One of the best alternative options to smoking is creating infused butter. This glorious butter is often called Magic Butter or Magical Butter. The process used to be much more involved as there were no nifty new gadgets to assist in the process. However with the Magical Butter Machine by PBC (Public Benefit Corporation) the whole process has become simple.
So now anyone with some high grade botanicals and quality butter can make infused butter with little effort. Let’s review this great recipe and instructional video by the good people over at MagicalButter.com.
If you need a Magical Butter Machine or want to learn more check out our You will need a Magical Butter Machine page.
- ¼-½ ounce/7-14 g botanicals* per cup/240 ml, decarbed
- 2-5 cups/475-1180 ml unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon/15 ml lecithin** per cup/240 ml
A breakdown of the items with information / examples are below.
Listed below is also a list of non consumable items needed.
Ingredients / Consumables
¼-½ ounce/7-14 g botanicals* per cup/240 ml
Important: Your botanicals should be decarbed.
* For best results do not pre-grind your Botanicals.
2-5 cups / 475-1180 ml ml Butter (Unsalted)
Softened; for best results, clarified**
**To clarify, gently melt and simmer the butter, discard the milk solids and surface foam, and retain the clear golden liquified butterfat. To clarify further, you can also skip clarifying and simply use melted or softened butter. Do not use cold, firm butter.
1 tablespoon/15 ml lecithin** per cup/240 ml
**Lecithin is optional but highly recommended. Lecithin is an emulsifier used in cooking and in the pharmaceutical industry for binding ingredients in lipids (butter, oils, and fats). It helps to increase the bioavailability of plant compounds in your high-lipid infusions, intensifying the potency of the resulting extracts. Lecithin can be made from soy, sunflower, rice, or egg yolk. It is available at your local health-food or vitamin store in the form of powder, granules, or liquid. Any type is sufficient except in capsules, because they contain too many binders and fillers. Soy lecithin powder is processed to eliminate compounds that may have estrogen-like effects. Lecithin granules are made from soy powder mixed with soy oil, so they may contain estrogen-like compounds. Because liquid lecithin is three times as potent as powder or granules (it’s also three times as messy), use only 1 teaspoon per cup of butter or oil for your extractions.
Kitchen Supplies / Reusables
Magical Butter Machine
We at MagicGummies.com believe the best tool to use when infusing your favorite botanicals with base ingredients is the Magical Butter Machine. To find out more about this great product please visit MagicalButter.com.
Do not accept any imitation products or refurbished machines. Only order direct from MagicalButter.com.
Butter Molds (Optional)
This is optional. You can keep your butter in the container you strain into if you want, however some people like to mold the butter back into sticks or patties for easy measurement latter.
Large Measuring Cup w/ Pour Spout
These instructions are by the good people over at MagicalButter.com.
- Place the ingredients into your MagicalButter machine, and secure the head.
- Press the Temperature button, and select 160°F/71°C. Then press the 2 Hours/Butter button.
- After the cycle is complete, unplug the unit at the outlet, and remove the head of the appliance. Put on your LoveGlove™, and pour the pitcher contents slowly through your PurifyFilter™ into MagicalButter Trays, formed molds, or other storage container.
Storage: Magical Butter should be stored in the refrigerator. Butter should stay good for up to 60 days if stored correctly.
When using botanicals such as marijuana please consume responsibly. Be sure to test your batches by consuming a smaller / partial serving. This will help you identify its potency. In addition label your stored Butter so you will not forget the potency. Keep out of children’s reach at all times.