Best Kief Butter Ever


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Best Kief Butter Ever

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter, Canna, Cannabis, Kief, Marijuana


Best Ever Kief Butter Recipe

  • 2 lbs unsalted butter (I like to use grass fed butter, but any butter will work)
  • 3 grams of decarboxylated Kief (check out the link above for my favorite place to get kief)
Cooking with cannabis is one of my favorite hobbies. However, that doesn’t mean it is a task without difficulty.  There is a lot of research and patience (also some trial and error) that go into creating potent and delicious cannabis cuisine.  Quality of the plant source you’re cooking with is ALWAYS important, and my local dispensary of choice for this particular recipe is:
One of the best and most potent ways I’ve found to infuse foods of all kinds, from sweet to savory my all-time favorite cooking with cannabis companion is kief. What is kief exactly?  Kief are the tiny, glittery crystals that fall loosely off of the plant when it’s handled. Kief is rich in terpenes, which are an organic compound that provide the distinct aroma and flavor unique to each cannabis plant.   I’m not a huge
fan of tasting cannabis in my food, so for me the light flavor from the terpenes in the kief that can be paired with whatever I’m cooking is the perfect solution for me. This is what makes kief such a great cooking companion.  You can build your recipes (or even plan a dinner party menu!!) around the terpene profile of the cannabis strain that you choose.
See also: Strawberry Waffles by Dutch Girl is the perfect wake and bake!
No matter which type of cannabis you choose for preparing your meals, it must go through the process of decarboxylation (let’s just say decarb for short from now on). What that means in simple terms is that need to apply heat for a certain period of time in order to activate the THC in the cannabis. I usually say 15 minutes per gram of kief in the oven. This recipe calls for 3 grams of kief.
Pro tip: I like to use a small 4 oz mason jar lined with parchment paper (Kief will stick…want to guess how I figured that one out?). Place the kief inside the mason jar lined with paper and keep the kief
level even and not piled up in the center.  Then put the lid on the mason jar and secure it tightly, and then proceed follow the instructions below.


To Decarboxylate Kief

  • Preheat the oven to 260F.
  • Place kief in an oven-safe container and cover tightly with lid or tinfoil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing the cover.
  • ** This same method can be applied to decarb wax, shatter, or hash oil. 15 minutes per gram. Adjust as your oven temp could vary as much as 25 degrees either way.


  • Place butter into the sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat until completely melted. You don’t want to boil your butter, but you do want hot.
  • ** Personal Preference(optional): Skim as much of the white foam from the top until it stops frothing up.
  • Add the decarbed kief and stir until it is fully dissolved into the butter. Remove from heat once kief is fully dissolved.
  • Gently pour kief butter into silicon molds or ice cube trays. They can be frozen for freshness.
  • Pro Tip: Use silicon cupcake liners. Each one is ¼ cup which makes measuring easy. The butter will also easily pop right out of the liners and you can reuse them forever!
  • The butter stays good for up to 6 months in the freezer.  This butter is great because it can be used in a wide variety of ways. It can be added as a spread, added to any variety of dishes or baked into any low heat food preparations (stay below 250F).
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with recipes. Cooking with cannabis is supposed to be a fun experience and will always at the very least prove to be a learning experience. Stay lifted, until next time!
  • Always remember to consume responsibly.

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