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Lavender White Hot Chocolate is warm, sweet, creamy and nourishing — both soothing and exciting. This recipe is Paleo or Primal, Keto, Low Carb and GAPS.
What makes Lavender 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 protein and a wonderful fine foam to the outcome.
- Cocoa butter is high in good saturated and monounsaturated fats. To learn more about the health benefits of cocoa butter, read this post.
A few choices you have with the ingredients:
- You can choose to use dried lavender blossoms (here), which just means allowing time for steeping; or you can use lavender essential oil, which is easier, faster and convenient.
- For non-dairy, you can use a variety of milks: Macadamia Nut Milk, coconut milk, Bean Milk or Avocado Milk, or your favorite other dairy-free milk. Or for dairy, quality raw milk would be the best option.
- Use cocoa butter for the best white chocolate flavor; or if you don’t have it, sub in butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
Paleo, Primal and GAPS version of Lavender White Hot Chocolate
If you use the raw milk or macadamia nut milk versions of this recipe, 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 of Lavender White Hot Chocolate
Lavender White Hot Chocolate is such a great low carb treat. It’s high in fat and super low in carbs (2 g net carbs per serving), plus nutrient-dense with 7g of protein.
The best low carb milks to choose, in my opinion, are Macadamia Nut Milk or Bean Milk. They are much more sustainable than almond milk and healthier, the first being high in saturated and monounsaturated fats, and the latter being high in B vitamins. Both milks are high in fiber. But you can also use any milk you love.
For the sweetener, choose between stevia, monk fruit or your favorite low carb sweetener. The nutrition facts below are based on the Keto version of this recipe.
Lavender White Hot Chocolate (Keto, Paleo)
- 3 cups milk of choice: Macadamia Nut Milk, low carb Bean Milk, coconut milk other milk of choice (raw milk for Primal)
- ¼ cup (slightly heaping) cocoa butter - measure by using the wafers I link to, or chopping roughly into smallish pieces, (or use butter or coconut oil, for convenience, but it won't taste of white chocolate)
- 2 Tablespoons gelatin
- 2 Tablespoons dried lavender or 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil, to taste
- 2 Tablespoons honey for Paleo and GAPS or low carb honey sweetener for Keto (or other preferred low carb sweetener is fine); add stevia, to taste, if you want it sweeter after tasting
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 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.
- 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.)
- Milk will be quite frothy. Serve.
What’s your favorite hot drink? Do you love having creamy, caffeine-free options?
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