The festive season calls for sugary delights—just like this spiced rose white hot cocoa from our kindred spirit—the pastel-queen herself—Alyssa of Random Acts of Pastel.

Alyssa says, ‘Though it’s not really an intentional Christmas tale, this time of year always has us dreaming of the magical world of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Full of enchantment, The Chronicles of Narnia sparked our imagination both as children and adults, and more importantly, it introduced us to the wonder of Turkish Delight.’

‘Inspired by snowy white winters and pink cubes of sugary goodness, this spiced white hot cocoa recipe is sure to keep your fingers toasty, and we dare you not to smile to yourself when you devour the Turkish Delight garnish!’Blog_Christmas_SpicedRoseWhiteCocoa_08


½ cup White Baker’s Chocolate | 1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk | 1 tbsp cardamom pods | 2 cinnamon sticks | 2 drops of rosewater (Makes two cups of cocoa)


1. Melt the white chocolate into the soy milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

2. Once the chocolate is fully melted, add the spices and lower the temperature as much as possible (just to keep the mixture warm)

3. Let the spices steep for at least 15 minutes, or as long as possible. Stir occasionally to avoid burning the milk.

4. When you’re ready to serve, strain out the spices and add the rosewater (to taste).


Pour into your favourite teacups or mugs, add a cube or two of Turkish Delight to the saucer, and enjoy your cup of holiday cheer!