Lavender Hot Chocolate for When Winter Meets Summer
Never let winter end before enjoying a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate with whipped cream! This recipe for lavender hot chocolate from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm combines winter with a hint of summer. Plus, this cold-weather recipe is as simple as it gets.
Dedicated to making quality products from herbs and botanicals, this multi-generational, family-run operation is in British Columbia, Canada. From planting to the final product – the farm operations reflect the McFadden family’s dedication to environmental stewardship, supporting local business and quality production. “On our vertically-integrated farm, we embrace strategic, thoughtful and proactive farming practices. ”
The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm grows over 20 herbs and botanicals, including lavender, herbes de Provence (rosemary, thyme, oregano), spearmint, and lemon verbena. At the farm, each year follows a relatively steady cycle from planting to harvest to drying and distilling. As a result, their product line is vast, with over 50 items covering bath and beauty (bath salts, balms, and oils) through culinary (teas and syrups). Order online for shipping across Canada or, if you are in the area, stop by as they offer curbside pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Lavender Hot Chocolate
- 1 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds
- 4 cups Milk
- 2-3 tbsp Hot Chocolate Mix
- In a small pot on the stove, add the dried lavender buds to the milk, gently bring to a boil, turn off the heat (but leave on the warm element) and let the liquid steep for 5-8 minutes. Then strain out the lavender, mix in the chocolate and voila!
- Don't forget to swirl on whipped cream sprinkled with lavender buds for a final (and delicious) topping!