Thursday, December 12, 2013
Aromatic Lavender-Pistachio Hot Chocolate
Lavender is used in aromatherapy for relaxation. This delectable grown-up hot chocolate treat is equally suited for drinking at the end of a stressful day or to impress your friends at your next dinner party.
At a glance
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 tsp. lavender
12 oz. shaved bittersweet chocolate
4 tbsp. roasted salted pistachios, chopped
whipped cream for serving
Place lavender in a tea infuser. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over medium-low heat. Turn off the heat, add infuser with lavender, and cover. Steep lavender for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on desired strength of flavor. Remove infuser of lavender. Add the chocolate to the milk and whisk vigorously until chocolate is melted and mixture froths. Pour equal amounts into 4 mugs, top each with a dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.