Valerian Hot Chocolate

Valerian Hot Chocolate


  • 1 teaspoon dried valerian root
  • Half a teaspoon sugar
  • 1 mug of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder


  • Add dried valerian root to cold milk and gently heat in a saucepan.
  • When milk has come to just under a simmer, continue to heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring when needed.
  • Strain the milk
  • Pour the milk back into the saucepan and heat again, whisking in the sugar and cocoa powder
  • Drink and relax

Keep the milk just under a simmer and don’t let it boil.  Adjust cocoa powder and sugar to taste next time.

Valerian Hot Chocolate

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