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Lavender & Honey Steamer

yield: 1 (slightly less than 1) cup
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Special Equipment

  • a microwave
  • a small mason jar with a lid (small enough to fit into your microwave)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk (it is important to use whole milk — skim won't froth as much)
  • 4 tablespoons culinary lavender
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or more or less, depending on your taste)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup whole milk with 4 tablespoons of lavender. Stir the two ingredients together vigorously for  few seconds before covering with plastic wrap and letting sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or preferably overnight.
  • Frothing the Lavender Milk:
  • Once the milk has been infused with lavender overnight, strain the milk into a small pot. Gently heat over the stovetop until the milk is fully warmed, but making sure it doesn't boil or get too hot.
  • Transfer the warmed milk to asmall mason jar. The milk should fill the jar no more than half way to allow room for the foam.
  • Shake the jar with the lid on as hard as you can until the milk has become frothy and doubled in size, around 30 seconds or so.
  • Take the lid off the jar and microwave for another 30 seconds. The foam will rise to the top of the milk and the heat from the microwave will help stabilize it.
  • Pour the milk into your mug (or glass of choice — I used these cute milk bottles), using a spoon to hold back the foam. Don't put the foam in yet!
  • While the milk is still warm, add 1 tablespoon of honey, stirring into the milk until well combined.
  • Use a spoon to top off the milk and honey with the remaining foam (from the 5th step). Enjoy while hot!