How to Make Old Hippie’s Canna Coconut Blaster

I was looking for the “Holy Grail” of marijuana-infused drinks…something that was easy to make in just one step (no decarboxylating allowed), that would work efficiently enough to be cost-effective, and wouldn’t smell up the kitchen. Something like firecrackers, except for liquid refreshments.

I think I got it.

For food to work well with cannabis, it generally has to have enough fat and it has to survive heating to properly infuse it. That last part is the bane of dairy drinks: even though whole milk has plenty of fat, heating it up generally causes curdling or bad taste or whatever.

But then I thought about what I use to make all my capsules with, which is coconut oil (because it’s basically all fat), and I realized that people are drinking coconut milk these days (in fact, a lot of them are drinking coconut water too, but that has no fat whatsoever). Since coconut “milk” actually has no actual milk in it, you can heat it without hurting it a bit.

So I tried two methods of making this, and they both worked! And even though one method uses a microwave oven, it won’t really save you any time, but it’s neat that it works at all. I’ve really tried to make this as simple as possible…no special tools or wacky procedures. You can buy coconut milk almost anywhere these days, not just in health food stores, and it’s even affordable.

Old Hippie’s Canna Coconut Blaster


1/4 gram cannabis (one medium-sized nug)
6 to 8 oz. coconut milk (not coconut water!)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. parsley (optional)


Grind your weed, or crush the cannabis between your fingers until it’s effectively powdered. Now use either heating method A or B, then go to “Cooling”.

Heating method A:

Pour cannabis into a microwave-safe mug. Add coconut milk. Heat in microwave three times for 20 seconds each, cooling off 30 seconds between cycles (it boils over quite easily otherwise).

Heating method B:

Pour coconut milk into a small saucepan and heat on stove. When it starts boiling, immediately reduce power to around “3” (be prepared to take container off heat instantly; it boils over quite easily) and add the cannabis. Keep it simmering for 5 minutes.


Let it cool off at room temperature for 30 minutes (the extra time at higher temperature is necessary to extract as many cannabinoids as possible), then put it in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes (or add ice), as it tastes terrible warm. Now stir in the cinnamon, and drink it. Be warned, it also tastes pretty bad cold, but the cinnamon will help immensely. You will also get clumps of ground weed in your drink, but that’s easier to deal with than trying to filter it out anyway.

Neither method smelled like weed at all! So if you add the cinnamon (for taste) and perhaps some parsley flakes (to disguise the weed), you should be able to make this in your kitchen right in front of your grandma or whoever (as long as you prepare the weed somewhere else and maybe premix it with the parsley).

What Happened To Me

This wouldn’t be an Old Hippie article if I didn’t give you all the juicy details, would it? I was excited over the prospect of a microwavable drink, and apparently I was so focused on making this stuff that I forgot that I had just eaten dinner an hour or so beforehand. You guessed it…by bypassing the First Pass Effect, I let myself in for an underwhelming [3]-level experience for an hour or two, to be followed by a very sudden unexpected launch to [9.5] three hours (almost to the minute) after initial ingestion.

It’s kind of rare for me to be so high that I can’t even sleep, but this was White Widow. Too high to write, too high to sleep, too high to exercise…too high to even sit doing nothing, because I kept thinking my nose was running or face was bleeding or something.

So I sat in the living room watching old Popeye cartoons (made before the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937!) off YouTube until I felt better. Then I attempted to go to bed, but our sick cat was hungry, so I got him some chicken and then apparently left the container of chicken out overnight, which Felicity grimly informed me of this morning (since she just cooked this latest batch for him yesterday…and $5 worth of chicken breasts don’t grow on trees!).

I don’t think it was because I was high, because I rarely have memory problems for that reason. I don’t even think it was because it was 3 AM. I think it was because I didn’t turn the kitchen light on and did everything by flashlight…if the room light had been on, I would have seen the container sitting on the counter before going back to bed. Sigh.

So anyway, tonight I came up with the stovetop method B. I believe this works much more efficiently, because this time I used only half as much as last night but still got quite decently high (I drank it with dinner, which makes it work normally). Most people aren’t nearly as sensitive as I am or have such great weed, so I’m recommending you start with 1/4 gram (for the record, I only used half that amount). No more than that your first time though, this really works!

The cute little pot I used (seen in the video below) is technically a butter warmer, but you can also use similar items like a frothing pitcher or Turkish coffee pot. Or just a small saucepan.

The whole idea of using coconut milk is to avoid the things that happen to dairy milk when it gets heated like this. It also keeps a bit better, in case you want to make a bunch of this at once. If you do make a batch at once, be sure to shake it every time before drinking!

source: cocolopez.comYou can also use this technique with other non-dairy “milks” such as soy milk, almond milk, etc. as long as they have at least 4 grams of fat or so per serving. It should also work with cream of coconut (the stuff people use to make things like piña coladas from), since there’s no actual dairy cream in there either, just coconut. I’m not sure what would happen if you drank a piña colada made with cannabis-infused Coco Lopez, but I bet one of you will let me know!

