How to Make Cannabis Infused Chocolate Mousse
Cannacuriosity is flowing through todays’ society. More and more people are excited to include cannabis into their everyday life. Cannabis is a great resource to add rest and relaxation at the end of the day. Low doses of edibles are an excellent option to experience cannabis for the first time. Sweet treats are the most commonly available edibles on the market. Chocolate bar edibles are versatile in that they are immediately ready for consumption or can be incorporated into your favorite recipe.
As a rule of thumb, it is important to understand the dosage and timing when ingesting an edible. Most edibles require an hour to feel the effects. An edible novice should start at 5mg-10mg of THC and work their way up. If you do not feel the effects after an hour, wait longer. Do not eat more. Based on personal experience, the moment I say “I don’t feel anything” – it hits me right way. Jedi Mind Tricks? The recommended intake of CBD is 25 mg twice a day. Daily ingestion of CBD could maximize the possible health benefits.
The recipe below is inspired by The Minimalist Baker. The original kid friendly recipe is gluten free and vegan, and is a delicious and “healthier” version of a normally decadent dessert. The recipe has been revised into a triple threat – Chocolate Mousse, THC and CBD. What does this mean? Not only will you be able to satisfy your sweet tooth, you will also experience the psychoactive effects of THC and possible therapeutic effects of CBD. To be on the safe side, I definitely recommend making the original recipe first. You will want more than just one serving – guaranteed!
Cannabis Infused Chocolate Mousse
- Prep time: 4 hours 25 mins
- Cook time: 5 mins
- Total time: 4 hours 30 mins
- Serves: 6 servings
- Cannabis per serving: 12 mg of THC and 26 mg of CBD
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 1 Cocoa Meds Dark Chocolate Bite
- 1 Cocoa Meds Milk Chocolate CBD bar
- ½ cup chopped vegan chocolate
- Pinch Himalayan sea salt
- 1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk divided
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Stevia to taste (about 3/4 tsp powdered stevia)
- 6-9 pitted medjool dates (this helps thicken as well as naturally sweeten! If you don’t have dates, you could also sub maple syrup, but the mousse will be thinner)
- Coconut whipped Cream
- Chopped vegan dark chocolate or Cocoa Meds Chocolate CBD bar to increase possible therapeutic effects.
- Raspberries or any other fruit of your choice
- In a small saucepan, combine cocoa or cacao powder, chocolate, salt, and 3/4 cup coconut milk. Begin warming over medium-low heat, whisking to combine.
- Once the mixture is melted, add remaining coconut milk and whisk until fully combined. Then remove from heat and add vanilla and stevia to taste. If you do not want to use stevia just add more dates.
- Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add dates (start with 5 and increase to taste), and blend on high until creamy and smooth. (At this time, you could also add other flavors, such as peppermint oil for chocolate-mint or peanut butter for peanut butter-chocolate.)
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cacao powder for rich chocolate flavor, dates for sweetness, or sea salt for saltiness.
- Transfer to a bowl and cover. Refrigerate until cold and thickened – at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- Evenly distribute into 6 mason jars. Dessert will keep in the fridge for 5 days. Add toppings right before serving. Make sure to label the medicated desserts so that there is no mix up in the fridge.
If you prefer an edible with more CBD, replace Cocoa Meds Dark Chocolate Bite with 1/3 of a CBD bar. If you prefer an edible with higher THC but still want some CBD, instead of a whole bar of Cocoa Meds CBD, use ½ Cocoa Meds CBD bar and ½ Cocoa Meds Dark Chocolate Bar. For more THC replace the entire bar of Cocoa Meds CBD bar with a whole bar of Coco Meds Dark Chocolate. Be advised that the last variation is for highly experienced edible eaters.
We would like to thank Dana the Minimalist Baker for her inspiration with this amazing recipe. You can find the original recipe here.
Disclaimer: Posts are made for getting the conversation going about the popular uses of cannabis. It is not intended to diagnose or make any medical claims.