June 14, 2021

Infuse Your Father’s Day BBQ With 3 Easy CBD Recipes

Whoever decided Father’s Day should be on the third Sunday in June had the right idea.

An excellent chance of sunshine means outdoor cooking is on the menu. And with an abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients you can savor the flavor of summer.

Infuse some laid-back CBD goodness and you’ve got a recipe for making treasurable memories with dear ol’ dad. What a great way to kick off the summer grilling season!

Easy CBD Barbecue Recipes

While cooking over hot flames can be fun, we’re guessing you don’t want to be strapped to the grilling station all day on Father’s Day — or any day.

We’re here to tell you that you can have your BBQ and eat it, too. You just need the right recipes on your side. Better yet, make them CBD-infused recipes so the cannabinoids can help you stay chill while you master that extravagant burger patty flip.

Pull up a lawn chair and scroll down for CBD BBQ recipes fit for Father’s Day and summertime gatherings.

Note: CBD and these recipes are intended for adults only, so keep CBD and infused eats and drinks out of the reach of children. Be sure to clearly label any foods or beverages that contain CBD so everyone knows they’re infused with CBD.

Mango Strawberry Mojito CBD Mocktail

Get the juices flowing with a drink so tasty, it could stand in as the appetizer.

Before you (or dad) object to a fruity blended faux cocktail, hear us out. This CBD drink has a few things going for it.

  1. It has electrolyte-rich coconut water for a hydrating boost.
  2. The nano CBD delivers results at max speed.
  3. When you use fresh fruit garnishes (which we 10/10 recommend), you get a snack and a drink all in one.
  4. It’s a blender drink, so you get the kitsch and nostalgia of retro tiki cocktails.

It’s also crazy simple to make. You can even make a pitcher to serve up family-style. If you do make a big batch, promise you’ll let everyone at the cookout know there’s CBD in the drink. A label is a good idea too, so there’s no confusion.


Preparation Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass with a straw. Garnish with fresh fruit on a toothpick, and, if you’re feeling fancy, a little umbrella.

To make enough for you and three other adults, quadruple the ingredients. If folks want more or less CBD in their drink, let them add it to their drink after it’s been blended.

Now that your fist is full of a refreshing and tropical CBD infusion, you’ll be able to keep your cool when the grillin’ gets hot.

Sweet & Tangy CBD Infused BBQ Sauce

There’s a lot to focus on when you’re cooking over live flames and smoke. When it comes to sides, snacks, and sauces, make-ahead recipes are your BBBQF (best barbecue friend).

Enter: The make-ahead CBD barbecue sauce that does it all.

It’s sweet. It’s tangy. It’s infused with CBD. And it goes on anything that comes off a grill — and then some. The tropical CBD oil flavor blends nicely into the naturally-sweetened recipe. It just might beat your father’s favorite bottled BBQ sauce.


Preparation Instructions

Whisk together all ingredients except for CBD in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in CBD oil.

Brush over grilled meat, seafood, or veggies as soon as they come off the grill. CBD chicken wings, anyone?

Store leftovers in a labeled airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Makes 8 servings, with one-quarter of a CBD dose in a two-tablespoon serving.

Classic CBD Icebox Cake

Another make-ahead superstar makes an entrance. This icebox cake is a classic dad might remember, but with a vanilla-flavored CBD twist.

In case you didn’t know, icebox cakes have been a thing about as long as iceboxes (refrigerators) have been around. They involve cream or a creamy base, with additions like cookies, crackers, fruit, and nuts.

They’re also one of the most fuss-free desserts out there. This CBD cake recipe comes together in minutes. After some time to set in the freezer, it’s ready to serve.


Preparation Instructions

  1. Add whipping cream and a pinch of salt to a large bowl and mix using an electric mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar. Once stiff peaks form, add vanilla extract and CBD oil, whisking for about 10 seconds on low speed to incorporate.
  2. In an 8 x 8 - inch dish, spread a layer of whipped cream.
  3. Add a layer of cookies over the whipped cream. Break or crush them if needed to make an even layer.
  4. Add another layer of whipped cream over the cookies.
  5. Repeat steps three and four until you’ve used all your cream and cookies.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours.
  7. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Makes about 14 slices, which is a little less than one-third of a CBD dose per slice. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to one month. Don’t forget to add a label indicating CBD contents!

Tips For CBD BBQ Safety & Success

As with any substance, there are steps you should take to enjoy CBD responsibly.

  1. Keep your CBD-infused drinks and food far away from kids.
  2. Label anything that contains CBD to avoid confusion. Best practice is to also indicate the serving size and dose per serving.
  3. Don’t overdo it. We recommend sticking with the dosage suggestions in these recipes so you can layer small doses of CBD throughout your dining experience.
  4. Discontinue use of all CBD if nausea, fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea, or anxiety, or sudden mood changes occur.
  5. Have the products you used on hand so your guests can familiarize themselves with the contents, and learn what CBD products they like best.

If this is your first time cooking with CBD, check out these tips and guidelines before you get started.

Celebrate Dad With CBD + BBQ Goodness

From CBD-infused drinks to desserts, CBD oil products are diverse enough to fit into every course on your backyard cookout menu. With a touch of CBD in these summer-inspired recipes, the father figure in your life and your guests can layer in the right amount of cannabinoids for laid-back fun in the sun.


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