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Get Baked With This Delicious Recipe For Cannabis-Infused Brownie A La Mode

While it’s impossible to figure out who originally came up with the genius invention of the “pot brownie,” it’s safe to say that the concept will live on for eternity. Even to this day, folks everywhere are still trying to perfect and recreate their own versions of the legendary recipe.

Now, thanks to the newly founded legalization of recreational use of MJ in states like Washington, Colorado, and most recently, California, the aspects of cooking with cannabis are becoming more widely accepted. And, with more acceptance, comes improved technique, efficiency, and more deliciousness.

Since 4/20, aka the biggest celebration of cannabis all year, is almost upon us, we picked up your fave low-cal, high protein ice cream, Halo Top, to make the day — and the pot brownie — even more delicious. See our recipe for “Pot Brownie a la Mode” below.

Remember, everyone’s cannabis tolerance varies. FOODBEAST recommends consuming medicated edibles with oversight and caution. You can always eat more — not less!

Pot Brownie A La Mode Checklist

You will need:

– crockpot

– baking sheet

– oven

– cheesecloth

– cannabis grinder

– baking pan

– About 16 hours of cooking time

Ingredients

7-14 grams of cannabis

½ pound clarified butter

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup flour

3 ½ cups sugar

8 whole eggs

For the pot brownie al a mode recipe you’ll need 7 – 14 grams of cannabis and a ½ pound of clarified butter, to make cannabutter. Grind up the cannabis — preferably on a baking sheet — then bake for 30 minutes at 240 degrees.

After your cannabis is done baking, transfer it into your crockpot. Next, take the ½ pound of clarified butter and mix into cannabis and mix thoroughly. Let mixture cook on low for 6-8 hours.

After your cannabutter is done cooking for 6-8 hours, strain the mixture using cheese cloth. Just be sure that there is no plant material left. Let chill overnight.

Next, it’s time to make our brownies. Combine one ½ cup cocoa powder, a ½ cup flour, 3 ½ cups sugar, and 8 whole eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir. This mixture should yield a thick chocolatey paste.

Add in the ½ pound of cannabutter and one ½ cup of melted butter. It’s also a good idea to coat your pan with a nice layer of cannabutter so the brownies do not stick. It’s best to use a 9” x 13” or 11” x 15” pan.

If you only have a small pan, try not filling it to the top — the brownies will come out undercooked. You can use a toothpick to check if brownies are done. If brownies stick to the toothpick, cook them longer.

Set oven to 300 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. After cooling, cut and serve with a scoop (or more) of Halo Top ice cream (we used Vanilla Bean!).

Created in partnership with Halo Top Creamery

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This Insanely Expensive Ice Cream Costs $817 A Scoop

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The hotter it gets, the less we think about how expensive ice cream is getting. Though, we’re pretty sure it’ll never get to the point where we’d buy ice cream at $817 a scoop. That’s just bananas.

Dubai’s Scoopi Cafe is known for offering what they call the world’s most expensive ice cream. The cafe’s “Black Diamond” dessert is made with a Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream. While that doesn’t sound too extravagant, the dessert is topped with Italian truffles and rare ambrosial Iranian saffron (about $100 an ounce). The Black Diamond is also topped with edible 23-karat gold flakes.

Since some rare chocolates and edible gold still doesn’t seem enough to justify such an expensive dish, the dessert comes with a Versace bowl and a matching spoon. Only two orders have been sold so far.

Photo: Scoopi Cafe

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Sophie Yogurt: Not So Greek To Me [OUR LOOK]

Sophie Greek Style Yogurt

What is Greek Yogurt?

Well I’m glad you asked…Greek-style yogurt is thicker and more solid than traditional yogurt because it is strained, giving it a richer and creamier texture – the stuff is thick! Nutritionally, Greek-style yogurt is higher in protein and lower in lactose than regular low-fat plain yogurt. Great as a snack, healthy substitute for sour cream or a flavorful dip such as Tzatziki.

Health Benefits?

Time for a little nutrition lesson my friends! Yogurt promotes intestinal health, improves lactose intolerance, builds stronger bones, enhances immunity, lowers blood pressure, and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects. In a recent study in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers found that obese adults who ate three servings of fat-free yogurt a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than those who just cut calories.

A plus for Greek yogurt, in particular, is that it doesn’t give you the sugar overload of what you usually find in traditional grocery store varieties. (Health.com)

Are you still with me? Here is a little Greek joke to keep you interested, although I may lose some of you at this point based on what is coming next: What Greek god is so hot you could fry an egg on him? Pan!  =)

Chocolate Sophie Greek Style Yogurt

How Does Sophie Compare?

My general rule of thumb is if I don’t know recognize an ingredient on a food label as natural or close to it, I won’t buy it. Sophie passes my test with flying colors!

Personally I tend to reach for plain Greek yogurts and add my own toppings, such as honey and walnuts, because flavored selections tend to be loaded with excess sugar. My favorite plain varieties are Fage, Chobani and Trader Joe’s. Sophie’s held their own in the plain category. The thickness of Sophie is somewhere between Fage and Chobani, not too thick but not too thin, jussst right.

As far as flavored Greek yogurt goes I tend to prefer Chobani, but a cup of that contains about 20 grams of sugar per cup. That is right up there with some desserts. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sophie yogurts only contain 5 grams per cup in their flavored varieties. And the Chocolate flavor is SO GOOD! The other flavors are Banana Cream Pie and Vanilla Bean, which are also amazing. And a little tip, Banana Cream Pie and Chocolate mixed together is quite delicious, just sayin’.

Should You Go Buy Sophie Greek-Style Yogurt?

For sure! At this point the only downside to the product is the lack of distribution; Sophie is currently only available on the East Coast, but keep an eye out for them in local health food markets because they are expanding quickly.

Thanks to Sophie Greek-Style Yogurt for letting me sample their delicious products. Check them out online at www.sophieyogurt.com.

 

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At a spot in New York City called Tabla which happens to be what they call a ‘bread bar’ this dessert is offered. Kulfi is a creamy like Indian ice cream. The presentation is incredible, it looks like a space shuttle or a very contemporary piece of artwork. (Thx Mightysweet)