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Lavender Hot Chocolate

2013 November 14

Occasionally, on a cold fall evening, there is nothing in the world that sounds better than a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Steep a little dried lavender in the milk and top with toasted gooey marshmallows and that’s what I call a grown-lady hot chocolate! Store bought cocoa mix never looked, or tasted, so good. Here’s how I dressed it up…


photo by Joanne Pio


Lavender Hot Chocolate
serves 4

4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon dried lavender plus more for garnish
3/4 cup of hot chocolate mix (more or less to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Toasted Marshmallows (optional for garnish)

1. Add milk to a medium saucepan; add in the lavender; set over medium heat and bring just to heavy simmer.
2. Remove from the heat and steep for 5-8 minutes, or longer for a stronger lavender flavor.
3. Return saucepan to heat; whisk in the hot chocolate mix. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
5. Divide among 4 mugs straining out the lavender. Top with toasted marshmallows and a sprinkle of dried lavender.
6. Sip & enjoy!

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Leah Bergman

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Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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15 Responses Post a comment
  1. November 14, 2013

    This is lovely! So comforting 🙂

  2. November 14, 2013

    Yum! I love anything with lavender.
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  3. November 14, 2013

    Oh my gosh, Yes!

  4. November 14, 2013

    Hey, I have seen that picture before! Looks beautiful Leah 🙂

  5. November 14, 2013

    So fun to see this post make it to the blog Leah! Your editing skills put mine to shame 😉

  6. November 14, 2013

    Where do you buy the lavender at?

  7. November 15, 2013

    I can’t even imagine these two flavours together but it sounds delicious, I have to try!

  8. November 16, 2013

    Lavender is totally my jam. Loveeeeeee this!

  9. Jodi Holmes permalink
    November 17, 2013

    What about lavender essential oil?

    • November 17, 2013

      Lavender Essential oil is not edible as far as I am aware! There may be some sort of edible lavender baking extract but I haven’t personally used it.

  10. November 19, 2013

    I am a lavender lover through and through – drinks, cookies, cakes – no matter what it’s in, I’m in!

    p.s. One of our local bakeries sells it in their Provisions store online.

  11. December 4, 2013

    Dee-lish! I have a wonderful lavender bush in my backyard garden…do you think if I cut sprigs with flower heads could they be dried and used for this delightful recipe of yours? Please advise!

    • December 4, 2013

      I’ve tried with my lavender bush in San Clemente. You have to hang the lavender to dry and then collect the “petals”. 😉

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