1 tablespoon collagen (optional) (Use SIMPLICITY10 ) to save 10%)
pinch of unrefined sea salt
whipped cream (optional)
Heat the milk in a small saucepan. If you are using dairy careful not to let the milk curdle. For raw milk, it is best to not let it get any warmer than 110 F to preserve most of the beneficial properties of the raw milk. For frothy milk, use a milk frother.
In a small bowl or mug mix the cocoa powder, lavender simple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir with a fork or a small whisk until a smooth paste is formed.
Divide the cocoa paste between two mugs. Pour in the milk and stir gently to mix.
Serve each cup of cocoa with a generous dollop of whipped cream if desired.
There are a few ways to add a bit of lavender to the cocoa. If you don't want to make lavender simple syrup there are a couple of options:
Steep one tablespoon of lavender blossoms in the milk for 10 minutes, then use two tablespoons of honey in place of the syrup.