How to make cannabis sugar at home
How to make cannabis sugar at home

How to Make Cannabis Sugar at Home (Hint - It is Super EASY!)

How do you make cannabis sugar?

Posted by:
Reginald Reefer on Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

cannabis sugar recipe

Why haven’t you made Cannabis Sugar yet? It’s so EASY!


Edibles provide the most multifaceted and longest-lasting highs of any cannabis ingestion method. Your liver converts THC into the more potent metabolite 11-hydroxy-THC, creating vivid effects similar to a mild psychedelic trip.

You also absorb a wider array of therapeutic cannabinoids and terpenes compared to smoking. On top of it all, edibles give you the gift of being discreet and odor-free. What’s not to love?

Well, one downside is they come on slow and unpredictably. It’s easy to consume more than intended then get uncomfortably - or dangerously - too high once they finally kick in. But what if you could precisely control your edible dosage?


Introducing the perfect solution: DIY cannabis sugar! It allows you to infuse customizable THC concentrations into your favorite dishes and drinks for smooth, measured effects. No more guessing games with edibles.


Cannabis sugar utilizes a simple process of simmering ground bud in alcohol to extract cannabinoids, then integrating the concentrated liquid into sugar. Sprinkle to taste for fast-acting, tailorable edible highs without huge commitments of time or weed.


Infusing sugar puts you in total control of potency. Build your own edibles from the molecule up. You can even make beautifully wrapped gift edibles for fellow stoners by adding tincture directly into decorative raw sugars!


Let’s explore this game-changing technique for crafting safe, affordable edibles..


How to make your Medible Sugar!


Now that you're pumped about the possibilities of DIY cannabis sugar, let's dive into the easy process step-by-step. We'll be using alcohol extraction to make a simple tincture, then integrating it with sugar. Here's what you'll need:


  • 3-5 grams of ground cannabis flower - a coarse grind works best

  • 120-150 mL high-proof alcohol like Everclear or 151 rum

  • 100 grams of granulated sugar or coconut sugar

  • Cheesecloth, glass jar, baking tray, spatula.


First, spread your dried and coarsely ground cannabis buds evenly across a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 250°F for 30-40 minutes to decarboxylate, activating the precious THC and other medicinal cannabinoids.


Once baked, transfer the cannabis into a sealable glass jar. Pour in enough alcohol to completely cover the plant matter. Screw on the lid tightly and shake vigorously for a couple minutes. This extracts the goods!

Let the jar of alcohol and cannabis sit for 20 minutes, shaking again every 5 minutes to further the extraction. The alcohol will turn a lovely green shade as it pulls out the chlorophyll and cannabinoids. Love seeing science at work!


Next, carefully strain the alcoholic cannabis mixture through a cheesecloth-lined funnel into a clean bowl, removing the plant material. Don't squeeze the cheesecloth and risk bitterness! Discard the solids.


Now begins the fun part - slowly mix your sugar into the green cannabis alcohol until fully dissolved. The proportions don't need to be perfect. You want maybe 2-3 parts sugar per 1 part tincture. Mix well!

Spread your exotic green cannabis sugar blend thinly and evenly across a baking sheet or pan. Be sure to use a wide container to maximize surface area.


Bake at 200°F, stirring regularly with a spatula, until all the alcohol fully evaporates. This may take an hour or longer. Be patient and keep stirring! The sugar will clump up at first but then separate into fine grains once dried.


When the alcohol smell disappears, remove it from the oven. Let your fresh medicated sugar creation cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for storage. Label accordingly and enjoy responsibly!


See, creating your own personalized cannabis sugar at home is simple and affordable using this alcohol extraction method. Feel free to tweak the steps to suit your style. Now let's get cooking!


Three Medicated Sugar Recipes to Try


Now for the fun part - using your homemade cannabis sugar to create delicious edibles! Here are 3 relatively simple yet super satisfying recipes to try:


Cannabis Sugar Cookie Pie


What's better than infused cookies? Infused cookie pie!



  • 1 prepared pie crust

  • 1/2 cup butter softened

  • 3/4 cup white sugar (sub half with cannabis sugar)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • Pinch of salt


Start by beating the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy - about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until blended. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating until a thick dough forms. Divide the dough in half, shaping into disks, and wrap in plastic for the fridge to chill 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll one disk 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface and use cookie cutters for fun shapes. Arrange neatly in the pie crust. Bake 15 minutes until lightly golden. Let cool before serving. Ice cream highly recommended!


Cannabis simple syrup for cocktails and drinks [NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!!]


Make any beverage a nightcap with cannabis simple syrup!



  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar (sub half cannabis sugar)

  • Herbs

  • Spices

  • fruit or tea bags for flavor (optional)


Combine water and sugars in a saucepan. Add any fruits, herbs, spices or tea bags if using. Bring to a gentle boil and stir until the sugar fully dissolves.


Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes for full infusion. Fine strain, let cool, and transfer to an airtight bottle. Fridge for up to a month.


Add to lemonade, iced tea, and cocktails! Try muddled berries or fresh mint for a killer cannabis mojito.


Medicated Milk & Honey


A soothing nighttime elixir to relax body and mind.



  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tbsp cannabis sugar

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • Pinch cardamom


Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and gently heat, stirring often, until steaming but not boiling. Turn off the heat once warmed through to preserve potency.


Transfer to your favorite mug and get cozy under a blanket. Sweet dreams!


That's just a small sampling of the possibilities with cannabis sugar. Once you have a batch on hand, get creative mixing it into all types of foods and drinks for fast, measurable effects. Infuse your own recipes or add it to store-bought goods.


However you use it, this versatile new ingredient opens up a world of tasty opportunities for at-home medible chefs. Get infusing!


The Sticky Bottom Line


As an avid cannabis enthusiast and home chef, learning how effortless it is to make my own custom cannabis sugar blew my mind. I never realized you could create a versatile, multi-purpose infused ingredient so easily at home. This changes everything!


In the past, my edible options seemed limited. Cannabutter and oils are awesome, but adding fatty stuff to every recipe isn't always ideal. I'd rely on buying premade edibles, but dosing was totally unpredictable and they're expensive.


But being able to whip up a batch of medicated sugar in my kitchen with stuff I have on hand empowers me to infuse all sorts of foods in precisely measured amounts. I control potency completely!

And not only does cannabis sugar allow me to sweeten and elevate any dish, but I can also gift gorgeous jars of artisanal infused sugar as the ultimate stoner-gourmand treat for friends. Adding tincture to exotic decorative raw sugars like turbinado or demerara sounds amazing.


The simplicity of the alcohol extraction method surprised me too. No need to meticulously monitor butter simmering for hours - just quickly blend and bake off the excess alcohol. Safe, simple, and efficient.


I can't wait to experiment infusing different strains into sugars with unique terpene profiles. Imaging a bright sativa sugar to start your morning versus a calming indica sugar for nighttime tea. The variations are endless!


Truly, the possibility to create customized edibles using my homemade medicated sugar feels empowering and fun. No more mushrooms or candy taste - I can craft any flavor imaginable!


So thank you for opening my eyes to this game-changing new technique. Consider my mind blown! I hope some fellow cannabis cooks reading feel equally inspired to try concocting their own cannabis sugar at home.


Once you whip up a first batch, drop a photo of your medible creations here and let me know from 1-10 how smacked they got you! I have a feeling cannabis sugar is about to take the canna-culinary world by storm. Time to get infusing!





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