Bhang lassi is a liquid drink, usually made from the leaves and buds of the cannabis plant. Bhang is been used in India for generations and this drink is the traditional preparation that is enjoyed by many across India, specially during holi festival. The use of Bhang lassi is a common, especially around the time of this Hindu festivals Holi where it is most popular and harnessed for spiritual use. It is also used as a common relaxant and appetite stimulant – it is not really seen by the people of India as a drug.

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Things you need to make Bhang Lassi

  • 15 grams Bhang (cannabis)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 100 grams Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 1 pinch Garam Masala
  • 2 cups Milk
  •  1/8 of a tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 2 saucepans
  • ½ a tsp Grenadine
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Almonds
  • Mortar and pestle
  • A sieve

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Method

1.Fill your water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.

2. Add in  cannabis (Bhang) and allow it to simmer for 10-12 minutes

3. Strain water into second saucepan, removing the cannabis from it.

4. Place the cannabis and 2 tbsp of milk into a mortar and grind them together. Repeat this process a few times to form thick paste.

5. Now add some more milk into the mixture along with the chopped almonds. Continue to slowly grind the mixture together, repeating a few times once again.

6. Strain the liquid through your sieve to remove the excess cannabis plant matter, and proceed to pour the milk, coconut milk, grenadine and water into one pan.

7. Bring it to boil whilst stirring continually.

8. Whilst stirring, add in the remaining ingredients and continue to stir until they are dissolved.

9. Take the mixture off the heat. Once it is at a room temperature, place it in the fridge to continue cooling for a few hours.

That is it! You now have some bhang lassi, ready for enjoyment – best served cold.

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