Welcome to this cosy autumn-inspired recipe blog, in which we'll explore the art of making a delectable Lavender Dark Hot Chocolate.
This rich and velvety drink is perfect for Autumn as it captures the essence of comfort and warmth while offering significant mind and body benefits. So snuggle up with your favourite blanket, grab a good book, and let's dive into the world of fragrant lavender-infused hot chocolate.
- 120ml GF Oat milk
- 20ml hot water
- 20-25 beads of 80Noir Ultra dark chocolate beads
- pinch culinary lavender
- Heat milk over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
- Add the remaining hot water
- Add the lavender and steep for 5 minutes, then strain out lavender buds.
- Stir in dark chocolate beads until fully melted and combined.
Mind and Body Benefits:
Lavender is known for its soothing properties, which can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. Meanwhile, dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are beneficial for overall health and wellness. When combined in this luxurious hot chocolate drink, they create a perfect harmony that brings tranquility and warmth to your autumn days. So, sip on this delightful concoction and relish the goodness it brings to your mind and body.
1. Can I use fresh lavender instead of dried?
Yes, however, you may need to increase the amount based on the intensity of the flavor desired. Fresh lavender is generally less potent than dried.
2. What other sweeteners can I use besides honey or maple syrup?
You can use granulated sugar or even a sugar substitute like Stevia if you prefer, depending on your taste preference and dietary needs. However we DO NOT recommend this.
3. Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! Replace the milk with a dairy-free milk alternative such as almond, soy, or oat milk.
4. How do I store leftover hot chocolate?
You can store any leftover lavender-infused hot chocolate mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Gently reheat before serving.
5. Can I make this recipe with milk chocolate or white chocolate instead of dark chocolate?
Yes, but keep in mind that using milk or white chocolate will alter the taste and health benefits of the recipe, making it sweeter and less rich in antioxidants in comparison to dark chocolate. Also, adjust the amount of sweetener accordingly.
There you have it!
Warm-up those Autumn evenings with our soul-soothing Lavender Dark Hot Chocolate recipe that promises both comfort and body-mind benefits. Enjoy!