Your entire kitchen will smell like winter heaven when you serve this red velvet hot chocolate! This is an easy holiday drink recipe but served in a clear glass mug makes a stunning presentation.
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How To Make Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
My hot chocolate recipe is super easy and comes out thick and creamy and incredibly rich. One cup is all you will need. But definitely make enough to share. Once your family sees you drinking it (and smells the tantalizing aroma of melted chocolate) they will all want a cup too.
Feel free to mix things up and make it your own. Instead of chocolate chips, you could use dark chocolate chips or add in some salted caramel chips.
Don’t forget to serve this in a clear, glass mug to really make a festive statement. I just got these JoyJolt Declan Irish Double Wall Espresso Mugs and they really make the color of the hot chocolate pop!
Before you take your first sip, this is what you’ll need from the store:
- Milk (I prefer whole milk)
- Chocolate Chips
- Lorann Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion
- Anything to top it!
What to Put On Top of Hot Chocolate
This is the fun part! What do you like to put on top of your hot chocolate? Since this is red velvet hot chocolate, it is really fun to put all sorts of different colors on top too.
Definitely top it with whipped cream. You can’t go wrong with whipped cream. I also love using green sprinkles.
Just think about what you like to eat with your chocolate. You could add thin slices of strawberries, or some salted caramel sauce drizzled on top.
What is Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion?
Basically, red velvet bakery emulsion is red velvet flavoring. It will turn your hot chocolate into a richer and redder version.
What are Dairy-Free Alternatives to Whipped Cream?
Thankfully, there are dairy-free alternatives for everything in my recipe. Instead of milk, you can use vanilla almond milk or even soy milk.
The dairy section has dairy-free whipped creams too. Or you can make your own out of coconut milk. I love how rich coconut milk makes any recipe.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe
Here is my red velvet hot chocolate recipe. You are going to love it! Feel free to print the recipe card or just pin this to your drink board on Pinterest.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. Lorann Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion
- whipped cream, marshmallows, or sprinkles optional
Place milk, chocolate chips, and Lorann Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion into a medium saucepan on medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally until chocolate is completely melted.
Serve immediately! Optional: top with whipped cream, marshmallows, or sprinkles!
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