Rich lavender hot chocolate naturally sweetened and infused with lavender buds. Dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free! It’s so delicious!
Hot chocolate is one of those treats I love to indulge in around the holidays. Nothing beats a cup of homemade cocoa—and by homemade, I don’t mean the little packets of Swiss Miss. Milk, chocolate, and a touch of sweetener are all you need to make a delicious cup of your own. However, if you really want to jazz it up, infuse a bit of lavender into your milk before adding the other ingredients!
Folks, I’m telling you, this cocoa is so delicious! It’s thick and creamy with a hint of fragrant lavender. It’s also free of dairy and refined sugar!
Dried, culinary lavender may not be the easiest to find in your local grocery store, however, if your store has items in bulk bins which are sold by weight, like nuts, grains, and herbs, check there near the herbs to see if they just might have lavender. This is where I usually find mine and about a quarter cupful is only a few cents. If you have trouble finding it locally, you’ll definitely be able to order it online. I provided a link in the recipe to a good and inexpensive source. 😊
After I strain my milk, I like to froth it a bit with a milk frother. This is not necessary, but it makes it thick and foamy. If you don’t have one, after straining just pour the hot milk directly into the chocolate mixture. I would highly recommend getting a frother though, if you can. They’re only a few dollars and are great to foam milk for hot chocolate, coffee, or to make cappuccinos. I use mine all the time and it really makes a plain drink extra fancy. You can find one similar to mine HERE.
With very minimal, healthy ingredients, you’ll be able to make this treat very often. Would also be perfect to serve to your family and friends this holiday season! Hope you enjoy it!
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