CBD-infused Cocktails, Ice Cream, and Desserts are on the Rise

As the Cannabis industries are booming in states where the psychoactive drug is legal to sell, in non-legal states CBD is on the rise.

Legal CBD, known scientifically as cannabidiol, is also derived from the hemp plant but is unlike marijuana because CBD contains just a hint of THC, meaning it doesn't give you a "high."

CBD usage has become popular due to its multiple health benefits. 

“CBD has wonderful anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-insomnia and pain management benefits, and is incredibly safe and effective,” said Brooke Alpert, an Upper East Side nutritionist to "amNewYork."

With that being said, we are seeing more CBD-infused food offerings show up on menus. 

The bar The Breslin at the Ace Hotel in New York is selling CBD brownies and cocktails. But, this bar isn't the only food business in the city jumping on the CBD-infused bandwagon. 

"Beyond the Ace Hotel, NYC destinations capitalizing on the trend of late include the upscale diner eatery Bubby’s, which adds a CBD sweetener to beverages like coffee, lemonade and cocktails; vegan chain By Chloe, which has added CBD-infused desserts to its menu; and Chillhouse, a cafe and spa that just unleashed a menu with CBD-honey-drizzled ricotta toast and a CBD hibiscus milkshake," writes "amNewYork."

When CBD is mixed with oils, like almond, coconut, or jojoba seed, it can be used in recipes to create a relaxing beverage or treat. 

“[A]fter two CBD drinks you should find yourself relaxed and mellow,” said Zsolt “George” Csonka, who just opened Adriaen Block, a CBD lounge.

Read more about the CBD-infused food trend at "amNewYork" now.