03 Dec Infused-CBD Drink Pairings for the Holidays
‘Tis the season to be jolly — and that means enjoying foods and drinks you don’t normally consume the rest of the year and spicing up the ones that are year-round favorites, like coffee. Infusing popularly known holiday beverages with CBD (also known as cannabidiol) can make the experience extra merry and bright.
Mainly used for medicinal purposes, CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the hemp plant, which science says can provide great therapeutic relief, helping the body relax in a safe way. These few recipes with the addition of CBD are soothing and delicious and they will forever change your idea of what it means to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
CBD-Infused Hot Cocoa
The holidays can be stressful, but CBD can take the edge off. While you could take the easy route and drink storebought hot cocoa, this homemade recipe will help you relax while pleasing your sweet tooth. You will need:
- 1 oz dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole organic milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- Sea salt
- 2-3 drops of full spectrum CBD tincture
First, mix the chocolate, cocoa powder, and ½ cup of milk in a saucepan over low heat and stir the mixture continuously until the chocolate is completely melted. Then, add the rest of the milk, a dash of cinnamon, and a dash of sea salt along with two to three drops of CBD tincture. If you prefer your cocoa a bit sweeter, you can stir in some granulated sugar.
Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream. If you want to make your hot cocoa even more of a treat, crush a candy cane in a ziplock bag with a mallet sprinkle the candy bits over the whipped cream.
If you normally order a latte when you go out for coffee, then you will love this super simple recipe for CBD latte. You’ll feel fancy for the holidays and laid back while drinking this toasty pairing. For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 1-2 scoops of your favorite coffee grounds
- 1 cup of hemp milk or milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons of water-soluble CBD oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Sea salt
- 2 teaspoons of honey or your favorite sweetener
In a small saucepan, combine hemp milk, honey, vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt and your preferred amount of CBD oil (15 mg has been regarded as a good amount) over low heat. Next, whisk all of your ingredients together and heat until warm and ready to sip. You may drink this beverage hot or poured over ice.
CBD Honey Eggnog
While it’s not exactly a low-calorie drink option, eggnog truly is a special holiday beverage that can be enjoyed at any time of year. If you’ve had a long day shopping, or your kids keep trying to sneak a peek at their gifts, this mixture of CBD and eggnog will cradle you into calmness after following just a few sips. You’ll need:
- 1 cup of CBD-infused honey
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1 cup bourbon
- 12 egg yolks
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1-1/2 cups cream
Using an electric mixer or a large metal mixing bowl, dissolve one cup of CBD-infused honey in the warm water. Once the honey is completely dissolved, stir in the spiced rum and bourbon. Gradually beat in the egg yolks, milk, and cream until it is foamy. And voila! Your eggnog is ready to be served with a dusting of grated ginger and just a dash of nutmeg — this recipe is enough to serve a full house.