1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe

Believe it or not, the 1 gram cannabutter recipe is real and it works! So, a few weeks back I got my hands on some pretty potent Lemon OG Kush- 2 grams of flower to be exact. Rolling one gram up into a nice joint, I sat leisurely and well-medicated in my kitchen thinking, "Maybe I can make cannabutter with this 1 gram that I have".

Me being the need-to-know-it-all that I am, I made sure to do some research before cheffing up this marvelous 1 gram cannabutter batch. Unsurprisingly, nothing conclusive came up for my results. Matter of fact, most people denounced that a 1 gram cannabutter recipe even exists# Well, today I'm going to let you in on a little secret- it does and here's the suggested recipe. Before I get started keep in mind: any good recipe requires diligence, patience, and awareness of ingredient ratios. These three principles are not to be taken lightly! Once again, they are not to be taken lightly! So here is what you are going to need:

  1. 1-2 grams grounded of mid-top shelf flower
  2. 3-6 oz of butter (butter has a high concentration of lipids which allows THC compounds to bind easily to the butter, which would probably explain why most folks prefer butter over most oils, coconut oil being the exception, when making cannabutter.) I would suggest Land O'Lakes butter.
  3. A saucepan 
  4. A spoon for stirring 
  5. 1 cheese cloth or a relatively dense paper towel, although the cheese cloth is the ideal choice.
  6. A bowl for pouring your strained cannabutter
  7. 1/4 cup of water


Put your butter in the saucepan at medium-low heat. As the butter begins to melt, mix in your ground flowers/leaves. At this point, the butter may begin to reduce at an exceptionally fast rate. This is when you slowly pour in the 1/4 cup of water so that your butter doesn't burn on you. Now that you have your butter, flower, and water coming to a boil, lower the heat to a gentle flame so that your mixture can simmer. Keep in mind that our proportions are small, so timing is everything. If you are using one gram of flower, let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes with frequent stirring. If you are using 2 grams of flower, let your mixture simmer for an 1 hour-1 1/2 hours. Although I don't know the exact science behind these ratios, I found that in my controlled environment they worked best. After the first 15 minutes, you should begin to see the hue of the butter turn from gold to a murky brown. Try avoiding a black hue, this may mean that you are burning your flower and butter, if so either reduce the heat or add no more than 2 tablespoons of water.

Post-cooking Preparation:

Now that your mixture is ready for straining, put your cheese cloth (highly recommended) or dense paper towel over a bowl. Here, I would suggest either having someone hold the cloth with relatively tightness so that the weight of the butter doesn't force the cloth to cave in on the bowl. Or if you have a rubber band or and elastic object, wrap it over the cloth after the cloth is placed on the bowl. Now, slowly pour your mixture into the bowl covered by the cloth. I repeat. slowly pour your mixture into the bowl covered by the cloth! If you simply dump your mixture into the covered bowl, you may run the risk of collapsing the cloth into the bowl. If some of the reduced flower gets onto the cloth that's fine just be super delicate when wringing the cloth out so that the you dont tear the cloth and your flowers end up in your butter. Now, you should have a few results at this point:

  1. An empty saucepan
  2. A cheese cloth or paper towel that is drenched in cannabutter
  3. A bowl with the flowerless liquid cannabutter mixture. Keep in mind if you used 3 oz of butter than your reduction should measure out to 1-2 oz of cannabutter. If you have 3-6 oz of butter than your reduction should measure out to 2-4 oz of cannabutter.
  4. Now put your liquid butter in the fridge and let it solidify from anywhere from 4 hours to overnight(for optimal results).
  5. Now you should have what looks, tastes, and smells like an almost greenish-brown cannabutter that can be used on just about anything! I prefer a nice tablespoon in my eggs and toast but the butter is your for the cookin'! More importantly, this isn't a big batch recipe, I would even say it's being able to make cannabutter a condiment rather than the main ingredient.

Hopefully this 1 gram cannabutter recipe works just as well for you as it did for me! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and I will be sure to address them ASAP. Enjoy!

8 Responses


March 09, 2017

so i got the flu and a really bad cough from inhaling campfire smoke, long story. kinda. anyways, i cant smoke cause ill literally cough so hard it hurts. im bout to reup on some dank and my moms bringing me chicken soup tomorrow. im thinkin cannibutter goes in the soup. thanks a lot man


December 20, 2016

Hey – I made my first attempt at this recipe and I’m not sure I did it correctly (though I followed to the best of my abilities). My result is not reduced as much as the recipe says it should have been and it’s not green like the image at the top. Did I fudge up my cooking?


October 25, 2016

Could you modify this recipe with 2.5 grams of stems do you think? Or do you have another recipe for stems? I have almost 3 grams and the smallest recipe i can find is 4 grams of stems.

Mentush Bulbashnikov
Mentush Bulbashnikov

July 02, 2016

How many milligrams are there in all the butter, or in other words, how many times can you get high from one batch like this.

Chris Hixson
Chris Hixson

June 23, 2016

That’s a tricky one Marla. Just do it and hope for the best haha


June 22, 2016

How was the smell in your house? I live in an apartment in an illegal state still. Lol

Chris Hixson
Chris Hixson

June 13, 2016

Based on my experience, you don’t need to. I might be wrong though.

Amber Marie
Amber Marie

June 10, 2016

Do you decarb your flower first?

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