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Create Cannabis Sugar: Step-By-Step Recipe And Video

Cannabis sugar recipe made from THC tincture

Create Cannabis Sugar: Step-By-Step Recipe And Video

Discover How to Create Cannabis Sugar: Step-By-Step Recipe And Video by using our easy-to-use recipe and instructions in today’s recipe blog.

Cannabis sugar is a basic staple recipe that can be used to make a wide variety of other tasty infused recipes like cookies, cake, pastries, candies and so much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Features
  2. Why You Will Love This Recipe
  3. Watch The Video
  4. Ingredient Notes
  5. The Step-By-Step Process
  6. Storage Instructions
  7. Sugar Making Process
  8. Expert Tips from Our Canna-Chef
  9. More Expert Tips
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. How To Make More Potent Sugar
  12. Recipes To Use Cannasugar With
  13. Easy Cannabis-Infused Sugar


Just two ingredients are needed! Cannabis sugar, and cannabis tincture.

  • shelf-stable once prepared – it will last you a long time!
  • super versatile – can be used as a sugar replacement in thousands of yummy edible recipes

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Once cannabis sugar is made, it can serve as a staple recipe for infusing all other recipes very easily. You’re going to love the versatility, too!

You can use it in recipes like pot brownies, chocolate chip cookies, on specialty cocktails as a tasty rimmer, or even in your morning coffee or bedtime tea.

Plus, if you’re looking to increase the potency of your edible recipes – you can use both cannabis-infused oil AND canna-sugar together for a double dose of CBD or THC.

Continuing reading to learn more about how to make canna-sugar, expert tips, frequently asked questions, and how you can use it in all of your favourite recipes!

And: if the recipe already uses cannabis oil or cannabis butter, add a dose of canna-sugar to elevate further.

Who knew? Now you do!


Watch The Video On How To Make Cannabis Sugar

Ingredient Notes

Before getting started it’s important to understand best practices, tips and advice on ingredients, as well as what NOT to use.

  • Cannabis Tincture: you’re going to want to make a cannabis tincture before you get started. Tinctures are super important, and you must use an alcohol-based tincture for this recipe or it will simply not work.
  • Sugar: White, granulated sugar is the standard sugar you’re going to use. Many sugar-lovers out there have tried various types of sugars and have found success infusing:
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • Cane sugar

Although it goes without saying, infusing Splenda or other powdered artificial sweeteners is not recommended.

cannabis tincture laying near pot leaves

The Step-By-Step Process

1 – Add 4 cups of sugar into a glass bowl.

2 – Add ½ cup of cannabis tincture and mix well with the sugar.

3 – Line a tray with parchment paper, and even spread the sugar over the parchment paper in a thin layer.

4 – Let stand overnight.

5 – Using a solid object, like a bottle, can or the bottom of a glass, crush up the cannabis sugar to remove the lumps. You can also do this step in a food processor or blender.

6 – Store the weed-infused sugar in a cool dry place.

Storage Instructions

Once your cannabis sugar is made, you’ll always want to make sure that you keep it as dry as possible.

The best way to store cannasugar is in an airtight mason jar or seal-tight container – as long as it seals well, you’re good.

This ensures longevity, and that it doesn’t mould or harden.

The Sugar Making Process

The sugar-making process requires patience like no other, and there are a few things you’ll need to do before you can get started.

Here’s what you need to do first:

  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis in the oven. A simple easy rule to remember is 240 for 40 minutes.
  2. Make your cannabis alcohol tincture – do not skip! It won’t work otherwise.

Expert Tips from Our Canna-Chef

Making cannabis edibles involves some science and patience. There are tried and true processes to follow to get the best quality and final product so do not skip!

Dried cannabis flowers don’t contain high amounts of THC or CBD, but what they do have is high amounts of THCA and CBDA – which is the non-intoxicating form of cannabinoids.

When you heat up the cannabis flower, it helps convert THCA and CBDA (non-intoxicating elements) into active forms of THC and CBD.

This is exactly what decarboxylation means!

