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Cannabis Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Cannabis hot cocoa is great for the cold winter months, providing a delicious and cozy way to liven up your cannabis consumption. By making your own infused hot chocolate mix, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the hibernation season.

Cannabis Hot Cocoa Mix - Preparation

Before you even begin to gather your ingredients, you’ll need to select your cannabis flower and decarboxylate it. Raw marijuana buds do not contain THC until heat or light is applied. If you don’t decarb your flower beforehand, you’ll likely end up with regular hot cocoa mix.

Once decarboxylated, grind your flower into smaller pieces about the size of a grain of rice. This will ensure it can spread evenly throughout, while still being caught by a strainer before it’s served.

Verilife’s Cannabis Hot Cocoa Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup


Airtight container
Mixing Bowl


1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp white, granulated sugar
½ tsp of finely ground, decarboxylated marijuana
⅛ tsp vanilla extract
⅛ tsp ground cinnamon


Simply place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and whisk together until well combined. If you’d like to add marshmallows or mint candies, add those to the bowl as well.

Proper storage is important as you want your cannabis hot cocoa mix to stay fresh and potent for as long as it takes to enjoy. Place your mix in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dark cabinet.

Making Your Cannabis Hot Cocoa

Your cannabis hot cocoa can be made whichever way you like - mixed with milk, hot water, etc. - but the final step is the most important. Prior to serving, make sure to strain your hot cocoa with a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Otherwise you’ll find small chunks of cannabis flower floating in your mug.

More Infused Hot Chocolate Tips

For this recipe, you’ll need to use cannabis flower. However, here are a few more ways you can make infused hot chocolate:

  • Cannabis tincture - Grab your favorite cannabis tincture from your local dispensary and add a few drops to your mug of hot chocolate. 
  • Cannabutter - Add a bit of cannabutter - either dispensary-bought or homemade - to your hot cocoa to make it extra creamy. 
  • RSO - If you want to add an extra jolt to your cocoa, add a few drops of RSO to your finished cup. RSO can be quite strong, so this isn’t recommended for cannabis newbies.

Making Cannabis Hot Chocolate Mix

With a bit of prep ahead of time, you’ll be able to create an infused hot cocoa mix that will keep you warm all winter long. 

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.

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