Mint Cannabis Stracciatella

Disclaimer: Only legally purchased cannabis products were used in this flavor. Please read up on safe dosing before cooking with + consuming cannabis products if you're a newbie. 

I eat edibles as much as I eat ice cream -- almost never (lactose intolerance FTW). But I still love making them and sharing with friends. Recreational dispensaries are popping up all over L.A. and they're filled with all the edibles WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ICE CREAM!

So I tried making my own with CO2 oil. And in addition to saving an hour plus of standing over the stove (previously I would have made my own cannabutter), the dosage in each scoop was way more consistent. The texture was perfect with none of those fat clumps that I'd get with cannabutter. One of the weird simple pleasures I love the most is scooping smooth, naturally stabilized ice cream. I took a close up so you can see how the ice cream froze and how scoopable it was. What can I say? It gets me high off life.


Mint Cannabis Stracciatella Ice Cream

2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp peppermint extract
50 mg CO2 oil
pinch of salt
shaved dark chocolate
I used Defonc√© (10mg of THC) + a few ounces of regular dark chocolate

A note on dosage: I used about 60mg of THC between the oil and the chocolate. Yielding about a quart of product, this comes to about 6 "medium" scoops with 10mg of THC each. Everyone is different, but this seems to be pretty average in terms of THC potency per serving.

Here's how you make it:

Heat the heavy cream, whole milk and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the batter starts to simmer, remove from heat. Temper the eggs by slowly pouring a cup of the hot batter into the egg yolks while whisking constantly. Pour the warmed egg yolks back into the batter and stir for a minute.

Pour in the peppermint extract, carefully drop in the oil, and throw in a pinch of salt. Stir constantly for a minute. Let cool for 30 minutes.

Let the batter ripen in the fridge at least overnight. Churn in an ice cream maker and mix in the chocolate. Enjoy!