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Canna-shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe

How to Make Weed Infused Chocolate Shell Ice Cream Topping

This ice cream topping is so easy to make and tastes so good. As soon as you pour it on the ice cream, it begins to harden. And you can make so many flavors (not just chocolate) by simply using different flavored chips.

Tip: Leftovers do not heat up well so it is best to make only what you can use in one sitting.

You Need Just Two Ingredients…

  • 1 cup baking chips (use your favorite: semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, mint, pumpkin spice)
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused coconut oil


  1. Heat the chips and oil in the top of a double boiler (you can make one if you don’t own one) or, although not a fan of the microwave oven, you can melt in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and creamy
  2. Remove from heat when melted – do not overcook
  3. Stir in coconut oil until completely dissolved
  4. Cool down and then pour on top of a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt
  5. Topping will harden quickly – usually within 30 seconds

Choosing the Right Coconut Oil

If you’ve never worked with coconut oil before, you should know that there are many different types.

Organic, virgin (or extra-virgin), raw, unrefined, centrifuged and cold-pressed are all terms you want to look for when selecting a coconut oil for ingesting with no cooking or for use in low-heat cooking. These oils typically deliver a strong coconut flavor. If you prefer less of the coconut flavoring, you may want to choose “unrefined.” You can also experiment with a blend of both unrefined and refined.

Caution: Too Much Caffeine Can Negatively Affect Your Experience

If using chocolate in your recipe, please consider that caffeine is found naturally in cocoa beans, so any chocolate has a little bit of the stimulant. Candy bars generally have less than 10 milligrams of caffeine, but the darker the chocolate, the higher the caffeine content. Some bars can have as much as 30 milligrams, almost as much as a can of soda. Some chocolate is fortified with additional caffeine for an energy boost and can have as much as 60 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as a cup of tea.

Dosing Considerations

It’s important to consider roughly how much cannabis is in an average dose of canna-shell ice cream topping (note: this will vary depending on how many individual portions you cut as well as potency of starting material). An average starting point for most first-time edible consumers is only 5-10mg.

Calculating exactly how much THC is in your product is simply not possible at this time, but as long as you start low [small dose of 1-2 bites] and go slow [allow at least 90 minutes to feel the onset, and in some cases, it may take 2-6 hours to feel the full effect], you mitigate the chances of any negative experiences.