Making cannabis oil with a Nova decarboxylator is super easy.
In my original review of the Nova decarb I raved about how simple and easy to use it is. It makes what was once a long and tedious process so much simpler and easy to understand. In my opinion, it’s the best way to make edibles at home. Now I will share my process using the Nova decarboxylator to make cannabis chocolate edibles.
You will need the following:
- One ounce of flower product, finely blended (I use a coffee grinder).
- two cups of melted coconut oil.
- One half cup of maple syrup
- One half cup of Hershey’s cocoa powder
- 1 tsp mint extract (optional)
- Finely chop your flower product (I use a coffee grinder) and put it into your Nova decarboxylator. Press the button to turn it on. It will be red while cooking, and green when it is done.
- Press the button on the Nova so that the light turns from green to red, then wait an hour or so for it to complete the cooking cycle. When complete the green light will come back on. It’s as easy as that.
- Combine the decarbed product with melted coconut oil. Lightly stir to mix it together.
- Pour enough into small glass container to place inside the decarboxylator. The size is small so it’s best to do this in batches: A few heaping tablespoons of product with a cup of oil.
- Wait for decarboxylator to complete the cycle (light turns from red to green).
- Strain the product with a fine metal mesh filter into a seperate storage glass.
- Saving the pulp is optional here. It can be used for a hot drink like tea.
- repeat steps 1-6 until all of the product has been cooked.
- Add maple syrup and Hershey cocoa into a pan on low heat, (optional mint extract added here).
- Add your filtered cannabis oil to the pan.
- Stir on low heat until well blended.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 min.
- Pour cooled chocolate sauce carefully onto chocolate chip mold.
- Smooth over the mold with a spatula and ensure as many chip molds are filled as possible.
- Place in fridge for cooling for 1 hour.
- Once cooled, remove from mold and store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Eat them cold or melt them on your favorite treats, either way these edible chocolate chips made with the Nova decarboxylator will have you feeling good in 1-2 hours. Eat something greasy to help speed things up and keep it rolling strong.
Cleanup is easy as long as you were careful not to get oil everywhere. Smooth control with your tongs when you pull the jar out of the Nova is important. You can also wait a while for it to cool off so it’s not too hot when you handle it. Once the nova is cooled you can wipe out the inside and get the next batch going. It’s one slick machine!
Don’t have a decarboxylator? No worries! I cooked for years without one. It’s a bit more labor intensive and has a higher learning curve, but is still very manageable for any cannabis enthusiast. My suggestion for how-to videos about cooking cannabis can be found over at RuffHouse Studios. Their YouTube channel is loaded with videos on how to make all sorts of cannabis recipes, no decarboxylator needed!