DIY Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Cannabis Popsicles

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Looking for a light and refreshing way to enjoy cannabis this summer? Every year, when the weather starts to get hot, I find it harder and harder to make the edibles I enjoy all winter. Who wants to cook over a hot stove or fill up the house with heat from the oven when it’s sweltering outside?

So, for an easy and delicious frozen marijuana edible, there’s no better choice than a simple fruit popsicle. This strawberry-basil cannabis popsicle is one of my favourite summer marijuana edibles. It keeps me feeling cool and medicated all summer long.

This recipe is great because it’s super easy. There’s no cooking and the prep time is minimal. All you need to do is throw the ingredients in a blender, pour the mixture into a popsicle mould and freeze. In a matter of hours, you’ll have a refreshing, medicated popsicle.

Meanwhile, the flavour combinations give this popsicle a sophisticated, gourmet taste. The sweet and fruity strawberry mixes perfectly with the sweet but herbaceous basil. The basil’s herbal notes also blend harmoniously with the flavour of the cannabis, so you shouldn’t have much of an aftertaste from mixing in your medicine. The result is a delicious and potent popsicle that you can enjoy in even the warmest of weather.

This recipe takes a total of 3–4 hours to complete, but only involves about 10 minutes of prep time. It makes around 8–12 popsicles, depending on the size of your popsicle mould.


Ingredients for Strawberry-Basil Cannabis Popsicles

  • 15 mL of an oil-based cannabis tincture
  • 1 lb ripe strawberries
  • 1/3 cup basil
  • 1 tbsp honey (or a sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water

How to Make Strawberry-Basil Cannabis Popsicles

  1. Cut the tops off of the strawberries and set them aside. Then cut the strawberries into quarters.
  2. Remove the stems from the basil and set them aside.
  3. Add the strawberry quarters, basil leaves, water, cannabis tincture and honey into a blender and blend on high until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour the popsicle mixture into the popsicle moulds, adding popsicle sticks. Depending on your type of popsicle mould, you may want to use a funnel to avoid any messes. At this stage, if you find you have extra mixture after filling your moulds, you can use the rest to make mini popsicles. Just use an ice tray and toothpicks to make a smaller version of these tasty frozen treats.
  5. Once filled, place the popsicle moulds into the freezer and let them sit for at least 3 hours. Depending on the temperature of your freezer this may take more or less time. To be on the safe side, make these the day before you want to serve them, so they can freeze overnight.
  6. Once your popsicles are thoroughly frozen, you can remove them from the moulds and serve immediately. If they’re hard to remove, try running a little hot water over the moulds until they’ve melted enough to pop out.

Any popsicles that you aren’t eating immediately should remain in their moulds until you’re ready for more.