The Most Delectable Cannabis Strains
and Their Ideal Dessert Pairings
As any regular smoker will attest, the flavor of cannabis is what sets it apart. Potent strains are great, but we want to enjoy something delicious at the same time. Sweet, fruity, and candy-like strains are becoming increasingly popular with cannabis connoisseurs. We pair fine wine with food so why not fine buds with desserts? Here are our top mouthwatering pairings.
The Lemon Brulee strain is the delicious descendant of Death Star, Lemon Skunk, and Sensiburn OG. High in terpenes limonene and linalool, this strain features the strong flavor of sour lemon and the mellow citrusy undertones of grapefruit, rounded out by light hints of tea. Lemon Brulee is a sativa-dominant strain that is great for relaxation, relieving stress, and enhancing appetite while maintaining a clear focus.
Pair Lemon Brulee with a lemon curd tart and a generous dollop of cream or vanilla ice cream. Dark chocolate slivers will add richness and a slightly bitter flavor to perfectly accent your dessert.
The Strawberry Shortcake strain is as sweet as it sounds. Its sugary and fruity sweetness has the delectable taste of strawberries, cream, butter, and cookie crust. The terpene ocimene is responsible for the incredible berry sweetness which tapers off into floral and spicy earthiness. Strawberry Shortcake is smooth and comes with an uplifting euphoria that is creative, social, and calming. Perfect for treating stress and fatigue.
Pair Strawberry Shortcake with a strawberry shortcake or strawberry cheesecake that brings out the best of its creamy flavors. Make sure there are plenty of fresh and juicy strawberries.
Blueberry Pie is the offspring of famous parents Girl Scout Cookies and Blue Dream. So, it is no wonder that it packs a punch when it comes to flavor and potency. The smell of fresh tangy berries are evident once the nug is broken apart and the taste is thick, sweet, and smooth. A hint of vanilla, nuttiness, and spice brings the flavor back down to earth. Blueberry Pie is both relaxing and cerebrally intense making it great for daytime motivation.
Pair Blueberry Pie with a blueberry pie, blueberry cheesecake, or vanilla ice cream with fresh blueberries. If you want to stay healthy through your munchies, prepare a mound of chewy blueberry oatmeal cookies.
Black Cherry Cookies
Black Cherry Cookies is another offspring of Girl Scout Cookies, this time crossed with the Black Cherry strain. It features an overwhelmingly intense flavor of sweet black cherries paired with the nuttiness of cookies. The initial aroma gives way to a heavier diesel that is spicy with a slight hint of fruitiness. Black Cherry Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid that is known for its euphoric and sleep-inducing effects.
Pair Black Cherry Cookies with a Black Forest gâteau but be warned that you may end up eating the entire cake. A rich and decadent chocolate cake may be a better option—if you can stick to a single slice.
Even the name sounds enticing from this offspring of flavor-engineered strains Orange Crush and Juicy Fruit. The Orange Creamsicle strain is known for its sharp citrus tang and its creamy and sugary vanilla flavor that is topped off with a hint of fruity earthiness. Orange Creamsicle is a 60/40 sativa-dominant hybrid that starts with an uplifting and motivating euphoria and ends with a sense of calm and relaxation.
Pair Orange Creamsicle with its namesake popsicle from the corner store or warm chocolate orange brownies with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. The chocolate adds another dimension to the flavor party in your mouth.
The Apple Pie strain boasts a strong sweet and sour apple aroma that makes you feel like you are standing in an orchard. This fresh and tart flavor gives way to a nutty and earthy tone with a slight pungency that move you to take another inhale. Apple Pie is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is cerebral, energizing, and motivating. This is complemented by a joyful relaxation that makes it a lovely daytime indulgence.
Pair Apple Pie with apple crumble and custard. Dust your dessert with a little cinnamon powder to whet your taste buds. For purists, a simple bowl of pure vanilla ice cream will accentuate the flavors of your bud.
Let them eat cake; we will have candy! Zkittlez is the unbelievably fruity progeny of Grape Ape and Grapefruit. Its strong berry aroma turns into crisp and tangy citrus with a touch of herby earthiness. If you have a sweet tooth, this super sweet strain and its luscious lingering aftertaste will transport you to a tropical paradise. A considerably mellow indica-dominant hybrid, Zkittlez brings a relaxing body buzz to those with anxiety, chronic pain, or insomnia.
Pair Zkittlez with marshmallows. It may be tempting to pair Zkittlez with its namesake Skittles but—unless you have an extreme tolerance for sweetness—too much rainbow can hurt your teeth (and head).
Whether you imbibe during the day or prefer to have a relaxing after-dinner toke, the strain you choose can greatly elevate your experience. From fresh citrus to nutty vanilla, cannabis lovers now have a wide variety of flavor profiles to enjoy. Combine your smoke with a tasty dessert for the ultimate treat.