Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lavender Hot Chocolate

This is so delicious all I can say is you simply must make it for yourself and read a good book while you're drinking it; it will make your day better.

{Lavender Hot Chocolate}

serves 2
adapted from Une-deux senses

For the hot chocolate:
2 cups whole milk
2.5 oz. dark chocolate (70% cacao)
.75 oz. milk chocolate
1/4 tsp. lavender buds

For the whipped cream:
1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract or seeds from 1/4 of a vanilla bean pod
1/2 tbsn. sugar

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

1 comment:

  1. I saw this originally on Une-deux senses. You've done a great version! I love your images. So beautiful.