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Vanilla Bean Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe

If the cold weather is making you groan and all you can thinking about is how to get warm, get cozy, and endure the last weeks of winter — then you might just need mug of hot chocolate. In particular, I think you should make some delicious, extra-special Vanilla Bean Lavender Hot Chocolate.

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Lavender has the most beautiful scent, and while you may thinking of it as a linen spray, I promise you it’s a delight to cook and bake with too! Making this hot chocolate will fill your kitchen with an aroma that’s just heavenly. The vanilla, lavender, and chocolate combination is a feast for your eyes and nose, while truly tantalizing your tastebuds.

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If you’ve never used edible lavender (aka not the kind you’re going to pop in your sock drawer) you may be surprised at how much love LOVE it. I’ve used it in cookies, cakes, to flavour soda water, and more. It’s a highly versatile little flower and I hope you’ll give this special recipe a try!

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It may look or sound rather decadent, but I promise you’ll be able to whip up a batch of this with little effort — and your family is going to LOVE it! (You can buy edible lavender right on Amazon, if you can’t find it locally!)

Vanilla Bean Lavender Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 tbsp dried edible lavender
1 vanilla bean pod (scraped of inner seeds)
2-3 tbsp of maple syrup OR 5-10 drops liquid stevia
1 tbsp raw cacao powder OR cocoa powder
2 cups coconut milk (boxed)
Additional lavender and whipped coconut cream, for garnish

Directions:

Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan with the maple syrup/stevia. Whisk in the cacao powder, vanilla bean seeds, and lavender.
Allow to warm, without boiling.
If preferred, strain lavender from liquid (I like having mine in the mug, but it’s a matter of preference).
Pour into mugs and top with desired toppings!

This recipe was first shared via So Fawned Lifestyle.

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