Bhang is super easy to make at home. Below is a step-by-step guide, along with our favourite bhang-based drink recipes!
Bhang is an edible cannabis paste from the Indian subcontinent. It's been added to food and drink for over a thousand years. Bhang is widely consumed during the Hindu festival of Holi. Otherwise known as the Festival of Colours, Holi marks the arrival of spring.
Celebrations are usually a frolicking, colourful, joyous party in the streets. And, of course, they include plenty of psychoactive delicacies made with bhang. In fact, the role of bhang in local cultures and spiritual practices is one reason why cannabis has never been fully criminalised in India.
This recipe has everything you'll need to make a simple bhang paste. This paste is your base—add it to drinks and other fancy bhang concoctions. Here's what you'll need:
These drinks are bhangin'! And we make no apologies for it. But before we get to the recipes, a bit of trivia so you can navigate the world of bhang with confidence and ease: The term "bhang" is actually pars pro toto—a part that gets taken for the whole. Bhang is the paste that goes into these drink recipes, but the term is also frequently used to refer to the drinks themselves.
A lassi is a traditional Indian drink made with milk or yogurt. You may have tried a mango lassi at your favourite Indian restaurant. This is the bhang version—just as delicious, but considerably more psychoactive. Think of it like a delicious cannabis milkshake.
Bhang thandai is another recipe that's extra-refreshing in the warmer months. It's rich, creamy, full of delicious spices and served chilled. Oh, and it's designed to get you high. What could be better?
Bhang thandai masala (spice mix):
This vodka and cannabis hot toddy-style drink will leave you feeling extra cosy in the fall and winter. Its effects should kick in around 15 minutes after drinking.
Bhang plays a key role in the spring festival of Holi, synonymous with joyous explosions of colour and partying in the streets. Now, you can generate some of those good vibes at home with these simple recipes. Bhang paste can be added to a ton of delicious treats, even chutneys. So, don't be afraid to branch out. A whole new world of edibles awaits you.