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


How long could this take to work for someone with a high tolerance? I drank it about 3 hours ago and I’m wondering what I could have done wrong, if anything.

If you followed all the steps the same way, then the only two variables left are your weed and your sensitivity. If you used decent weed, then it’s likely you have a much higher resistance to edibles than I do, so you should try doubling your dose next time and see what happens.

4 hours is the longest it’s ever taken me to feel an edible, BTW.

I used 2 grams of avb and it kicked my ass. Next time I’m cutting it down to one gram. I bet it still kicks my ass 🙂

So, this video confused me: in the directions for stove method it explains to add the buds after it boils, but in the video it’s the opposite.

It may lose a little, but the advantage is that it’s drinkable 🙂

You can always save the strained plant matter in the refrigerator until you have enough to process it over again!

coconut cream works even better when you add a tincture- dosing is a bit more technical that way. If I want to control my ingredients even more I’ll add rum that I infused with decarbed Cannabis- that way insures that I don’t “drink” too much because coconut cream sure is tasty.
you can even add a specific number of drops of any given tincture to your cocktail bitters.. there are just too many ways to tell!— but the pina colada does work.. very well I should add…

Worked outstanding! Used closer to an 8th of a gram with 6oz of organic coconut milk stove method. Boiled the milk took it off immediately, added grinded bud, lowered heat to about 3.5 for 5 minutes, then let it simmer at 1 for 15 minutes, then room temp chill for 15, then put it in a blender with strawberries and bananas and some more organic coconut milk with some juice, outstanding! Tasted delicious, kicked in within an hour, lasted about 5-6 before it really came down. I will use this method from now on.

I just made this with some sugrown Charlotte’s Web. It’s CBD and I’m not sure if this extraction method will work. But it was so easy and I wanted to give it a try. I am waiting for it to cool right now. I made it with soy dairy creamer and a clump of coconut cream and by my math, there is plenty o’ fat. But that’s for THC so I guess we’ll find out. I will post results. This would be great for kids who need it as medicine as Charlotte’s Web has almost no THC.

That is one cost-efficient way of imbibing! Great energy and pain relief (I just cleaned my bathroom DURING a fibromyalgia flare). Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be making a whole carton and will try some of my Bubble Gum. Any thoughts on why decarb is not necessary?

Glad it worked so well for you! Decarbing separately is not necessary because it’s a tiny amount of weed, well powdered, in a large amount of solvent. Those factors (plus the heat cycle) partially make up for the fact that you’re not going through a separate decarb step, however decarbing is always recommended for maximum efficiency. Quick recipes are fun though! Nugs and hugs!

Recently found little pots similar to that in an Asian supermarket. The only difference is that mine have a nice pouring lip/spout to minimize spills. I ended up buying several sizes because they’re so handy. Love them for making my warm medicated cinnamon turmeric milk & infused honey.

very happy to find this, thanks for posting! i’ve been looking for fast edible methods since i use cannabis for chronic pain but want to cut back smoking due to COPD, and i figured coconut milk might be a great vehicle because of all the fat. glad to see i wasn’t the only one thinking this! going to make some right now and put it in a smoothie 🙂

P.S. do you have any tips on transitioning from inhaled to oral routes? i want to keep my lungs happy, but it’s just not the same relaxing ritual as sitting down with a nice j!

Well mah dear friend…have you ever considered vaporizers? They’re much more affordable these days, far better for your health than smoking, and good ones for bud start at only $50 or so (for the Vapcap M, which I’ll be doing a full review on soon) or even less if you prefer concentrates. Most long-time smokers are amazed after the first week when they (a) use only 1/3 to 1/2 the cannabis and (b) start coughing out (permanently) a bunch of crud from their lungs due to smoking.

But if you’re using it medically, it’s a lot easier to think of it like any other pill you have to take (even better if you actually make your own) and forget the “ritual” of smoking. So you get used to taking it on a schedule, and now you’re comfortably medicated all day with no drama!

P.S. If you want “fast, fast, fast relief”, you should look into sublingual tinctures. Nugs and hugs!

I recommend s good tincture toddy, preferably with other supportive herbs like skullcap, rose, california poppy, etc., depending on what you take it for.

I have to take a lot of pills for things and definitely prefer to keeep my relaxing relaxing and not perfunctory.

I wrote the first book on the topic named Cannabis Cocktails. In this groundbreaking book I teach how to make tasty cocktails and mocktails infused with THC from Cannabis NOT hemp. On Amazon. B&N, etc.

I’ll be giving this a try when next cooking with coconut milk. I’ll need to up the amount of bud, as the per portion serving is about 1/4 to a 1/3 cup. I love making coconut rice, and baking chicken in coconut milk with curry.

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