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Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa on a chilly fall day! Give this Healthy Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe a try; you’ll love every sip.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

For the Lavender-Infused Honey Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup all-natural honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender

For the Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ounce 60% dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey lavender simple syrup

For the Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or more if desired)

Instructions

For the Lavender-Infused Honey Simple Syrup

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and turn to medium/high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stirring consistently until honey dissolves into water.
  3. Place into a container and into the fridge. Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours to let the lavender infuse even more. Strain lavender before serving.

For the Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate

  1. Place 2 cups of almond milk and 1 ounce of dark chocolate in a small sauce pan and turn to medium/high heat. Whisk until dissolved.
  2. Add in cocoa powder and honey lavender simple syrup and whisk until dissolved. Continue whisking until hot cocoa comes to a simmer.

For the Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

  1. Place 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon of honey in a medium size bowl.
  2. Slice your vanilla bean in half (hot dog way) and scrape out the vanilla bean paste from the inside. Add to bowl.
  3. Use a hand mixer to whip until heavy peaks are created (about 3-5 minutes).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 548
  • Sugar: 75
  • Sodium: 202
  • Fat: 27
  • Carbohydrates: 86
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 5

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