Lavender & Vanilla Milk Hot Chocolate
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 tablespoons + Maple Syrup
  • ½ Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Lavender Buds or 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
  • 4 ounces Milk Chocolate (use a high quality brand)
  • Whipped Cream, to top (sweeten with maple syrup)
  • Dried Lavender Buds, to garnish (optional)
  1. Place the cream, milk, maple syrup, vanilla bean, and sea salt in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk the dried lavender buds into the mixture, if using. If using essential oil, skip this step. Let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the hot chocolate through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate back in to the same saucepan. Bring just to a simmer, then remove from heat.
  4. Add the chocolate to the saucepan and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk mixture until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add 1 drop of lavender essential oil, if not using dried lavender and whisk well.
  5. Taste hot chocolate and add more maple syrup if a sweeter drink is desired.
  6. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkling of lavender buds.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at