Take Your Homemade Coffee to the Next Level

Take Your Homemade Coffee to the Next Level
June 1, 2020 Hugs CBD
In Food and Drink
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Most of us know how to make coffee at home, but sometimes a warm cup of homemade joe isn’t quite the same as a fun, cool drink from our favorite coffee shop. Heading out to a coffee shop isn’t always realistic, so why not make your favorite drinks at home? We’ve added an extra twist to make your morning wake me up a little more special. Our secret ingredient is CBD. The two may seem like an odd pair, but when done correctly, it can make for the perfect early morning pick me up.

Can I buy CBD coffee premade?

As CBD becomes more popular, it’s getting easier to head to a coffee shop and find CBD coffee drinks. There are some drawbacks to this method though because you don’t always know how much CBD is in your coffee or what kind of CBD it is. This means you often won’t know what the chemical makeup of the CBD or how much THC it contains; if any. The best bet is to make your own CBD coffee at home, and luckily, it’s pretty easy!

Is coffee an effective way to take CBD?

Adding CBD to coffee isn’t considered the most effective way to take CBD but it is great for anyone who wants to cover up the taste of CBD, consume it slowly over a longer period of time, or just make it a little more fun. The two together may also decrease some unwanted effects from drinking caffeine. 

How much CBD should I use?

CBD affects everyone differently so we always suggest doing what works best for you. Adding 1 ml of our 500mg strength tincture to our recipes below is a good place for most people to start. You know your body best, so experiment with different strengths and combinations to find exactly what works best for you.

How do I combine CBD and coffee?

When CBD is added to hot liquids, the heat can reduce the benefits of CBD so it’s best added to room temperature or cold coffee drinks. CBD tinctures are oil so they don’t mix very well with water. That doesn’t mean your CBD coffee dreams are dead though, blending your favorite CBD lattes helps to achieve a smoother and more combined consistency. Besides, nothing says luxury like a blended drink.

We’ve created a couple of CBD lattes to get you started. 

CBD  Blended Iced Latte:

Traditional lattes are made with espresso but cold brew works as a good substitute, you can make either at home or buy them at a store. 

You will need:

  • 1 cup ice or 4 cubes
  • 4 oz. espresso 
  • ¾ cup whole milk or milk alternative
  • 1ml CBD
  • Sweetener if desired 

 

Equipment:

Tall drinking glass

Sealable jar or container 

 

Method:

  1. Blend ice and chilled espresso until fully mixed.
  2. Seal the milk and optional sweetener into your jar or container and shake until the milk is frothy (if you have a milk frother you may use this instead)
  3. Add milk and CBD to the blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Tip: Putting your glass in the freezer for half an hour beforehand can help keep your latte chilled and delicious.

CBD Iced mocha:

Adding chocolate to any coffee drink is the perfect way to mix up your morning and make it a little more fun. 

 

You will need:

4 Ice cubes

1 cup espresso or strong coffee, hot

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

¼ cup half and half or other milk alternatives

1 ml CBD

Whipped cream

 

Method: 

  1. Combine coffee and chocolate syrup and mix until the chocolate syrup is melted, set aside to cool.
  2. In a separate container stir together the CBD and milk.
  3. When the coffee has reached room temperature, add all ingredients including ice to the blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until combined. 
  4. 4.Top with whipped cream if desired, serve, and enjoy!

 

Blended Caramel Latte:

You will need:

½ cup cold coffee or espresso

½ cup milk 

3 tbsp sugar

3tbsp caramel syrup (plus a little extra for topping)

2 cups ice

1 ml CBD

Whipped cream

 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until fully mixed
  2. Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle and enjoy!

Tip: To make your coffee even stronger and avoid watering it down, try freezing coffee to use in replacement of ice cubes.

CBD and coffee can become a wonderful part of your morning routine so give these mouth-watering drinks a try and let us know what your favorite is!

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