Iced Lavender Cacao or Mocha

Serves: 1 Elixir

Refined Sugar-free, Dairy-Free,Vegan-optional

Iced Lavender Cacao or Mocha featuring JOYÀ's Cacao Elixir Blend

How about a trip to Southern France....for your taste buds? You know, those stunning purple lavender fields that bloom in endless fragrant rows? That's what we were aiming for when we created this Iced Lavender Cacao Latte (or Mocha!)

The unique taste and scent of lavender goes unexpectedly yet perfectly with Cacao. And while the scent (actually the essential oil) of lavender is best known to calm the nervous system, it also makes for the perfect pairing with the calming nature of Cacao, Reishi Mushroom and Mucuna Pruriens found in Cacao Functional Blend.

Whether it's a calming cacao or a coffee-spiked mocha, this latte is perfect day or night. So make yourself a cup, sit back and relax.

Ingredients


Lavender Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup unpasteurized honey OR coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp dried culinary lavender

*Makes just under 1 cup of syrup. Recipe can be scaled up

Iced Lavender Cacao

Iced Lavender Mocha

  • 1 tbsp JOYÀ Cacao Functional Blend
  • 1 ½ cups milk of choice
  • 2 tsp lavender syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1 shot espresso (or sub ½ cup milk with ½ cup brewed, chilled coffee)*
  • Ice

*If you’re avoiding caffeinated coffee, you can sub the shot of espresso with a teaspoon of instant herbal coffee, such as Dandyblend


Overhead image of an Iced Lavender Cacao or Mocha featuring JOYÀ's Cacao Elixir Blend

Instructions

To make Lavender Simple Syrup:

  1. Add the water, honey or coconut sugar, and lavender to a small pot.

  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring just until the honey or coconut sugar has dissolved.

  3. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to steep for about 30 minutes.

  4. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a jar to remove the lavender and let the syrup cool. Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To make Iced Lavender Cacao or Mocha:

  1. In a large glass, blend the Cacao Functional Blend, milk, lavender syrup and coffee (if making a mocha) with a handheld frother until combined (alternatively, blend in an upright blender).

  2. Pour over ice and enjoy!