Nug Pops made with fruit juice. Photo credit: Nug.
On a sun-drenched summer day, puffing on the indica-dominant Ice Cream strain is sure to whip up a craving for something sweet.
But for those who pine for a pint of the real deal to cool off, Emerald has the scoop (pun fully intended) on cannabis-infused ice cream brands throughout the country.
7 Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream Brands to Chill With
55 mgs THC
$15 for 6 ounces
Float up to Cloud Nine with these divinely-inspired delights. Known for their wide range of flavors and variety of other edible baked goods, Angel Haus Gourmet Cannabis Ice Cream in California can satisfy the quirkiest of consumer cravings. Sprinkled with sea salt, Ces-Man Choco Loco is a smooth choice. For a fruity option, there is Blueberry Kush, made from scratch with a sativa strain.
Also on the menu are CBD-infused and vegan ice creams. Angel Haus’ Mint Chocolate Chip has a light coconut-cream base, and Pistachio promises to pack a dairy-free punch.
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5 mgs THC
$8 for 8 ounces of vanilla, $8.75 for 8 ounces of sorbet
Serving up childhood whimsy with a gourmet twist in Massachusetts, this old-style parlor and their cannabis chefs offer a unique take on edibles. Flavors for their frozen desserts include lush Dark Chocolate Truffle and tantalizing Tanzanian Vanilla. There are even vegan options, such as the bright and bold Mango Yuzu, and future plans for a savory, tomato-based sorbet.
For Cloud Creamery, dosing is deliberate, and so are its sustainably-sourced ingredients. Owner David Yusefzadeh is in the business of using nutritious food to soothe.
“It’s about bringing relief to people whether it’s mental stress, physical stress or whatever else,” Yusefzadeh told MassLive in June 2021.
Moving forward, Cloud Creamery plans to branch out to local dispensaries and intends to partner with women-owned businesses.
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100 mgs THC
Dosage: TBD, 8 ounce containers
Watch out, Ben and Jerry! Jane and Mary’s Ice Cream in Chicago serves premiere ice cream that is “highly delicious.”
With a decade spent creating non-infused desserts, owner Jason Knight is serious about sweetness. Knight handcrafts his products with flavor-packed recipes. The brand even won the Illinois CannaCulture Cup for “Best Edible” in 2020.
Among the melt-in-your-mouth dairy listings are cake batter and caramel latte.
There are sorbets, too. Unlike sherbets, sorbets do not contain dairy, and are made with fruit and ice. The assortment ranges from Peach Tea to Dark Chocolate Hazelnut.
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50 mgs CBD
In Colorado, CBD-infused scoops from Rosebud Ice Cream are popular throughout organic grocery stores — and soon could be cooling off shelves in other states.
As a callback to their Midwestern beginnings, their Moonlight Daydream flavor offers a delicious mix of nutty spices and lemon-raspberry pebbles. Whether the tart swirls of Lemon Hazeberry or indulgent spoonfuls of Mounty Maple tickle your tastebuds, Rosebud has mastered the munchies.
Rosebud elevates late-night snacking and is “both a remedy and a reward,” according to the website. Customers may come for the CBD, but stay for the next-level taste.
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$22.95 for 16 ounces with 80 mgs CBD, $27.95 for 16 ounces with 10 mgs THC
Mellow comes with all the bells and whistles — even an ice-cream Tesla “truck” that delivers. And for founders Jesse Bride and Enrique Gonzalez, their desserts hit the sweet spot between therapy and luxury.
Driven by the desire for easy-to-access and easy-to-swallow edibles, Mellow became the first compliant THC-infused ice cream maker in California’s recreational market, according to its website.
Himalayan Sea Salt and Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip and Tahitian Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup completes the available trifecta with CBD, THC and standard options.
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Bay Area, California
10 mgs CBD and 10 mgs THC (20 mgs total)
If popsicles are preferred, Nug has got consumers covered with their ‘Otter Pops’ for adults. Nanoemulsion technology infuses the pops, promising a “quicker onset than your traditional edible,” according to the website.
Nug Pops are also easily mixable. More specifically, consumers can make infused “mocktails” by stirring flavors like Prickly Pear and Key Lime, Watermelon Lemonade or Blackberry Pineapple in seltzer.
But even without accompaniment, the candied tang of fresh fruit puree stands by itself.
Unreliant on sugar additives, Nug Pops additionally provide a healthier alternative. No judgement, just poolside vibes.
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10 mgs THC
At 3Js, everything is made in-house — from fresh bud to butter. Additionally, they infused their ice creams with concentrate that the company grows and harvests from their own facility in Colorado.
Savor the high of Strawberry Cheesecake one sweet spoonful at a time, or grab the whole container of Elk Tracks for nature docs during couch lock.
Scream all seasons for these ice creams, and then some. These cannabis brands are not only cravable, but available all year long, raising the bar and THC tolerances alike.