How to make vanilla ice cream recipe (with CBD)


Vanilla ice creams are great when walking on a hot day or summer. Adding CBD to your homemade vanilla ice cream helps you take advantage of the much-praised cannabinoid without feeling its bitter taste.

CBD is gaining popularity and has become a critical part of many foods, beverages, and dessert recipes. CBD oil is one of the ingredients you should not leave out even when you want to make your homemade vanilla ice cream. While early studies find CBD helpful, many cannot put up with its bitter taste. However, consuming it with ice creams masks the bitter taste while letting you take advantage of its health benefits. Here is a simple recipe for vanilla ice creams with CBD that you can explore during your lazy time.

Understanding CBD

This section helps you understand and appreciate CBD before incorporating it into your recipe. According to Massi et al. (2006) and Bauer et al. (2020), CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in hemp and other cannabis plants. Such compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, and CBD is just one. There are more than 140 cannabinoids in nature, and CBD stands out for its non-psychoactive nature. Consequently, it has grown in popularity, and you can easily find its tinctures, oils, edibles, and vapes in gas stations.

Why Incorporate CBD into Your Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe?

According to Watt & Karl (2017), CBD is therapeutic. Many want to tap into these benefits but find the bitter taste of CBD oil unpalatable. Therefore, they switch to CBD-infused savory foods, drinks, beverages, and desserts that mask the bitter taste of the cannabinoid and still allow you to take advantage of CBD.

A simple CBD vanilla ice cream recipe is not something to dread. It is easy to follow and will not take you much time. Besides, depending on the ingredient list of the ice cream, you can make it healthier for you. All you need to do is choose your ingredients wisely, focusing on healthier options that add value to your health.

Will CBD Vanilla Ice Cream Get You ‘High’?

Many people looking forward to trying CBD, its products, and foods for the first time often wonder if they will get 'high' from the cannabinoid. Will CBD ice cream leave you stoned? According to Schlienz et al. (2018), THC is the intoxicating compound in weed and other cannabis plants, and it is responsible for the 'high' effect of marijuana. Therefore, whether the CBD vanilla ice cream gets you ‘high’ depends on the content. For instance, if you use CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC in your recipe, you will not feel stoned from consuming the ice cream. However, THC-infused vanilla ice cream or CBD with high THC content will leave you intoxicated. The only way to avoid making yourself ‘high’ from the vanilla ice cream with CBD is to focus on the ingredient list and understand what you are buying. Besides, you need to ensure that the oil or butter has a CoA as proof of 3rd party tests and to show how much THC there is in the CBD oil. Here are the ingredients and procedures for preparing CBD vanilla ice cream.


You need the following ingredients in the stated proportions to prepare your vanilla ice cream with CBD;

  • ¼ cup of toasted, shredded coconut flesh
  • 2 tablespoons of the 30 mg/ml potent CBD oil from a reputable brand
  • 1 ¾ cup of sugar
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • ½ a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of heavy whipping cream


With the ingredients above ready, follow the steps below to make the CBD vanilla ice cream;

  • Mix the sugar, salt, and milk in one saucepan
  • Bring the mixture to medium heat, and stir it continuously until it boils lightly
  • Remove the heat once the mixture boils and let it stand for 30 minutes
  • After sufficient cooling, strain off the mixture with a 2-quarter free-safe container to separate the infused milk
  • Add the toasted coconut, CBD oil, cream, and vanilla extract to the mixture
  • Allow the mixture to cool
  • Put it in the refrigerator and allow it to cook overnight
  • Serve the CBD vanilla ice cream

Using CBD Oil with Vanilla Ice Cream Topping

Besides adding CBD oil drops to the recipe described above, you can use CBD oil for the vanilla ice creams by adding a CBD-infused topping. The market has CBD-infused chocolate chips and caramel, which you can add to the ready-to-eat ice cream as a topping. Alternatively, prepare the ice cream using the ice cream maker and add the CBD-infused topping.

CBD Milkshake

Did you know that you can add CBD oil to your milkshake? It is easy and follows almost the same steps as CBD vanilla ice creams. Proceed as follows to make CBD part of your milkshake;

  • Mix all ingredients, milk, cream, and sweeteners
  • Put the mixture in the blender
  • Blend to smoothness
  • Add 1 or 2 drops of CBD oil to the milkshake
  • Blend again. You can also serve the milkshake and add the drops of CBD oil to the ready-to-drink milkshake

NB: Keep temperatures low when working with CBD oil in any recipe. The CBD vanilla ice cream recipe does not involve direct heating of CBD oil, but the temperatures should be low. If it does, The cannabinoid can disintegrate under high temperatures, hence the need to regulate heat.


CBD is a critical part of many recipes, including the vanilla ice cream that many like. It is simple and requires a little preparation time, after which you freeze the ice cream and enjoy it. Besides, early studies show that CBD is therapeutic and adding it to the ice cream helps you take advantage of the therapy without feeling the bitter taste of CBD oil.


Bauer, B. A. (2020). What Are The Benefits Of CBD–And Is It Safe To Use?. In Mayo Clinic.

Massi, P., Vaccani, A., Bianchessi, S., Costa, B., Macchi, P., & Parolaro, D. (2006). The non-psychoactive cannabidiol triggers caspase activation and oxidative stress in human glioma cells. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS, 63(17), 2057-2066.

Schlienz, N. J., Lee, D. C., Stitzer, M. L., & Vandrey, R. (2018). The effect of high-dose dronabinol (oral THC) maintenance on cannabis self-administration. Drug and alcohol dependence, 187, 254-260.

Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.

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