Late Night Lavendar Cocoa

Finals….

It’s that time of year! Before we relax and stuff ourselves silly comes a period of darkness and despair which all students learn to dread. Not to mention choir’s “hell week” in preparation for the annual Messaih Concert this weekend, sleep has become a far away fairtale. Plus, with hours of studying all day and cramming late into the night, we all need a little pick-me up. And so we have…………….

LAVENDAR HOT CHOCOLATE!!!

While procrastinating on pinterest, I saw a pin for this delicious little drink and decided I had to try it. So, I improved my way to delicious relaxation. Stress free and simple to make as well as a calming chord from the theraputic lavendar, this recipe is my go to for the seasonal studying.

There are two ways to make this recipe: with lavendar sugar or lavendar sprigs. For single-sized servings, I recommend the sugar version; if you’re planning on a crowd, use the sprigs.

Lavendar Sugar: combine two teaspoons of the sugar and one teaspoon of cocoa powder in a mug. Add one tablespoon of milk and stir until a thick paste forms. Add another cup of milk and heat on high in the microwave for two minutes. Top with whipped cream.

Lavendar Sprigs: in a small sauce pan, heat milk and lavendar until the milk begins to simmer. Remove from heat and strain the mixture. Pour the milk into a mug with cocoa powder. Stir until fully disolved. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

*Use a ratio of one cup of milk to one teaspoon of cocoa powder per serving.

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