This easy red velvet hot chocolate recipe is simply delightful to sip on a cold day. Curl up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate today!
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So, enjoy some Red Velvet Hot Chocolate! Grab some marshmallows and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!
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- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker White Chocolate Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Hot Chocolate
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
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- Delicious Hot Chocolate from The Pioneer Woman
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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
For the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup hot water doesn't have to be boiling, just hot
- 4 cups milk my preference for hot chocolate is 2%
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- Red food colouring use the gel as it gives the deeper red hue you want
- Mini Marshmallows
- Whipped cream
- Sprinkles for the rims of mugs
For the rims:
- Before you begin you need to decide if you want to decorate the rims of the mugs. If you do this step needs to be done before making the hot chocolate. You basically take corn syrup and rub it around the rim of the mugs. Then put your sprinkles on a plate or in a large bowl and dunk the rim in it. Roll it around so you get them everywhere. Set aside while you start the hot chocolate.
For the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:
- In a saucepan whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water. This just ensures the cocoa powder breaks up and you don't get bits of it floating after you cook this. Works like a charm when using powder. It basically looks like a thick sludge but trust me it's worth it. Once you get it all mixed with no powdery bits left you can turn the stovetop on to a medium-low heat. Quickly add your milk, and brown sugar. You need to continue to mix it while it heats up. The key with hot chocolate in my opinion is heating it but not letting it boil. You want to heat it up gently so you don't scorch it.
- Once it's hot enough to serve remove from the heat. Add the corn syrup and red gel food colouring. Mix carefully so you don't splash red dye everywhere. The gel mixed with the cocoa powder is what gives red velvet a nice deep red colour.
- Pour into mugs.
- Top with mini marshmallows or whipped cream.
- Serve with a big old happy and grateful smile!
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