What a magical combination, cacao, and roses, we offer this in one of our magical chocolate bars but here is a recipe too yummy not to share thanks to one of our preferred vendors, Anima Mundi Herbals (their products also available in our marketplace!)
2 cups Cashew milk or any other milk or choice
1 Tbsp dried rose petals
7 lightly crushed cardamom pods
2 tbs coconut sugar
1/4 cup cacao powder
3 heaped tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips or ChocolaTree Cacao Nibs
rose water, see note below*
a bit of lightly sweetened whipped cream, to garnish - (optional!) Equipment: small saucepan, fine-mesh sieve, whisk
Place the milk, rose powder, and crushed cardamom pods into the saucepan and set over medium heat. Once the milk is just beginning to simmer, immediately remove from heat, cover with a lid, and let everything steep for 20 minutes.
Strain the milk through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup. Give the saucepan a quick rinse (only to remove any petals that may remain) then pour the milk back in and set over medium-low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Once the hot chocolate reaches the desired temperature, divide between two cups, top with whipped cream, and enjoy! *if you find yourself wanting a more pronounced rose flavor, simply add the tiniest drop of rose water to the hot chocolate prior to serbing . This stuff is quite potent, so the *tiniest* of drops should do.
Recipe by the @thebrokenbread