BY MARIE LODI
When temperatures spike, a refreshing frozen treat can truly feel heaven-sent. Besides the simple pleasures of corny popsicle stick jokes, the icy deliciousness is just straight up tough to beat. If you’re in a state where recreational cannabis is legal, you can look forward to enjoying a weed-infused version of your favorite popsicle! DIY medicated frozen treats are not only made with real fruit (read: healthy!), they’re also easy to make and fully customizable with whatever flavor and cannabis pairings you’d like. That means you can experiment with different fresh fruits and cannabinoids: chase that summertime high with some THC; get some relaxation with something more CBD-focused; or,land somewhere in between with a more balanced option. No matter what, it’s the best way to keep cool when it’s actually too hot to move.
The easiest way to make your own cannabis infused popsicle masterpiece is with a pre-made tincture, so plan on a visit to your local MedMen to stock up on the essential goodies for your DIY frozen pop adventure. Want something fairly strong? Ask your budtender to hook you up with a THC tincture. Otherwise, get something more balanced, or forgo a high altogether and chill out with high-CBD drops. Simply add some drops into your popsicle mixture, freeze for a few hours, and you’ll be good to go!
Just make sure to dose responsibly. Depending on how potent you want your popsicles to be, you might want to use half of a dropper. As always with edibles, make sure to see how you feel two hours after consuming before enjoying any more. And make sure to keep these frozen treats away from anyone who is not of legal age!
CBD COCONUT & PINEAPPLE POPSICLES
2 cups fresh or canned pineapple, chopped
1 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
¼ cup honey
High CBD tincture, like Chemistry AC/DC (3-6 full droppers, depending on desired dose)
Combine pineapple, coconut milk, tincture, and honey in a blender until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for approximately four hours. Enjoy!
CANNABIS INFUSED WATERMELON, BASIL, & MINT POPSICLES
2 ½ cups seedless watermelon, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
¼ cup honey
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
¼ cup fresh mint
Cannabis tincture, like Humboldt Apothecary Love Potion No. 7 (3-6 full droppers, depending on desired dose)
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze four hours. Enjoy!
BALANCED BLUEBERRY POPSICLES
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup vanilla flavored full-fatGgreek yogurt
¼ cup honey
Cannabis tincture with a balanced CBD:THC ratio, like Fiddler's Green Rogue Kindred Spirit 1:1 (3-6 full droppers, depending on desired dose)
Puree blueberries in food processor.
Blend blueberries, yogurt, honey, and tincture together in blender until smooth.
Pour into popsicle mold and freeze for approximately four hours. Enjoy!