving up in size.
- Children and pets should not ingest edibles.
- People with a low tolerance to THC or who are inexperienced with edibles may want to start small, around five milligrams of THC per serving. If you have more experience then try increasing your dosage up to 20 milligrams of THC per servings if desired (do this only if you have a high tolerance to THC).
Note: If you want even stronger gummy edibles, then double the recipe and use twice as much cannabis-infused butter. However, this will make them take longer for your body to process because there is more of it in one serving size.