Top infused Valentine’s Day Recipes to Try in 2021 with Ardent
How to Use Ardent Nova FX to Decarboxylate your Cannabis
Ardent Cannabis has come up with user-friendly technology that allows the decarboxylation and infusion process go down in one simple machine. The machine has just a few simple settings that essentially does most of the work for the user, and has even released two models of their Nova product. Essentially, the idea of the machine is to infuse something like butter or cooking oil, that can ideally be used in another recipe and ensure the edible making process goes a lot smoother with a lot more accuracy in temperature, doses, and timing.
This technology takes any research or adjustment periods out of the process because of the simplicity of Ardent Infusion Devices. Essentially, the product has three primary settings, one setting for decarbing the flower or concentrate product, the other setting for infusing the edible (whether it’s butter, oil, or a tincture), and one for baking, as the technology can be utilized for it all.
How to Use Ardent in 6 Easy Steps:
Load the FX or Nova device with cannabis products. The product can be ground up, whole plant, or even concentrates as the form isn’t super important with the Ardent devices.
Plug in and turn on the Nova or FX and turn the setting on for the Nova, or for the FX, choose the A1 for THC, or A2 for CBD, so that the decarbing process can begin. When it’s done heating make sure to let it fully cool before adding any edibles.
Once the product is done cooling the device will notify you. When it cools it’s time to add whatever item is being infused, like butter or oil.
Make sure the device is in infuse mode and let the machine work it’s magic!
Once the item is infused, the last step will be to strain it to seperate the whole plant from the edibles.
- Next you can choose to bake in the device or your oven depending on the size and quantity of the recipe you are making.
How to Use Ardent Nova FX for Romantic Recipes
Using Ardent to infuse is the easiest part of making edibles. Once the product is infused all you have to do is incorporate the infusion to your next favorite dish! But don’t worry if you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with some of the top infused V-Day recipes to try in 2021.
This sweet treat is a classic favorite that’s perfect for any occasion, because really, who doesn’t enjoy Apple Pie? The best part about infusing something like butter is that it can be executed in so many ways. One of the simplest ways to infuse an apple pie is to infuse the filling.
Sauce ingredients necessary: Flour, butter, water, sugar, apples, and cinnamon.
In a saucepan, melt 8 tablespoons of the butter down and add 3 tablespoons of flour. Next add in a quarter of a cup of water and a full cup of sagar. After it’s come to a boil and then let the sauce sit while preparing the apples. To prepare the apples, you will simply need to peel, core, and slice the apples. Once the apples are ready, mix it together with the infused sauce and this will be the filling for the apple pie.
TIP: If you'd prefer to go the easy route, Ardent created a Mini Apple Pie infusion kit that comes with everything you need, except the bud, to create delicious infused mini apple pies.
Chocolate truffles are actually a simple to make luxury making it the perfect last minute treat this Valentines Day.
Ingredients needed: Chocolate bar, heavy cream, infused butter, and vanilla extract.
In a large mixing bowl add in a few cups of chopped chocolate, a few tablespoons of infused butter, a few drops of vanilla extract, and about a cup of warm heavy cream.
Let this mixture sit for about 5 minutes before stirring it all together. Once it’s been completely melted it together, transfer the mixture into a cooling pan that can be placed in the fridge so that the chocolate mix can set. The mixture will set for about 1- 2 hours in the fridge. Once it’s done cooling, get a plate ready and scoop the chocolate out of the setting bowl and roll it into balls. The fun part about this recipe is you can coat the truffle with anything from powdered sugar, to sprinkles!
TIP: If you'd prefer to go the easy route, Ardent created a specifically designed Valentines Day truffles kit, that comes with everything you need, except the bud, to create delicious infused chocolate truffle cups.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
There’s lots of fun ways to get creative with this recipe and infuse it, from home made chocolate, to different flavor chocolate bars there is no going wrong this holiday with some infused chocolate covered berries!
Ingredients necessary: Strawberries, chocolate chips or bar, and infused coconut oil.
In a saucepan on low heat, add a few bars or cups of chocolate and start to get it melting. Add in the coconut oil and once the chocolate and oil is fully melted together it’s ready for dipping. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and make sure to have a plate ready to set them on, because the final step is to have them sit in the fridge and cool for about 25 - 30 minutes.
Coconut oil is already so versatile on it’s own, now just imagine the countless ways to use it when it’s infused. One fun way to spice up your romantic life this Valentine’s is to take a twist on a classic couple’s tradition; couples massages.
Massages can be a fun, intimate way to better get to know your partner. And infused coconut oil can be a fun way to spice it up for both you and your partner, not to mention more soothing than your average massage. You can simply use the infused coconut oil as is or a fun twist on this could be to add essential oils to make for a little extra ambiance when you add the perfect combo!
Olive Oil for a Romantic Dinner
Ardent makes infusing even the most basic ingredients a breeze! Olive oil is used on a variety of dishes like salads, pasta, meats and cheeses. If you’re preparing a romantic dinner, we recommend starting with a caprese salad and a drizzle of olive oil.
Then, cook up some chicken and pasta for a hearty and stoney dinner - we promise you’ll be hungry enough to dig into some early leftovers if you get the munchies. Olive oil is extremely versatile and can be combined with almost any dish.
You can even wrap up with the evening with olive oil-infused chocolate cookies and cakes. It makes it extra smooth and decadent!
Make Valentine’s Day or truly any holiday better with Ardent! It’s always a celebration when cannabis consumers are able to take control of their consumption and make their product last longer. We can’t wait to see what you cook up in your Ardent Nova FX! Tag us and Ardent for your baked goods or leave a comment with what recipes you’re going to try. If you want more information on the Decarboxylation process, check out our past blog.