Skipping the process will most definitely result in a weaker product with a lot of non-intoxicating effects meaning: you won’t get the high you’re after.

cannabis decarbing in the oven

More Expert Cannabis Chef Tips:

Use The Right Dish – remember with this recipe, the surface area that the air touches, the quicker the alcohol will evaporate – so this means if you have a bigger container it will work better. You can use a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and it works pretty well.

Use a Breathable Cover – airflow is important when making cannabis sugar, so don’t cover up the sugar, or the alcohol won’t be able to evaporate. You can use a coffee filter, or cheesecloth over top instead to prevent contamination but yet still allow the alcohol to do its thing.

Stir Your Sugar Often – the more you stir, the more you’ll be exposing the alcohol to the air for evaporation. If you don’t stir it enough it will harden and get chunky – it’s not the end of the world, you can use a food processor to get it back into granules, but it’s just a step you want to avoid if you can.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many great questions to be asked, especially when just starting out in the edible world. Below are the best answers for you:

  1. Can I Use Any Other Types Of Sugar?

Granulated sugar is the standard and top choice for this recipe. Some of our readers have reported that coconut sugar and cane sugar work well also so give it a try, and see how it turns out!

2. Are There Any Sugar-Free Options?

You can follow the same process but substitute granulated white sugar for monk fruit sweetener and see how it tastes!

3. Is It Okay If My Cannabis Sugar is Green?

Cannabis sugar can range anywhere from light yellow to a nice, dark green – and it doesn’t mean it’s bad or good at all. Sometimes it will just depend on the strain and how much plant material was transferred into your cannabis tincture when you made it – that’s all!

How To Make More Potent Sugar

Are you looking for even more potent cannabis sugar?

The strength of your cannasugar will depend on the strength of the cannabis flower you used to make your tincture.

Try to avoid using shake, leaves and stems – that produces a weaker result.

Instead, use a high-quality cannabis bud so you can enjoy a nice strong high.

Of course, everyone’s reaction to cannabis edible sis unique and dependant on your endocannabinoid system and it’s always recommended to follow the marijuana mantra:

Does LOW and SLOW.

Recipes To Use Cannasugar With

Now that your cannabis sugar is made, here are some great recipes you can create:

  1. Italian Fig Cookies with Cannabis Sugar
  2. Cream Cheese and Cannabis Cookies with Cannasugar
  3. Cannabis Bubble Gum
  4. Weed Marshmallows

Easy Cannabis-Infused Sugar

Cannabis sugar recipe made from THC tincture
Cannabis sugar is a great ingredient for when you want to make sweet weed edibles. It also works great if you want to infuse your coffee or tea with THC.
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keyword: cannabis sugar, thc sugar, weed sugar
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 48kcal
THC: 1400 mg per batch
Author: Steph Van De Ven



  • Add 4 cups of sugar into a glass bowl.
  • Add ½ cup of cannabis tincture and mix well with the sugar.
  • Line a tray with parchment paper, and even spread the sugar over the parchment paper in a thin layer.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Using a solid object, like a bottle, can or the bottom of a glass, crush up the cannabis sugar to remove the lumps. You can also do this step in a food processor, or blender.
  • You can also do this step in a food processor, or blender. Store the weed infused sugar in a cool dry place.



Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 48kcal
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As always, happy canna-cooking!

12 Responses

  1. David Nicholson says:

    Will this work with sweat and low

    1. They said it wont work right with artificial sweetners.

  2. Can you use distillate? If so how much?

  3. Can I make cannasugar using a vegetable glycerin tincture?

  4. When adding the sugar to a drink like lemonade will the oils in the sugar begin to separate?

    1. No, as long as you use tincture for the sugar, and not Oil. You are good.

  5. what do i use if i dont have a rice cooker?

  6. Could you use a MCT oil based tincture for this recipe?

    1. No, it will dissolve the sugar.

  7. Kyle Eriksen says:

    5 stars
    Can you use a sugar alternative like monk fruit?

  8. Debra Y Mathis says:

    Can you use a dehydrator, instead of air drying?

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