November 13, 2012

lavender hot chocolate. This sounds divine. After seeing this pin on Pinterest I immediately searched for the recipe. I stumbled upon a la mode's blog post via This is Glamorous. If only I could go home and make a cup of this right now....{daydreaming}....

hot chocolate:
2 cups whole milk
3 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao)
1 ounce milk chocolate
1/4 teaspoon lavender buds

Since lavender is quite fragrant, adjust amount according to preference. For a creamier hot chocolate, a 1 to 1 ratio of dark to milk chocolate can be used. Makes 2 servings.

whipped cream:
1/2 cup cold heavy, whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1/4 of a whole vanilla bean pod
1/2 tablespoon granulated white sugar

For whipped cream, place cold cream, vanilla, and sugar into a cold mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a whisk or mixer until stiff peaks form. Keep refrigerated until ready for use.

For hot chocolate, heat milk and lavender over medium heat, whisking occasionally until the milk begins to simmer. Remove from heat and let lavender steep for 5 minutes. Strain lavender and return milk to saucepan. Over medium heat, add chocolate and mix until chocolate is melted and incorporated. Whisk milk mixture for 10-20 seconds until frothy. Pour into mugs or bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

This lavender chocolate treat will most certainly be a new favorite in our home.

Many thanks to a la mode for sharing this heavenly recipe and amazing pictures with the rest of us.

Pictures and recipe via a la mode.

1 comment:

  1. This looks soooo delish! I can have it all morning!! So perfect for the cold wintry days ahead. So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me, you don't have to follow me back don't worry. Btw, I recently did a giveaway featuring an authentic Maison Martin Margiela piece, NOT a Margiela for H&M!

    xx The Provoker




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