Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Last night was a hot cocoa kind of night. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any more Swiss Miss. What I did have though, was a huge bag of chocolate chips. Time to make our own cocoa! I’ve seen recipes in the past for red velvet hot chocolate and I personally love love LOVE red velvet anything so I decided to give it a try! This hot chocolate definitely hit the spot! It was pretty rich so a small cup was all I needed! I didn’t feel the need to add any sugar to this, but you can sweeten it however you please and can use any kind of milk.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Serves 2


– 2 cups milk

– 1/4 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

– 1 tsp. red food coloring (add more for deeper red color)

– Optional: sugar to taste, marshmallows, whipped cream


1. Heat milk on medium heat in a sauce pan. Whisk in sugar. Add chocolate chips and continue whisking until chocolate is completely melted. Add food coloring. Serve hot cocoa with whipped cream or marshmallows!



  1. Love it! I’m gonna have to give it a try. I love just about anything red velvet!

  2. Oh my goodness, my best friend has been a hot chocolate kick. She’s going to LOVE this!!

  3. Yum! Red velvet in hot chocolate form?! Awesome. Perfect for a chilly night.

  4. Such a cute idea!! I also love red velvet anything. Sign me up!

  5. Clever to turn a regular hot chocolate into a red velvet one! I love fresh hot chocolate – it’s so much richer and more decadent. You’re making me crave one right about now…

  6. It’s so pretty! This would be great for a winter party. My sister also loves anything red velvet, so if she comes for a visit I’d make this for her for sure!

  7. I’m so ready for hot chocolate! This looks so comfy cozy.

  8. Loveeee. This looks very comforting!! And I love red velvet cake :)

  9. How fun!! I just had red velvet cake a couple weeks ago for the first time. How cool to make it into hot chocolate!

  10. How fun and pretty! I love hot chocolate too, I’d rather drink it than coffee any day!

  11. I love homemade hot chocolate and the red velvet is such fun! I’ve never seen this before…it’s perfect for the holidays :)

  12. This is one beverage I have to try! Red velvet is such a classic and just the idea of it in a drink form does make me swoon. Glad you posted this one-yum!

  13. Oh, wow, I’ve never heard of such a thing…how marvelous!!! A fun twist on an old favorite…wouldn’t this be festive after sledding or caroling?

  14. What a fun hot chocolate! I was just thinking a cup of de-caf would be delicious. I’d rather have chocolate, but I don’t have any in the house (including chocolate chips…I know my limits!)

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  16. Great idea! I love it that you have chocolate chip cookies with it. Yum.

  17. That should be a Halloween kids’ treat! Just tell the kids you’re serving them hot chocolate for vampires. :)

  18. Yum!!!! Red velvet is my favorite.

  19. What a simple way to make a fun hot chocolate! I love it!

  20. What a fun and delicious way to add a new twist to hot chocolate! Thank you for the recipe :)

  21. Now that’s some fun stuff! You had me with the words Red Velvet… YUM!!

  22. Oh my gosh Lindsay! The color of this cocoa is so rich! What a deeply delicious drink for this time of year!

  23. This is such a fun idea! I love Red Velvet and I think it’s wonderful that you did a liquid form of it

  24. And I know you are Stephanie! Where the heck did that name come from!?! :- o

  25. I love anything red velvet as well and I have never heard of red velvet cocoa. Sounds wonderful and perfect for all the rainy days we are having here lately. :)

  26. This is such a fun little mug of cocoa! Love it! :D

  27. I love this idea! I find anything “red velvet” elegant and intriguing!

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  29. Thank you for all of your sweet comments everyone!! :)

  30. You think of the best stuff.

  31. I love hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, and red velvet is always fun! :)

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