The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It’s time to cozy up, watch classic holiday films, make delicious warm beverages, and fill the house with holiday decor…
One of these days I would love to take a wreath making class…until then, I am able to make do by sprucing up one that is store-bought. I started with a small wreath from Whole Foods and added some sprigs of eucalyptus and a couple of fresh peonies to add a touch of color…isn’t it lovely!?
One of my favorite comforts this time of year is making homemade hot cocoa. Adding a touch of lavender makes it even more delicious. Here is the recipe:
Lavender Hot Cocoa with Homemade Lavender Whipped Cream
2 cups organic whole milk
3 tablespoons dutch cocoa powder
3 tablespoons lavender sugar (divided)
1/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream
Edible lavender petals for garnish
4 ounces of whiskey (optional)
Place the milk, cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of the lavender sugar in a small saucepan stovetop over medium heat. Stir vigorously until well combined. Allow to warm on low heat while you make the homemade whipping cream. To do so, simply place the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment. Beat on low until the cream begins to foam, then beat on medium. As the mixture thickens, add a tablespoon of lavender sugar. Continue to mix until the cream reaches the desired consistency. Pour hot cocoa into two mugs (I used this beautiful monogram mug which makes a lovely holiday gift) and top with fresh whipped cream. Garnish with edible lavender petals if you wish. You can also add 2 ounces of whiskey to each beverage if you are craving a cocktail. Cheers!
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?
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