Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

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Soothing, warm and creamy, this liquid heaven in a cup contains the classic combo of rich white chocolate, & sweet, tangy raspberries. Add the delicate floral undertone of lavender and you’ve got something pretty special…

(or is that pretty AND special??)

I love food.

really love food that tastes amazing.

But I really, REALLY love food that tastes amazing AND looks beautiful.

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

This recipe sort of fits the bill. It hits two out of three of my criteria.  It tastes unbelievable, it looks so pretty that you almost can’t bring yourself to touch it (almost…) but, it’s not technically, well, ‘food’.

So yeah, you got me – it’s a drink.  I guess the title of the post kind of gave me away. The good news is, chocolate in its liquid form actually contains no calories!* Hurrah!

(*this is what’s known as literary licence. go with it…)

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

For Emergencies ONLY

Now, I have to be quite strict about this. A warm, luxurious mug of Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate is not to be made (or drunk) lightly.  It is the absolute height of indulgence and should be saved for occasions fitting of such extreme deliciousness.  I’m talking, being dumped, getting fired or accidentally shrinking your favourite outfit here.  This isn’t for minor disasters like nail breaks or unwelcome pimples.

For further guidance on the correct foods to eat when life throws you a curve ball then please read my ‘Food Hugs’ series ๐Ÿ™‚

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Now, I don’t want to seem over-dramatic here, but (in the words of Jack Bauer) hundreds of thousands of people may d…desperately need this kind of solace in a mug. Don’t you think it’s your duty to help me get the message out there?

Go on, do your good turn for the day and tweet it out!

Right, now I think you’ve earned the actual recipe for this masterpiece in a mug, this classic in a cup, this treasure in a tankard…(actually, you’d have to be a pretty hardcore chocoholic to drink a whole tankard of it. It’s pretty rich…still, challenge extended, I guess?)

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

(Makes 1 oh-so-pretty-oh-so-tasty mugful – not to be confused with ‘muggle’)

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 100 g raspberries
  2. 1 tbs icing sugar
  3. 1 tsp corn flour
  4. 300 ml milk
  5. 1/2 tsp edible lavender
  6. 50 g white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Push the raspberries through a sieve, into a small bowl and then mix in the icing sugar and corn flour to make a smooth syrup
  2. Meanwhile, put your milk and lavender on a low to medium heat, watching it carefull to ensure it doesn't boil
  3. Once it is steaming and just bubbling around the edges of the pan, take off the heat and strain to remove the lavender
  4. Now add back to the pan and put back on a gentle heat
  5. Add 3 tbs of the raspberry syrup, whisking in each one as you go
  6. You can now add the chocolate a bit at a time, continuing to whisk to help the chocolate to melt
  7. Pour into your mug and drink your troubles away into creamy, chocolatey oblivion ๐Ÿ™‚
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Colette Broomhead

I am a 30 something mother of 2 little boys and I live with them and my husband in Nottingham. My passions are my family and friends, my kitchen, my cookery books and all things food and drink!

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