Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
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An easy and delicious recipe for red velvet-inspired hot chocolate with white chocolate whipped cream and red velvet cake crumbs.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 or 2 servings
  • For the hot chocolate:
  • 1 cup whole milk (or milk of choice)
  • 45g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70%), chopped
  • 15g good quality milk chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • red velvet cake crumbs, optional
  • For the whipped cream:
  • ½ cup thickened cream, chilled
  • 30g good quality white chocolate, melted and cooled
  1. For the whipped cream: With a handheld mixer (or mixer of choice), whisk cream until soft peaks begin to form. Pour the melted and cooled white chocolate into the whipped cream and whisk gently until firm (do not over-whisk or the mixture will turn grainy). Set aside.
  2. For the hot chocolate: In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until hot and steaming, but not boiling. Reduce heat to low and whisk in dark and milk chocolates until melted. Stirring constantly with the whisk, cook for another couple of minutes so it's nice and warm. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and red food coloring, if using.
  3. Pour hot chocolate into 1 or 2 serving glasses (that's 1x 1-cup serving, or 2x ½ cup servings). Use a spoon to plop in a good dollop of white chocolate whipped cream, or pipe it on, if you prefer. Sprinkle over the red velvet cake crumbs, if using.
  4. Enjoy immediately!
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