Lavender Hot Cocoa

8 Jan 2017

Lavender is definitely one of those polarizing ingredients in food; I think you either love it or hate it. The hubs hates it and always says it tastes like soap - so all I can say is more for me! This cocoa recipe has been a winter staple for the last couple years and I have perfected the recipe to one serving for the aforementioned reasons.

I am also in the beginning of what I am calling my Hygge challenge, which is basically using this Danish concept to intentionally set out some quiet, leisurely moments in my day. They will hopefully involve a tasty beverage, some cozy clothes and blankets, reading or a fun craft that I always talk myself out of because it is not "purposeful", but most importantly savoring these little moments and being appreciative that winter forces us to slow down a bit and give us this time.

It is no secret to those that know me well, that I am not a winter fan, so I often try to combat this with keeping myself really busy. While this tends to work and I get quite a lot accomplished, I'm not sure it is always the best approach because I am seldom living in the moment during this time. So here's to Denmark!

Lavender Hot Cocoa

Easy recipe for lavender hot cocoa for one.

Lavender Hot Cocoa

Prep time: - Cook time: - Total time:
Yield: 1S


- 1 cup of milk
- 1 T food-grade dried lavender
- 3 T sugar
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa
- 1 t vanilla

Heat milk, sugar and lavender on stove at medium heat.

When milk begins to simmer, let it do so for about a minute, then turn off the heat and cover for about 30 minutes to let the lavender steep.

You can always let it sit for less or longer times depending on the strength of the lavender flavor you desire, but 30 minutes is perfect for me.

Pour the milk through a fine mesh strainer and then put the milk back in the pot and discard the lavender.

Turn the heat back on low and add the cocoa and vanilla and whisk until the cocoa is disolved and cocoa is at preferred temperature.

Top with whip cream and chocolate shavings if desired.





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