Cannabis infused pumpkin spiced hot chocolate recipe

Published Sep 20, 2019 09:03 a.m. ET
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When it comes to easy edibles recipes for fall, this one takes the cake and goes quite well with a sweet slice of any type of treat. This sweet, rich, and creamy treat goes down easy, and the thick chocolatey flavor helps to hide any traditional marijuana edibles taste, that to some isn’t so appealing. So, if you have yet to enjoy edibles, or are just looking for a fast and easy beginners’ recipe to start, then you are going to love making this cannabis infused pumpkin spiced hot chocolate.

Makes: 2 cups

Duration: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup of milk (or milk alternative)
  • 1/3 cup of whipping cream
  • ¼ cup of whipped cream
  • ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (or melts)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons od pumpkin (puree)
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 5ml-10ml of cannabis oil


  • Whisk
  • Saucepan
  • 2 coffee mugs


  1. Place a saucepan on the stove and set the burner to medium heat.

  2. Add the milk, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and cream to the saucepan, then whisk them together until well blended and smooth.

  3. Once the mixture is lump-free and steaming hot, remove the saucepan from the heat, and add in the cannabis oil and pumpkin puree.

  4. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended and pour the cannabis infused pumpkin hot chocolate into mugs or other heat resistant cups.

  • Drop a large dollop or two of whipped cream to the top of each mug, and sprinkle the cinnamon over the top for aesthetics appeal, taste and smell.

  • How to dose edibles

    Start slow and proceed with caution. That is the best advice for any cannabis enthusiast who is just learning how to dose edibles with minimal experience. Since marijuana edibles tend to be more concentrated than normal bud flowers, and are absorbed differently than smoked products, the effects are typically described and slow-acting but intense and even overwhelming for consumers with a lower tolerance. Never drink more than one cannabis infused hot chocolate and be sure to drink one that is homemade at least a few times to gauge the effects before moving forward with higher doses.

    How long do edibles last?

    Though the strength of marijuana edibles will determine this more precisely, on average, cannabis infused goods can take up to 2 full hours before the effects will begin to kick in. Since they are absorbed through the stomach, which is a much slower process, they will also take longer to leave your system when compared to smoking weed. Marijuana edibles can last for up to 12 hours after the initial ingestion, which is the reason why, it is so important to be careful how much is consumed, as an uncomfortable experience could result in lasting an entire day, which can be frightening for less experienced users.

    How to make marijuana edibles out of your favorite drinks

    Did you know that you can make long-lasting and potent marijuana edibles out of just about any type of drink? It’s true, and the process is relatively simple, as such chef-worthy skills are not needed to pull this one off. For hot drinks, be sure to add either edible oil or tincture after the ingredients have been removed from potentially damaging levels of burner heat, and for old options, just use a blender or puree machine to achieve an even blend which will evenly spread the flavor and strength throughout the batch.

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