Give Your Cannabis a Fall Flavor
If you think there isn’t a way to make your cannabis as obnoxiously fall themed as everything else these days, think again! So, dust off your sweaters and flannel, and try some new cannabis experiences that will make you want to visit your local pumpkin patch.
Fall-Themed Cannabis Strains
There are so many strains of cannabis out there that you can find flower to fit just about any occasion. Here are three of Verilife’s favorites for the crisp fall weather.
This sativa-dominant hybrid strain is known for its unique flavor profile of - you guessed it - pumpkin! Pumpkin Kush is a result of breeding Lambsbread and Pre-98 Bubba Kush strains to create flower that’s rich in sweet and nutty aromas. Pair this strain with a warm drink and your favorite autumnal dessert.
A popular hybrid strain known for its heavily frosted buds, Jack Frost comes from breeding the White Widow, Jack Herer, and Northern Lights strains. It combines the classic marijuana scent with citrus and woody undertones, making it the perfect match for an evening next to the backyard firepit.
Northern Lights is an award-winning cannabis strain that remains one of the most famous and favorites in the cannabis community. It’s parentage comes from the Afghani and Thai cannabis strains, giving it an earthy and sweet flavor that pairs well with a warm beverage and a fleece blanket.
Delicious Fall Cannabis Recipes
The first step in making your own edibles at home is to decide which ingredient you are going to infuse with cannabis. Cannabutter and cannaoil are great options, and they can be frozen and stored for use in countless cannabis creations. However, if you’re looking to up your game for the fall (and upcoming winter) holidays, consider making your own whipped canna-cream.
Whipped canna-cream is homemade whipped cream that has been infused with cannabis flower. The recipe is similar to making regular whipped cream at home, with the addition of decarboxylated marijuana flower. Once your recipe is complete, you’ll be able to store the whipped cream and use it in a variety of dishes.
Now that you have your ingredients ready, you can choose your own adventure with one of our fall favorites below:
- Whipped Canna-Cream
- Infused Pumpkin Dip
- Cannabis Caramel Apples
Not sure how to decarboxylate marijuana flower? Check out our guide to baking with cannabis.
Verilife's Whipped Canna-Cream
Cook Time: 2.5 hours
Yield: 2 cups
- Double boiler
- Handheld or stand mixer
- Airtight container
- 1/2 ounce finely ground, decarboxylated marijuana
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Combine cannabis and heavy cream into the double boiler, over medium heat.
Step 2: Simmer for about two hours, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step 4: If your mixture contains plant material, strain over cheesecloth and into the airtight container.
Step 5: Store the mixture in the refrigerator until cold.
Step 6: Once cold, pour the cream into a large bowl and whip until peaks form and hold.
Step 7: Slowly beat in vanilla and sugar. Do not overmix.
Step 8: Store in the refrigerator.
Verilife's Infused Pumpkin Dip
Cook Time: 1.5 hours
Yield: 32 servings
- 2 cups Whipped Canna-Cream
- 1 cup (15 oz) pumpkin
- 1 package (5 oz) instant vanilla pudding
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Step 1: Combine pumpkin, dry pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice into a large bowl.
Step 2: Stir in whipped canna-cream.
Step 3: Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 4: Serve with graham crackers for dipping.
Verilife's Cannabis Caramel Apples
Cook Time: 1 15 minutes
Yield: 8 caramel apples
- Baking sheet
- 3-quart sauce pan
- Wooden spoon
- Candy thermometer
- Wooden sticks
- 8 apples (cold)
- 1 ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups brown sugar
- ¼ cup cannabutter
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Rinse apples in cold water and wipe dry. Make sure the apples are completely dry.
Step 2: Remove the apple stem and insert the wooden stick about ¾ into the apple.
Step 3: Grease the baking sheet with regular butter (not cannabutter).
Step 4: Combine heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, and cannabutter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the butter is melted.
Step 5: Attach the candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Once the temperature reaches 235 - 240 degrees fahrenheit, remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla.
Step 6: Allow caramel to cool for 10 - 15 minutes until thickened.
Step 7: Coat the apples in caramel and place on the baking sheet.
If you want to add some extra cannabis to your creations, roll the caramel-dipped apples into finely chopped edibles like chocolate bars or trail mix if these products are available to patients or customers in your state. Make sure to do this before the caramel sets.
If you’d like more suggestions for incorporating cannabis into your autumnal festivities, visit a Verilife dispensary to find products available near you.
Recreational Cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.