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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 Winter

Lavender Hot Chocolate

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
Deliciously rich and delicately floral, lavender hot chocolate is easy to make and delightful, especially when topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 mugs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 2-3 tbsp Hot Chocolate Mix

Instructions
 

  • 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!
Keyword Chocolate, Drinks, Lavender, Winter Recipes
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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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