You can grind dehydrated or freeze-dried mushrooms to add into capsules, stir into chocolates or combine with spices and salt to create your own custom activated seasonings. 

Grinding Mushrooms

Here are some tips for grinding up mushrooms:

Grinding Small Amounts of Mushrooms

  • Use an inexpensive, small, electric coffee grinder that’s dedicated to just one purpose: mushrooms. Keeping your mushrooms grinding separate helps keep your coffee mushroom-free.
  • Break up larger mushrooms with your fingers. Add the mushrooms to the grinder, and pulse a few times to roughly chop up the mushrooms, and to get it started. Then, hold down the button for 10 second intervals until you get the desired consistency.
  • If you’re willing to put in the work, using a mortar and pestle works as well, but it will take time, and you won’t get a fine powder as you would in a coffee grinder.
  • You can also use a small blender, like a Nutribullet or Magic Bullet to grind small amounts of mushrooms.

Grinding Large Amounts of Mushrooms

  • For grinding anything more than a handful, I like using a food processor or a good quality,  high-speed blender. For best results, break up the larger pieces with your fingers. Add the mushrooms to the ood processor, and pulse a few times to roughly chop up the mushrooms, and to get it started. Then, hold down the button for 10 second intervals until you get the desired consistency. 
  • For blenders, you only want to add a handful at a time, as the blade in a blender is smaller. 

Storing Ground Mushrooms

Store ground mushrooms in mason jars with a tight fitting lid. No need to refrigerate, just store in a dark, cool place, like the back of your pantry. Make sure you label your jar well – you don’t want anyone to think this mixture is something like ground oregano!