White lavender hot chocolate puts a delicious twist on the classic and is a wonderful hot drink recipe for all seasons of the year! This white hot chocolate is the perfect autumn drink recipe to make cool autumn night cozier and a lovely treat throughout the holiday season.
But you aren’t limited to the colder months. Served cold with a scoop vanilla ice cream, this white hot chocolate would also be a great summer refreshment. Top the hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream, mini marshmallows and chocolate curls. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy!
Easy lavender hot chocolate recipe
The recipe actually is a two-in-one deal: first, we’ll prepare a hot chocolate mix with dry milk powder, white chocolate, lavender essential oil and a little cornflour (cornstarch).
You can pack the hot chocolate mix in decorative jars, slap a pretty label on and ready is a yummy gift for lovers of all things sweet and lavender. Secondly, to prepare a cup of hot chocolate, simply add a few tablespoons of the mix to milk or water and bring to boil.
I found that milk creates a slightly creamier texture, while hot chocolate made with water will make a lighter drink.
What lavender essential oil to use?
This recipe is prepared with lavender essential oil, which creates a rich, authentic lavender flavor. Many lavender essential oils are safe for consumption but always double-check beforehand.
LorAnn’s Natural Lavender Oil, for example, is a good, food-grade botanical oil. I found that 10 to 12 drops of essential oil create a nice lavender aroma, but the intensity may vary depending on what oil you use.
Gift giving the hot chocolate mix
Looking for a unique food gift to give this season? If you know me, you know I love gifting homemade treats. And not just making sweets, but packaging them, too. For the lavender hot chocolate mix, Cyna came up with cute printable labels for the jar and lid.
The printables feature our English Lavender print and add a touch of sophistication. Grab your free download at the end of the post. And if you’re interested in more hot chocolate gifts, then check out this hot chocolate on a stick recipe.
More lavender treats
Lavender treats are among the most popular recipes on the blog. For more tasty lavender recipes, have a look our scrumptious lavender cookies, lavender tea, lavender chocolate cups, and lavender popcorn!
Print and apply the hot chocolate label
Print the labels on A4 or letter size self-adhesive paper and cut out both labels. Remove the backing from the paper and stick to the lid and sides of your jar or container.
Free Printable Hot Chocolate Label
Click on the button to download your free printable lavender hot chocolate mix labels!