Lavender-White Hot Chocolate Steamer (Paleo/Primal/GAPS/Keto/Low Carb- dairy-free & raw milk versions)

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Especially each fall and winter, we want something warm, sweet, creamy and nourishing! Lavender-White Hot Chocolate is a steamer that satisfies — both soothing and exciting with its yum factor. Enjoy the couple of variations for this recipe for either Paleo, Primal, GAPS, Keto or Low Carb.

two mugs of lavender white hot chocolate

What makes white hot chocolate healthy?

What is healthy about this drink?

  • White chocolate is caffeine-free.
  • All of the ingredients are nutrient-dense, including gelatin, which adds a wonderful fine foam to the outcome.
  • It’s a treat, but a healthy treat.

A few choices you have with the ingredients:

  • You can choose to use dried lavender blossoms, which just means allowing time for steeping; or you can use lavender essential oil, which is easier, faster and convenient.
  • You can use raw dairy milk, macadamia nut milk or coconut milk.
  • You can use cocoa butter for the best white chocolate flavor; or if you don’t have it, sub in butter, ghee, or coconut oil. Cocoa butter is high in good saturated and monounsaturated fats. To learn more about the health benefits of cocoa butter, read this post.

Paleo, Primal and GAPS version

Bringing to the table protein (especially if you are able to choose the raw milk or macadamia nut milk versions), good fat, and gut healing properties, this treat is almost a meal.

You’ll use the honey-sweetened version of this recipe below.

Keto, Low Carb version

In my opinion, the best low carb milk to choose is macadamia nut milk! Much more sustainable than almond milk and healthier, being high in monounsaturated fats. Learn how to make your own here, just two ingredients, super fast and easy.

For the sweetener, choose between stevia, monkfruit or your favorite low carb sweetener. The nutrition facts below are based on the Keto version of this recipe. 🙂

Lavender-White Chocolate Steamer

 

5 from 1 vote
Lavender-White Chocolate Steamer
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Lavender-White Hot Chocolate is comfort food, herbal deliciousness! Enjoy this beautiful morning or afternoon ritual with or without dairy.

Course: Beverage, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: hot chocolate, lavender, paleo, steamer, white chocolate
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Megan
Ingredients
  • 3 cups milk : raw milk, macadamia nut milk (best Keto option) or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (slightly heaping) cocoa butter - measure by chopping roughly into smallish pieces, {or use butter or coconut oil, for convenience (but it won't taste of white chocolate)}
  • 2 Tablespoons gelatin , see link below in Recipe notes
  • 2 Tablespoons dried lavender or 2-3 drops lavender essential oil, to taste
  • stevia or monkfruit to taste for Keto (15 drops to start), or 2 Tablespoons honey for Paleo and GAPS (or add a bit of stevia too or extra honey if you like it sweeter)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place milk into small saucepan. Heat to steaming (and very hot). Add lavender, stirring in until totally wetted. Allow to steep 20 minutes. Strain lavender. Reheat milk until, once again, very hot.

    If using lavender essential oil, skip the steeping step: Simply heat the milk, add lavender EO, and proceed to step 2.

  2. Pour milk into blender. Add cocoa butter, honey and vanilla. Sprinkle gelatin over milk's surface. Blend on medium speed for 12 seconds. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)
  3. Milk will be quite frothy. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Sourcing

  • This is my favorite sustainably-sourced, grass-fed gelatin.
  • This is the lavender essential oil I buy.
  • This is the food-grade cocoa butter I buy again and again.
Nutrition Facts
Lavender-White Chocolate Steamer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What’s your favorite hot drink? Do you love having creamy, caffeine-free options?

You might also enjoy this Saffron Milk Tea, used for depression, insomnia, cancer, and hormone balancing.

Comments 18

  1. This sounds amazing!!! I have a bag of cocoa butter just sitting in my pantry waiting for me to make this. I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Lol, you’re right, Tash! I do it without even meaning to half the time. 😉 Second nature. I love lavender too. 🙂

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