Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means! 4/20 barbecues, infused picnics, and poolside parties are on the horizon.
Because these occasions are perfect for making an impression, we suggest you whip up one of the following 420-friendly recipes. You’ll be the star of your get-together, while Mother Nature does the hard work for you and gets the party started.
Learn herbal baking basics from decarb to infusion at the end of this list!
10 RECIPES TO MAKE YOUR 4/20 PARTY
THE BEST 4/20 PARTY:
1. Blossoming Thai Iced Tea
2. Chocolate Ganache 4/20 Cupcakes
3. Avocado-Hemp Salad
4. Flower-Powered Tiramisu [Vegan]
5. Grilled Potato Salad
6. Herbal Margaritas
7. Bangin’ Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
8. Caramelized Onion Dip with Chips
9. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
10. Floral Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream
#1 Blossoming Thai Ice Tea
Imagine ending your family gathering in Florida with a cold glass of this 420-friendly Thai Iced Tea. As you lounge on the beach and sip the creamy drink, the wind whips your hair and the sun caresses your skin. Before long, you can feel your worries melt away. “Life is good,” you think, as you rip from the Dabuccino.
Ingredients like condensed milk, tea, vanilla, cinnamon, and cane sugar turn this ordinary drink into a five-star beverage. When it is whipped with herbal butter, the indulgent beverage takes on a frothy consistency.
This recipe for Blossoming Thai Iced Tea can be bookmarked here.
#2 Chocolate Ganache 4/20 Cupcakes
How do you make a bold entrance at a 420-friendly party? Show up with these chocolate ganache cupcakes! Friends and new acquaintances will rush to your side as you share the flower-powered dessert.
This treat may not be the healthiest, but it is packed with flavor. Hershey's chocolate syrup is folded into the batter to give it a moist, decadent flavor. And, heavy cream, chocolate chips, and coffee create a drool-worthy ganache people will be talking about for months.
You can bookmark this recipe here.
#3 Avocado-Hemp Salad
Is there anything better than a fun-filled picnic in the summer? The next time you and your friends gather at a lake to enjoy the water and sunshine, be sure to pack this Avocado-Hemp salad in a cooler.
Not only is this salad delicious, it is very nutritious. Avocadoes, which are high in healthy fats and Vitamin E, lubricate the skin and support healthy hair and nail growth. Hemp seeds are high in protein, contain all essential amino acids (are a complete protein), and support healthy blood sugar balance.
In fact, every ingredient in this salad supports optimal health. Lemon cleanses the body, lettuce is rich in fiber and supports the bowels, and tomatoes, which are rich in lycopene, support the five senses.
Fortunately, you don’t need to educate your friends on the benefits of this salad for them to like it. Its flavor is enough! This recipe can be bookmarked here.
#4 Flower-Powered Tiramisu
Sometimes, the party you're invited to is an elegant, dine-in affair. In this case, we recommend you bring this herbal Tiramisu which is entirely raw and vegan.
Similar to the Avocado-Hemp Salad, this dessert is bursting with nutrition! The crust is primarily made up of walnuts, dates, and spices. Dates, a fruit obtained from the desert, are high in iron and fiber. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and support healthy brain activity. Even the coconut oil counts as a "health food." High in medium-chain fatty acids, it supports a healthy metabolism and is antiviral and antibacterial.
The creamy, aromatic filling is entirely dairy-free. Raw cashews, maple syrup, medicinal coconut oil, and raw cacao are blended into a creamy concoction which, after it freezes, mimics the traditional dessert so many people love. Seriously, even you will be surprised this treat is vegan.
Bookmark this recipe here.
#5 Grilled Potato Salad with Marinated Orange Olives
It's BBQ time! Throw on your sundress or khaki slacks, slide into those flip-flops, and spark an Empire Glassworks pipe your crowd can appreciate as you craft some Grilled Potato Salad with marinated orange olives.
Oranges, potatoes, rosemary leaves, and red wine vinegar add a unique twist to the standard potato salad. It's even better with the inclusion of olive oil infused with dry herb.
Lucie Lazarus invented this recipe in the dead of winter when fresh produce is usually hard to come by. She recommends adding arugula or spinach and bathing the potatoes in a strongly curated olive oil. Bookmark the recipe here.
#6 Herbal Margaritas
Whether you are hosting a house party or weekly book club, Herbal Margaritas are the perfect beverage to serve. Pair it with the GRAV Shot Glass Taster to really get the party started.
Guests will love sipping the floral drink which is made with lime, honey and medicated tequila. As time goes by, conversations will liven up and laughs will be heard 'round the block.
You can bookmark this recipe here.
#7 Bangin’ Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Friday night parties will sizzle when you serve up these bacon-wrapped jalapeños.
Believe it or not, the appetizer is actually very easy to make. All you need to do is prepare the jalapenos, stuff them with Boursin cheese, and wrap them in bacon. Then, after smothering them with magical butter and spices, you allow them to cook (in a smoker if you have one) for 40 minutes. Pass a Helix to have guests oohing-and-aahing while your goodies get going.
We'll bet this delicious snack doesn't last 10 minutes after being served! Get the recipe here.
#8 Decadent Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate-dipped strawberries are commonly served at parties. But when a special component is added, they become even more popular.
The only ingredients you need for this snack are your 7th floor SideKick, fresh strawberries, chocolate chips, and coconut oil infused with extracts (see how to make it happen below). After nibbling on a few of the chocolate-covered strawberries, your senses will be heightened and your evening improved.
Bookmark this recipe here.
#9 Caramelized Onion Dip with Baguettes and Tomato
Is any party ever complete without onion dip? No, the answer is no. Fortunately, this recipe puts all other onion dips to shame. Pass your most impressive pipe, and prepare yourself for lots of "woah!" reactions.
Roasted garlic and herbs like rosemary, chives, and parsley add depth to the classic dish. It is best served with toasted baguettes topped with Roma tomato slices. When your family members try the dip, their taste buds will experience an explosion of flavor.
Don't forget to bookmark the recipe here.
#10 Floral Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream
Ice cream is a staple of summer. But after trying this mint-chocolate chip ice cream, the treat may become a staple in your home year-round.
This herbal ice cream is made with natural ingredients, including coconut milk, fresh peppermint, low-glycemic rice syrup, and coconut oil. Because it is dairy-free, even those with sensitive stomachs may partake.
When you show up to a cannabis potluck with two tubs of this ice cream, you will be leaving the party with everyone's' numbers. Bookmark the recipe here.
Cooking With Herbs 101:
Prices are pretty high on herb-infused goodies these days. If you're not a fan of paying $16 for one cookie, you should probably try making your own.
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Before you can get started, however, there are some basics you need to learn.
It's easy to buy this kind of butter, but why not make your own? It's cheaper and easier. Plus, you get to decide which flower(s) end up in the batch.
If you skip this imperative step, your herbal butter or coconut oil will not have the intended effect. We recommend you follow this decarboxylation guide.
2) Making Potent Coconut Oil, Butter or Olive Oil
There are two main ways to create your own coconut oil, butter, or olive oil.
First, allow your chosen flower to cool after its done decarboxylating. Next, either use a Magic Butter or Levo Oil machine to churn your golden elixir or follow this recipe to create a batch using standard kitchen tools. When the final product is ready, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.