Cannasugar – The best cannabis sugar recipe

CannaSugar: Cannabis sugar recipe

 Here’s a very simple cannasugar recipe for making cannabis infused sugar! Cannasugar, or weed infused sugar, can be used just like real sugar easily making just about anything medicated! Stir a spoonful into your coffee or tea, add to your favorite cookie or candy recipe, the choices are endless!

This cannasugar recipe easily scales up or down, so feel free to make as much as you want! Potency can be reduced for those wanting less, simply use either less cannabis to fit your personal needs. You can also experiment with different strains which can add their own flavors and aromas to your final product.

Sugar does not dissolve very well in high proof alcohols. You can remedy this by making a quick syrup of sugar and water and then adding the alcohol to that. Sugar will dissolve better in alcohol that has a higher water content (i.e. lower proof).

Higher proof alcohols will do a better extraction of the cannabis versus the lower proof alcohols, and will not get as green. If you don’t care about the color you can do the extraction with a lower proof. 

Keep your cannasugar stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place for best results.


  • 1/8 oz. (3.5gr) cannabis flowers, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (100gr) white sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150ml)  Any drinkable alcohol – you can get creative with flavors!

**Do Not Use Isopropyl Alcohol



  1. The day before you plan to make your sugar, place the alcohol in the freezer and let it sit overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F (120C). Place your coarsely chopped cannabis in a small shallow dish, like a pie plate (glass if you have it). Cover tightly with 2 layers of aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  3. Transfer the now decarboxylated flower into a Mason jar. Pour the alcohol in to the jar and ensure the cannabis is completely covered.
  4. Put the lid on the jar and swirl gently to agitate. Place the jar in the freezer for 10 minutes, gently swirling to mix every 2 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove the jar from the freezer and strain through a coffee filter into the clean pie plate you used previously.
  6. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.*
  7. Place the pie plate on an electric griddle with the temperature set to low. Alternatively, you can use a heating pad. Using a small fan to provide good air circulation, let the mixture sit undisturbed until no more alcohol remains. You can always feel free to just let it sit and evaporate on its own as well if you’re not in a hurry. 
  8. Gather the remaining cannabis infused sugar from the dish making sure to break up larger pieces. Store the sugar in an airtight storage container until ready for use.

 * Sugar does not dissolve very well in high proof Ethanol, like Everclear. To speed up the process, you can dissolve the sugar in an equal part of water until a syrup is formed. Then mix the syrup with the alcohol.


3.5gr of cannabis containing 25% THC will yield approximately 800mg of THC in your final product. This recipe will yield about 30 teaspoons of sugar, giving it an average THC content of approximately 25mg per tsp.



  • Remember, Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and are heavier than air. Avoid sources of ignition. Using a gas oven is not recommended due to the potential for fire or explosion.


  • A note on grinding: grinding your flower finely will produce a much greener looking and tasting sugar. To avoid this, simply break the buds apart with your fingers into pea sized pieces.


  • Save the leftover buds! There’s still some cannabinoids present in them. Let them air dry and they can be used for infusing coconut oil, or simply grind them up and put into gelcaps for consumption.


Want an even cleaner look and taste?

Water Cure your flower first! After decarbing your flower in the oven, put it into a mason jar and fill with reverse-osmosis distilled water. Place the jar in the refrigerator. When the water begins to darken from the color leeching out of the buds, gently empty the colored liquid and replace with clean water; at least once a day.

Continue this process until color no longer leeches out of the buds. Depending on numerous factors, this process can take from 3-8 days. Once achieved, dry your cannabis using any quick dry method you prefer. Water curing removes all the water-soluble material from the plant leaving you some rather dull, lifeless looking buds. That’s OK though, its now even more potent by weight due to the loss of extraneous materials you didn’t want in your sugar.

Water cured flower will produce a sugar that is still mostly white and without hardly any plant tastes at all.

Author: Allan

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I multiplied this recipe by 8 and used an ounce of Blueberry flowers. Decided to follow the qwet process you have on your other post page to do the extraction vs the 10 minute soak. I evaporated mine in a glass pie dish on a 95 degree warming plate until no more alcohol left. The sugar came off the plate in chunks so I put it into a small food processor and pulsed it a few times to bring it back to sugar size particles. The color was more like a very light brown sugar with pinch of green and… Read more »


I Agree, this works exceptionally well with sugar cookies!

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I made this recipe twice to compare, one with the water cured flowers and one with regular stuff. The regular stuff still had a grassy taste to me, the water cured batch didn’t. The water batch also I think came out stronger but that might just be my perception. definitely cleaner though! The water cured stuff looks just like turbinado sugar, golden color no green! its not strong flavored so you can just eat the sugar plain or mix with literally anything. Letting a teaspoon of sugar melt in my mouth gets me all good and toasty!


Glad you like it! Thanks for the comparison!

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I would like to know how long you all stirred before the sugar dissolved in the alcohol, as the measurement level of sugar on the side of the beaker has not changed after almost half an hour of agitation. I used organic on one batch and white on the other, same result.


I mixed sugar and water together then added everclear and mixed up. Poured into a pie plate and set on sunny window ledge for a few hours. Scraped it off and put it into a sandwich bag and smashed it with a skillet so it no so chunky. This shit is fire!!! I put in my morning coffee and also some in my cereal. Best wake and bake! I carry it around in a metal screwtop weed cylinder container for when I need a boost. Question can you do this with salt too? Mahalo from Hawaii!!!

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I made mine with Absolute Citron and it has a nice lemony taste to it. I drink tea not coffee so it works out great. I made lemon cookies and sprinkled it on top – amazing! ❤❤❤