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This velvety smooth Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate to make a satisfying, rich beverage for this Valentine's Day!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

This velvety smooth Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate to make a satisfying, rich beverage for this Valentine's Day!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • For the hot chocolate:
  • 2 cups (480ml) milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder; I always use Green and Blacks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar, add to taste
  • Liquid Red food colouring; I used almost a full 2oz bottle
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) double cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles to decorate, optional

Instructions

  1. Place cocoa powder into a medium sized sauce pan and then pour the milk in gradually whilst whisking.
  2. Turn the heat onto low-medium and continue whisking until you have no lumps of cocoa powder.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract, sugar (check sweetness and adjust to taste) and red food colouring, whisking whilst you add.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking occasionally to stop a skin forming. Do not boil.
  5. If it's not red enough, add more food colouring, stir and then take off the heat.
  6. Divide between two mugs and leave to one side whilst you make the topping.
  7. Place double cream, sugar and vanilla into a small bowl and whisk until thick and it holds its shape - this will take about 3 minutes.
  8. Top each hot chocolate with the cream mixture, sprinkle chocolate chips and sprinkles (if using) on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms