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Weed Jello Shots Recipe

Serving weed jello shots is a great way to kick off the festivities and entertain your guests.  

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make the best weed infused jello shots for your backyard barbecue, birthday party or smoke sesh. 

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How to make weed Jello shots 

Gathering materials 

You’ll need the following to make weed Jello shots:

  • One cup of fruit juice, such as cranberry 
  • A cup of water 
  • Two envelopes of unflavored gelatin 
  • Sugar to taste 
  • Cannabis buds (about 0.5 grams)
  • Butter sticks
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Shot glasses

Making a Tincture

You’ll need to decarb the cannabis flower to activate the cannabinoids. Refer to our article on how to decarb and infuse weed to make a tincture. 

Prepare the jello mixture 

Start by boiling water in a medium saucepan. Then, add fruit juice and sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it starts to simmer.

Remove from the heat and add the gelatin. Stir for about two minutes to ensure it has completely dissolved. 

Add tincture 

Allow the jello mixture to sit for some minutes. Then, add a quarter cup of cannabis-infused tincture and stir to mix. The amount of tincture you’ll use depends on your desired potency. However, it’s advisable to start small and increase if necessary. 

Pour into shot glasses

Now, carefully pour the mixture into the shot glasses and refrigerate for about two to four hours. Once the jellos are fully set, they’re ready to be enjoyed. 

Weed jello shots guidelines

When consuming jello shots, it’s important to understand the potency of each to ensure a pleasant experience. 

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Understand the potency of jello shots

The potency of the weed jello shots depends on the strain used. That said, jello shots made using highly potent tincture will be more powerful than those made from less potent strain. Also, the infusion method you’ll use will influence the potency of the final product, as each has a different extraction efficiency.  

Responsible dosage 

Just like other edibles, jello shots take longer to kick in. Thus, don’t be tempted to ingest more over a short period. 

You’ll need to calculate the concentration of each jello shot to avoid issues such as overconsumption. Here is how to calculate the concentration of one jello shot when using a 20% THC strain. 

Start by calculating the total amount of THC in grams. In our case, it’s 0.5g *20% THC*1000, so around 100 mg of THC. Let’s say you make 24 jello shots; each serving will contain approximately 4.1 mg of THC

With this information, it’ll be easier to dose your intake. However, starting with a small number is advisable if you’re a novice, and increasing the intake if needed. 

Storing weed infused jello shots 

Place them in an airtight container and pop into your refrigerator. However, to clearly state their concentration to ensure the correct dosage. 

Elevated celebrations 

Weed jello shots will bring excitement and buzz to your parties. However, ensure you dose responsibly to avoid getting too high.

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About Jeremy

Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from the Technical University of Kenya. Over the past four years, he's been passionate about writing on a wide range of cannabis-related topics. In addition to guides, he's explored various aspects of cannabis, including its medical benefits, legalization efforts, cultivation techniques, and its impact on society. You can reach him at [email protected].