Kief Hot Chocolate Recipe

Kief Hot Chocolate recipe

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Winter times are perfect for a delicious hot chocolate while you snuggle between the sheets. And while the recipe for hot chocolate is already well established, we can always give it a twist to make it better.

Want to discover how to make a hot drink that will make you feel mellow? Try out our kief hot chocolate recipe for a delicious, stimulating drink.

What is Kief, and why add it to Hot Chocolate?

If you came across this kief hot chocolate recipe without knowing too much about kief, let us introduce you to this fantastic product. Kief is the resulting powder that stays in your grinder after grinding your buds. This is a collection of tiny particles called trichomes, which contain all the CBD, THC, and terpenes that make hemp and cannabis so good and tasty.

Kief is simply the trichomes collected from the cannabis flower (the crystalline structures that form the outside of cannabis buds). This part of the plant contains the highest concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes, the molecules that deliver cannabis’s psychoactivity and flavour-aroma profiles, respectively.

These crystals often get trapped inside the grinder, creating a fine yellow powder that still holds strong properties for you to enjoy. For that reason, we highly recommend getting a 4-chamber grinder. That way, it will come with a kief collector that will help you make the most out of this beautiful golden powder that holds just as many benefits and effects as your favorite cannabis strain.

This being said, it will also augment the flavour profile of the cocoa (depending on the strain of cannabis from which the kief was collected, it will add its own unique aromatic twist).  

Aside from possibly augmenting the mind-altering effects, adding kief to your hot chocolate is essentially a way to experience the medicinal and psychoactive qualities and effects of the plant in an effective form.

Why am I adding it to my Hot Chocolate, again?

More mainstream these days, a few popular reasons for the addition of kief to a hot chocolate drink are its portability, convenience, and ease. In addition to not having to buy a vaporiser or rolling papers to consume, it’s not necessary to smoke or vape cannabis to experience its effects.

This way, you’re hot chocolate is infused with cannabinoids that have been activated upon being heated, once again – in a convenient and easy form. Furthermore, it’s a rather discreet way of ingesting cannabis, as it’s fantastically delicious and frequently unrecognisable as being laced with cannabis.

Without further ado, let's jump in to the recipe for making it. 

Kief Hot Chocolate Recipe

To make the tastiest cannabis-infused hot chocolate, you’ll first need to collect kief for a couple of days or weeks. Choose your favorite bud, whether it is THC, CBG, or CBD-rich, and grind it with a grinder that has a kief collector. This way, the powder will fall in just one chamber, making it easier for you to extract.

If you want to add mellow notes of CBD and CBG to your kief hot chocolate recipe, we recommend using our The White CBG or Sour Lifter strains, which are rich in shiny trichomes for your enjoyment.


  • 1-2 grams kief
  • 1 cup cannamilk (follow this recipe to make CBD milk)
  • 2–8 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8 squares of dark chocolate


  1. Slowly warm the milk over low heat in a medium saucepan. Then, add your kief and let both ingredients cook for at least 15 minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Add the cocoa, vanilla, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk.
  3. Finally, add the dark chocolate and whisk until it has melted. Then, pour in a coffee cup and top with the cream and your preferred toppings.

There you go! Now you have a tasty and warm cup of hot chocolate for you to enjoy on a chilly morning.

If you want to add a delicious dessert to this recipe, make a batch of flavorful CBD cookies to enjoy a full winter snack with all the mellow effects cannabis has to offer.

What I Wish I Knew Before Making Kief Hot Chocolate

To be honest, though, I have two basic philosophies of making kief hot chocolate. The first thing I always do is look at the amount I’ll be using – kief is strong as hell, so I stagger my doses; I start small, because eating it leaves me feeling high for a lot longer than smoking, and because I learned, as all do, the way that edibles can sneak up on you. THC does great like that, because, to work, you have to heat or decarboxylate it. I decarb my kief just by stirring it into this hot chocolate when it’s nice and hot so every tiny speck of my weed is evenly cooked.

After taking a thoughtful puff from my bowl and enjoying some cups of kief hot chocolate, it’s been important for me to be patient. The onset of effects is between 30 minutes and roughly two hours, and I rarely want to make the mistake of rushing to medicate again.

Moreover, another important element to any successful practice is to take the necessary time to ensure that what I’m doing is safe and legal. I make sure I check local laws that apply to myself, and take the time to sip responsibly. This includes safely storing any unused portions away from kids or animals who might make a fatal mistake.

I think a large part of it comes down to my tolerance and previous experiences with cannabis content. If you are a novice or have a low tolerance, I would also be extra careful with your dosage. Finally, and most importantly, the quality of these ingredients can make or break your kief hot chocolate. I use high quality cocoa and kief to ensure the best possible hot chocolate. With these points in mind, I have been able to enjoy my kief treats without surprise.

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Note: This recipe is offered for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or an endorsement of cannabis consumption where such consumption is prohibited by law. It is your responsibility to understand and abide by all applicable laws and regulations in your area. Cannabis laws are enormously varied in different countries, states and local jurisdictions and it is your sole responsibility to comply with local laws wherever you are in the world. If you are unsure about the regulations and laws pertaining to cannabis in your locality, consult your legal advisor or local law enforcement agencies. Consuming cannabis can have a range of effects that can vary largely from person to person. If you choose to consume marijuana in cannabis-infused products, it’s important to start low and go slow – especially if you’re a first-time user or inexperienced. It is also important to take into account that edibles may make the effects delayed, and consuming too much can lead to experiencing discomfort and or adverse effects.

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